Nanny Placement Fees

Looking to hire a nanny on Cape Cod?

Nanny Kate & Co. offers a one-time only fee for our long-term placements. No recurring charges, no enrollment fee. See why families in Cape Cod, the South Shore, Boston and throughout Massachusetts trust Nanny Kate & Co.

Overnight Nannies

  • Assist families with their ongoing need for overnight care.
  • Most overnight nannies are responsible for infant care, the scope of overnight care is not limited to infants.
  • Pertaining to infant care, nannies are typically responsible for feeding, comforting, changing diapers, and monitoring the infant throughout the night.
  • The nanny is expected to remain awake during overnight hours unless  otherwise instructed by the parents.
  • Overnight nannies typically work 10p. – 7a.
  • No yearly fees

Part-Time Nanny

8%/yearly salary
  • Minimum one year with a family
  • Part-time nannies work an average of 25-34 hours per week and earn an average of $18-25+ per hour.
  • College educated and/or have 5 or more years of childcare experience and are CPR and First Aid Certified.
  • Responsible for ensuring the safety and security of the children in their care as well as promoting and supporting the children’s social, emotional, and physical development.
  • Additional responsibilities of a nanny can include cleaning, cooking, running family errands, and grocery shopping.
  • No yearly fees


10%/yearly salary
  • Responsible for educating children in a private setting.
  • College educated and can have previous teaching experience.
  • A governess is not responsible for any care relating to the children outside of the educational environment.
  • Governesses commit to specified periods of time depending on the needs of the family.
  • No yearly fees

Additional Services

Infant Care Specialists

Support and educate new moms, dads, and family members in all aspects of infant care and development. Infant Care specialists are consultants as well as caregivers. They are typically employed weekly or for the first couple of weeks of a baby’s life.
Fees: $75 for first 1 hour, $30/hour for each additional hour

Military Discounts

Military families enjoy a 10% discount on all full and part-time placements.


Frequently Asked Questions

I'm interested in hiring a nanny. How do I get started?

Excellent! We can’t wait to meet your family. Your journey to the perfect nanny begins with a FREE initial consultation. Simply complete our family application. Once we review your needs, we’ll schedule your family interview. Please know, this first interview is on us to be sure we can best meet your needs.

What happens if the nanny we choose ends up not being a good fit for our family?

If for any reason you or the nanny decide that the job placement is not a good fit, we offer a 30-day, no cost childcare replacement guarantee. After 30 days, and within one year of the original employment start date, we will replace the nanny for 50% of the original placement fee.

I've paid my nannies "under the table" before. What are tax implications for using an agency?

We encourage each family to pay their nanny legally and withhold the necessary federal and state taxes.  We partner with HomePay by Breedlove to provide our clients with the most accurate and up-to-date information to make the payment process as easy and seamless as possible.

I want to offer my nanny vacation time as a benefit. How do I decide paid vs. unpaid time, and how do I determine the number of weeks I should offer?

Paid and unpaid vacation time is a fantastic benefit to offer your nanny. If you decide to offer vacation time, typically families with a full time nanny will offer a 40 hour per week vacation period. Part time nannies can expect the hours per vacation week to be comparable to the number of hours they work per week (i.e. a nanny works 21 hours per week, they may be offered 21 hour per week vacation period).
The number of weeks and the option to be paid or unpaid varies with each family. Typically families will offer one week paid, and one week unpaid vacation per calendar year.

We own a small business and we would like to pay our nanny though our business. Is that possible?

Unfortunately, that is not considered a legal way to pay your nanny because the nanny is not directly contributing to the success of the business.

Is my nanny an employee or an independent contractor?

Your nanny is considered a household employee. As defined by Publication 926, “the worker is your employee if you can control not only what work is done, but how it is done.” This pertains not only to nannies, but to babysitters as well. Independent contractors have control over when and how they work as well as when and how they are paid.

Do I have to pay taxes when I hire a babysitter?

You are required to pay all necessary state and federal taxes for a babysitter or nanny whom you pay more than $1900 per calendar year.

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