Back-up Child Care
by Dulany Dent on 05 Apr, 2017
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:
- Their children are mildly sick and cannot attend day care or school
- Their regular caregiver is sick or otherwise unavailable
- 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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!