Why Work with the Boston Nanny Centre?
We recognize that nannies may find positions in many ways, but there are incredible benefits to finding a placement through a licensed, insured agency. Our 30 years of success and combined 50 years of nanny placement experience allow us to match you to a family who’s whose needs will be met by your specific skills. We actively advocate for our nannies, ensuring ethical business practices and seeing to it that their personal rights are upheld to the highest standards. This includes complying with all labor and tax laws, providing mandatory benefits such as overtime or sick pay, unemployment, and social security. This equips both our families and nannies with the resources and support to put in place contracts and agreements that best serve all parties involved.
The Nanny Application Process
Our Nannies Love the Boston Nanny Centre because…
You will never pay a fee
Top Nanny Positions in Boston
Best Employee Benefits
Becoming a Boston Nanny Centre nanny means having the experience, friendly attitude, and dedicated work ethic to become a member of a distinguished Boston area family household. We want our nannies to be proud to be representatives of our elite nanny placement agency.
Start the screening process by completing our online Nanny Application today.
Working with the Boston Nanny Centre
Here at the Boston Nanny Centre, we are incredibly proud of our candidate pool. As a licensed and insured agency, our nannies never pay a fee. We want you to succeed, so you only interview with families whose needs will be met by your specific skills. You’ll receive resume and interview tips and we’ll help you negotiate a fair compensation package. All of our families adhere to the Domestic Worker’s Bill of Rights, so caregivers with over 16 hours per week receive paid time off and job-protected leave. We will also help you negotiate perks such as a healthcare stipend, T pass, cell phone reimbursement, tuition reimbursement, and health club membership. Our placement counselors are former nannies themselves who understand the family/nanny relationship. We coach you through the transition phase and you can call us any time to seek our advice, even after placement.
“I have been working with the Boston Nanny Center for eight years. It is a GREAT agency to work for. The recruiters are simply AMAZING! All of them are so knowledgeable and selfless! I have always felt appreciated and valued!”
“I highly recommend Boston Nanny Center for nannies and for families. Their team is really nice and really knows the nanny world very well. It is very clear that the placement counselors have both the nanny and the family best interests at heart.”
“I have always had a wonderful experience with the Boston Nanny Centre. I have always been placed with families that match my personality and my philosophy on how to raise kids. If you are looking for someone or a position, look here first...”
Boston Nanny Centre offers a range of job types for Boston’s best nannies.
Our portfolios are tailored to highlight your experience and skills to attract the perfect family for you. Your portfolio will be between 8 and 13 pages (on average). They contain your education and employment history, responses to theoretical child care situations, information about your personality, write-ups of conversations we’ve had with 4 to 6 of your references, and a photo.
Nanny responsibilities vary depending upon the particular needs of the family, and may include but are not limited to: meeting all of the child’s daily needs, planning developmentally appropriate indoor and outdoor activities, transportation, homework supervision, children’s meal preparation, children’s laundry, changing children’s bed linens, loading/unloading the dishwasher, and general tidying. Nanny/Household Managers may perform any of the preceding tasks, as well as family laundry support, family meal preparation, family errands (i.e. to post office, pharmacy, dry cleaners), grocery shopping, organization projects, scheduling, and coordination of services for family pets.
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.
Our background check covers: a comprehensive criminal history, criminal history checks in each county that the nanny has resided in, federal criminal history checks in each state that the nanny has resided in, the sex offender registry, the national security watch list, and a driving record check (if applicable).
It is rare that we have a client who is open to allowing their nanny to bring their own children to work.
Absolutely. We have created a family/nanny agreement template that outlines all aspects of the placement, including the base schedule, core job responsibilities, compensation, and paid time off. We’re here for guidance on how to create a competitive, fair agreement for both parties.
Paid time off is the most common benefit, including paid vacation days, holidays, and personal/sick days. Candidates are counting on their base weekly salary 52 weeks a year. For part-time hires, the total number of paid days off is prorated based on the nanny’s typical work schedule. According to the Massachusetts Domestic Worker’s Bill of Rights, the accrual of unpaid time off and job-protected unpaid leave will be required of all families employing caregivers for more than 16 hours per week.
Monthly health insurance stipends, T passes, cell phone reimbursement, tuition reimbursement, and health club memberships are also common in full-time compensation packages. Merit-based bonuses may also be earned throughout the year.
Once hired by a BNC family, the nanny becomes their household employee. The family pays the nanny directly for hours worked and most of our clients use a company called GTM for tax/payroll support, so the nanny’s paycheck reflects all applicable tax deductions. The family is responsible for certain taxes as a household employer. These payroll taxes consist of FUTA (federal unemployment tax), SUTA (state unemployment tax), and one half of FICA (social security and Medicare tax). Worker’s Compensation is legally required in the state of Massachusetts, as well.
Presently, we are seeing a general range of $27-35/hr for nannies in the Boston market with some nannies earning $35+ based on their experience and job responsibilities.
No, our services are free of charge for nannies.
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We have positions available throughout the greater Boston area. Take a look through some of our current open nanny positions.
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Not a Nanny?
We also actively seek qualified household staff members including chefs, housekeepers, and personal assistants for our clients’ staffing needs.
Learn more about our staffing services and inquire here.