Marrero sisters open Danilee’s Helping Hands to provide range of childcare services


Sisters Danielle and Alyssa Marrero began babysitting when they were in their teens. They realized there was a need in Pelham for more childcare help, inspiring them to open up Danilee’s Helping Hands in a storefront at 253 Wolfs Lane. Their services include daily routine assistance, online read alouds, quality fun with movement breaks, guided hands-on activities and virtual playdate facilitation.

Danilee’s hosted its official grand opening on Jan. 31, with Village of Pelham Mayor Chance Mullen and County Executive George Latimer on hand. Danielle and Alyssa Marrero are the president and co-president, respectively, of the business. They have worked with 90 families in Westchester and have provided childcare for more than 10 years. Many residents of Pelham know them from the business they ran out of their home.

Their main goal with the business is to provide a loving and enjoyable experience for both families and the team.

“Alyssa and I were lucky enough to be raised in such a beautiful, supportive community,” said Danielle. The pair want to be able to provide the same thing for children in Pelham.

As with most things, Covid-19 has affected their business. It pushed back the opening of their space, which has been in the works since September. The space was set up in about a month, and kids were in the building by Oct. 1. Only now have they been able to officially open and show the inside to the community.

The sisters have been taking many precautions to keep families safe, including installing filtration systems and using cleaning products that have been proven to sanitize against Covid-19. They also have Covid-19 questionnaires, a mask requirement and responsible spacing.

Danilee’s Helping Hands is dedicated to providing childcare for the community. Given the large turnout at the opening, it seems to be already on its way to success.