What areas do you serve?

We serve the following counties: District of Columbia, Prince George’s, Montgomery, Frederick, Howard, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Howard, Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Loudon, & Manassas.

How long will it take to find a nanny?

The entire process can take 1-6 weeks, from the time a family submits an application form, until the time the nanny begins work.

What are the fees for placement?

Please click here to review placement fees.

How do you screen your nanny candidates?

We start our nanny candidate process with an interview ensuring the nanny has all of the necessary requirements of Capital City Nannies Gold Standard.

All candidates who enter your home, even for an interview have been screened both on the federal and county levels. Candidates motor vehicle records are also screened. Nanny candidates must also be cpr/first aid certified.

Finally nanny candidates are required to do an in-person interview with our Coordinator. This gives us the opportunity to really get to know the nanny on a personal level to determine her personality traits, enthusiasm for childcare and work history.

What salary can I expect to pay my nanny?

You can expect to pay your nanny between $18-22+/hour in the DC Metro Area. Some questions to consider is how many years of experience does the nanny have? Will she be responsible for any household tasks? How many children will she be caring for and what are their ages?

Are we required to pay over-time?

Yes. You are legally responsible to pay your nanny for over-time work. Please click here for more information about nanny pay.

What are our tax obligations?

You can review our family resource page for more information on paying nanny taxes. Companies like Homework Solutions have taken the guess work out of nanny taxes with a simple online system. For temporary services if you pay any one Nanny less than $1,900 per calendar year, you are not required to withhold or pay taxes.  If you choose to claim the temporary Nanny, please request the social security number at the time of service from the Nanny. Capital City Nannies does not provide social security numbers.

What benefits are common to offer my nanny?

Benefits may include those you also receive at your place of employment: paid sick days/holidays/vacation and a medical insurance contribution (which can also serve as a tax credit to the family).