About Us

Building Stronger Families®

College Nannies and Tutors is a rewarding childcare and tutoring franchise opportunity that allows our franchisee business partners to build a financially valuable business by providing role models for children from cradle to college.

We are seeking to partner with driven professionals and investors who have a passion for building a profitable business while also making a positive impact in their community by Building Stronger Families®. A few key points to keep in mind:

  • A background in childcare or education is not necessary to succeed as a CNT franchisee. In fact, our strongest franchisee business partners today come from diverse backgrounds such as sales, staffing, marketing, finance and general business management.
  • Our franchisee business partners may choose an active role in the business as the full-time General Manager or decide to hire a full-time General Manager and serve in a more semi-absentee role. We can help you determine which path may be right for you.

At College Nannies and Tutors, you won't have to make a choice between helping others and financial success, our business offers you the ability to do both.

Company History

College Nannies and Tutors began in the summer of 2000 when then business school student and college entrepreneur Joseph Keeley took a job as a nanny caring for two boys and a little girl in Edina, Minnesota. During his time as a "manny," Keeley realized that he was being much more than a babysitter, he was, in fact, an "active role model" for the children. He also recognized a need for a unique and specialized service that connected parents with safe and reliable nannies and tutors or role models. He found these role models in current college students, college graduates and certified teachers looking to make a positive difference working with children and adolescents; he pioneered an efficient way to match the families' needs with reliable resources and a business was born.

Incorporated in 2001, the College Nannies and Tutors organization has expanded on Keeley's initial award-winning business to become the nation's most complete full-service nanny and tutor resource. Through one-on-one role model focused programs, College Nannies and Tutors employs nannies you can trust, tutors who will help your student succeed and test prep coaches that will help your student get into the college of their choice. It is this commitment to both families and nannies and tutors coupled with the College Nannies and Tutors proprietary system that distinguishes the company today.

Mr. Keeley has since won a prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year award from Ernst & Young and been appointed by Governor Mark Dayton to the Minnesota Commission on National and Community Service. His entrepreneurial spirit continues to move the company forward by pioneering new ways to use technology to provide better service to the families we serve and the franchisees who serve them.

For more information on becoming a franchise partner, complete the "Request Info" form or contact us at franchise@collegenannies.com.

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What Owners Are Saying

"Leaving the traditional staffing industry to pursue my dream of owning my own business was the best career decision I've ever made!

I'm doing well while doing good and feel like I have more control over my own career."

Sue - multi-unit owner
Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee, Pennsylvania

Associations and Awards

International Nanny Association
Ernst and Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Award 2010
2010 Franchise 500
2011 Franchise 500
Franchise Satisfaction Awards 2011