Enrollment & Contact Info
Thank you for your interest in Tinker Tree, Tinker Two’s and our Learning Branches program. On this page, you can learn more about our programs and request more information. You can also schedule a phone call with our founder Natalie Cronin or book a tour. (coming soon!)
What we do and how you can too (if you'd like)
What are your hours?
Tinker Tree’s main location hours are Monday – Friday 5:30pm. Half-day is .
Care pair and share hours vary based on family needs and caretaker availability.
AFTER-HOURS: We understand Tinker parent work schedules can be demanding. We may have the flexibility to work with families to offer extended hours (earlier hours and or after hours) when we have staff and available room at Tinker. If you think you might need hours beyond our normal day, please inquire about availability and associated fees.
What is the Tinker School Year?
The Tinker Tree school year calendar can be found here. Our summer calendar is here. For currently enrolled families, our calendar including holidays and vacation time is also inside the Brightwheel App.
Tinker follows the NYC public school calendar in terms of national and spiritual/religious holidays. Every August we are closed one week for staff training and development. If you are a summer family please see our summer schedule here or in the Brightwheel Appp.
Do you have summer sessions?
Yes. Parents work year-round, so we have year-round care.
What's the difference between a care share and a nanny? (and/or can you hire and arrange nanny care for my 2 kids?)
A child Caregiver Pair and Share is in-home care for your children (typically up to 2 families) provided by one or more of our trained licensed caregivers. Our main Tinker Tree Playcare hub is regularly at capacity, with a months-long wait list for certain age groups. We created the Caregiver Pair and Share program in 2015c as a way to offer more families Tinker Tree’s philosophy, methodology, and high standards of care. Our caregivers will be working in your home (or your “pair’s” home) as Tinker Tree employees. We don’t offer nanny services, or nanny-hiring services at this time.
is your facility licensed?
Yes, we are a licensed childcare facility.
Do you have discounts for Siblings? (more than one child attending tinker)
At this time we don’t have any formal discounts for siblings attending Tinker.
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