The Nanny Network, LLC is a boutique nanny placement agency headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland. The company was founded in 1995 and is a proud long-standing member of both the Association of Premier Nanny Agencies (APNA) and the International Nanny Association (INA).
Our nannies are hand-selected to meet your needs; they'll even play on the job! We take a sincere interest in your family, and our track record reflects our commitment to providing the best service possible.
Looking to boost attendance at your special event? The Nanny Network offers a safe and secure group child care service for those who are planning weddings, conferences, corporate or other special events.
The Nanny Network offers an in-home back-up child care service for businesses in the Baltimore, Washington, DC, and Richmond metropolitan areas that are interested in supporting their employees when they’re in a pinch
The Nanny Network, LLC is an independent nanny placement agency serving the Baltimore and Washington, DC metropolitan areas. The company has a long, successful track record matching experienced nannies with families and is proud of its long-standing relationships within the community. Drawing off her experience in recruiting, management, business, and parenting, Dulany Dent, a working mom of 3, owns and operates The Nanny Network, understanding clients’ challenges in finding quality in-home child care firsthand. Dulany and the rest of The Nanny Network staff are committed to providing the highest level of customer service and to facilitating the nanny search and placement process with the least amount of work required by the family. Read through some client testimonials to learn more about the substance behind the agency’s placement services and the essence of The Nanny Network client experience.
The Nanny Network is a long-standing member of the Association of Premier Nanny Agencies and the International Nanny Association, and is committed to upholding the best business practices and highest level of professionalism in the industry. Dulany was honored to join the APNA Board of Directors in 2015.
The office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM. The on-call hours for temporary clients in urgent need of emergency child care are Monday-Thursday 7:00 AM-9:00 AM and 4:00-8:00 PM, Fridays 7:00-9:00 AM and 4:00-6:00 PM, and Sundays 5:00-8:00 PM. If you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us.
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PRESIDENT / OWNER
I took over as the President of The Nanny Network in 2006. At that time, I had experience in the business world but more importantly, I had experience as a working mom.
Kara Van Wyngarden
I joined The Nanny Network team in 2010 as the agency's Placement Director. It was a natural fit, having assisted children and parents for over 20 years.
DIRECTOR OF PERMANENT PLACEMENTS
Combining my experience of being a working mom with 13 years in the recruitment field, I am passionate about guiding parents through their childcare decision making process.
My background in business and education combined with over 20 years of childcare experience has given me the skills and expertise necessary to help The Nanny Network grow.
I am passionate about helping others and am thrilled to play a role in helping families connect with nannies.
Our nannies are hand-selected to meet your needs; they'll even play on the job! We take a sincere interest in your family, and our track record reflects our commitment to providing the best service possible. The Nanny Network has helped countless families since the agency was founded in 1995 and is pleased to now offer our full suite of services in Baltimore, MD; Washington, D.C.; and northern Virginia.
As a proud member of the Association of Premier Nanny Agencies (APNA), The Nanny Network promotes the industry's best business practices and adheres to APNA's Code of Ethics and Standards of Ethical Practices. The Nanny Network is also a long-standing member of the International Nanny Association (INA). With many satisfied clients who have relied on us over the years for quality in-home childcare, we remain committed to excellence!
Let us walk you through our process and tell you more about your steps, should you decide to work with us.
“The Nanny Network was extremely helpful in our nanny search process and put us at ease from the first meeting. Their personal touch throughout the course of our search was comforting and we truly feel that they cared to help find the perfect nanny match for our family.”
“We moved to the Baltimore area with new job responsibilities and no established social network. When we considered the importance of excellent care for our three children, our schedules, and our finances, we decided to hire a nanny. We wanted to use a trusted agency with appropriate tools for screening nanny candidates. The Nanny Network had a number of candidates that fit our needs. They also prepared us to become employers by coaching us on interviewing strategies and preparing us for our new legal and tax responsibilities. The Nanny Network made finding and hiring a nanny a painless experience. Because of their attention to detail, we would not hesitate to use their services again. Thank you Nanny Network.”
“The Nanny Network has provided our family with multiple highly qualified nannies for both temporary and permanent positions. Our children have been safe and well cared for – we highly recommend this agency!”
“The Nanny Network has consistently provided us with high caliber nannies to assist with child care for our three young sons in the evenings and on weekends. We have employed seven different nannies from The Nanny Network’s temporary pool, and each of these nannies is professional, well-experienced and compassionate towards our children. Each has been especially patient, loving and accepting towards our two year old son, who has Down Syndrome. We have been impressed with their ability to handle a baby while simultaneously entertaining two high-energy grade school-age boys. The Nanny Network undoubtedly seeks out highly skilled and dedicated child care providers. The Nanny Network staff responds quickly to requests and works to accommodate our needs, providing us with nannies with whom I feel comfortable leaving my children time and time again.”
