Upper East Side

Local Resources

Project Playdate

Project Playdate (formerly “Kids for a Cause”) is a fundraising initiative that provides supporters with an opportunity to give, that comes in the appealing form of a night on the town! Our “Parents Night Out/Kid’s Night In” pajama parties make monthly-date night a reality that children look forward to as much as parents. And really the best part is 100% of our proceeds benefit Powerhouse (formerly Baby’s First Home), a transitional living program for homeless teen mothers in NYC now working to open a residential program.

Our bi-monthly pajama parties take place at fun venues where our dynamite babysitting teams (including some wonderful College Nannies!) host children for a parent-free evening of games, crafts, and special activities like karaoke or cookie baking. (Not to mention pizza and our signature screening of Backyardigans adventures on the big screen.)

100 Things to Do in NYC with Kids Before They Grow Up

Wonderful "life list" from Mommy Poppins of 100 things to experience with your children, while they're still children. Every NYC parent (and nanny!) should check this out and see how many things they've done...or plan on some new adventures to take advantage of our amazing city!

Mama Manicures

Mama Manicures is the spa that makes housecalls! We provide unique and relaxing manicures, pedicures, and other spa services in the comfort of your own home, office, hospital or hotel room. We bring excitement to corporate events, playdates, spa-themed parties and children's parties.

Candace Caswell, a new mom and the founder of Mama Manicures, created the business out of her own dilemma: lack of time, disappointing service, and mediocre products at the average neighborhood nail salon. She worked with aestheticians and cosmetologists to create non-toxic products, and assembled a team of professionals who are fun, friendly and focused.

Our goal is to make you feel special and pampered, whether you're booking an individual nail appointment or a party for 100. Give us a call when you want the spa to come to YOU.

Massage for Mommies (and daddies too!)

Paulette Kellner is one of the most experienced massage therapists in New York. For over 25 years, she's run her private practice in Manhattan, using a deep tissue technique from the Arica School.

Pre- and Post-Natal massage; great for tired and achy moms, athletes, etc.

Mention College Nannies & Tutors and get 10% off your massage.

Paulette Kellner Therapy


NYC Parent Guides and Resources

Activities, classes, seminars, events, networking, etc. for NYC parents!


Raising a child is hard enough in today's world, but raising two, three, four or more at a time brings on an entire different set of challenges. Twiniversity is connecting families, and leading the charge to make sure that your experience as a parent of multiples is as complete as possible.

Our #1 goal is to connect parents with other parents so that experiences can be shared, inspiration can be given, friendships can be gained and that you realize that you are NEVER alone on this hectic journey of raising your twins, triplets or more. We want you to do all this, and smile along the way. Our group is lighthearted, fun and uplifting. We've even been known to be downright funny!