Entrusting your children with a caregiver is arduous. Finding the right one can be even tougher. Fortunately the D.C. area boasts bountiful nanny and babysitting agencies. These agencies dissolve any and all apprehension about leaving your child with a new caregiver.
2201 Wisconsin Ave. Northwest
Washington, DC 20007
Price: $495 unlimited/$49 short term
Georgetown Nannies can accommodate any parent’s lifestyle. This agency has the flexibility to provide long- and short-term and last-minute placements for every family’s needs with 48 hours notice. All staff nannies have gone through an extensive background process. Additionally, nannies must show they are able to read, speak and write in English. Try this agency, if you have a child with special needs as Georgetown offers specialized, professional training for their nannies in this area. Courses deal with understanding autistic children, ADHD, developmental delays, children with seizures and games to encourage speech.
7200 Wisconsin Ave. #409
Bethesda, MD 20814
Price: $300 registration fee
Whitehouse Nannies has been in business for more than 25 years. Its elite clientele has made it the premier nanny agency. Its stringent interview process and professional background checks ensure your family will not be disappointed. Nannies are available to care for children of any age on short notice, and many have the flexibility to work overnight depending on a family’s circumstances. All Whitehouse nannies must be able to drive and be CPR and First Aid certified.
12801 Worldgate Dr.
Herndon, VA 20170
Price: $225 application fee
Metropolitan Nannies has been in the staffing business for several years. It built wonderful partnerships with a payroll tax company and an educational company in Vienna to provide tutoring for your child. Once your nanny starts the assignment, this agency stays involved. It encourages all of its staff to participate in ADCAN, a nanny support group to foster social relationships and exchange information. Metropolitan guarantees customer satisfaction to the extent, if a client fires their full-time nanny within 90 days, they may be able to receive a replacement caregiver at no additional charge.
5618 Ox Rd.
Fairfax Station, VA 22039
Price: $295 registration fee
The agency of the year winner, Mothers’ Aides has helped families with its one-stop approach since 1979. Not only does it provide nanny services, it can staff your house with housekeepers, personal chefs, personal assistants and personal shoppers. Nannies applying at Mothers’ Aides face a rigorous interview to ensure their capability and skill levels are acceptable by MA’s high standards. Based on their lifestyle, prospective parents will have many options to choose from. In addition to nannies, MA can place family assistants, newborn care nurses, parent helpers and governesses.
11091 Sandy Manor Dr.
Fairfax Station, VA 22039
Price: $60 registration fee
ASAP Sitters have placed more than 300 families in the DC area. The babysitters at ASAP are carefully vetted and highly educated. Families are matched according to their children’s interest and family requirements. Not only does ASAP perform all of the standard background checks, it requires all of its sitters to have a valid drivers’ license and auto insurance.
Carly Mannava is a freelance writer living in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.