The Nanny Loft

FIND A NANNY

Choosing a Nanny is One of the Most Important
Decisions You’ll Ever Make

The Nanny Loft works closely with families to personally match them with outstanding caregivers who bring partnership and collaboration to the home. Our families need someone with a wide range of childcare skills and who is able to perform them with grace and compassion.

Why Choose The Nanny Loft?

We Connect with your family

We begin by offering an in-home consultation, so we can observe your family and the children in your own environment – we want to get to know you, to ensure we understand your needs and family dynamics.

Customized Matchmaking

We’ll generate a shortlist of ideal nanny candidates, drawn from our roster of the best nannies and childcare providers. Only about 4% of applicants make it to our 3 step interview process. From those applicants we will introduce you to the top 3 candidates so you can schedule interviews in the comfort of your own home.

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Define Duties

We’ll work with you to create a job description, an offer letter and Nanny Agreement to ensure everyone understands the full scope of expected duties. Defining and communicating scope helps everyone understand exactly what’s needed and how to deliver.

Provide Ongoing Support

We’re always available to answer questions, provide suggestions and offer a network of support for both your family and your nanny

If you’d like to move forward on to hiring after a trial, we will then finalize the placement for you, conduct any final custom background checks you may want, guide you through creating a work agreement, and setting a start date. 
Once this is all finalized, we will send the final invoice, and the position is officially ready to begin!

Identifying What Type of Caregiver You Are Looking For

LONG-TERM NANNY

Needed for 12+ months

Basic or custom nanny care 

School pick-ups/drop-offs 

Transporting to/from activities 

Linens/laundry 

“Mother’s/Parent Helper” 

Newborns, multiples and/or
 special needs care 

24/7 emergency care 

Sick care 

Overnight care 

Extended day/Night Care 

Travel nannies 

Light housekeeping 

Personal assistant services including meal preparation, errands, organizing and more

SHORT-TERM NANNY

Needed for less than 12 months

Age 19+ with minimum 3 years of childcare experience, able to partner with families and take responsibility for advanced childcare duties, including:

 Dressing

Feeding

Transportation

Assisting with homework

Providing recreational opportunities 

+ More

BABYSITTER

Age 18+ with minimum 1 year of childcare experience, able to work closely with families to manage a few typical nanny duties

An occasional caregiving (i.e. someone for date nights)

Comfortable using 1 or 2 different providers

Our Process

free consultation

Book your free 15 minute phone consultation by completing the Family Inquiry Form. We will contact you right away to schedule a convenient time for the call. During this free consultation we will gather information about your family and learn your expectations while also discussing how we operate and answering any questions you may have.

agreement

After our free consultation, you will need to complete our Family Application, pay the $500 application fee so we can schedule our 1-hour our in-home or virtual consultation. Together, we will complete a detailed family profile which will provide us the information we need to help find your ideal nanny.

search fee

Initial Search Fee, paid in full before the process begins. This is non-refundable, but is applied to your final invoice should you move forward with hiring an employee through us. It covers our initial consultation meetings, advertising, and nanny interviews. Basically, everything before your official hire.

nanny search

Depending on your specifications and needs a typical search may take 3 to 6 weeks but can be quicker depending on our current roster. All of our nannies undergo a rigorous screening and selection process and all references will be vetted.

interviews

We will provide you with 3 nanny profiles we have chosen for you. Each report will include their personal as well as professional background information, our verifications and their contact details. You will then arrange and conduct the interviews based off of your schedule. We will provide your family with questions and topics to discuss during the interview.

ready to hire?

We will provide you with a template for an offer letter and a family and nanny agreement template that you can use to create the legal employment contract. Once you and your nanny have signed the contract we request a copy for our records and ask the final payment to the agency be made before your caregiver commences work.

payment

A credit card stored on file. We never charge without your knowledge, and is stored as a convenient way to process payments

post hiring

Post-Hiring Even after employment begins, we are still here for you! We offer a 30, 60 or 90 day replacement period for our long-term nannies. If at any time during that period, you find that your nanny is not meeting your needs, or if your nanny resigns for any reason, we will, at our sole discretion, do one of the following: Make reasonable efforts according to applicable law to provide additional referrals for a maximum of one replacement Candidate to Client or Refund 30% of the Referral Fee to Client.

support

We provide support as you establish a relationship with your nanny. If working with a nanny is new to you, we can offer you resources and information that will help you navigate this new territory. Your success with your new nanny is very important to us, and we work tirelessly to ensure you have the best possible experience.

Comprehensive Background Check and Screening Services

  • basic security check inclusion
  • All of the Basic Security items plus
  • All of the Standard Security items plus
  • basic security check inclusion
  • Pre-screen
  • Full interview
  • Full interview with detailed employment and education history
  • Application completed and reviewed
  • Job related reference checks
  • Childcare references
  • Childcare verification
  • Employment verification
  • Education verification
  • Child abuse clearance
  • Hair drug screen, 10-panel (detects a pattern of repetitive drug use up to 90 days)
  • FBI fingerprints
  • Hair drug screen, 10-panel (detects a pattern of repetitive drug use up to 90 days)
  • US Department of Justice Sex Offender Registry
  • PA child abuse clearance
  • FBI fingerprints
  • Pre-screen interview
  • Full interview with detailed employment and education history
  • Application completed and reviewed
  • Childcare references (up to 3)
  • Childcare verification (up to 2)
  • Employment verification (up to 3)
  • Employment verification (up to 3)
  • Pre-screen
  • Full interview
  • Full interview with detailed employment and education history
  • Application completed and reviewed
  • Job related reference checks
  • Childcare references
  • Childcare verification
  • Employment verification
  • Education verification
  • Child abuse clearance
  • Hair drug screen, 10-panel (detects a pattern of repetitive drug use up to 90 days)
  • FBI fingerprints