Back-up Child Care


The Nanny Network offers an in-home back-up child care service for families living in the Baltimore, MD and Washington, D.C. metropolitan areas who need child care when they’re in a pinch, typically when:

    1. Their children are mildly sick and cannot attend day care or school
    2. Their regular caregiver is sick or otherwise unavailable
    3. Their child(ren)’s day care or school is closed for vacations, holidays, parent-teacher conferences, professional development days, etc.

    WHEN CAN PARENTS CALL?
    Our staff is available Monday-Thursday from 7:00 am-9:00 pm and Fridays from 7:00 am-6:00 pm. We also are available to receive requests on Saturdays from 10:00 am-2:00 pm and Sundays from 5:00 pm-9:00 pm.

    HOW DO PARENTS SUBMIT A REQUEST?

    Requests for care can be made over the phone, via e-mail (backupcare@nanny-network.com), or using the Book a Sitter form on our website. Our office number is (410) 321-1566.

    The Nanny Network can typically locate a caregiver within an hour or two; however, the more notice we are given, the greater the chance for a successful placement. Generally, twenty-four hours’ advance notice is sufficient.

    ARRANGING FOR CHILD CARE
    Parents can submit a request for a caregiver whenever the need is discovered, even at the last minute! In order to receive immediate service, parents must do the following in advance:

    1. Complete an online application
    2. Review any questions or concerns related to the application with a TNN staff member
    3. Sign and return our service agreement

    THE CAREGIVERS’ PAY
    The caregivers should be paid directly by the parents (as their temporary household employee), at the end of service. Back-up caregivers in Baltimore typically make between $15-20 per hour while caregivers in the Washington, DC area typically make $16-22 per hour. Clients are asked to provide an hourly rate range that they are comfortable with at the time of booking. The Nanny Network staffing team will book a caregiver with the right skill set and required hourly rate for each and every request!