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.
Start date: ASAP
Salary: $12-$15 per hour pre-tax subject to location of work (Baltimore vs. DC Metro vs. Richmond)
Whitehall (15 minutes from Jacksonville) Family looking to find a nanny to love, nurture and embrace their baby born in Jan 17. The family live in a large rural property adjacent to 3 other farms all owned and lived in by other family members. The vast acreage has horses, cows, miniature pigs and is a child’s heaven! The family home is a newly renovated farmhouse with plenty of space for children to enjoy and play. There is already a nanny who cares for their toddler, who spends most of the days out and about on the farm or participating in activities. The family have a small dog and other family members may on occasion bring their dogs into the home. No pet care is required. The ideal nanny will concentrate solely on the new baby, establishing and maintaining sleep and feeding routines, engaging the baby in play as they grow and eventually enjoying external activities such as music classes, play groups and other age appropriate activities. The family would prefer that the baby is engaged and kept on its own schedule rather than having to follow it siblings more active program of activities. The role will be Mon-Fri and the hours can be negotiated for the right person with the minimum being 40, but if the right person wanted more hours up to around 50 hours per week this could be accommodated. Start times are flexible but 7.30/8 until 5.30/6 give any applicants a good idea of what could work. During some winter mths the family may travel and stay in Wellington FL and they would love for the nanny to join them (not essential). Father works out of the home, but Mother works either out of the home, in her home office (in another building on the property) or will be around and working alongside nanny other times. Attributes that the family are looking to find are patience, kindness, attention to detail and a willingness to share knowledge and expertise. Driver required but nanny car provided for work related duties. Start asap, salary $15-18/hr pre tax.
Start date: ASAP
Pets: 1 Dog, horses, cows, pigs on the farm
Location: Whitehall, MD
Salary: $15-18 per hour pre-tax
Family looking to find an experienced, professional, kind and nurturing nanny for their infant and school age child. A great opportunity to become an integral part of this family’s team, utilizing multiple skills in caring for a precious young infant and school age child. The role will be Mon-Fri from 8am – 4pm, mainly be caring for the infant throughout the school day while the older child attends Timonium Elementary (walk able from the family home). The successful nanny will have experience in and a strong interest in the developmental play of young infants. The family are looking to find someone who thoroughly enjoys interacting and engaging with infants, beyond meeting their basic needs. For example, they would love to find a nanny who would play music, talk and be creative in their cognitive development. During school breaks the nanny will also care for the older child. Duties will include taking care of the children’s laundry, children’s meals and any driving associated with the children. A driver with their own car is required. No Pets. Start Sept 2017, salary $15-17 per hour pre tax.
Start date: Sept 2017
Salary: $15-17/hr pre tax
Cockeysville area. Family looking to find an upbeat, experienced and firm Nanny/House Manager for two children aged 11 and 16 years. This long term role will be 5 days per week starting the day at 6.30am overseeing the children getting themselves organized and ready to leave for school. The Nanny/House Manager will leave the family home at 7am and drop both children at Friends school by 7.30am. Each afternoon the children should be collected from Friends at 3.30pm and either brought home or taken to activities. The youngest child has riding lessons twice a week and other practices/activities may take place throughout the school year. Most evenings will finish by 6.30 or 7pm with an earlier finish around 4/4.30pm on a Friday. Duties include children’s meal preparation; family laundry; driving to activities; school drop offs and pick ups; supervision of homework for the youngest child and keeping them on task; family errands; family grocery shopping; organizing for vendors/contractors to be at the home for repairs etc; letting the dog into the yard and taking him to the vets/groomer as required (large Bernese Mountain dog) and other general straightening of the home. The House Managers role can be done during the school day and it is not a requirement for this to be done each day. The nanny/House Manager can set their own schedule to complete the additional tasks. Start July, family will provide a car for all driving whilst at work, full medical insurance, paid vacation, annual bonus and salary $18-20 per hour pre tax.
Start date: July 2017
Pets: Yes Large Bernese Mountain Dog
Location: Cockeysville Area, MD
Salary: $17-20/hr pre tax
Towson area. Do you love the challenge of multiples? Do you want to be part of a loving and supportive family team? This family are seeking a professional and experienced Nanny for their infant twins. The role will be Monday – Friday from 9am – 5pm. You will be have an organized but calm and flexible approach to your work, you will recognize when structure and routine is essential but when spontaneity and give and take are better placed. The family have grandparents who are hugely important to them and whom will be living at the family home for some months of the year, The grandparents have a wonderful bond and help care for the twins and therefore the nanny should embrace a supportive and collaborative approach to the care. You will willingly share your expertise and guide parents and grandparents as you see appropriate. The Father works from home in a separate office. The family have 3 medium dogs who lie asleep most of the day and may occasionally need letting into the fenced yard. Driver with own car or would consider a non driver. Start Beg Aug, salary negotiable for the right person. Interviews will be taking place over the next 2 weeks.
