How to Start a Nanny Agency Business

Since families of today are very busy because of hectic schedule, nannies are really of great help in performing household chores and other duties. If you are looking for a highly lucrative and in demand business today, you can try starting up a nanny agency business of your own.

To provide you the step by step process in establishing your business in the industry, this article is designed to help you.

In starting this kind of business, you have several factors to be considered. In this kind of business, your agency will be the one responsible for getting nannies and matching them with certain families who are in need of childcare. This is in fact a challenging job because you need to get a qualified nanny that will take care of all the needs of a certain family. The screening and hiring process of nannies must also be very strict because you need to make sure that they do not have police records.

Start a Nanny Agency

To finally start off in your nanny agency, you need to have the following: insurance, fax line for your business, fax, printer, office or home space, Internet and personal computer. After having these tools and equipments, your office must be set up. To make it look more professional, you can also choose to hire an interior designer.

You also need to have excellent software that will help you in hiring nannies. Aside from that, this can also be used in the process of advertising. Now, if you want to widen your horizons and consider those who do not have know-how in using the computer, you can also choose to place your ads in newspapers. Another form of advertisement is posting flyers in areas of your choice.

You also need to conduct a phone interview in order for the potential nannies to be screened. You can also make a questionnaire which will help you in identifying whether you will schedule a face-to-face interview with the candidates or not. Of course, you also need to ask for certain references for you to know that a potential nanny candidate has a clean record.

Now, let us say you are already in the interview process. By asking the most basic interview questions, you will be able to know if a candidate is qualified or not. You must pay attention on how a candidate answers all your questions because through this, you will also be able to identify if they can perform the necessary tasks as stipulated in their job descriptions.

Next, a background check must also be performed. In doing this, you must ascertain that the investigation is done well so that the future employers will not be having trouble with the potential candidates. The website of NannyNetwork will be a great help for you in doing this.

Next, you can already draft your work agreement. It must specify the following: holidays, vacations, work scope and working hours.


  • amaka egwuatu said on January 18, 2011
    i resides in port harcourt,Nigeria.i need to know about billing the client.and legal back on the business.
  • Dara Fenner said on August 14, 2011
    Hi, I interested in Starting an Nanny Agency in the Conroe,Tx. I'm looking for someone in the Conroe,Tx Area. That can help me start the nanny agency. Please E~Mail me soon. Thanks, Dara
  • Kathy Loevner said on February 21, 2012
    Hi I am interested in starting a nanny agency in Pittsburgh. If there is someone that can help me and/or give me some information how to go about it . Please e-mail me. Thank You Kathy
  • ogechi ugwuanyi said on January 5, 2013
    Pls I need to know how much and how to get nannies to work for me when I open the agency, I live in lagos nigeria. Pls email me
  • caroline said on January 21, 2013
    Hi, I live in London and am looking for a partner preferably someone with childcare background to start a nanny agency. Please get in touch. Thank you.
  • nicola novell said on January 29, 2013
    Hello, I am thinking of starting up a Nanny/childminders Agency , do I need to have any qualifications to do this? I am NNEB qualified, had many years experience working as a full time Nanny, worked for about 6 years as a senior negotiator in an estate agents, and am currently full time mum to my three children aged 5, 3 and 18 months. This seems like my perfect job, do I need to register anywhere to do this or be qualified in any other way? Many Thanks, Nicola
  • Elvie sunga said on March 6, 2013
    Hi I am interested in starting a nanny agency in Toronto, can you help me what are the procedure to start this kind of business and what do i need. please if you can help me send all the info's that would be great and looking forward for your answer. many thanks and have a good day. Elvie
  • Mela said on March 27, 2013
    Hi, I am interested to open a nanny and cleaning agency in London, and would like to get more info if its possible about, who can provide your families? terms and conditions? do you need insurance? etc. Thank you
  • Bridgette said on April 15, 2013
    I'm in Toronto and I would like to start up a nanny agency. I don't know where to begin and I'm hoping that you will be able to assist me with some information. Looking forward to hearing from you........Bee
  • Avatrsingh said on May 27, 2013
    I want to open Nanny agency in Edmonton Alberta what kind of business license is needed and how to obtain it? Thanks.
  • Norleane said on December 19, 2013
    Hi, I used to be an Elementary School Teacher, had Caregiver Training and had experienced in Care giver work, Child Care and Elderly Care. I am interested to start a Nanny Agency here in Maple Ridge, BC. I have read the basic information you have provided in this page. Could you please help me what to do next after gathering all the equipment needed. I need to know where to begin. Do I need to register my business to the CRA? Where to get license etc. Thanks, Norleane
  • Karen Burton said on February 1, 2014
    Hi, I want to open a Nanny agency in Rhode Island. I am looking for assistance with starting this venture. I have read the information you provided and would like to know what my next step is. Thank you, Karen
  • Michelle Lawrence said on August 8, 2014
    Hi I live in sydney australia and very interested in starting a nanny agency after lots of requests from mothers of nannys. I am a nanny myself, is there anything you can send me to help me with this. Much thanks. Michelle.x
  • Stairesand B said on February 21, 2015
    Hi, I am interested in starting a nanny agency in NYC, I have been a nanny for many years, I would like to know what are the procedures? And what kind of license is needed to be obtain? And if by any chance do you know how much it will cost?
  • Erika White said on March 26, 2015
    Hello, I am interested in starting a nanny agency in Atlanta, GA. I am in need of assistance in getting it started. Can you please tell me what the procedures are to make this possible. I also need to know what license I need to have. Also, I need to know the cost for such an agency. Thank You
  • Marry said on March 30, 2015
    For nanny agency info please contact me at Thanks, Marry
  • Safira St. Germain said on August 13, 2015
    Hello I'm interested in starting a nanny agency in N.Y.C. I wanted to ask what are the steps what licenses would I need and do you know of any companies that do background checks.
  • skatondoka said on October 3, 2015
    Hi, Kindly provide me with job a description for a nanny, recruitment forms, with policies and training ideas. How much will I charge my customer per nanny? What are challenges to start a nanny business? Look forward to a positive answer, Saima
  • Chioma said on January 26, 2019
    Hi, I want to start a nanny institute in Nigeria. Can you tell me the basics? Thanks.
  • George Avila said on January 19, 2020
    I want to start a Nanny Service Agency. Can I get some help and information? Please?
  • George Avila said on January 19, 2020
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