VETTED & TRUSTWORTHY

Each candidate is CPR Certified, experienced, provides references and completes interview, background & DMV check.

EXPERIENCED & RESOURCEFUL

TIME SAVINg & informative

NEIGHBORS & LOCALS

We are locally founded and owned in Boulder County. You receive experienced help from people who understand our market. 

Our service gives you back time and energy. We take on the task of recruiting and contract preparation. We can refer you to payroll & employer resources.

We call this community home and may be your neighbors. We provide our team continuing education

on childcare & safety.

 
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NANNY PLACEMENT

OUR PROCESS AND OFFERS

PRICING MODEL

BACKUP CARE

FAQs

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We provide a comprehensive industry standard contract that addresses the many details of hiring an in-home employee. We provide information for resources on federal and state wage law, payroll and tax obligations. We operate with the knowledge that a great connection between a family and a nanny comes from:

  • a consistent & sustainable work schedule

  • defined expectations & duties 

  • complimentary work styles/workplace values

  • a well written contract

  • mutual respect for each other's time

  • regular & direct communication about the work, and

  • appropriate boundaries and professionalism from both parties 

 

HOW MUCH SHOULD I EXPECT TO PAY A NANNY? Before the pandemic and recent inflation, the average wage was closer to $20.00 to $22.00 an hour. Today, expect to offer an experienced nanny $28.00 to $32.00/hour depending on # of children, age, the nanny's experience, duties and benefits package. This rate range applies to experienced nannies. Entry level nannies or those with a couple of years experience can expect to start at $23.00 to $25.00/hour.

  • Full Time Nanny (32+ Hours/Week): $28.00 to $32.00+/Hour

  • Part Time Nanny (20 to 30 Hours/Week): $28.00 to $34.00+/Hour 

  • Very Part Time (Less Than 20 Hours/Week): $29.00 to $35.00/Hour 

  • Summer Nanny: $25.00 to $30.00/Hour (summer nannies may be students with a few years experience, or highly experienced K-12 teachers) 

  • Newborn Specialist/Young Infant Specialist: Typically $32.00+/Hour (specialists set their own rates) 

  • Home Manager: $32.00 to $40.00/Hour (based on duties & benefits package)

1) STANDARD FOR ALL CONTRACTS (SHORT TERM/TEMPORARY): 

 

2) STANDARD FOR LONG TERM CONTRACTS (MORE THAN 6 MONTHS): 

  • all of the above, and

  • agreement to use a W-2 and pay employer taxes (industry standard; many nannies require that the employer use a professional payroll service to reduce likelihood of errors) 

  • PTO: 1 week for every 6 months of the contract (becomes available 30 days after start date & requires proper notice to use) 

  • time-and-a-half pay if the nanny works on a federal holiday (industry standard) 

  • annual cost of living increase (based on inflation rate) 

  • one week of bereavement leave, and

  • required on for full time, long term placements: enroll nanny in an employer healthcare plan after first 30 days or make a monthly contribution to nanny's health insurance plan (your payroll service can help) - the contribution amount is negotiable and is typically $200.00 to $325.00/month; for part time long term placement this benefit is optional

  • optional: an annual or holiday bonus, cell phone stipend, 401K contribution, tuition support, gym membership, etc. 

GUARANTEED HOURS ensure that your employee receives a consistent paycheck. For example, your nanny is hired for 32 hours/week but sometimes grandparents visit and your nanny works less hours. During a holiday week or a vacation you may not need your nanny's service at all. In these instances, your nanny will still be paid 32 hours/week. Families cannot "bank" these paid hours to use later because that is not legal.

USE OF W-2 AND LEGAL PAYROLL. Clients who do not use a W-2 and legal payroll will not be eligible for our Nanny Replacement Credit. We are a staffing agency registered with the state and we must seek to work with clients who will utilize payroll per IRS requirements and Fair Labor Standards (FLSA). 