Start date: Aug 2017
Pets: 3 medium dogs
Location: Towson, MD
Salary: $15-17/hr pre tax
Arlington, VA, This family are looking to find a professional, organized, structured House Manager to join their family team. The role will be a guaranteed 40 hours per week Mon-Fri. Typical hours will be from 10am-6pm with flexibility for an occasional 8am-4pm (with notice). The family usually require 1 later evening each week when they attend a work function or dinner. The role is to manage the household and take the reins in the parents absence. Duties will include, family errands, family grocery shopping, family laundry, warming children’s meals (not cooking), straightening the house, loading/unloading dishwasher and generally taking the initiative to keep the household running smoothly and maintaining its tidiness and organization. For the next year the youngest child will attend a year round program at First Baptist Child Development Center from 8-3.30pm and so the Nanny/House Manager will be required to collect them in the afternoon, 1 mile from the family home. The older child takes the bus to Taylor Elementary School and will be met by the Nanny/House Manager at 4pm from the bus stop. Throughout the schools Summer vacation, they will need to be taken and dropped at various camps within a 5 mile radius. During the year the children attend after school sports on some evenings and so the Nanny/House Manager will be responsible for driving to these local pursuits. This role require discipline, organization, an attention to detail, someone forward thinking and able to take the initiative without being micro managed. A great opportunity for someone who likes to plan, organize and keep busy. Family have 2 cats. Start asap, driver with own car required, salary $20-22/hr, paid vacation and mileage reimbursement.
Start date: asap 2017
Pets: 2 cats
Location: Arlington, VA
Lutherville area. Part time Nanny required for school aged child and new born due in June 2017. This family are looking to find an energetic, self starter who is a confident, open and honest communicator. The role is guaranteed 25 hours either Mon-Fri, 11.30am – 4.30pm or flexibility to work 25 hours over 4 days for the right person. Duties will include children’s laundry, bottle prep and meal prep for the older child. You will be responsible for creating engaging activities and enjoying the outdoors with the children. Driver required,nanny car available for use at work and for daily 3pm collection of older child attending Bridges Montessori (Providence Road). Applicants must feel comfortable that Mom works from home in self contained office (something new for Mom who has always worked out of the home) and the family have 3 cats. May suit applicant with own child subject to age and salary requirement. Start mid Sept 2017, paid vacation, salary $15-16/hr pre tax.
Start date: Sept 2017
Pets: 3 cats
Location: Lutherville, MD
Salary: $15-16/hr pre tax
nanny Fallston, Family looking to find a very special Nanny for their very special son. The successful nanny will be looking for a long term position and want to become a major part of their support network. The role will be afternoons Tues – Sat (Sat ideally but could be 4 days for the right person). A little about the boy……he is aged 11 years and was born with Downs Syndrome, but the size and has cognitive capabilities of a 5-6 year old. This little boy is non-verbal and entirely tube fed. He is a child who is socially engaging,communicates very successfully using his Ipad LAMP program and some of his own signs. His feeding and hydration is done entirely through a pump and is very well managed and can be done on the move and the child does not create any resistance. The family describe the procedures as “easy when you know how” and will provide significant guidance and training prior to leaving the nanny to carry out the procedure. The nanny does not need prior experience but must be confident and capable. The child is physically capable and enjoys horse riding on his own, he needs some assistance in the pool but loves the water, he plays basketball and baseball and has a very sociable and active lifestyle. This little boy has a big and loveable personality but can be stubborn. Regarding his potty training he needs a reminder to use the bathroom and will have some accidents (his parents feel that with consistent training this could be improved). The family have a service labradoodle who is in training to become the child’s companion dog and sleeping companion. The right nanny will be love dogs, not mind getting down and dirty playing and will embrace the dog as such a huge part of the child’s life. This little boy loves to visit the zoo and the park, he loves to people watch in Starbucks and loves to meet new people, asking his parents each morning “who is coming today!”. Mornings he attends Trellis School and the nanny will be required to collect him at 2.30pm each day except Weds when he needs collecting at 12.30pm. For most days he is then driven home for a feed and to play/relax after his busy morning. On Mondays and Thursday afternoons the nanny will take him for his horse riding lessons. The successful applicant should be confident and not phased, love to interact and be engaging, be interested in the developments of this child and become an integral part of the family. The nanny’s schedule would be Monday off, Tuesdays 2:30-9:00, Weds 12:30-5:30, Thurs 2:30-9:00, Fri 2:30-9:30, sat times are flexible but another 5 hours for example 5:00-9:00 Sat nanny could be a separate or the same person but should be consistent), total 30 hours to include Saturdays. The role is mainly the care of and engagement with the little boy. If time allows doing his laundry but the family are not making this a requirement. There will be lots of support and guidance from these great parents. Driver with own car required, paid vacation, mileage reimbursement and start asap. Salary $16-20/hr pre tax for the right person. For the right person this will be a wonderful opportunity to make a difference and an incredibly rewarding job.
Start date: asap 2017
Pets: 1 service dog labradoodle
Location: Fallston, MD
Salary: $16-20 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
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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