Hire a Nanny

We know that every family is unique. Your choice of a nanny and your ongoing relationship with them is completely personal – but at the same time it's important to hire a professional and start off on the right foot. North Shore Nannies is here to help you do that. Plus, we'll be here with advice and support throughout the hiring process and beyond.

Here's what you can expect from us as we help you move through this most important process. We will:

  • Gain a thorough understanding of your needs.
  • Present only those candidates that come closest to matching your needs.
  • Provide support throughout the interviewing process.
  • Make the placement process as efficient and effective as possible.
  • Help manage your search and structure your offer based on our understanding of the market place.

Placement Checklist

  • Complete our Family Placement Questionnaire
  • Schedule a phone consultation. We'll be in touch within 24 hours to schedule a call. We'll go over the details of your search, learn what's most important to you to see in candidates and who will be the best match for your family in both experience and caregiving style.
  • Complete our Referral Agreement. Once the intake call is complete and you've decided to engage us for your nanny search, we'll send you the agreement through Eversign so that you can submit it securely online.
  • We'll engage all of our professional resources to pull together a group of candidates who come closest to meeting your needs. These will likely include both candidates among those who have completed our screening process as well those recruited based specifically on your family's needs.
  • You'll review candidate profiles and choose those you'd like to interview. We'll schedule and confirm the interviews for you and follow up afterwards. Click here for more detailed information our suggested interview process and some helpful tips.
  • Finalize an offer and employment agreement. We can share sample agreements and provide suggestions for structuring your offer to help get your relationship with your new nanny off to the right start.
  • We are happy to hear from you anytime with questions or concerns. We love to stay in touch!

Let us know if you have questions

For Families seeking a nanny:
Andrea Johnson
Placement Director
847-864-2424 ext 2

Things to know prior to completing the FPQ

We don't want to waste any time you invest in your nanny search. Before completing the Family Placement Questionnaire, please be sure that you are comfortable with offering the following:

  • A minimum 30 hour work week. No split shifts.
  • A minimum engagement of one month
  • A competitive market rate for experienced candidates between $25-$35 per hour
  • A guaranteed weekly salary.
  • Permanent placement candidates expect to be paid 52 weeks out of the year, receive paid major holidays, a minimum of 2 weeks paid vacation and 3-5 personal/sick days.
  • We recommend allowing 2 - 8 weeks for a successful search.

About our placement fee.

Our fee for a permanent placement is $4500 and comes with a 120 day replacement guarantee. The first payment is a $500 engagement fee and is due in order to start your search. Long-term placements are billed at the rate of $375 per month up front to cover the anticipated length of the engagement. There is an engagement fee of 10% of the anticipated fee in order to begin a search. This ensures our resources are only directed towards helping those families who are seriously searching.

While other agencies base their fees on a percentage of the compensation, we charge a flat fee because we don't believe the fee should effect nanny's compensation -this is a much more cost effective arrangement for our client families.