The perfect nanny for your family DOES exist, but she isn’t the same for everyone. Great nannies have a variety of backgrounds and experiences. What all great nannies have in common is a love of children, good judgement, patience, flexibility, and a sincere desire to foster the growth and development of children.
When looking for a nanny think about your needs, not just in terms of hours and responsibilities, but also what kind of personality would work best with your child and your parenting style.
For permanent nannies, we charge a one-time application fee and a placement fee. For temporary nannies, fees vary based on your family’s needs. Please see our rates page for more information.
Salaries for nannies depend on a variety of factors including hours needed, the number of children and their ages, and the experience level of the nanny. In general, nannies in the Washington, DC area make between $18-$22/hour.
Yes! Your initial placement fee also enrolls you in our Temporary & Emergency Service for one year. Prevailing daily referral fees will apply.
After an initial telephone interview to ascertain that their legal status, language skills, and childcare experience meet our exacting standards, candidates must complete the following steps in the screening process:
Although our babysitters can care for children with mild illnesses, it is important to remember that nannies are NOT medical professionals. Our babysitters can only administer medicine with signed authorization and explicit instructions from the parent(s).
Generally, babysitters from White House Nannies have experience caring for children with the following illnesses:
However, we are not able to place temporary nannies in homes where children have: