Danville, CA

Emergence of the Career Nanny


Author: Culp, Dave


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Parents Prefer Established Child Care Providers

Hiring the neighborhood babysitter is quickly becoming a thing of the past. Trying to tie down the 14 year-old across the street for a much needed parent’s night out is next to impossible. Between soccer practice, piano lessons, tutoring, and homework, teenagers do not have the free time they used to. The competition to get into college is so demanding that teenagers are filling their spare time with extracurricular activities, leaving little time for baby sitting.

According to Deborah Netburn of the Los Angeles Times, the trend to hire neighborhood teenagers is waning. In its place is a movement to hire highly trained, adult childcare providers. The movement is fueled by parents’ desires to feel more secure in having a qualified, safe, energetic professional in their home, one who can assist in the daily activities of a family: driving to extracurricular events, cooking, shopping, cleaning, helping with homework, and serving as a role model for the children.

The need for professional nannies and baby sitters who are dependable, experienced and have full-time employer support is being filled by College Nannies and Tutors of Danville and Lamorinda. This family-owned business has successfully operated in the Diablo and Tri-Valley area for three years and has matched hundreds of families with prospective nannies and tutors who are often college students, planning careers in child care or education themselves. Parents appreciate the ease with which the nannies and tutors are provided, and feel both confident and secure in the knowledge these employees are background-checked, trained and insured. Nannies and tutors like working with a busy agency offering a legal, safe and enjoyable workplace.

College Nannies and Tutors is located in Danville in Blackhawk Plaza and in downtown Lafayette. It is owned and operated by Dave and Shelley Culp, who have called Diablo Valley their home for more than 30 years and have raised three successful children. Dave and Shelley have deep roots and strong ties to the community and are committed to “Building Stronger Families” through role model matched nannies and tutors.