FAQ

How are babysitters qualified to work for Project Playdate?

Project Playdate sitters are hired directly through UrbanSitter and College Nannies and Tutors - services that connect parents to professional long term nannying and on-call or part-time sitters. Previous child care experience is a must. At each event, there is always a CPR-Certified child care leader on site., Project Playdate babysitters are recruited from top universities and have a special interest in social services, entertainment and/or education.

Can I Use The Sibling Rate to Purchase Entry for my Friends?

Unfortunately, this is not an option. We offer a sibling rate only to make our playdates more affordable for larger families. We cannot offer this rate to friends.

Can Project Playdate help me hire a Babysitter?

Absolutely! Project Playdate events provide the perfect opportunity for you to meet the sitter that will change your family's life! We hire only the best child care providers from both UrbanSitter and College Nannies & Tutors. We understand that the process in finding the perfect fit can be overwhelming, so we are here to help! At any playdate your kids have the chance to build a relationship with and choose the sitter they vibe with most. We foster these bonds organically so that the transition into private care can be seamless and exciting for the whole family. Drop us a line and we’ll give you some advice on what to do next.

Can I request additional hours?

Our pajama parties are always partly staffed by either UrbanSitter or College Nannies & Tutors. We can help you sign-up with one of these services and request additional hours with someone staffing our event. This usually requires a week's notice so that you’ll have to meet our caregiver in advance. This way, you’ll feel comfortable with him or her bringing your child(ren) home for private care. You might also want to consider booking a Private Playdate. You can customize the day in any way you’d like, including the duration of care.

Is food provided?

At all of our pajama parties include dinner which is usually whole wheat pizza, GoGo Squeez Apple Sauce and/or water, and a small dessert. When possible, we'll partner with healthy food services like Junior's Fresh at Citibabes for an extra special meal. For daytime playdates, you’ll likely have to pack a lunch for your child. We’ll always have snacks and water available. If you'd prefer, you are welcome to pack a meal for your child. Just let us know!

Does Project Playdate accommodate children with Allergies?

Of course! When you sign up please indicate any special needs or accommodations for your child. Project Playdate avoids serving foods that contain nuts and parents are always welcome to pack meals for their children.

What is your cancellation policy

For open playdates, we require at least 48 hours notice for any cancellations. This way, we’ll know exactly how many people to hire and supplies to bring. We are happy to transfer your tickets to another event with notice. For private playdates, refunds are only provided if the date is not available.

What if I am late to pick up my child?

To respect our staff and hosts children are not permitted to stay after the designated time for pick up. Extra late parents will be charged a late fee at $1/minute overtime that will be sent as an invoice. We hope you understand! To prevent this charge, Project Playdate has an extended care service for parents that plan to stay out longer than the duration of our event. We will match your family with a quality caregiver from UrbanSitter or College Nannies and Tutors before the event so that your children can be taken home for private care. Sunny Playdates often have the option for extended day. Please inquire about the date you are interested in.

How do I receive a discount as a new customer?

Sign up for our mailing list and you will receive a discount code for $15 off your first purchase. We can't wait to meet you!

How can I receive discounts as a returning customer? 

Help us spread the word! We’ll provide you with a personal referral code and any promotional contents you need to make it easy to share the love. Your friends will receive $15 off their first purchase. For every successful referral, you will receive $10 off your next purchase. We are a small business and simply couldn't grow without parents like you spreading the love. Thanks for the support!

If you can't find or don't remember your referral code, just email assistant@projectplaydate.org and it will be sent to you. 

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