Available Nanny Services

Portland Nannies is proud to offer the following expansive list of Nanny Services.
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Full-time nannies work a minimum of 30 hours a week and commit to staying with a family for at least one year.

With the Full-Time Nanny Placement, families have complimentary and unlimited access to back-up, emergency, and fill-in babysitting services during the duration of the nanny's employment.

The average rate of pay for a live-out nanny is $14.00 to $22.00 an hour, for a live-in it is $425 to $650 a week.

To begin the process we require a $200 non-refundable application fee. If you decide to hire a nanny through Portland Nannies, we retain a placement fee of $1400.

Part-time nannies work a maximum of 29 hours a week and commit to staying with a family for at least one year.

With the Part-Time Nanny Placement, families have complimentary and unlimited access to back-up, emergency, and fill-in babysitting services during the duration of the nanny's employment.

The average rate of pay for a part-time nanny is $14.00 to $22.00 an hour.

To begin the process we require a $200 non-refundable application fee. If you decide to hire a nanny through Portland Nannies,  we retain a placement fee of $1000.

A newborn nanny's primary responsibility is to provide the new parents assistance during the post-delivery recovery period and assist with all aspects of newborn care. They will work in 10 to 12 hour shifts as either Daytime care or Nighttime care. 24 hour services are also available. The newborn nanny will charge an hourly rate of $18-$25/hour or a 24 hour rate of $300 and up.

Four-Twelve Week Newborn Nanny Placement Fee: $800.

The household manager is designed for a family with a busy schedule. The household manager will undertake all tasks related to the care of the children as well as the household. The household manager's primary focus is the children, but additional duties could include: coordinating contractors and other service providers, household chores, errands,grocery shopping, meal preparation, household budgeting, travel planning, party planning, and more.

One Year Placement Fee: $1400

Temporary Nannies: Families sometimes need someone just for a week, a month, or for the summer. We offer temporary services catering to your needs. The placement fees for temporary nannies are as follows:

1 week...............................$200
2 weeks.............................$400
3 weeks.............................$600
4 to 12 weeks....................$800

The permanent babysitter placement is great for families who only need up to 8 hours of childcare a week, but on a consistent and regular basis.  The family and nanny go through the same placement process as the full and part time placements, but at a reduced placement fee rate.  The permanent babysitter can commit to the family for one full year and this placement comes along with all the benefits of the full or part time nanny placement.

Permanent Babysitter Placement Fee: $800

Portland Nannies offers a babysitting list subscription which is a list of 50+/- nannies that are looking to pick up extra hours.  We list their names, contact info, where they live, and their availability.  We also include a description of each nanny that tells about his/her background and interests.

The nannies themselves have all been through the application/screening process with Portland Nannies and are current nannies with our agency.  You would call the nanny directly to try to secure them for the dates you need.  Most families that use the list are able to use one or two nannies on a regular basis.  We update the list weekly and do a major overhaul bi-monthly making sure that the nannies have availability to take on extra hours.  If you ever encounter difficulties securing a nanny with the list, you can call the office and we can help find a nanny at no additional fee.  The office is always available to help narrow down the list, make recommendations, or even find the sitter each and every time for the family.  We want to make sure that the list works for you and you find the coverage needed.

With the babysitting list comes free access to the on-call service for the full duration of the one year subscription so you have a very strong chance of finding coverage.  With the babysitting list you also have access to Portland Nannies after hours if you need assistance in finding childcare last minute.

The list costs $250 for a one year subscription and you receive four editions throughout the one year.

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Portland Nannies has been providing premiere hotel babysitting since 1985, families are referred to us by numerous hotels statewide and in the Greater Portland Area. The babysitters that we place are all current nannies with our agency with additional availability. Although we have a pool of over one hundred babysitters, for hotel babysitting we tend to use the same dozen or so on a regular basis. These are the highly experienced, most reliable, consistently flexible babysitters that have established ongoing relationships with the hotels, concierge, families, and our agency.

All of our nannies have been through our extensive application, interview, and screening process (10 page application, interview, criminal background check, CPR certification, reference checks, employment history background checks, educational background checks, etc.) Some of the hotel sitters have been with our agency for over 20 years. We understand that using a babysitter service can be a worrying experience and we want our families to know we will personally match them with the right nanny for their child/ren so that they can enjoy their time visiting and not worrying. Portland Nannies is happy to ease your concerns by providing the nanny’s 20-40 page profile and answering any questions you might have.

Hotel Babysitting Registration Fee: $35
Each day nanny service is needed: $10/day
The nanny will charge an hourly rate of $20/hour with a four hour minimum and you will pay her directly at the end of her shift.
Cancelation Policy: We have a 24 hour cancelation policy. Full payment of services is required should a family cancel with less than 24 hour notice, there will be a $20 charge for cancellation of services with more than 24 hour notice.
Restrictions: Portland Nannies hotel babysitters do not provide tub baths, medications, or trips to the swimming pool.

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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 is available to make your wedding day less stressful and more special! Portland Nannies can provide on site childcare for guests at the wedding venue as well as individual babysitting services in their homes/hotel rooms.  We understand that it can be difficult to give your attention to the wedding while also caring for your children, our experienced nannies are here to help.  Whether you are in the wedding, helping, or simply want to enjoy it without worrying,  we'll make sure that the little ones are cared for.

If you are having a wedding and would like to offer childcare to your guests, we can help arrange all the details.  Our experienced and loving nannies will arrive with age appropriate toys, activities, games, books, arts and crafts, music, and movies to ensure a fun and exciting time!  We suggest a child-to-nanny ratio to ensure that every child's needs are met as follows:

  • Infants/Babies (up to 18 months old)         3:1
  • Toddlers (1.5 to 3 years)                            4:1
  • Pre-School (4 to 5 years)                           5:1
  • School Aged (6 and older)                         6:1

For weddings hosting an "Adults Only" reception, we suggest having the childcare in a separate room at the venue ( suite, meeting room, etc) so we can create a Kids Room to be used for all the children, babysitters, and fun activities.  Parents can come and go throughout the services, and sign them in and out according to what works best for their child's schedule.

For weddings that want to include children at the wedding & reception, we can create a Kid's Area or Kid's Table.  Our professional and qualified sitters will attend the ceremony and reception and make sure that the children are happy, having fun, and are quiet during all the important moments on your wedding day.  Our nannies will make sure the children are fed, entertained, and supervised throughout the duration of the wedding.

The babysitters that we place are all current nannies with our agency with additional availability.   All of our nannies have been through our extensive application, interview, and screening process (10 page application, interview, criminal background check, CPR certification, reference checks, employment history background checks, educational background checks, etc.) Many of our wedding sitters have been with our agency for over 15 years. We understand that using a babysitter service can be a worrying experience and we want our families to know we will personally match them with the right nanny for their child/ren so that they can enjoy their time at the ceremony and not worrying. Portland Nannies is happy to ease your concerns by providing the nanny’s 20-40 page profile and answering any questions you might have.

Wedding Babysitting Registration Fee: $150 nonrefundable
Each day nanny service is needed: $10/day per nanny
The nanny will charge an hourly rate of $25/hour with a four hour minimum and you will pay her directly at the end of her shift.  For weddings over half an hour from Portland, travel pay will be requested.
Restrictions: Portland Nannies wedding babysitters do not provide tub baths, medications, or trips to the swimming pool.

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