Elizabeth, you have been amazing.  Thank you so much.  I have been arranging this for 17 years and by far you have been the best to work with.  Very much appreciated.

Kim B,   Event Childcare Client

I cannot thank you enough for connecting us with Amanda. She was a DREAM.  My son was immediately comfortable with her and they had a ball the entire afternoon and into the evening.   We will be highly recommending your service for anyone coming through Portland.   Thank you so much for everything.
Casey, Hotel babysitting family

Thanks so much!!! Working with you has literally been my dream come true, Elizabeth!

Schwetz Family, Falmouth

” Cat was absolutely amazing. It is such a relief to come home and find your kids happy and having fun. I could definitely tell my daughter enjoyed her because she asked if she could return.  To be honest, and I was also honest with Cat, our kids we’re both a little bit at each other in the morning and angry with one another however, after Cat’s visit, they seem to have changed moods around and we’re getting along great the rest of the day.  Cat had no problem balancing what each child wanted to do and before I left the house heard her making a 15 min plan with them and asking what they enjoyed.

I’m sure she doesn’t need any more, but she is the 5 star sitter!
Thank you! ”

-Scarborough Babysitting Family

I have worked  with Elizabeth Sage for 12-years as a nanny for Portland Nannies.  During that time I have found Elizabeth to be professional, and exceptional at what she does for people.  Caring not only about the families that she helps, but also about her nannies that she values.   She is an excellent communicator, she has a true talent for “matchmaking” bringing families and nannies together for the love, care and development of the children.  She works tirelessly, always.  She is open, honest, and a joy to work with.  It is a true honor to be a Portland Nanny.

Elizabeth’s application process is extensive, a 10 page thorough evaluation of each nanny’s philosophy on childcare, along with their personality, temperament and skill set education and experience.   After that, she has a thoughtful and insightful interview.  Next she completes background checks, both criminal and driving.  She follows through on calling recommendations.  The nanny packet that she sends each family with nanny information, application, resume, cover letter, is nothing short of STELLAR!  She updates her family postings weekly, they are well written, and capture the heart of each family and what their needs are perfectly.  This helps a potential nanny to know right up front what the job consists of, if it meets the needs of what the nanny is looking for, the location, the job expected, and the package a family will offer.  She sends these postings to her nannies weekly, and she also posts them on her website.  If you are a family looking for a nanny, a household manager, or a babysitter, you are in the right place.

If you live in Maine, or are moving to Maine, Elizabeth Sage, at Portland Nannies, is your go to person to find qualified and exceptional help.   Whatever your need is, Elizabeth will find you the perfect nanny for you.     If you decide, as a parent, to work with Elizabeth, you will know that she is passionate about her agency, she is kind, thoughtful, meticulous and a wonderful connector of people.

If you are lucky enough to be selected as a Portland Nanny (she rejects 75% of applicants) then Elizabeth will always look out for your best interests to find you a family that will truly value you and the important work you do, one that will offer you a complete professional package with both remuneration, holiday pay, bonus pay, sick and vacation time, and she will find a family that respects you and the work you do. Because helping to love and raise someone’s child, IS the most important work that can be done.

Elizabeth Sage is a person that makes everyone feel like the most important person in the room, and that, in and of itself, is a priceless gift.

Brenda, Nanny in Portland & Windham 

I would love to give a huge positive “shout out” to you Elizabeth, your professionalism, compassion, patience, understanding, etc…From the first conversation we had, I was beyond impressed and felt like we could talk for hours about this very important work we nannies do to help raise our precious children, support the family/ parents, etc…It is not for the faint of heart but nothing more critical in my opinion!!
Suzanne, nanny in Falmouth

” Thank you so much Elizabeth!  I’m so impressed with how friendly, helpful and organized you are.  I’ve let some other moms I know who are considering hiring nannies for their babies/toddlers this fall that I think you seem really great to work with and that I definitely recommend contacting you.  We had Lily babysit our children, she the sweetest! My kids say to this day that she is their favorite too. She is just absolutely the nicest, most thoughtful person.  I hope things at school and with all else are going really well for Lily. That girl is amazing and is going to do outstanding things in this world.”

Reid Family, Falmouth

Hello! We had Amanda sit for us last night and I just wanted to let you know that she was amazing right from the start. Easy going, great communication and immediately bonded with the children. Thank you for connecting us with her!


Shannon, Hotel Family

I honestly cannot say any bad things about Portland Nannies or you Elizabeth.  You are an incredible, powerful director and leader and I appreciate your compassion, drive and understanding. You were incredibly helpful and supportive when I desperately needed you. I would not have been able to find such success without your unwavering support and knowledge.


