Nanny Placement Service

Starling Agency is a stellar nanny placement service proudly serving the Seattle Metropolitan area. We specialize in referring nannies that are passionate about helping children learn and grow.

We Believe In

  • Fostering curiosity
  • Nurturing cognitive development
  • Empowering a sense of self
  • Being present and engaged
  • Sparking a love for learning
  • Encouraging authenticity and kindness

Starling Agency Expertise

Starling is run by local childcare and education specialists. We utilize proprietary resources, professional networks, and expert screening methods. At Starling, we believe your family is worth the time and effort it takes to hire a nanny using a personal and skilled process. Our expertise adds a layer of protection to help ensure you are making informed and lawful hiring decisions. We love knowing our clients have had a seamless hiring experience. The majority of our clients are recommended by word-of-mouth, which is a testament to our successful process.

Nanny Placement Process

  • Confidential consultations
  • Mindful selection of candidates
  • Formal background investigation dossier
  • Complete household employment dossier
  • Detailed sample nanny work agreement
  • Health & safety agreement
  • Detailed tax compliance dossier
  • Onboarding assistance
  • Custom family manual
  • Ongoing counsel and mediation
  • 6 month replacement guarantee
  • NEW: Everyday Learning Guide
    • Seeing the world through the lens of a child is the heartbeat of Starling Agency! Now included with our placement service is a helpful resource for both parents and nannies, developed by Starling’s founder/professional educator. The goal of this guide is to help your team create an intuitive learning environment that encompasses the child’s world as your classroom. 

Due Diligence

Starling Agency has direct access to a private investigator whom we consult with during the recruiting process. Together we provide extensive professional nanny background reports to families in the Seattle area. 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. All reports are compliant with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and require signed consent.

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 is collected. Once your nanny is hired, a one-time placement fee is made. Each nanny placement includes a 6 month guarantee period. 

Custom Household 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. Each Custom Staffing Placement requires, a non-refundable registration fee. Once your placement is finalized a one-time fee is made.

Temporary Nanny (1-8 weeks)

Are you looking for a temporary nanny? To begin the Temporary Service, a non-refundable registration fee is collected. Once your temporary nanny is hired, a one-time final placement fee is made.

Postpartum Care (1-12 weeks)

Are you looking for a Newborn Care Specialist, Postpartum Doula, Night Nanny or Night Nurse? To begin the Postpartum Service, a non-refundable registration fee is collected. Once your postpartum caregiver is hired, a final placement fee is made.



Placement Fee




*limited during COVID

Nanny Placement $400 14% gross annual compensation 6 months 1 year
Nanny Screening $400 $1500
Custom Staffing $400 15% gross annual compensation 6 months 1 year
Temporary Nanny $400 $1500
Postpartum Care $400 $50/day

Professional Nanny Rates in the Seattle Area

Starling Agency will help you develop a compensation package scaled to fit your family’s unique job description. On average, professional candidates in the greater Seattle area are seeking positions that align with the following:

  • $25-32/hr. *Specialized positions may exceed $32/hr depending on scope.
  • 2 weeks paid vacation, sick days, paid holidays, mileage reimbursement, health care stipend, tax compliance


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