Chicago Nanny Pricing

Price of a Chicago nanny

Mom’s Best Friend saves you time and energy by handling all of the recruiting, screening and customized matching to get you the best nanny. Our fees are transparent and worth every moment of time saved!

For over 25 years, the majority of our business comes from returning Chicago families and word of mouth referrals, ensuring that families are extremely happy with the quality of nannies, and the level of service we provide.

Annual Membership Fee:

A $100 membership fee will be charged when we present you with candidates for your consideration.

Placement Fee:

All placement fees are non-refundable and are due prior to the candidate’s start date, or within seven days of the decision to hire a candidate (whichever comes first). All fees are payable by ACH, check or major credit card.*

Placement Type
(30 hours/week minimum)
Placement Fee
Live-Out (Come-and-Go) Nanny /
Nanny Manager

10% of the candidate’s gross annual compensation

Based on 52 weeks in a year with an $1,800 minimum.
6 month free replacement guarantee.

Child Educator,
Live-In Nanny,
Other Specialty Caregiver Placements

12% of the candidate’s gross annual compensation

Based on 52 weeks in a year with an $1,800 minimum.
6 month free replacement guarantee.

Short-Term Nanny $150/week with a minimum of 12 weeks ($1,800).
Short-term placements can be extended for $150/week in 4 week increments ($600 each).

*Credit card fees over $1,000 will be subject to a 3% third-party payment processing fee.

All placements include:

  • Candidate recruiting, identification, pre-screening and matching
  • Our screening process including an extensive criminal background investigation, motor vehicle records check and identity verification.
  • Family interview process
  • Parent Handbook including:
    • Employment Agreement
    • Resources: Nanny Evaluations, Daily Log, Development Plans
    • Ideas for Showing Appreciation and great tips on how to keep a nanny happy
    • In Case of Emergency Forms: Allergy/ Medical Info, First Aid Supplies, Important Phone Numbers, Medical Treatment Form
  • Consultation with GTM Payroll Services regarding nanny payroll taxes (recommended)
  • Mom’s Best Friend Nanny Professional Development materials (provided to nannies) covering Parent/Employer Relationships, Professionalism, Situational Role Playing, Physical Care, Domestic Tasks and Resources/References
  • Ongoing Support: advice on industry standards, proper protocol, employment questions
  • A la carte replacement extension packages and drug testing services available upon request. Please inquire with your Placement Manager for pricing.

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