The Nanny Network, LLC is celebrating 25 years in business as an independent child care staffing 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 The Nanny Network, understanding clients’ challenges in finding quality in-home child care firsthand. Dulany and the rest of The Nanny Network team 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 serve on the APNA Board of Directors from 2015-2019. The Nanny Network is a proud partner in the national One to One campaign, launched in April 2020 to help provide companies with a quick, safe, and affordable child care solution for employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In addition to traditional in-home nanny and sitter placement services, and our new School@Home and Camp@Home programs, The Nanny Network also offers household management services through its sister agency Sidekick. Sidekick was launched in 2018 after much feedback from our clients who were looking for support in the format of laundry service, errand service, grocery shopping, household projects and simple meal prep.
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-Friday 7:00 AM-9:00 AM and 4:00-9:00 PM, Saturdays from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM, and Sundays 5:00-9:00 PM. If you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please send us an e-mail or 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.
I am passionate about helping others and am thrilled to play a role in helping families connect with nannies.
Janice Wilkins STAFFING SPECIALIST I am a strong believer in service being the rent you pay for room on this earth (credit to Shirley Chisholm) and have dedicated my life to the service of others. Shirleyanna Davis STAFFING SPECIALIST I have always had a passion for advocacy and service. I firmly believe in helping others and always lending a helping hand. Emily Thomas WEEKEND STAFFING COORDINATOR I spent over 10 years working as a nanny. Both my educational and professional backgrounds have provided me with extensive experience in child care and household management.
I am a strong believer in service being the rent you pay for room on this earth (credit to Shirley Chisholm) and have dedicated my life to the service of others.
I have always had a passion for advocacy and service. I firmly believe in helping others and always lending a helping hand.
WEEKEND STAFFING COORDINATOR
I spent over 10 years working as a nanny. Both my educational and professional backgrounds have provided me with extensive experience in child care and household management.
I have the pleasure of providing service in matching up our families with our amazing caregivers. My desire is to assist in pairing the best fit possible for each nanny and family.
PERMANENT PLACEMENT MANAGER
Throughout my career I have dedicated my time to helping children learn and grow. I have always loved caring for children and creating happy memories for them.
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! We are pleased to now offer an array of in-home and remote jobs given the new state of the world. You can now apply for the following:
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.
“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 and Washington, D.C. 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.
The Nanny Network is a proud partner in the One to One campaign that was launched in April 2020 to help bring more qualified child care to essential workers in the national effort to combat COVID-19. If you are interested in providing back-up child care to your employees, something that makes a meaningful impact in their stress and productivity, please email us to start a conversation.
515 E. Joppa Road, Suite 102
Towson, MD 21286
(410) 321-1566 – Phone
(410) 558-6220 – Fax
WASHINGTON, DC OFFICE
6710A Rockledge Drive, Suite 400
Bethesda, MD 20817
(301) 329-5944 – Phone
Monday – Friday: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Monday – Friday: 7:00 – 8:30 AM and 4:30 – 9:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sunday: 5:00 – 9:00 PM