About Us

College Nannies + Sitters has been Building Stronger Families® in Philadelphia, PA and surrounding communities since 2013. Locally owned and operated, we are part of your community, here to serve your family by providing high quality babysitting and nanny services.  We are here to solve the unique needs of each family that trusts us as their childcare solution. Finding the right caregiver for your family can be stressful, all of us a College Nannies and Sitters are committed to make your life a little easier and your children’s life that much more entertaining. 


Our Role Models are Amazing. All of our Role Models, our nannies and sitters, must have at least two years of childcare experience. We complete a background check on all our Role Models in addition to the references they must provide - two at a minimum. We make sure our Role Models are CPR Certified through the American Red Cross, and they receive training on how to be actively engaged with the children in their care. Most Role Models are College Students pursuing careers outside of childcare, allowing them to share knowledge of diverse topics with your children. Our process gives your family peace of mind that your children are with someone who is capable and you can trust.


Convenience. There are numerous benefits in becoming a College Nannies and Sitters family. First, you have a “pool” of qualified Role Models to cover your childcare needs. Second, when you become a College Nannies and Sitters’ family, you will receive full access to the My Sitters® app (available through the links below). The My Sitters® app shows available Role Models and allows you to schedule them. We also have an office staff on-call, who will bend over backward to provide support. Lastly, we employ all our Role Models. Our office handles all the back-of-house issues like payroll, taxes, liability insurance, social security, etc; so, all you do is pay your invoice every two weeks.


Can do. Results Matter. Leave it better.  This is what we strive for, to make every day easier for your family. Together we can achieve the goal of Building Stronger Families®. 


So Far, So Good but what's it going to cost?

Our fee structure is as follows, there is a one-time placement fee and then an hourly charge*. We require a 4-hour minimum per session.


Position Placement Fee Hourly Rate

Full-Time Nanny

(30 hours + a week of care)

$2000 $33-45 / hour

Part-Time Nanny

(19-29 hours a week of care)  

$1300 $33-45 / hour

After-school Nanny

(up to 18 hours/week care)

$750 $33-45 / hour
Occasional/Date Night Babysitter 

$349  $33-40 / hour

*Rates listed above represent our average charge. Rates may fluctuate.  

Ask about our Military Discount.


Fill out an inquiry form by clicking on the service you are interested above and our Family Placement Manager will reach out to schedule an informational phone call.



Meet the Team

Need the right Nanny or Sitter... right now? We'll find your family's perfect fit.


Jim D.

Franchise Owner

Raising four children over numerous military postings, we gained a unique appreciation for quality childcare's importance to a busy family. With two children now young adults and two in high school, we have also gained considerable experience (making plenty of mistakes) trying to raise balanced, self-sufficient kids in the pressure cooker environment children face here in Northern Virginia. Our family has particular interest in girls and STEM education. Mom formerly practiced as a Board-certified Pediatrician. And our oldest child (and only girl) is a Ph.D candidate in Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of California at Berkeley. We have learned much about child development; college testing and admissions; and how to (try to) balance family and career, and hope that our knowledge and experience can be of service to build your stronger family.


Emily R.

General Manager

I started with College Nannies and Sitters as a nanny, and now I am the General Manager working alongside our Franchise Owner, Jim Doody. I am the youngest sibling of 3 and have 2 nephews and 1 niece AND I am a soon-to-be mother of a baby girl! I also teach Sabbath School at my church, Vienna Seventh Day Adventist Church! I teach newborns-3 year old's and I absolutely love it! I have always been a very active and outgoing person. I love to explore and learn new things. I try to challenge myself each day to grow - mentally, physically, and spiritually. Growing up with 2 brothers, I fell in love with sports because I wanted to do everything they did; so that meant getting down and dirty. A few scrapes on my knees to show I was a tough girl! Overall, I have been around children my whole life and enjoy building stronger families at College Nannies!


Michelle R.

Recruiting Manager

Before joining CNS, I was an elementary school teacher for 10 years in New York City. Over the years, I taught kindergarten through 2nd grade in both general education and special education classrooms. I moved to Long Island, NY in 2019 to be closer to my stepdaughter. I have been with College Nannies + Sitters for over 3 years now. I started as the Tutoring Center Manager and then transitioned into recruiting. My favorite part of my job is connecting with and learning from our inspiring team of passionate caregivers!


Yvette A.

General Manager

As a military spouse for over 20 years, I understand the need families have for dependable childcare. I did not always have a support system of friends and family to help with the kids or just give me a minute to breathe. Dependable, trustworthy childcare was essential; especially, when I started Culinary School. My kids then were 2 & 4. Now 16 & 18, they have adjusted to this lifestyle and are amazing young people (if I do say so myself ;). My oldest even joined our College Nanny family and became a Role Model before starting at Penn State. My son is looking to follow in his father's footsteps and will be applying to the United States Naval Academy next year. I am currently serving College Nannies and Sitters as their Social Media and Marketing Manager for the Northern Virginia, Philadelphia, and South Shore Long Island areas.

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