Babysitting Subscription
and Short-Term Rates

Babysitting

Ideal for families who want regular date nights and weekend help from screened and reliable caregivers.

Choose from two payment options:

Monthly

$95 per month

Our monthly subscription.

Yearly

$975 per year

Save $165 annually!

Minimums:

  • 3 evenings or weekend days per month.
  • Additional evenings/days – $25/shift.
  • Rate paid to sitter – $18-$22 per hour.
  • 4 hour minimum, 6pm or later start for evenings.

Babysitting Plus

Ideal for families with a stay-at-home parent looking for additional support throughout the week.

Choose from two payment options:

Monthly

$225 per month

Our monthly subscription.

Yearly

$2500 per year

Save $200 annually!

Minimums:

  • 6 shifts (weekday or weekend) per month.
  • Additional shifts – $30/shift.
  • Rate paid to sitter – $18-$22 per hour.
  • 4 hour minimum.

One-Time Temporary Placement

For one-time placements or short-term placements of less than one month.

Retainer Fee

$50

Credited towards the first day of coverage.

Referral Fee

$50

Per day or overnight.

Nanny Rates:

  • $20 – $25 per hour.

Minimums:

  • 4 hours per shift.

FAQs

In addition to providing qualified nannies, the Boston Nanny Centre offers babysitting services for your convenience. Our goal is to make the entire placement process as seamless and transparent for all parties involved.

How do I get started?

Families start our process by completing our babysitting application. A placement counselor will email the family upon receipt of the application to set up a time for a consultation that will ensure we have an accurate understanding of both the position the family is looking to fill, as well as the type of candidate they are most interested in considering. A retainer fee is taken at this time.

Do you provide back-up care for children who are sick?

While we will make the best effort to accommodate last-minute requests if your child is unable to attend daycare or school, we are unable to provide care in the following situations:

Flu, head lice, fevers above 102 degrees, and highly contagious viruses (at the discretion of our placement staff).

What are the babysitters’ qualifications?

All of our babysitters are fully screened by our placement staff. They have gone through our Signature Screening Process and have at least 3 references, experience in childcare, and have been background checked within the past year. At minimum, they are 18 years old, are legally able to work in the US, and are CPR certified.

What is your Cancellation/Change Policy?

Once we have confirmed your booking, the Referral Fee will be processed with no refunds. If an assignment is canceled or changed with less than 24 hours notice, you will also be responsible for paying the nanny for 4 hours. If the sitter cancels, we will find a replacement, or apply a credit toward a future booking.

Is it possible to always have the same sitter?

We will always try our best to provide consistency with the caregivers we provide to you. However, we cannot guarantee the same person will be available for each booking.

Can I interview the temporary nanny ahead of time?

For babysitting assignments, we do not have the family interview. However, we will provide you with a bio that has information about the personality and experience of the sitter. The sitter will also reach out to you ahead of time to discuss your family’s needs.

Can I make arrangements directly with the babysitter?

All bookings should go through BNC directly.

What does your background check include?

Our background check covers: a comprehensive criminal history, criminal history checks in each county that the nanny has resided in, the sex offender registry, the national security watch list, a social security number validation trace, and a driving record check (if applicable).

What areas do you serve?

The entirety of Boston and the Greater Boston Area and beyond. Specific towns include: Cambridge, Somerville, Medford, Malden, Winthrop, Arlington, Watertown, Waltham, Brookline, Newton, Wellesley, Needham, Dedham, Milton, Quincy, Braintree, Weymouth, Hingham, Cohasset, Duxbury, Canton, Norwood, Westwood, Medfield, Dover, Sherborn, Wayland, Weston, Framingham, Lincoln, Maynard, Lexington, Bedford, Concord, Carlisle, Woburn, Stoneham, Wakefield, Lynnfield, Burlington, Sharon, Natick, Belmont, Acton, Melrose, Winchester and beyond. If you don’t see your location listed here, please contact us.

How do I pay?

For short-term placements, we will keep a valid credit card number on file and automatically debit the card at the time of booking.

For subscription services, we will keep a valid credit card number on file and automatically debit the card on the 1st of the month.

How do I deal with taxes?

As a household employer, you are obligated to contribute to Social Security and Medicare taxes and issue a W-2 form for any babysitter you employ who you pay $2,100 or more in the year.

How much do your babysitters charge?

Babysitting rates are between $18-$22 per hour for one child and $20-$25 per hour for multiple children or specialized placements such as overnight care. For any placement lasting a week or more, overtime rates (1.5x) apply for hours worked over 40 hours during the week. You will also need to reimburse for any incidentals such as mileage (if the babysitter is driving the children with her/his car) and, occasionally, parking.

How far in advance do I need to request a babysitter?

We ask that you give us at least 48 hours notice for any requests. However, the more notice we have, the more likely we are to have somebody available. For last minute needs, we will do our best to fulfill your requests.

What if I decide to hire a temporary nanny on a permanent basis?

If you love one of our sitters, we will gladly assist you in hiring them on permanently. Our Nanny Placement fee will apply.