Nanny Screening Service

Starling Agency is proud to be Seattle’s original Nanny Screening Service! With years of experience in the Seattle nanny industry and a polished organizational method, we can help professionally recruit and screen applicants for you. Starling’s Nanny Screening Service adds a layer of professional support to your nanny search.

What is Nanny Screening?

As you begin the process of hiring a nanny, you may find sifting through the myriad of unqualified, unverified, and unresponsive applicants, extremely time-consuming and frustrating. Our high standards assure that you will only review the best possible nanny applicants available. Furthermore, we will run a high-quality background report on your nanny of choice, in order to ensure your family is safe and secure. 

Nanny Screening vs. Nanny Placement

The Screening Service is ideal for families that need a boost sourcing and vetting applicants. Starling Agency helps make the process of finding a nanny easy by posting for your position, reviewing applicants, choosing the top candidates, and running a background report on your favorite candidate. Unlike our Placement Service, the Screening Service does not include in-person vetting, reference interviews, sample agreements, household employment dossier, family manual, education guide, assistance onboarding, or a guarantee period.

Nanny Screening Process

  • Confidential consultations
  • Custom job description development & marketing
  • Critically screen promising applicants
  • Organize and present top tier nannies for your review
  • Access to formal background investigation dossier
  • Provide a discounted annual background screening, upon request

Nanny Screening Service Fees

  • To begin the Screening Service, a non-refundable registration fee is collected. Once your nanny is hired, a one time placement fee is made.
  • Starling will call references & provide you with a transcript for an additional $150.



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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