In the summer of 2000, college student and budding entrepreneur Joe Keeley responded to a bulletin board post at his Minnesota college looking for a summer “manny” – a college student who played hockey – to work for a local family over the summer. During his time with this family, Joe realized that he was providing much more than child care. Joe was an active role model who not only provided engaged and attentive child care, he helped parents find the balance and order they needed during the unstructured days of summer! When he returned to school in the fall the beginning of a start up business was forming in his mind. And the next spring when this family asked him to come back – and to help some of their friends find great summer nannies/mannies as well – Joe knew he was on to something!
Spring forward to 2009 and we find corporate Vice President DeNita McGuinn at a crossroads in her career. She had owned her own business serving the elderly and the disabled and had negotiated the sale of this business to a larger company at the end of 2003. Part of her agreement was to go to work for the big company and to her surprise, DeNita found success in the corporate world. Three promotions in four years, two corporate relocations, and countless hours on airplanes and in hotel rooms had DeNita thinking it was time for a change. She missed being an entrepreneur and wanted to find the right opportunity to do so.
DeNita was instantly attracted to the concept of College Nannies when it was presented to her by the franchise consultant she was working with. In her own family life, DeNita had been blessed to have had the same nanny for her two young daughters for nearly 8 years at that time. She knew first hand what a difference the right person can make in a family – bringing balance, order, organization and healthy happy children to every day! Working with an organization such as College Nannies to bring this service to the metro Atlanta area was very attractive.
College Nannies of Lawrenceville opened in February 2010. As the months went by the service area of this office grew and by late 2012 was serving the entire metro Atlanta area. In 2016 DeNita acquired exclusive rights to the Buckhead and Sandy Springs territories and moved the physical office to Sandy Springs, just outside 285 on Roswell Road. This decision has lead to explosive growth for the company and the addition of many full and part time positions in the area.
College Nannies + Sitters provides experienced care givers for all ages, infant through school age. Services are available for a few hours for date night to a full time nanny and everything in between 404.400.5040 CollegeNanniesAndTutors.com/sandyspringsga