“After searching online, and becoming frustrated by the lack of quality candidates and professionalism of responders, we hired The Nanny Network to help us find our nanny. They asked us exactly what we were looking for and we had plenty of qualified candidates that were pre-screened and qualified. We only interviewed who we wanted, and when we needed to make adjustments in the search, The Nanny Network adjusted as well and sent new candidates. We were in a hurry to find someone, so we had a very accelerated timeframe, and The Nanny Network came through for us twice. The staff is very warm and approachable, and they communicate with you and the candidate throughout the entire process. I never would have been able to do this myself. It was a wonderful experience working with them!”
“About 6 months ago, my childcare situation changed dramatically. Up to this point, my husband had been going to school at nights and taking care of our infant during the day. He was about to go back to work and we had another child due in a few months. I really did not have the time or energy to do an extensive nanny search. However, I was not about to leave my children with someone without due diligence being done. With that said, by the time we were ready to really begin our search, we only had 2 weeks to find someone. I had two trusted friends who had nannies through The Nanny Network and they both were very happy with the service. These friends did have the luxury of “shopping around” for nanny agencies prior to engaging The Nanny Network. So, a lot of my work was done for me. I called them and right away was impressed with their flexibility and capability to meet my time needs and restraints. We had 5 nannies to interview within days. I was given resumes and references for each candidate before we met them. We were also given the peace of mind that a background check would be done for us. The toughest part was choosing which woman to hire. The candidates were all strong. Our nanny has now been with us for several months and already she feels like she is part of the family. I don’t think twice walking out the door in the morning knowing that my children are loved and well-taken care of. I cannot thank The Nanny Network enough for the indispensable service they provided to us.”
“We have been so pleased with every aspect of The Nanny Network. They not only simplified the nanny search process but also found a professional, capable and loving nanny for our daughter. Dulany and her team provided a truly personal service for us and we have recommended The Nanny Network to everyone!”
“We have used the Nanny Network a number of times over the past 4 years. Each time, we have received excellent service — prompt, responsive and attentive to our particular needs. We have consistently received a number of excellent candidates from which to choose. And most importantly, The Nanny Network does a terrific job of weeding through all the potential candidates and trying to send us the best for our family. We also have used The Nanny Network’s temporary service and they have always done their best to find us excellent folks with very little notice.”
“I wanted to write and thank you for helping us find our nanny, Monica. Having never hired a nanny before I found the services that your company offers extremely helpful. I liked that every applicant was asked to fill out the same questionnaire so I had a basis of comparison. I also was appreciative that the applicants undergo background checks when the time comes. Selecting the person to care for your children is a really big decision and I felt well-informed and confident through the process. I liked that your team had some additional knowledge about the person and who might be right for our nanny. Picking someone blindly off the internet or in the paper is not the way we wanted to go. I used the references you provided for each applicant and this was a great source of information as well. We ended up deciding between two really great candidates (in our opinion) and are thrilled with our selection. Monica is so warm and caring and genuinely loves our kids. We couldn’t be happier.”
“Thanks so much. You guys helped me over a hump in a difficult week! Both nannies were terrific (as usual)! It gives me great peace of mind to know that you all choose the nannies so carefully!”
“We used The Nanny Network to find our nanny and found the service to be a great value. As working parents, we had very limited time to do a search and qualify candidates, let alone interview a raft of people. The “short list” of pre-qualified candidates we got from the Nanny Network allowed us to focus on the in-person interviews and determine who was the best fit for our children. We would use the service again without reservation.”
If you are a child care professional seeking a nanny job, we are the service for you, and it’s free! You pay us absolutely nothing for our help in finding you a job!
The Nanny Network, LLC takes a personal, hands-on approach with its nannies and families. We take extra time to understand what you are looking for in a job. We believe this is a large part of why so many of the nannies we place come back to us when their jobs end and they are ready to search again, even after several years. Let us walk you through our process and show you the steps you’ll take if you choose to work with us. We also have some information about nanny salaries and compensation.
We are recruiting for temporary backup care nannies in all service areas Monday-Sunday. Hours vary from 7am onwards for half and full day shifts. Jobs will suit both drivers and non-drivers, subject to area and client. The nanny will be caring for children ranging in age from infants to school age either throughout the day or evening. A great opportunity to work around your own schedule.
We are especially looking to increase our pool of caregivers in the DC and surrounding areas.
