Cultivating Healthy Relationships Between Nannies and Families.

As busy parents, you need someone you can trust to care for the most important part of your life — your children. You need a professional nanny who believes in your values and is willing to invest in your family. Let Hello, Nanny! solve all of your nanny placement problems!

You need a professional you can count on.

But it’s hard to know where to start.

  • Where do you look?
  • How do taxes work?
  • What are you looking for?
  • How do you pay your nanny?
  • How do you qualify candidates?
  • How do you know if they’re trustworthy?

There are so many questions and decisions to consider when choosing a professional nanny for your family. It’s exhausting, overwhelming, and time-consuming.

Hello, Nanny! eliminates the stress of searching for the perfect nanny by doing the hard work for you. Through our boutique-model nanny placement agency, we find professional nannies that fit all your family’s unique needs.

Christine S.

7 reviews
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We had the pleasure of working with Marie and Stephanie to find a professional and loving caregiver/family assistant for our busy family of four (and puppy!). We have worked with other agencies in the past and we found Hello, Nanny's process for on-boarding, clarity in pricing, qualification of candidates, timeliness of communication, and support in the hiring process to be superior to others. We could not be more pleased with our placement, and we would highly recommend this agency to others.

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Our Approach

A Transparent and Client-Focused Fixed Fee Structure

Are you tired of traditional agencies that charge exorbitant percentages (ranging from 15% to 25%) of the candidate's annual salary? Look no further! At Hello, Nanny!, we offer a refreshing alternative. We provide a curated selection of highly qualified candidates, customized to meet your family's unique needs, all at fixed fees.

Say goodbye to unpredictable costs and hello to a hassle-free nanny search with Hello, Nanny!

What We Offer.

Professional Nanny Placement Services

Part-Time Nanny

We know caring for a family is a full-time job, so let us help you find the perfect part-time nanny to help care for your loved ones!

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Full-Time Nanny

Are you hoping for something more reliable and personal than daycare? Find the perfect full-time nanny through our nanny referral agency.

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Live-In Nannies

Would you love the convenience of having your nanny live with you? Get in touch with us and we’ll walk you through your options.

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Live-Out Nannies

Looking for a professional Nanny that does not reside in your home? We’ll find the perfect match for your family!

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House Managers and Assistants

Do you need a professional to take over the household tasks so you have more time for your family? Our meticulous vetting process ensures you get the best fit.

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Homeschool Nanny

Does your child need additional schooling at home? Let Hello, Nanny! deliver stellar results without all the work, stress, and overwhelm.

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Nanny Consulting Services

Are you a family who prefers to take control of the nanny hiring process? Our consulting services are designed to empower you with the necessary tools to recruit and hire your own nanny effectively.

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Should I Work With a Nanny Placement Agency?

Are you looking for a boutique nanny agency? There are so many options, and it’s imperative you choose the right one.


As a family committed to working with a caretaker, you recognize the importance of finding the right nanny for your family. Someone who understands and respects your family’s beliefs and values.

You know you need a professional nanny, but you’re not sure how to find the right one.

Or maybe you don’t have the time to spend researching, filtering through resumes, completing background checks, and scheduling interviews.

We understand.

That’s why we established Hello, Nanny!®. Working with a nanny placement agency might be the right fit for you if you:

  • Need support.
  • Want to save time and energy.
  • Don’t know what you’re looking for.
  • Want industry experts on your side.
  • Desire clear direction on taxes, salary, and industry standards and benefits.
  • Want a professionally researched, vetted, and interviewed nanny.

And as your boutique nanny agency, we offer:

  • A one-time fixed referral fee.
  • Full transparency and honesty.
  • Customizable working agreements.
  • A trial period to ensure compatibility.
  • Backup nannies for emergencies and vacation time.
  • Professional advice and guidance every step of the way.
You don’t have to worry about getting lost along the way. With Hello, Nanny!®, you’ll be an informed decision-maker at every step of the process.

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Ritu V.

6 reviews

We’ve worked with Marie in the past and when we heard that she had started her own nanny agency, we reached out to her to help us with our search for a new nanny. Marie is just so good at what she does - she took the time to understand what we were looking for, was in constant communication with me over text, helped set up interviews and working trials with candidates and followed up promptly any time I had any questions. We worked with three different agencies for this search and Hello Nanny consistently sent us the best candidates. The new website is great too - so easy to see all your potential candidates and all their documentation in one place.

I very strongly recommend reaching out to Hello Nanny if you need a nanny!


