With many years in the industry, we match families with intelligent and experienced nurturing nannies.
With our thorough process, we get to know about your family’s needs using our detailed “household plan” checklist to ensure you meet the perfect nanny whose expectations are aligned with your family’s.
We help families with permanent, temporary, and nanny-share placements.
- 30 Interview Questions for Nanny
- Tax & Payroll Information
Nanny Replacement Guarantee
- 180 days (full-time placement)
- 90 days (part-time placement)
Prospective Nanny Match Profile
Coordinate Schedules for Interviews
Customized Nanny Employment Contract
Surprise Play™ Activity Kit
Ongoing support + 6 months of complimentary Sitter booking for backup care, which is valid only
during a nanny’s contract hours (permanent placements only) and perfect for when the nanny is absent due to vacation or illness.
We require all nannies to meet our minimum qualifications
A minimum of 5 years of recent
professional childcare experience
At least 21 years of age
CPR & First Aid Certified
(or willing to get certified)
Legal to work in the United States
Have at least 3
Have reliable transportation
No criminal background
Clean driving record
Strong communication skills
To ensure quality placements we screen for the following:
Verification of CPR & First Aid
Comprehensive Criminal Background Check
Social Security Number Trace
Motor Vehicle Report
Nationwide Sex Offender Search
*prior to screening, all nannies are required to submit an application, complete a Competency Assessment and attend an interview with a Surprise Sitter & Nannies' team member.
A non-refundable Registration Fee of $250.00 is required to activate your search. This fee is necessary to start the process for nanny searches, background checks, and reference checks.
one-year contract (minimum)
10% employee's total gross salary
Temporary Placements two-weeks to 6 months contract
20% employee's total gross salary
Nanny Share Placement
(cost split between families)
15% employee's total gross salary
Live-in & Other Domestic Employees
20% employees total gross salary
One of the most important steps in the placement process is learning your family’s needs and making sure we’re the right agency for you. Fill out our Family Form and we’ll be in touch.
Following the completion of your Family Form, a member of our team will send you an email to set up a free consultation. During the consultation, we get to know your family’s needs in greater detail, using our "household plan" guide to make sure we cover every detail in order to find your perfect nanny. We give families the option for the consultation to take place via zoom or by phone. Consultation can take place anywhere from 30 minutes to 1-hour. Please note, families will have access to their completed household plan following the consultation and once the registration fee has been received.
Now that you’ve chosen our agency, we require a non-refundable registration fee of $250 to get started with the placement process.
Review and screen prospective nanny candidates and schedule interviews. Once you have
selected the nanny you find to be a good match, we will coordinate schedules to set up your
interview date(s). All interviews will be scheduled and held via zoom.
Make an offer and submit your one-time placement fee. Once the placement fees have been received, we will complete your nanny employment agreement and send contracts for signing—Congratulations on your new nanny!