Start date: ASAP
Salary: $12-$15 per hour pre-tax subject to location of work (Baltimore vs. DC Metro vs. Richmond)
Federal Hill. Family looking to find an energetic, engaging and nurturing nanny for their infant born July 2017. The successful applicant will genuinely love engaging with their infant, exposing them to music, learning and introducing them to other sensory experiences. Duties will include all child’s laundry, bottle prep and meal prep (as and when), straightening areas of the home used by the Nanny and infant in addition to scheduling a varied program of other age appropriate activities. The family have 3 major parks within walking distance from their home, together with shops and museums and would like for the Nanny to utilize these local amenities. The neighborhood is family friendly with many opportunities to meet other Nannies. The family have a no shoes approach at home and cleanliness (frequent hand washing) is important to them, a Nanny should feel comfortable working within these parameters. The schedule will be Mon-Thurs 8.30 am-4.30 pm, with generally a half day on a Friday from 10-2 (some flexibility to do a full day required with notice).The father does work from home a few days each week and has a self contained office in the basement. Driver with own car required, may consider Nanny with own child, start asap, salary $14-17/hr pre tax subject to experience.
Start date: ASAP
Location: Federal Hill, MD
Salary: $14-17 per hour pre tax
Roland Park. Professional, busy and energetic family looking to find a Nanny with a structured, organized and energized approach to their work. This family are looking to find a nanny with infant experience to care for their baby due mid October 2017. The family also have 2 pre school aged children who are in a full time program at Bryn Mawr. Care would be needed on occasion for the older children on snow days and school vacations for example. The older children will be taken to and collected from their school (walking distance) by the Father the majority of the time. The family would like for the nanny to embrace structure and routine with regards to sleeping and napping, taking a disciplined approach to the schedule for the infant. The successful applicant will be someone who plans ahead of time, sees what needs doing and demonstrates initiative. The family are strong communicators and would like the same from their nanny. The family describe themselves as high energy, busy and very family orientated. Duties will be children’s laundry, children’s bottle and meal prep, errands associated with the children and the planning of age appropriate activities and experiences for the children. The Father is a Teacher and therefore he has the Summer time off and so the nanny should welcome a tag team approach throughout that time, whereby they may be responsible for the older children or just the baby or all three children. The role will be 5 days a week, M-F from 7.30am – 5.30pm, driver required (may be able to provide car but minimal driving required) salary $15-16 per hour pre tax.
Start date: Dec 2017
Pets: 1 small dog
Location: Roland Park, MD
Salary: $15-16 per hour pre tax
Lutherville Area. We are looking to find an all star experienced Nanny, ready to take on the challenge and joy of infant identical twins. The successful applicant will have proven multiples experience, a detail oriented and structured approach to the day with the understanding and knowledge of the intricacies of multiples and their relationship as they grow and develop. As new parents, this professional couple are looking for guidance and expertise but also someone that respects their need for structure with regard to sleep and feeding routines. Qualities that will describe the best fit include respectful, organized, and nurturing. Your duties will include child related laundry, bottles and meals, straightening areas of the home used throughout the day, planning appropriate age related activities for the twins as they grow and implementing an on-going schedule. On occasion the Mom works from home on a Wednesday and the Father works from home throughout each week at certain times when he is not scheduled in meetings. The home office is separate in the family basement. The children’s Grandparents live close by and will be visiting the twins a few times a week to say hello and see how they are doing and so the Nanny should feel comfortable and respectful of this relationship. A driver with their own car is required. The Nanny will be required to have certain vaccines and there may be some cameras in the home. The role will be from 8am to 5pm Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri with an additional 4 hours or so (flexible) on Weds perhaps from 9am -1pm. The twins are due around middle of Nov and Mom will be returning to work towards the end of Feb 2018. Ideally the Nanny will start in Feb 18 to include a 3-4 week hand over. If the right person came along sooner, the couple would be very happy to employ the Nanny sooner (around the holidays) for 3 days per week going FT at the end of Feb. Salary $17-20/hr subject to experience.
Start date: Part Time Mid Nov or Full Time Feb 2018
Location: Lutherville, MD
Salary: $17-20 per hour pre-tax
Severna Park, MD. Family looking to find a warm, loving and kind-hearted Nanny for their infant and toddler. The schedule will be Monday – Friday from 8am until 5pm. Your duties will be child related to include taking the children on outings, scheduling home based play (reading with the children is very important the the family, together with limited TV time), bottles and meal prep and when time allows the children’s laundry. The successful applicant will have a high energy approach to their work and be able to manage the demands of an active toddler and infant, being able to show organization and patience. You will have proven infant experience. The outdoors and being active is also important to the family. The family have Grandparents in the area and the Nanny should be comfortable with an occasional visit. Mom works from home but will be in a self contained office with limited interaction with the children. A great family and a great job! Start mid Dec, car provided, salary $15-18/hr pre tax.
