Temporary Care

Find expert childcare help when you need it!


Please note that as of March 13 we will be matching each family with a single caregiver and only accepting ongoing assignments of at least 20 hours/week of child care. We are also unable to provide sick care at this time. The health and safety of our community are our top priorities. We are continually updating our staffing protocols based on the latest CDC recommendations.  For specific information on how we are keeping our families and caregivers safe, please refer to our FAQs.

Our Temporary Division is here to help you with date nights, emergency backup care, school closings, mildly ill children, or when your regularly scheduled care falls through. We don’t give short term short shrift!

At White House Nannies we have solutions for almost every childcare need. In addition to our common temporary nanny placements we  also provide the following services:

Our placement specialists will work with you to find a trustworthy babysitter that is the perfect fit for your family. With over 200 fully screened and highly-qualified babysitters, we can help you with any of your short term childcare needs.

Our babysitters range from college and graduate students to career nannies, teachers, and other professionals who either need or want the flexibility of working in the Temporary Division. All of our caregivers must meet our rigorous qualifications and high standards.

All of our babysitters:

Request a Babysitter On-The-Go!

Our client portal combines the ease of an app with our personalized service. With the mobile-friendly portal, registered clients can make quick and convenient requests for temporary care from the convenience of their computer, phone or tablet. A White House Nanny staff member – not a computer algorithm – will then find the right babysitter for your job.

We will save you time and frustration and match you with the right nanny for your family or unique situation. Click here to apply today, or contact us today at (301)652-8088 or  info@whitehousenannies.com to learn more. For any immediate or after-hours needs, call (301)655-8240

Office Hours:
Monday through Friday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

On-call Hours:
Monday through Friday: 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM; 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday: 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Sunday: 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Temporary Nanny Placement Fees

Registered Client: $300/year plus daily referral fees

This service is best for families who regularly need temporary care for date nights, school closings, trips, unforeseen emergencies and mildly ill children. All of your information, including childcare preferences, past nannies, and any medical issues, is confidentially and securely stored so we can send you the best babysitter for you and your children as quickly as possible.

Registered clients pay $45/day/caregiver to the agency. Payment is handled directly between you and the babysitter at an agreed upon hourly rate.

Non-Registered Client: No annual fee but higher daily referral fees

This service is best for families who only occasionally need temporary care. It can be used up to three times without becoming a registered client.

There is a $65/day/caregiver referral fee for non-registered clients. Payment to the nanny is handled directly between you and the babysitter  at an agreed upon hourly rate.

For your convenience, a member of our staff is on call until 10 pm (except Saturdays until 7pm) to assist with your unexpected or emergency needs.

Standard childcare
Holiday childcare
+ $15.00/day
Newborn care (under 12 weeks)
Newborn overnight (under 12 weeks)
Standard overnight
Standard 24 hour childcare
Newborn 24 hour care (under 12 weeks)
Non-registered childcare
Non-registered overnight

** Higher referral rates apply if you request a service after regular business hours. To avoid paying high referral rates, please call our office during regular business hours or contact us via email or our new portal. Please be advised caregivers may charge up to time and a half on major holidays.



Temporary Care Intake Form Short-Term Nanny Educator Inquiry

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