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Nanny Placement Services

Why Work with the Boston Nanny Centre?

We understand that we are not just assisting in hiring an employee or household staff member, but are fostering a relationship, built on trust, respect, and genuine passion for caregiving. Our 35 years of success and combined 50 years of nanny placement experience allow us to match your family’s unique requirements to the most ideally qualified nannies in the Boston area.

Why Hire Through BNC?

  • Largest pre-screened candidate pool in the Boston Area.
  • Most comprehensive referral network of nannies.
  • Over 35 years of experience screening and placing nannies.
  • Save time screening out candidates, checking references, etc.
  • Professional guidance on interviewing, negotiation, tax and labor laws, and best hiring practices.
  • Personally tailored contracts between family and nanny.
  • Strict screening process – Less than 15% of nannies accepted.
  • Expert assessment of our families to showcase our jobs to the best nannies.
  • We are experts on the current nanny market and what that means for your family.
  • Satisfaction Guarantee Policy.

Our Signature Placement Experience

Our Signature 5-Step Placement Process makes it easy to hire the perfect nanny in Boston for your family.

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Family Application

Complete and submit our thorough Family Application right here on our website. A member of our dedicated staff will reach out and personally guide you through each stage of the placement process.


We get to know your parenting philosophy, care preferences, and understand your family’s unique needs as we set about finding a qualified nanny to become a valued member of your household.

Candidate Portfolios

Our incredibly selective nanny screening process allows us to curate a collection of portfolios of only the most passionate, experienced, and dedicated candidates. Each candidate portfolio is individualized based on the experience of the nanny and includes insights from our interview with them, a personal bio, employment history, and at least five references including detailed reference transcripts.


From your curated candidate portfolios, you'll be able to review each nanny's credentials and schedule personal interviews with each of your top choices. Once you’ve selected a nanny, we’ll assist you through the hiring process, provide support for your legal and tax obligations, and run a thorough background check which includes a comprehensive criminal history check, the Sex Offender Registry check, the National Security Watch List check, and a driving record check (if applicable).

Going Beyond

Finding the perfect nanny for your family is just one piece of the placement process. Even after a successful placement, we extend our relationship further to ensure a smooth transition and assist in the cultivation of a safe, loving, and long-lasting relationship.

No matter what type of care your family needs, we’re here for you.

Boston Nanny Centre, Inc. the leading nanny agency in Massachusetts

Long-Term Nannies

Boston Nanny Centre, Inc. the leading nanny agency in Massachusetts

Temporary Nannies

Boston Nanny Centre, Inc. the leading nanny agency in Massachusetts


Boston Nanny Centre, Inc. the leading nanny agency in Massachusetts


Boston Nanny Centre, Inc. the leading nanny agency in Massachusetts

Screening Services

Boston Nanny Centre, Inc. the leading nanny agency in Massachusetts

Newborn/Infant Overnight Care

Just need a babysitter?

Our babysitting services are designed for occasional needs such as date nights, school breaks, and holidays.

We have used Boston Nanny Centre to find both a night nanny and live out nanny in the past year. They have found us really fantastic candidates in both situations. Not only that, but the process of communicating and working with them has been easy. They vet these candidates so carefully and really took the time to learn our family’s needs. I recommend them highly!

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.

Your team was amazing. Our only regret is not engaging earlier. We would wholeheartedly recommend your service to anyone seeking a nanny!

I can't say enough good things about BNC. Jen, Laura and Sarah have provided amazing counsel and candidates to me. All nannies that were suggested by BNC to help care for my twin girls were experienced, capable and wonderful individuals. BNC clearly has the deepest bench of best-in-class nannies here in Boston. The BNC team is highly organized, responsive and thorough; and clearly focuses on client needs and fit when proposing potential nanny candidates. I couldn't be happier or be having more fun with the two BNC nannies that are currently helping me care for my girls!

The BNC babysitting service has been a huge help! Thank you for being a great partner as we navigated our return to Boston!

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 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...


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

How do I get started?

Families start our process by completing our online family 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. An engagement fee is taken at that time.

Does BNC provide support in creating the written agreement between the family and the nanny?

Absolutely. We have created a family-nanny agreement template that we tailor for each individual position which 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.

What benefits are common for families to offer a long-term nanny?

Paid time off is a standard 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 is required of all families employing caregivers for more than 16 hours per week.

Monthly healthcare reimbursements (which many nannies are seeking as part of their compensation package as this has become increasingly common), 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.

Who pays the nanny’s salary and what about taxes?

Once hired by a BNC client, the candidate becomes their household employee. The client pays the employee directly for hours worked. We advise our clients to use a payroll company for simplicity and ease. A payroll company will make sure the employee’s paycheck reflects all applicable tax deductions and will provide the client with the necessary tax documents at the end of the year. GTM Payroll Services offers a free consultation to explain taxes and payroll and to provide support. The client 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.

For your convenience, here is a calculator to estimate your federal and state tax obligations for a household employee.

What if things don’t work out with your first nanny?

We are proud that while most nannies sign a one-year minimum contract, many stay with their families for years, and when their service is no longer needed, they confidently return to us for new placements. Yet, if for some reason, things don’t work out with your first placement, we provide you with a generous returning client credit policy.

How many candidates will you have for us to consider?

We hand-select candidates for each specific search, so many families only end up seeing between one and four candidates before making a decision. It is common for our families to make a decision after seeing only one or two candidates, though we keep working with a family until we find the right match!

How quickly can you find a nanny for our family?

We recommend that each family give themselves 4-8 weeks of lead time to find a nanny but we are able to accommodate shorter timelines. Depending on the difficulty and requirements of the search, it may take more than 8 weeks to find the perfect person.

Do you place part-time nannies?

We are happy to talk further about assisting in a search for a part time nanny! Please email us, call us, or submit a contact form first to discuss your scheduling needs.

Do you offer screening services if I find a nanny on my own?

Yes! We offer a variety of screening services. If you have identified a candidate independently and would like our support to determine the prospective nanny’s suitability, we can help. Safeguard your family by asking us to do an in-depth background check, face-to-face interviewing, reference checking and contract preparation. Inquire today for more information on our screening services.

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, federal criminal record checks in each state the nanny has resided in, the sex offender registry, the national security watch list, 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.

What do nannies typically earn?

Presently, we are seeing a general range of $28-35+/hr for nannies in the Boston market.

Does BNC offer Babysitting Services?

We offer families a subscription service that provides access to pre-screened caregivers for regular date nights and weekend help with the children. Learn more here.

Does BNC offer a temporary care or babysitting service?

Of course! Sometimes all you need is a dependable, qualified caregiver for when the children are off from school, when you are traveling, or when your permanent nanny is away on vacation. We offer an ad hoc temporary service specifically for those occasions! Fill out our application to get started and a member of our dedicated staff will reach out to you.

Additional Family Resources on Our BNC Blog

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Screening Services

Have you identified a nanny candidate independently and would like to see our screening services?

Looking for a Babysitter?

Don’t need a full or part-time nanny, but instead support for more occasional special evenings or events?

Learn more about our babysitting services here.

Looking for a Household Staff member?

We also offer household staffing services including chefs, housekeepers, and personal assistants for your convenience.

Learn more about our additional staffing services and inquire here.

We're here to help. When reaching out, please feel welcome to provide some information about the role you're looking to fill, such as location, a bit about your specific needs, children's ages (if applicable), and desired schedule, so we can best advise you.


If you are a nanny who is interested in a specific position we have available, please let us know which one caught your eye.

Questions about our services?