THE NANNY CONTRACT We provide an industry standard nanny employment contract. This gives you back the time and energy spent drafting a contract and sorting out the many details of hiring an in-home employee. It is a neutral tool to consult if questions or concerns come up. Using this contract is required so that we can provide your Replacement Guarantee (see below). The contract outlines:

We offer a complimentary consult and listen carefully to your needs to determine if we can help. You will have two options: 

  • Active Recruitment. To recruit applicants specifically for your family, we collect a $475.00 recruitment retainer (nonrefundable). Recruitment typically requires 4-5 weeks and may call for 6-8 weeks. You may meet up to five candidates. You will be able to trial each candidate for 3 to 5 days (you must pay the candidate for hours worked). 

  • Passive Recruitment. If you do not wish to recruit, we can post your request to our job board for $75.00. We post jobs on a case-by-case basis based on the likelihood that we can fill the position. Our vetted team will be able to view your job. If a team member does not express interest in 30 days then your account will receive 3 account credits ($21.95/day) for future babysitting bookings. 

Recruitment includes completing every applicant's background check and DMV record, verifying references, CPR certification, COVID vaccine card, valid license and current car insurance. We verify these items before we introduce an applicant to your family.  

 

Before you hire a candidate, we require a minimum of one trial day (working interview): 

  • If you purchased the $475.00 retainer, you can trial each applicant for 3 to 5 days as part of your investment. You will pay the applicant for their time at the same base pay rate you'd plan to pay upon hire. 

  • If you purchased the $75.00 job posting, you will remit $21.95 for each trial day and pay applicant for hours worked.

 

Your AGENCY COMMISSION PAYMENT is due when your candidate accepts your job offer. Agency Commission is not refundable. We will prepare your agency standard contract and oversee completion of electronic signatures (Docusign). Agency Commission Payment: 

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LONG TERM & HOME MANAGER

CONTRACTS 1 YEAR+

  • 1 Year Full Time Nanny: 5 weeks of nanny's gross base pay 

  • For a 1 Year Part Time Nanny (less than 32 hours/week)  the minimum commission is $1,500.00

  • Home Manager: 5 weeks of employee's gross base pay 

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MONTHLY & SUMMER

NANNY NEEDS LESS THAN 1 YEAR

  • Commission 15% of nanny's gross anticipated wage

  • Summer Nanny - $1,500.00 (Late May to Mid August)

Applies to all needs that exceed 4 weeks and are less than 1 year.

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TEMPORARY & INTERIM CARE

UP TO 4 WEEKS 

Temporary needs of 2 to 4 weeks are invoiced $30.00/day (requires temporary nanny contract preparation). Applies to needs that exceed 20 hours a week. 

Step 1: Consult & Retainer

Step 2: Interviews & Trial Days

Step 3: Contract & Comission Payment 

What Benefits Do We Need To Offer? 

What Are The Hourly Rates In Our Area?

How Do You Approach Nanny Placement?

AGENCY COMMISSION PAYMENT includes:

  • completion of your candidate's vetting package and in-house reference checks

  • industry standard nanny contract agreement, preparation and contract Docusign 

  • referral to payroll resources

  • prorated referral credit for an alternate candidate, in the event that your working relationship with your first nanny ends any time prior to your contract end date. Applies to 1 year contracts. Other terms apply.

PAYMENT TO YOUR NANNY FOR CANCELLATION PRE START DATE

In the event that you rescind a job offer before the start date, through no fault of your new hire, you will pay your new hire one week of their anticipated gross pay (their agreed upon hours/week x hourly pay rate). We offer this guarantee to our nanny candidates because we understand that a family's plans may unexpectedly need to change: a spot can unexpectedly open at daycare, a family member or grandparent can move closer and offer childcare, etc. The nanny will not longer have a job to start and will have turned down other offers they cannot recoup.

 

If you need to end a contract before the end date, you will provide two weeks notice or two weeks severance pay to your nanny (or pay their remaining time if it's less than 2 weeks).

 
 
 
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