As a career nanny, you understand the importance of finding the right family to work for. You know a healthy relationship between a nanny and a family is paramount to success.

As an experienced caretaker offering professional nanny services, you know that what should be standard industry benefits for nannies is something you have to fight for. You’re used to advocating for yourself or giving in to sub-par standards.

But what if you don’t have to?

What does working with a nanny placement agency mean for nannies? There are several benefits for professional nannies, such as:

  • Saved time.
  • Prescreened families.
  • After placement support.
  • Advocating on your behalf.
  • Competitive wage and benefit packages.
  • An ongoing relationship with Hello, Nanny!® for future endeavors.
Finding a family you love to work with doesn’t have to be painful. And with Hello, Nanny!®, you can be sure that all industry standards are met.

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Megan T.

6 reviews
3 months ago

It was a joy to have Hello, Nanny! represent me as a career nanny. Marie was extremely informative and supportive throughout the entire process. She is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to the industry and really took the time to learn the type of position and family I was looking for. As a career nanny for over 25 years, I have worked with other agencies. Hello, Nanny! Is by far the best!

Who is Hello, Nanny!?

Stephanie Fornaro


Stephanie raised her first daughter with very little support, and had the privilege of hiring a nanny for her son. This allowed her to understand the stark difference of having support versus not having support. Upon discovering that there was a disconnect between nannies and families and a lack of transparency in the industry, she decided to leave her corporate job with a passion to support moms like her. With a strong background in Communications, holding a BA from the University of California, Davis, Stephanie recognized the need to bridge the gap between nannies and parents, leading her to establish Hello, Nanny!®.

As a mother of two, Stephanie brings firsthand experience and empathy to her work at Hello, Nanny!®. She understands the challenges faced by parents when it comes to finding the perfect caregiver for their children. Her personal journey fuels her commitment to creating a trustworthy and supportive platform that connects families with dedicated and qualified nannies.

Beyond her entrepreneurial pursuits, Stephanie is also a passionate CASA advocate, dedicated to advocating for the best interests of children within the foster care system. Her desire to make a positive impact in the lives of vulnerable children demonstrates her deep compassion and drive for social change.

Stephanie's multifaceted roles as a founder, mother, advocate, and communicator exemplify her exceptional leadership, empathy, and dedication to empowering families and ensuring the well-being and happiness of children.

When Stephanie isn't focused on Hello, Nanny!® or advocating for children, you can find her enjoying quality time with her family, exploring the world, or expanding new avenues for personal and professional growth.

Kadynce Matsuoka

Executive & Talent Assistant

Kadynce Matsuoka is an Executive Assistant & Talent Acquisition specialist at Hello, Nanny!®.

Currently studying Communications and Spanish at Purdue University, Kadynce is dedicated to effective communication and cultural understanding.

With three years of experience as a childcare worker at Legacy Christian Academy and nine months as a Registered Behavioral Therapist intern with the Autism Response team, Kadynce brings valuable insights and a compassionate approach to supporting families.

Risa Owen

Lead Recruiting Manager

With over 10 years of dedicated childcare experience and 3 years in recruiting and talent acquisition, Risa Owen brings a unique and highly valuable skill set to our agency. Prior to joining Hello, Nanny!®., Risa served in various roles for nanny agencies as Lead Recruiter, Nanny Coordinator, and Counselor. Her extensive background includes working as a caregiver, special education paraeducator, respite care provider, ski instructor, and professional nanny.

As the Lead Recruiting Manager at Hello, Nanny!, Risa utilizes her exceptional vetting and interviewing skills to thoroughly assess each applicant's qualifications, personality, and fit for our families. Her unwavering commitment to providing personalized attention and meeting the individual needs of each family has contributed to her proven track record of successfully placing the perfect nanny match.

As a mother herself, Risa intimately understands the importance of finding the perfect childcare solution for a family's most cherished loved ones. In her spare time, Risa is an accomplished Olympic weightlifter who loves hiking fourteeners, riding horses, gardening, and spending time with her family of three, and their extended family dog and chickens. Her unparalleled childcare experience, industry relationships, and talent for recruitment make her an invaluable asset to our agency. Families can trust that with Risa at the helm of our recruiting efforts, they will receive the highest caliber of nanny services tailored to their unique needs.

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We make our long-lasting matches with cutting-edge technology and give a full software suite to make your experience with us as simple as possible. You'll be able to keep track of all communications between Hello, Nanny®, and the matches you want to connect with from a single central platform.

