By Laura Voeth
Wouldn’t it be fantastic for parents of young children to get a break once in awhile? So many couples don’t go out for date night because they can’t find a trustworthy sitter. Now there is a solution. College Nannies + Sitters + Tutors is a business that provides reliable, college educated young people to care for your child. They are more than just your average sitter. They are “role models.”
Cynthia Suttle is the owner of the Burbank franchise. She has always loved children, even working as a camp counselor and babysitter to put herself through college. While working in a demanding job at a major studio, she became less interested in climbing the corporate ladder after she had her first child. When she learned about College Nannies + Sitters + Tutors, it felt like the perfect solution for moms like her. By providing a reliable service, moms can attend those work-related events (or take time for herself).
The company looks for these qualities of its staff: an upbeat, “can-do” attitude, a penchant for problem solving and the desire to “leave it better.” The sitter arrives with activities and ideas to interact with the child, perhaps helping with homework, maybe even doing some light housework.
Sitters must undergo a background check and an extensive interview to qualify for the position. Unlike Care.com, parents can provide feedback to the company, so they can determine what can be done to improve their experiences.
The goal of the company is to provide sitters who can be role models for the child, and to build stronger families. For the sitters, it is a way to develop professionally, as many are interested in going into childhood development or nursing.
Busy parents with smartphones have another perk: there is a mobile app they can use to hire a sitter from the company. They can view all of the sitters, review their background and education and determine if they are available. What could be easier?
To find out more about College Nannies + Sitters + Tutors of Burbank call (818) 979-9177. They are located at 1717 W Verdugo Ave.