To start your search, you’ll need to decide whether to use a nanny-finding website or a nanny agency.
Agencies typically charge between $900 and $4000, and can simplify the hiring process by offering ongoing support in exchange for handing over control of the search. Nanny-finding websites give you control over the process and a wide pool of caregivers, but you’ll need to invest more time in your search.
If you decide to go with a nanny-finding website such as Care.com, you’ll start by posting a job to let prospective nannies that you’re looking for care. Make sure you write a short, descriptive post with a title that will stand out to caregivers. After your post goes live, be prepared to interview a nanny the same day you get a response from her—the good ones go fast!