Portland Nannies has been a wonderful network and I feel incredibly grateful for the opportunity to meet other caretakers. It’s always so exciting to make a connection and hear the stories of other Nannies. I’m so lucky to be a part of the crew.


Truly truly one of the best jobs I’ve ever had and with the network of support from the best people! I would recommend Portland Nannies everyday to every (good) caretaker!

Rebecca, Nanny in Freeport

Portland Nannies is the best! My husband and I got connected to Portland Nannies through many families who recommended their services to us, and now I see why. Elizabeth and the team at Portland Nannies made it so easy to find qualified, vetted applicants for our summer needs. We were able to source, interview, and hire a wonderful nanny for our 6-month-old, Aster, all hassle-free. We’ll definitely be using Portland Nannies for years to come!

—The Steele Family, Prouts Neck

“My experience working with Portland Nannies was absolutely wonderful!  I was unsure of working with an agency at first as I’ve always found jobs on my own, but I am so glad that I went for it!  Elizabeth was so helpful in finding a family that fit my needs.  It was really reassuring to have somebody there in case any issues came up, for negotiations, and to just talk about various opportunities with.  Portland Nannies helped me find a job that recognized this as my professional career.”

Ali, Nanny in Portland

Elizabeth,  you’ve been incredibly helpful. I never thought I’d have someone to find me families and keep me out of the “in between jobs stress”. I know this is your job, but I really appreciate you.

Nanny Emily, Cape Elizabeth

Elizabeth! We are in route home to Connecticut, but had a wonderful visit to Maine. I just wanted to send a quick note to say how wonderful Dianne was! She was prompt, so kind, arrived with age-appropriate and thoughtful gifts, snacks and activities and left us a sweet note at the end of the evening to let us know what she did with the boys. It was wonderful to be able to have a few hours away, while also feeling at ease that all was OK. Thank you again! 

Erin Petrausch

We had such a wonderful experience with your company and especially Brigid. She was great with our 2 boys who can be quite rambunctious. Our toddler even asked where she was both mornings after seeing her.

Thank you for everything!  Kelly

Hotel Babysitting Family

We’ve been so grateful for the care and stability that Barbara has provided. THANK YOU for jumping into action and securing a nanny who so perfectly aligned with our needs. It’s been a wonderful experience that I will be sure to share with other local families.

MacLeod Family, Falmouth

Portland Nannies has been incredible to work with! With our hectic schedule, it has given us so much reassurance to know that we had help scheduled before our son was born and that we will always be able to find help to suit our changing needs as our son grows.  Elizabeth has an incredibly thorough screening process, which means that we are very well informed on each candidate before we even met them.  The interview was largely a formality per ‘fit’ with all of the information we had at our fingertips.  We couldn’t think of a question that had not already been asked on the application.  We can’t say enough great things about Portland Nannies.

Hadiaris Family, Saco

Our son and his wife had NEVER left their daughter with a sitter before. Compounding that, we didn’t know what our accommodations would be like, what the schedule of events entailed that weekend or how little Reina would react to any of it.  To sum up, nanny Katie exceeded our expectations, handled those first few rocky moments brilliantly with understanding, love and humour. Instinctively we just knew everything was going to be fine and I could actually see my kids visibly relax the moment she walked through the door, smiling and eager. Katie went the extra mile  too. She became nanny, friend, and family photographer. It is hard to describe, but she actually made our new little family have the BEST time when it could have been so stressful.  I know whoever hires her from Portland Nannies will be extremely lucky. But most importantly, when she becomes a nurse, that profession will gain an amazing woman. I cannot tell you enough how wonderful she was. Thank you so much! Mrs. Whicher Toronto, Canada

Wedding Babysitter

“Thank you so much for your fabulous nanny service.  We were so lucky to have June help us out this past week on our vacation.  She put up with Willie for three days and we are very appreciative.  Hope to use Portland Nannies and hopefully June again soon.” Evans Family

Hotel Babysitting Family

“Thanks so much Elizabeth! I’m so impressed with how friendly, helpful and organized you are. I’ve let some other moms I know who are considering hiring nannies for their babies/toddlers this fall that I think you seem really great to work with and that I definitely recommend contacting you. ”  The Reid family

Reid Family in Falmouth

Portland Nannies continues to be a very important part of our events!
We use their services at our annual Holiday Party and they are caring
for children with very special medical needs.  We have had a very
positive experience and will use them in the future.  We would
recommend Portland Nannies to other friends and organizations because
they did a great job and we received positive feedback from all of the
parents.” -Tracey Gideon, Hemophilia Alliance of Maine Community & Program Manager

Conference Client

We met Nanny Liz when Portland Nannies sent her to our hotel as a babysitter 5 years ago. We were visiting Cape Elizabeth and we needed someone to take care of our two children for the evening.  Since then, Liz has watched our children on numerous visits to the Portland area. She habitually arrives on time, with a bag full of toys and a high level of enthusiasm. She is always willing to accommodate our children’s needs and requests, often spending time with them playing a game or assisting with an arts and crafts project. Our children really look forward to spending time with her.

