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 SUBMIT A REQUEST?
    Our staff is available Monday-Friday from 7:00am-9:00pm. We are also available for limited weekend hours for on-call needs. Parents can also place a child care request online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    ARRANGING FOR CHILD CARE

    Parents can submit a request for a caregiver whenever the need is discovered, even at the last minute! The quickest and easiest way to submit a request is online using the Book a Sitter form on our website. Our staff is also available to take requests over the phone or via e-mail (backupcare@nanny-network.com). 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.

    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!