Face it, that teenager next door is too busy and, with both parents working, finding a loving, reliable nanny can be a challenge. Families that just aren’t comfortable scouring the Internet for the right fit should start with the best five babysitting and nanny agencies in Baltimore. These companies have the resources and time to conduct extensive background checks and verify employment references and certifications. Additionally, extensive interviews assess the best fit for your family situation, and the agencies assist you with legal and financial concerns and provide customer service throughout the process.

The Nanny Network, LLC.
521 E. Joppa Rd., Ste. 204-B
Towson, Md. 21286
(410) 321-1566

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Price: $225 application fee; additional placement fee varies

The Nanny Network has been serving Baltimore-area families since 1995, making it one of the premier infant, child and companion care placement services in the area. It recruits, screens and refers prospective nanny candidates to families who engage its service. An application and interview are all it takes for the Nanny Network to get started. The professionals in the Nanny Network pride themselves on their screening process and only referring qualified nannies interested in their customers’ needs.

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A Choice Nanny
8827 Columbia 100 Pkwy., Ste. 1-A
Columbia, Md. 21045
(800) 656-2669

Price: $250 membership fee; additional referral fee applies

Independently owned and operated, A Choice Nanny is one of the most established nanny services in the area, providing in-home childcare referrals for more than 25 years. Owned and operated by a mother-daughter team, A Choice Nanny aims to deliver peace of mind to both parents and caregivers. Staffers understand what families are seeking when it comes to finding quality, convenient and reliable childcare, and can sympathize with the concerns of nannies when it comes to the responsibility of looking after someone else’s child.

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Staffing Solutions at Mothers’ Aides
5618 Ox Rd., Ste. B
Fairfax Station, Va. 22039
(703) 250-0700

Price: $600 to $1,000 a week plus room and board for live-in nannies

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Serving the Washington/Baltimore metropolitan area, Mothers’ Aides will find the person you are looking for, be it a nanny for long-term care or a babysitter for the summer. The company also works with clients seeking a governess, a newborn specialist, a family assistant, hotel childcare and corporate back-up care. Mothers’ Aides’ priority is to provide parents with peace of mind. After a rigorous screening and selection process, the staff with Mothers’ Aides is confident in the knowledge that each childcare professional it places takes the responsibility of caregiving seriously.

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Love ‘N Care, LLC
7036 Eastbrook Ave., Ste. 200
Baltimore, Md. 21224
(410) 284-8355

Price: contact for individualized rates

Love ‘N Care offers parents of newborns that extra support and mothering they need when a new baby joins the household. The staff of experienced doulas provides moral, physical and emotional support to new mothers as they transition into being parents. Love ‘N Care’s specialized services extend to providing baby nurses, caring for multiples and providing short-term child care and nannies.

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White House Nannies, Inc.
7200 Wisconsin Ave, Suite 409
Bethesda, Md. 20814
(301) 654-1242 Permanent Division, (301) 652-8088 Temporary Division

Prices: $300 registration fee, placement fees apply

Founded in 1985, White House Nannies handles permanent and temporary nanny placement as well as babysitters for out-of-town visitors and event childcare staff. It even works with corporations to arrange back-up childcare for employees whose children are sick or unable to go to school. Armed with the understanding that no two placements are alike, White House Nannies works diligently to make the perfect match. It goes beyond the basics to understand each client’s needs and pair families with carefully screened candidates. White House Nannies doesn’t disappear after the placement; it provides on-going support to both nannies and families, earning it the reputation of having set a gold standard for childcare in the area.

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