Nanny Placement Service

As Seattle’s best boutique nanny agency, we specialize in referring highly educated nannies. Our nannies are passionate about helping children learn and grow! Starling Agency focuses on integrity and attention to detail when helping your family hire a nanny. At Starling, we believe your family is worth the time and effort it takes to hire a nanny using a thorough and skilled process. Our expertise adds a layer of protection to help ensure you’re making informed and lawful hiring decisions. Our Nanny Placement Service is available to families in the greater Seattle area. 

Starling Agency Expertise

Our agency is run by two local childcare and education specialists, and supported by a team of mom-owned and operated nanny industry professionalsStarling takes great care to help you hire an exceptional nanny. We utilize proprietary resources, professional networks, and expert screening methods, to help your family hire a nanny. Our personal approach and attention to detail throughout the hiring process is unmatched. We love knowing our clients have had a convenient hiring experience, and that our nannies are thrilled about their positions! Furthermore, Starling provides on-going support in all matters arising after hiring, including scheduling of on-call childcare through our private networks.

Nanny Placement Process

  • Evaluate your childcare needs based on personal interview and Family Questionnaire
  • Customize a job description detailing your family’s unique nanny needs
  • Research our nanny roster for highly-qualified matches
  • Conduct in-person nanny screening interviews 
  • Provide streamlined professional bios of all promising nanny matches
  • Assist in the nanny interview, as needed
  • Provide a custom job offer letter
  • Contact and evaluate all references provided 
  • Provide a transcript of reference comments and contact information
  • Collect and process all materials necessary to conduct a professional background investigation
  • Collect driving record history
  • Provide one formal background investigation dossier
  • Provide a professional nanny work agreement sample
  • Consult throughout the nanny placement process
  • Refer you to the best local resource for nanny payroll and taxes
  • Provide a discounted annual background report, upon request
  • Provide counsel and mediation whenever necessary
  • Provide highly skilled on-call nannies to assist with emergency or date night childcare

Due Diligence 

Starling Agency has direct access to a private investigator whom we consult with early in the recruiting process. Together we provide extensive professional nanny background screening to families in the Seattle area.

Our PI’s license grants access to current federal, state, and local resources. We take the utmost care by investigating candidates through numerous databases, both digital and physical, using all known names and places of residences to verify identity and history. We provide an extensive, easy to read and measurable dossier that reflects any criminal and civil records found both nationally and locally, the source and date they were found as well as educational verification on university-level coursework, certifications and degrees. All reports are compliant with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and require signed consent from the nanny. In addition to our nanny background reports, Starling thoroughly interviews references, and reviews each candidates online presence. We make certain that each nanny’s character is verified thoroughly. Click for more on our nanny background screening. For more on background screening: Nanny Background Report FAQ answered by Starling Agency’s private investigator

Our Private Investigator’s Dossier Will Provide the Following Information:

  • Name and date-of-birth verification
  • Verification of identity via photograph (if available)
  • Social Security number verification
  • Current and former address verificationcoffeelogo[grey]
  • SORI (sex offender registration information) investigation
  • Misdemeanor and felony investigation
  • Federal records investigation
  • State patrol investigation
  • Educational history verification
  • CPR/First Aid certification verification
  • Car Safety Recall investigation

Nanny Placement Service Fees 

Starling Agency is proud to offer our professional Nanny Placement Service at 30-40% less than local standards! To begin the Placement Service, a non-refundable registration fee of $355 is collected. Once your nanny is hired, a final placement fee is made. The placement fee is equal to 13% of the nanny’s gross annual salary (minimum fee of $1,500).

On-Call Nanny Support

As an added convenience, Starling offers our placement clients on-call nanny support. Whether you need to schedule a date night nanny or your regular nanny calls in sick, Starling can help!

Nanny Placement Guarantee & Refund Policy

Commencing with the start date of your nanny, you will be provided with a 6 month guarantee period. If for any reason within this timeframe, a Starling Agency nanny does not meet your required expectations, you will be provided with one free replacement or partial refund.

Custom Staffing 

Does your family need a bit of extra help beyond childcare? We place household managers, family assistants, personal assistants, estate managers, estate staff, personal care assistants, private chefs, and housekeepers. The custom staffing placement fee is equal to 15% of your employee’s gross annual salary, with a minimum fee of $2,500. Each custom staffing placement includes a 6 month guarantee period.

Temporary Nanny (1 week-6 months)

Are you looking for a summer nanny, newborn night nanny, or postpartum doula? To begin the Temporary Service, a non-refundable registration fee of $355 is collected. The final placement fee for a temporary nanny is equal to $1,500.


  • Full-time Nanny 
  • Part-time Nanny
  • Newborn Care Specialist
  • Temporary Nanny 
  • Summer Nanny
  • Travel / Vacation Nanny
  • Family Assistant
  • Tour Nanny 
  • Postpartum Doula
  • Household Manager
  • Personal Assistant
  • Private Educator

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