Lehmann Family, Massachusetts
Portland Nannies of Maine

Portland Nannies did an outstanding job screening qualified applicants to meet with our family.  The service provided was top notch, and was extremely efficient during a time when we had very little time to find a nanny.  Portland Nannies led us to the perfect person for our family.  All of our expectations were exceeded.  We are grateful to Portland Nannies.

The Adey Family, Falmouth
Portland Nanny Service Maine

Elizabeth and the folks at Portland Nannies listened to our criteria and did a great job providing a large number of well-qualified candidates in a short period of time.  We were quite surprised at both the number of the candidates and how well they met the criteria we provided to Elizabeth.  It was a great feeling to know that the candidates had been thoroughly screened, including background checks.

The Ryan Family, Scarborough
Portland Nanny Service Maine

Portland Nannies was very helpful and accommodating in sending us highly qualified nanny applications for review.  Their service was much easier than having to place newspaper ads.  I appreciate all of the background work that was done for us on the nannies.

The Midgette Family, Brunswick

Portland Nannies has brought an integrity and professionalism to the process of entering into a private home as a workplace.  Portland Nannies has also facilitated clear boundaries for salary and job descriptions.  I appreciate the friendliness and genuine approach of the staff.

Linda, Nanny in Cumberland

I was in a massive bind, my lined up sitter called out and thus I needed help and right then!  I had called everyone I could think could help and no one was free on such short notice.  I was panicking so I called Portland Nannies.  Elizabeth was amazing!  Within ten minutes I had a confirmation of a nanny who was available.  The nanny was absolutely amazing; she was kind and played with my daughter the entire time.  A thank you is simply not enough when you are in a bind up to your neck, but thank you Portland Nannies!


The Tolman Family, OOB

I had a great experience working with Portland Nannies.  Elizabeth was very nice and made me feel very comfortable through the process.  I would definitely recommend Portland Nannies to other families and nannies; they made the process very easy.

Bethany, Nanny in Bangor

Portland Nannies made it very easy and efficient to find a care provider for our child.  Having the background checks, references, etc. readily available made a huge difference.  The applications forwarded to us met our needs and expectations; there were certainly some outstanding candidates!

The Zimmerman Family, Portland

I had a great experience with Portland Nannies.  They were very good at getting back to me via email or phone about questions or concerns I had.  I enjoy the entire newsletter that they put out, I find it very helpful!  I appreciate all the work that Portland Nannies has done to help me find a great family to work for.  Using Portland Nannies was way easier then finding a nanny position on my own.

Adina, Nanny in Falmouth

Portland Nannies provided a professional and experienced set of applicants.  We were very pleased with the interviews and the entire process.  I would absolutely recommend Portland Nannies, they have a stellar quality of applicants and great customer service.

Downing Family, Kennebunk

I am so glad that i decided to use Portland Nannies.  Not only did they have great candidates, but the interview process is much more thorough than I would have ever been on my own.  It gives me much peace of mind, as well as it made this challenging process a breeze.

Bourgeois Family, Portland
Portland Nanny Service Maine

I would most definitely recommend Portland Nannies to my friends.  Elizabeth was so helpful and patient with me!  This was a stressful time and Elizabeth did a great job listening and making some suggestions.  I was very impressed with the quality of nannies.  There was tons of experience and diverse backgrounds.  Portland Nannies went above and beyond what I was expecting.

Strattard Family, Gray

I had a fantastic experience with Portland Nannies.  Elizabeth helped me find a great position.  I would recommend Portland Nannies to other families or nannies because they are so helpful at finding positions but they also offer ongoing support to both families and nannies.

Megan, Nanny in Falmouth
Portland Nanny Service Maine

I had an excellent experience working with Portland Nannies.  Elizabeth found the perfect families for me.  I feel very proud to be a part of Portland Nannies.  Elizabeth is amazing at matching families with great nannies and great families with nannies.

Donna, Nanny in Cape Elizabeth and Portland

My experience with Portland Nannies was very good.  They are very helpful and they always follow through. Portland Nannies provides a very good service and they work so hard.

Dianne, Nanny in Brunswick

I highly recommend the Portland Nannies service. My family recently attended an event in Portland. We needed a nanny but we had no connections in the area and were uncomfortable with the risk of an unknown caregiver. Elizabeth was very responsive, listened to our requirements, and quickly identified a great nanny candidate. Best of all, she backed this up with complete reference information which put our mind at ease. Our Nanny was a perfect fit for our needs.

