How to Hire a Nanny: Our Process

Matchmaking is an art and a science – we’ve mastered both.

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Eliminate the possibility of a revolving door of nannies in your homegain consistency & continuity of quality childcare by hiring through White House Nannies.

Since 1985 our woman-owned and family-run agency has made more than 10,000 successful long term matches for DC area families and has well over 200,000 temporary babysitting jobs under our belt. (Click here to read more about working with our Temporary Babysitting Division)

If you’ve found the process of hiring a nanny on your own or through other agencies overwhelming, time-consuming, unimpressive, and unsuccessful, our process ensures you’re in for a different experience. Not only do we hold your hand through our painless hiring process, but also we set you up for success after.

Step 1

Begin by filling out our FREE client application. Within 48 hours of receiving your application, we’ll call you to discuss your situation and unique childcare needs. Once we’re certain we can help, we’ll send you a placement agreement. Return the signed contract with a $500 registration fee, and we’ll get started.

Step 2

Our extensive matchmaking process begins! Our expert team collaborates with you to determine who the best candidates might be for your family.  From there, we will send you information packets for each viable candidate.

Step 3

Now it’s time to interview the candidate(s). We will supply you with a list of helpful interviewing tips. Once you have interviewed, we recommend bringing one or two candidates back for a  trial day so you can see how the nanny interacts with your child(ren).

Step 4

Making the offer: You’ve met the candidates; you’ve seen them interact with your children, you’ve spoken to their references, you know who will be the best fit for your family. It’s time to extend an offer, discuss income requirements and benefits, and come to an agreement.  We will provide you with a sample contract and refer you to our domestic tax experts as needed.

Step 5

The final step focuses on on-going support for both you and your nanny. Need someone to talk to? Have a question or concern? We’re always available to listen or offer advice. We’ll also check in regularly to make sure everything is going well.

Throughout the year, we’ll alert you to upcoming classes we offer for nannies and parents on subjects ranging from potty training to positive discipline for FREE. Clients also receive newsletters filled with helpful and timely information related to parenting and being a household employer. We recommend following us on Instagram for the latest news, tips, entertainment, and activities to do around DC with children.

At White House Nannies, we provide personalized services and have solutions for almost every childcare need. Please ask us about your unique situation. We look forward to helping you find the ideal childcare for your family! Contact us today at (301) 654-1242.

To learn about how we can help you find the right nanny for your family, contact us today at (301) 654-1242.