A brief history of Project Date Night

My name is Dana, and I’m the founder and creator of Project Date Night.
Working for over two decades as a childcare provider has given me a great insight into the understanding of what is most important to both families and caregivers alike, which helped me create my company.

Throughout the years working as a full-time nanny and a babysitter in NYC I often found myself having a conversation that would follow  along those lines:


A: “Hi, Dana. It’s Mrs. A.
I need a sitter ASAP. My nanny just called in sick. Can you babysit for us?”

D: “I’m sorry, I can’t babysit today but I might be able to send over one of my (nanny) friends – if that is ok with you.”

I would then try to find as quickly as possible a fellow sitter that would be available on short notice. Sometimes this has worked, but more often then not I wasn’t able to help the family in need which has always left me feeling horrible.  

To be able to help those families, I was missing a solution that would let me quickly and easily access other babysitters’ schedules. From the simple idea of creating up an open calendar, came the bigger plan of creating a website and starting a business. A few months later in June of 2014, Project Date Night was born.

What we offer our families today is a safety net of reliable and trustworthy caregivers that can provide the best possible care for their children, whenever the need arises, and peace of mind for their parents.
Whatever your childcare needs are – whether it’s a date night, a few hours here and there or full-time nanny position – we are here to help and assist you every step of the way. Rest assured – we will find the best childcare solution for you and your family.