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Initial investment
$105K - $163K
Units as of 2022
199 4.2% over 3 years

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College Nannies + Sitters, founded in 2000, is a professional childcare company. Owned by Bright Horizons, the company offers nanny and professional babysitting services to those who need them. Just search "online nanny service," and you may find a smattering of competitors. But College Nannies + Sitters has built its system to stand out among the rest.

Since the company started, its professional nannies and babysitters have enabled people to go about their lives while still caring for their families. From helping parents balance their work-home lives to assisting students in passing their exams, College Nannies+ Sitters has serviced their communities around the nation.

Why You May Want to Start a College Nannies+Sitters Franchise

If you love the idea of providing essential services to the community, then a College Nannies + Sitters franchise may be for you. You don't need experience in child care, and the company does not require you to have a college degree. 

However, the franchise does lend itself to executives looking to move away from their corporate jobs, people who love working with kids, and couples working towards retirement. It may also be a great option for working parents who need more freedom to be with their kids.

Overall, no matter the professional background, the perfect College Nannies + Sitters franchisee has a passion for helping others, their community, and a knack for business. The company has set up its business model to help franchisees find qualified professionals while managing the business end of things. College Nannies + Sitters will train franchisees and offer them ongoing support. 

What Might Make a College Nannies + Sitters Franchise a Good Choice?

College Nannies + Sitters is a top nanny service company in the U.S. The company also likes to leverage industry trends, which may open up the possibility of capitalizing on newer nannying and tutoring techniques.

College Nannies + Sitters has carved out a niche as a family-oriented service business with year-round clients. And with such a large demographic to target—children and parents—the chances of bringing in clients at any point during the year are typically high.

How Do You Open a College Nannies + Sitters Franchise?

To be part of the College Nannies + Sitters team, you should make sure you're financially ready for an initial investment that will include a franchise fee and other startup costs. You should also make sure you are ready to commit to your community and work with private clients daily.

To prepare to become a franchisee, you'll review their recruiting and marketing strategies to see how they will help build your business, and after that, you'll go through a validation process. Their executives may review your application to see if you fit the company.

If both parties agree to continue with the process, you will meet the team to help establish your business once you have signed on board. You will then go through training before you open your doors to your community of eager learners. 

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Company Overview

About Jovie

Parent Company
Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc.
Joe Loch, Brand President

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
2005 (17 years)
# of employees at HQ
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees in the following US states: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia

# of Units
199 (as of 2022)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
2655 W. Midway Blvd., #230
Broomfield, CO 80020

Information for Franchisees

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Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
Initial Investment
$105,000 - $163,000
Net Worth Requirement
Cash Requirement
Royalty Fee
Ad Royalty Fee
Term of Agreement
10 years
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Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

In-House Financing
Jovie offers in-house financing to cover the following: franchise fee
Third Party Financing
Jovie has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: startup costs, accounts receivable, payroll

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training
90 hours
Classroom Training
32 hours
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Meetings & Conventions
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
Marketing Planning & Support
Social Media
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App


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Updated: February 8th, 2021