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We help parents pick great childcare.

We help support working parents as they learn about, find, hire, onboard, pay, and retain a childcare provider, whether that's a daycare, a nanny, or other option. We take all the guesswork and uncertainty out of picking a childcare option.

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Nanniest is ready to help your family.

It's our honor to help guide parents through the childcare exploration process.

We're your team.

Decades of experience, dedicated to your success.

Wendy Sjaardema, NCS

Nanniest Consultant

  • Certified Newborn Care Specialist

  • 2021 INA "Nanny of the Year" 

  • Over 20 years of childcare experience

Wendy Sjaardema is a professional Consultant specializing in the private childcare field. She is a CACHE certified Newborn Care Specialist (NCS) with both Master® and Elite™ NCS qualifications and a seasoned Professional Nanny with over 20 years of private childcare experience and was the recipient of the prestigious International Nanny Association 2021 “Nanny of the Year” (NOTY) award.


Start a conversation with the Nanniest team about your family's needs.

We can't wait to connect with you and discuss ways Nanniest can help your family as you recruit a nanny.

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The Childcare Journey

In-Home Center?
Nanny Share?
Au Pair?

Choosing the right childcare provider for your family can feel like a chaotic, winding journey. We're here to help.


Meeting 1

We'll meet 1:1 with you to talk about your family's goals, childcare needs, and options.


Meeting 2

We'll discuss available childcare solutions, including the pros and cons of each option, logistic challenges, and lifestyle impact.


Meeting 3

We'll review your decision and will help prepare you to research and begin your provider selection process.


Additional Follow-Ups

We are available to provide on-demand guidance and support as you continue your childcare journey.

We're with you every step of the way.

Family Education

Our educational resources are here to help you understand what it takes to engage with a professional childcare provider.

Hiring Considerations

Recruiting childcare providers externally? Prepare a job post that our team will review and revise before you find a candidate.

Evaluative Research

Learn how to evaluate options, applicants, check references, and conduct in-person trial interviews with your whole family involved.

Tax & Payroll

Connect with our partner payroll and tax provider agency to set up compliant payment and recordkeeping.

Contract Templates

If applicable, offer your provider a formalized employment contract that lays out the terms of their engagement with your family.

Find Your Fit

Congratulations on partnering with a childcare provider! We will continue to send you resources and education opportunities.

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Working from Home

Carefully crafted for working parents.

Nanniest puts the needs of busy working parents first and foremost. We've created a process that keeps you in control while supporting you through every step of the way as you find, hire, and onboard a childcare service that's perfect for your family.

Nanniest special report:

The changing face of nanny care.

How will COVID-19 impact the long-term labor market, job prospects, and expectations for nannies and the families they serve?

Click here to read our considerations for the future.

Childcare is changing. 
See how we stack up.

As you balance the demands of hybrid in-person / remote work responsibilities with raising a family, the flexibility and convenience of support from a childcare consultant can be essential for your family's success.

We've created a best-in-class support process informed by parents that sets us apart from other providers.

"DIY" Search Sites
Provides education resources.
One-time, inexpensive price.
Connects you to payroll experts.
Keeps you in control of hiring.
Provides template contracts.
Reviews your job post.
Offers background checks
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