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Here at Little Babe and the Big City New York, we know that finding the perfect nanny to take care of your little one is absolutely critical.  Below, we have compiled a list of nanny agencies in New York who sepcialize in finding you the best child care provider.  Wherever possible, we offer a quick overview.  We also offer the opportunity for real parents to review and comment on their experience with these nanny agencies.


Absolute Best Care Nanny Agency - (212) 481-5705 - 274 MADISON AVENUE (40TH STREET)

This NYC child care agency refers nannies and baby nurses throughout the five boroughs and Long Island and Westchester.  There is a $195 registration fee to join and select from a pool of hundreds of prospects all of whom have been vetted by the agency.  Absolute Best Care takes a fee of 15% of the first year's salary.  Nanny salaries range anywhere from $10-25 per hour dependent on experience.  Absolute Best Care prides themselves on their rigorous screening process which includes an extensive written application, face to face interviews, solid reference check, and background checks.    


NYC Nanny Finder - (646) 660-2401 - 27 WEST 20TH STREET, 3RD FLOOR, SUITE 300

At NYC Nanny Finder each of their pre-screened nannies have an online profile and video interview along with their resume for review.  The membership is free, just pay their placement fee at the time you decide to employ one of their candidates.  The video profiles are great because it helps parents spot and personality conflicts right off the bat. 


A Pavillion Agency, Inc. - (212) 889-6609  - 15 EAST 40TH STREET

If you want to use a nanny agency that the former president of the United States has used, you can call Pavillion.  They place Chefs, Butlers, Housekeepers and of course Nannies. Priding themselves on the highest quality candidates, the fee and annual salary of the prospects is heftier than other NYC child care agencies. 


Frances Stewart Agency - (212) 439-9222 - 1220 LEXINGTON AVENUE, SUITE 2B

Named by Town and Country Magazine as one of the 10 best baby nurse and nanny agencies in the country, Frances Stewart provides nannies and baby nurses to clients in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and beyond, even abroad.    They have a thirty day trial period allowing families to evaluate their hire for a long term position and as with most nanny and child care agencies, a placement counselor assists with the screening process.


A Choice Nanny - (212) 246-5437 - 850 SEVENTH AVENUE (55TH STREET)

Matching high quality nannies with New York City families, this established nanny agency has been placing full-time nannies with New York City families since 1991 and also offers short term child care solutions.  For example, if you are visiting town with your brood and want to check out a Broadway Show, A Choice Nanny can have someone watch the kids at your hotel for the evening.   There is a tutoring program called Tutor Care available as well, where children can receive help with homework and after-school activities.  For agency fee and nanny wages, contact A Choice Nanny. 


Sensible Sitters - (646) 485-5121 - 175 EAST 96TH STREET

Sensible Sitters provides private babysitting and nanny placement to families in Manhattan, Los Angeles and the Hamptons.  Each caregiver is given a background check and has formal CPR training.  They work mainly with college students, recent grads, young professionals and teachers.  There is an annual membership fee of $150 and families can book 3 sitting sessions prior to registering.  The rates per child in Manhattan and LA are $20 per hour for 1 child, $22 for 2 children and $24 for 3. 


New York Nanny Center, Inc. - (212) 265-3354 - 250 WEST 57TH STREET

This NY nanny agency has been operating since 1989 and places full time live in and live out nannies with New York City families.   All nannies are professionally screened and background checks are completed by a private investigation agency.  Contact New York Nanny Center for their placement fee and average nanny salaries.