Back-Up Child Care

The Nanny Network offers an in-home back-up child care service to support busy parents in the Baltimore, Maryland, Washington, DC and Northern Virginia areas when they find themselves in a pinch, typically, when:

  • Your regular caregiver is sick or otherwise unavailable
  • Your child(ren)’s day care or school is closed for vacations, holidays, parent-teacher conferences, professional development days, etc.

Our sitters are also available to care for your child(ren) for:

  • A date night
  • Special events (weddings, conferences, special events)

Our staff is available Monday-Thursday from 7:00 am-10:30 pm and Fridays from 7:00 am – 9:00 pm. We also are available to receive requests on Saturdays from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm, and Sundays from 9:00 am-9:00 pm. Requests for care can be made using our online book care form.

The Nanny Network can typically arrange for a caregiver to arrive at your home within an hour or two of receiving your request, however, we cannot guarantee placement. Generally, twenty-four hours advance notice is sufficient.


Please complete the book care form online whenever you discover you need a sitter, even at the last minute! In order to receive immediate service, you must complete the following, in advance:

  • An online application, available here.
  • Review any questions or concerns related to your application with a TNN staff member.
  • Sign and return our service agreement


As of January 1, 2022, our base hourly rate is $31.75 per hour (for 1-2 children).


The Nanny Network’s caregivers are W-2 employees of the Nanny Network; therefore all payroll, payroll taxes, workers comp, benefits and liability insurance will be covered by the agency.


The Nanny Network also works with companies in the region that wish to provide back-up child care support to their employees as an employee benefit. ┬áRates vary based on the scope and scale of your company’s needs. ┬áPlease call or email us for additional information.