Newborn and Postpartum Care

Starling is honored to work with an exceptional network of Newborn Care Specialists and Postpartum Doulas! Contact Starling to learn about the numerous options available during the postpartum period.

What types of newborn caregivers do you place?

Great question! See below for detailed descriptions. Contact Starling to discuss which role fits your family’s needs.

Newborn Care Specialist (NCS): A Newborn Care Specialist is a trained and certified newborn caregiver. An NCS comes into the home shortly after baby arrives to care for the newborn and guide parents on best practices. An NCS will be knowledgeable in various methods of soothing, newborn health and well-being, and sleep conditioning. One of the greatest benefits of an NCS is the gift of sleep provided to parent and baby! An NCS will gently encourage babies to sleep long stretches and establish a healthy sleep routine. An NCS may work days, nights, or 24/7 for a specified short-term period. Whether you are a first time parent or an experienced parent, working with an NCS will help your family breeze through 4th trimester life.

Postpartum Doula (PPD): A Postpartum Doula is a trained and certified caregiver. A Doula will assist with recovery after baby arrives as well as provide parent education and emotional support. The goal of a doula is to nurture the well-being of the family during the postpartum period. A Doula may work days or nights anywhere from 1 week to 3 months. Doula’s do not typically offer 24/7 care.

Newborn Nanny: A newborn nanny is knowledgeable in newborn care and infant development. The goal of a newborn nanny is to support the family’s goals in nurturing the newborn. A nanny may begin working with the family during the newborn phase and continue as long as mutually agreeable. Starling is happy to help your family hire a highly experienced long-term newborn nanny!

What do newborn caregivers charge in the Seattle area?

Let’s take a closer look at rates for a Newborn Care Specialist or Postpartum Doula. Depending on experience required and the scope of responsibilities, an NCS or PPD will typically charge $35-50/hr.

Postpartum Placement Process

In addition to dedicated support from Starling’s team, your postpartum placement process will include:

  • Confidential consultations
  • Custom job description
  • Professional screening
  • Mindful selection of candidates
  • Formal background investigation
  • Ongoing support

Due Diligence

We wouldn’t have it any other way! At Starling, we believe your family is worth the time and effort it takes to hire newborn support using a thorough and skilled process. We utilize proprietary resources, professional networks, and expert screening methods. Starling Agency has direct access to a private investigator whom we consult with during the interview process. Our partners provide Starling clients with a professional background investigation. All reports are compliant with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and require signed consent. Additionally, Starling Agency is proud to partner with a nationwide team of household employment professionals to help ensure your family is making an informed and lawful hiring decision.

Postpartum Placement (1-12 weeks)

To begin the Postpartum Placement Service, a non-refundable registration fee is collected. Once your newborn caregiver is hired, a final invoice is issued based on the duration of assignment. (Min. $1000) IMPORTANT: Most NCS and PPD are booked very far in advance. We urge you to contact Starling immediately to book your newborn caregiver.



Placement Fee



Nanny Placement $400 15% gross annual compensation 6 months 1 year
Custom Staffing $400 15% gross annual compensation 6 months 1 year
Nanny Share Placement $400/ea 15% gross annual compensation 6 months 1 year
Private Teacher $400 15% gross annual compensation 2 months
Nanny Screening $400 $4500
Temporary Nanny $400 $50/day
Postpartum Care $400 $50/day
Strategy Session $500
1 Hour Consultation $250

Contact Starling Agency