The Loughlin family, Boston, MA

My experience with Portland Nannies has been wonderful! I feel their services are right on target.  I would recommend Portland Nannies to other families and nannies because finding a good fit takes experience.  Portland Nannies takes the time to help both families and nannies.  They have helped me find a good match and I am thankful and grateful.

Norma, Nanny in Scarborough

I would most definitely recommend Portland Nannies and already have!  Elizabeth could not have been more helpful and efficient.  She operates her business with honesty and respectfulness, which is so rare today.  The thought of leaving your child with someone other than yourself can be excruciating.  Sometimes life’s circumstances demand it.  You can trust Portland Nannies to guide you and help you make the right choices.  Portland nannies is only a phone call or email away and you always get a quick response.

Fournier Family, Westbrook

My experience working with Portland Nannies has been nothing but great. Elizabeth has always been available when I had questions and there were always extra babysitting jobs offered. I have met some great families along the way because of Portland Nannies. Portland Nannies is an amazing company and you can tell Elizabeth had an interest in every one of her clients. It has been seen clearly that she does her very best to please everyone.

Brittany, Nanny in Cape Elizabeth

The support Elizabeth gave me while I was looking for a job and checking in with me once I started with the family was so helpful.  Whenever I know of people looking for babysitting or nannying I always recommend Portland Nannies.  Thanks again for everything!

Kaitlyn, Nanny in Scarborough

Elizabeth and I have known each other for years now, and she is a wonderful person, and businesswoman. Working with Portland Nannies has continuously been very helpful and seamless. I have been granted incredible opportunities and have been placed with great long term positions and families. She continues to provide nannies with resources, support, and fun outings to make our jobs smooth and care-free! I always refer Portland Nannies to other families and other nannies.

Daneel, Nanny in Falmouth

My experience working with Portland Nannies has been nothing but great. Elizabeth has always been available when I had questions and there were always extra babysitting jobs offered. I have met some great families along the way because of Portland Nannies. Portland Nannies is an amazing company and you can tell Elizabeth had an interest in every one of her clients. It has been seen clearly that she does her very best to please everyone.

Brittany, Nanny in Cape Elizabeth

I have been associated with Portland Nannies for almost 20 years! At the beginning it was quite a lengthy process but I have gotten the best jobs possible with this agency. It is totally worth the time to invest with this company. I am an experienced nanny, chef, and farmer. Because of all my occupations my schedule has needed to be flexible. Elizabeth has always found the perfect fit for me and the family I am employed with. My current employer calls me their Fairy Godmother! I would highly recommend anyone considering their profession of a nanny to get in touch with this company.

Carol, Nanny in Yarmouth

My experience has been wonderful so far. Elizabeth made every effort to make sure I was up to date on the family list so that I could interview with various families and find a great match. It really didn’t take longer me to find a family I was compatible with. This position really is my dream job. I am so happy we found each other through this agency. I refer families and nannies to Portland Nannies and have met both great families and great nannies because of this agency.

Tracy, Nanny in Falmouth

I am very happy to be a part if this agency. Elizabeth is a great person and she always is working to find out the right family for the right nanny. Portland Nannies is always working for the benefit of the nannies and families with whom they work.

Nicole, Nanny in Cape Elizabeth

My experience with Portland Nannies has been very successful. I was able to almost immediately start looking over my options as a nanny and get to work within just a couple of weeks of filling out the online application. I really appreciate all of the effort that Elizabeth puts forth in keeping in communication and checking in with me as I get to know the family I work with and she helps so much in searching for more opportunities.

Jaclyn, Nanny in Portland

We have found several candidates we liked, their portfolios were very detailed. The service has been very helpful and provided qualifies applicants that we would not have been able to find on our own.

The Cloutier Family, Windham

Elizabeth was really helpful. It was nice having someone pairing up myself with a family, really paying attention to what I am interested in, want to do, and then ultimately finding the best possible families for me. I will continue recommending Portland Nannies to other nannies because of my positive experience with Portland Nannies as well as my success with them.

  Karla, Nanny in Portland

I am so grateful for many things this year- one of which is having the opportunity to meet you and work with Elizabeth. It has been a wonderful experience and I hope to stay connected for many years to come. You are a special “resource” to many and I feel lucky to know you.

Sara, Nanny in Biddeford
Portland Nanny Service Maine

Dear Elizabeth, Thank you so much for everything you have done for our family! We are so excited about our nanny. I never thought I would feel so comfortable heading back to work, you are a lifesaver!

Macklin Family, Yarmouth

Elizabeth worked closely with us to help us figure out what we needed and then found a nanny who was a perfect fit for our family. She made an overwhelming process easy.

Block Family, Portland
Portland Nanny Service Maine