by LINDA FRABL | photos provided by College Nannies + Tutors

A Full Service Approach to Childcare and Tutoring

At a recent nanny training more than twenty nannies shared tips and kid-appropriate jokes. There was a rush to the supply cabinet to replenish nanny craft and game bags, and more than a few glitter spills to clean up before tutors arrived for evening sessions. So goes a day at College Nannies and Tutors (CNT), located at Del Mar Highlands Town Center.

“Our busiest day for inquiries is Monday! Sunday evening parents find time to talk, which often brings the realization that support in the form of childcare or tutoring is key to a happier, stronger family. That’s where we come in,” said CNT Owner Laura Davis.

Whether needing a nanny or a tutor, CNT’s concierge approach starts with a consultation to identify the needs and goals of each family. Experience has proven not all 4-year-olds need the same nanny profile and not all middle school students have the same learning style, so CNT utilizes their in-depth Role Model Match approach to identify the elements to make a successful partnership between family and nanny or tutor. Prepared with that information, CNT’s management team recruits, trains and hires only candidates that pass rigorous interviews, background screens and a proprietary training processes. “Our foundation and uniqueness is rooted in this customized approach for each family,” added Davis.

“Our on-call nanny was great! Noah really liked her. When we returned home he said, ‘She is my favorite babysitter of any I have had.’ I will definitely be calling on your services again.”
– LouAnn B., mother,
Utilizing On-Call Hourly Childcare

“Teddy came skipping out of the math tutor session. He really liked it, got all his homework done and appeared to understand what he was learning. The teacher is in the loop and I think we can rescue this thing.”
– Jocelyn H., mother,
Utilizing Homework Help Tutoring



Nanny services are driven by the goals of each family, from full-time care to the well-deserved date night. According to Davis, CNT has the reputation in the nanny community and relationships with college career offices to hire the best nannies so that you don’t need to do it yourself. Nanny Placement Manager Sally O’Neill considers herself an expert in uncovering a family’s desires, then sets out to make a great match. “Once we make a connection we stay involved to assure a strong relationship is built. We provide ongoing professional development and operate as a team to provide helpful resources, exceptional care, and safe employment,” said O’Neill.

CNT claims that tutoring – whether for subject specific mastery, college admission or the life-skill of study and organization habits – is a necessity for most middle and high school students. Learning Center Manager Sarabeth Pollock said, “Our tutors really connect with each student and impart not only knowledge, but confidence, support and a can-do attitude. Each session occurs between the same tutor and student so learning is continuous and progressive.” The Learning Center is filled with reference books, resource materials and even local school textbooks. According to Davis, using the student’s textbooks allows tutoring sessions to enhance efforts in the classroom, which helps build confidence. College Tutors offers subject-specific homework help, support with AP classes, ACT and SAT Test Preparation and individualized learning programs for college-bound students.

Davis proudly expressed that the Del Mar Highlands Town Center location was recently deemed a “Rock Star Office” for exceeding national guidelines and service performance. No small feat, as CNT claims it is the largest employer of nannies in the nation. Laura professed, “We invite anyone to stop by our placement and learning center to meet our team and learn more about what we do!”


CS_CNT_LogoName of Business: College Nannies + Tutors
Owner: Laura Davis
Managers: Sally O’Neill, Nanny Placement Manager;
Sarabeth Pollock, Learning Center Manager;
Sunny Trann, Recruitment and Training Manager
Year of Establishment: 2009
Address: 12925 El Camino Real Suite J23, San Diego, CA 92130
Phone: 858-201-4900
Description of Business: College Nannies + Tutors serves each family through qualified and energetic staff, and trained and screened nannies, sitters and tutors. Whether your family needs the quality care that comes from a role model nanny or the one-on-one attention from an expert tutor, the team is committed to helping with a customized solution and ongoing support throughout each engagement.