Start date: Mid Dec 2017
Location: Severna Park, MD
Salary: $15-18 per hour pre tax
Owings Mills. Are you a great communicator, enjoy working together with a family as a team, enjoy sharing ideas and having a collaborative approach to your work? This could be the right job for you. We have a family looking to find a loving and nurturing Nanny for their school aged and infant children. Attributes that are most important are the ability to share information, communicate well and being passionate about engaging with the children. Your role will be Mon-Fri from 9am until 4pm with child only related duties. During the school vacation the older child will attend camps but there may be odd days or longer afternoons where care will be for both children. In the main, care will be for the infant. The family like for the children to be engaged in language, music and for the nanny to encourage a love of reading and sensory exploration. Trips may include library visits, enjoying fresh air at the park and also home based play. Mom works from home and so the ideal candidate will be a professional that is comfortable with this set up. There will be minimal driving required with the exception of local activities. Car can be provided for the Nanny to use when required. The family have 2 spaniels, although no care required. Start asap, salary $14-16/hr pre tax.
Start date: asap
Pets: 2 medium dogs
Location: Owings Mills, MD
Salary: $114-16 per hour pre-tax
For all nannies who have previously registered with The Nanny Network, please e-mail our Director of Permanent Placements, Clare Riley, and indicate which current job opening interests you.
We’re pleased to now offer two ways to submit your application to us! You can instantly submit your application to us online (preferred) or you can download a printable application and mail or fax it to our office. Following your application submission, please e-mail our Director of Permanent Placements, Clare Riley, and indicate which current job opening interests you.
“I have worked with The Nanny Network for a number of years and have always found them to be very helpful, caring and understanding of my needs and also the family’s needs who are looking for caregivers. They are a great agency to work for and I have always gotten a lot of assignments through them, sometimes having to turn down some as I have been booked constantly. I am very proud to say I call The Nanny Network my friends.”
“I have been working with The Nanny Network for almost 5 years. I love working with these ladies as they have been a great help to me. Thanks to them, I have been able to care for many families and I love what I do. They are very personable, and anything you need from them, they’re always there to address any concerns or questions. When I think about what The Nanny Network stands for, I would say caring, personable, professional, honest and understanding. They work with you and I can truly say that they have made an impact on my life and I’m forever grateful.”
“I have been working with The Nanny Network for over 2 years. It gives me great joy to be associated with such a great agency. The staff is the best. Kara is a joy. I would recommend The Nanny Network to anyone who is looking for a child care job or for child care services.”
“The Nanny Network to me was a life raft. I decided to become a nanny back in 2009 and, as a nanny, we know children grow up and families move on. But, because of The Nanny Network and their amazing network of families, I always have a job with the most amazing children, whether it be a temp job or a long-term job or an on-call nanny job.”
“I want to thank all of you for your help in getting me nanny jobs in the area. I have been using your services for a long time and I want to let you know that I have been very happy with all the families you sent me to. Thank you again”
“Thank you for everything you do to provide clients, nannies and co-workers with so many incredible opportunities and assistance. I have had the pleasure of meeting so many wonderful people and have had great experiences! Thanks!”
“The Nanny Network has the best staff, who really want to help you find what you are looking for. They are hard-working and will do whatever it takes to help you find a job! I’m so glad I found them!”
“As a nanny getting leads and finding potential prospects can be a challenge. My sister introduced me to the Nanny Network about a year ago. The Nanny Network takes all of the guess work out of finding leads. The women who spend their day matching caregivers to families do an amazing job! They are supportive and have a strong communication channel with all parties involved. The family that I currently work for I found before I joined the Nanny Network however they are away 90% of the summer, because of the efforts of the Nanny Network I was able to work multiple jobs with various families throughout the summer and maintain my livelihood. Thanks Nanny Network you guys rock!.”
“I totally love the ladies at the Nanny Network! I worked as one of the nannies for the company and my experience has been nothing but wonderful. They are always so pleasant and professional whenever I talk to them. I could not be more pleased with their services. Keep up the great work, ladies!”
The Nanny Network works with a variety of companies in the Baltimore, MD; Washington, D.C.; and Richmond, Virginia, metropolitan areas that wish to provide top-of-the-line child care for their constituents. Whether they’re companies who provide back-up child care support to their employees to reduce absenteeism, hotels that want to offer the best sitter service for their guests, or event planners who are looking to incorporate on-site group child care for a special event, the Nanny Network can ensure a safe, dependable and professional experience on a corporate level for all.
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515 E. Joppa Road, Suite 102
Towson, MD 21286
(410) 321-1566 – Phone
(410) 558-6220 – Fax
WASHINGTON, DC OFFICE
11140 Rockville Pike, Suite 400
Rockville, MD 20852
(301) 329-5944 – Phone
Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
*CLOSED ON SATURDAYS*
Monday – Thursday: 7:00 – 9:00 AM and 4:00 – 8:00 PM
Friday: 7:00 – 9:00 AM and 4:00 – 6:00 PM
Sunday: 5:00 – 8:00 PM