About Us

what sets us apart

1 Longevity. We have been in business helping families and nannies since 1985.
2 Quality. A simple review of our testimonials will show you the level of our services.
3 Local Small Business. We are not a large clearing house. We offer a very personal approach that other larger agencies can't.

a few words about us

Owned and operated by Elizabeth Tedford, a Maine native.

Portland Nannies has been in business since 1985.  It is one of the oldest and most trusted nanny placement agencies in the country, bringing together nannies and families throughout the state of Maine. Elizabeth has been working with children for over 25 years, she graduated from an Early Childhood Education program and holds a bachelors degree in Business Administration.  She was born and raised in Maine and currently is raising her three children in South Portland.  She started as a nanny with the agency back in 2000 when she worked for the Bailinson family and their daughter, this is the same family that she babysat for in high school and they found her via Portland Nannies years later for their newest baby. Elizabeth continued to nanny for other families over the years while also working in the Portland Nannies office part time before the opportunity came in 2004 to buy out Portland Nannies.
"With decades of experience as a professional nanny,  I find it a privilege to be there for parents who need a childcare provider they can trust. My experience as a former nanny and employer of a nanny really help give me an understanding from both the nanny and family’s perspective."  As a member of the International Nanny Association, Elizabeth adheres to their guidelines for quality of service, which involve a passion for childcare, discrete confidentiality, and an in-depth knowledge of child development.

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