  • Digital nanny profiles
  • Video profiles
  • Family dashboards
  • Secure password protected login
  • Document integrations
  • Auto email and SMS
  • Personalized scheduling
  • And more!
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Ritu V.
4 reviews
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We’ve worked with Marie in the past and when we heard that she had started her own nanny agency, we reached out to her to help us with our search for a new nanny. Marie is just so good at what she does - she took the time to understand what we were looking for, was in constant communication with me over text, helped set up interviews and working trials with candidates and followed up promptly any time I had any questions. We worked with three different agencies for this search and Hello Nanny consistently sent us the best candidates. The new website is great too - so easy to see all your potential candidates and all their documentation in one place.

I very strongly recommend reaching out to Hello Nanny if you need a nanny!

Lauren G.
1 review
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Marie is truly a gem. She works so hard to listen to your family’s needs and knows the nannies better than any recruiter I’ve come across (and I’ve tried a handful!). She cares deeply about both sides and it shows in her matching results. Marie has placed two nannies with our family whom we couldn’t imagine life without... More

Sheridan F.
5 reviews
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I contacted Hello, Nanny! in a bind for care. Our family needs were unique as I work in the hospital late nights and, often times, very early mornings. We were essentially looking for a unicorn. Hello, Nanny was able to source two part time candidates that were a perfect fit for our family. I genuinely attribute such a great outcome to their attention to detail... More

Summer K.
2 reviews
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I struggled to find reliable care for my son until I found Hello Nanny. I tried social media groups, mom groups, family referrals, but the care was unreliable. Hello Nanny placed a professional that knew exactly what my son needed without …More

Christine S.
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We had the pleasure of working with Marie and Stephanie to find a professional and loving caregiver/family assistant for our busy family of four (and puppy!). We have worked with other agencies in the past and we found Hello, Nanny's process for on-boarding, clarity in pricing, qualification of candidates, timeliness of communication, and support in the hiring process to be superior to others. We could not be more pleased with our placement, and we would highly recommend this agency to others.

Emily D.
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A superb nanny agency - Marie and Stephanie really care about trying to find the right fit for your family. They take the time to listen to your needs, and make sure any candidates sent to you for review are highly suitable. They do all the legwork as regards background checks and recommendations from previous employers, which is a major plus when you already have a million other things to take care of! I would high recommend them, they are super pleasant to deal with and are always accommodating! Thank you Marie and Stephanie!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Hello, Nanny!®  a nanny agency near me?

Hello, Nanny!® serves as a nanny placement agency in California and Texas and can connect you with an agency nationwide. 

How long does it take to hire a nanny?

When working with a nanny placement agency, the placement process can span 1–8 weeks. This timeline may vary depending on the complexity of the position and prerequisites, including but not limited to:

  • The availability of qualified candidates in a given market.
  • Accessibility and availability to conduct interviews and working trials.
  • Other circumstances that may arise beyond our control.

We strive to ensure our placements check EVERY box and our families never feel like they are settling. The process takes time and patience on everyone’s part. Rest assured it is Hello, Nanny’s!® job and mission to identify the most qualified candidate for each family.

What makes Hello, Nanny!®  unique?

Hello, Nanny!® was founded by a mom boss and a placement specialist with fifteen years of experience as a career nanny. We understand the individual needs of professional nannies and families.

With both perspectives — alongside cutting-edge technology that provides families and career nannies with complete transparency and insight during their search — we are exceptionally skilled at placements that are long-lasting.

What if I need a nanny immediately?

If your family requires immediate assistance for care, Hello, Nanny!® is skillfully positioned to supply families with a wonderful temporary candidate. We offer a guarantee and peace of mind by matching your family with the most qualified career nanny.

As an added benefit to families, we take a proactive and assertive effort to reduce the time it takes to find your perfect match. For that very reason, Hello, Nanny!® maintains an extensive network of skilled and qualified candidates. We are constantly scouting and vetting potential candidates to join our Hello, Nanny!® network for your convenience.

What if my nanny needs time off for vacation or sick time?

One of the many benefits of being a client of Hello, Nanny!® is we’re a trusted partner with a network of pre-vetted professional nannies at all times. We are positioned to help our families fill in the gaps when their career nanny needs time off.

What if our nanny isn’t the right fit?

While we would all love for this process to be easy, it’s not. And finding the right career nanny for your family means sometimes going through a couple of placements.

Hello, Nanny!® helps families set up a working trial period which ranges between 2-7 days. This working trial gives families insight into whether they’re compatible with their placement.

Since we never want you to feel as though you’re settling, we work with you to find the right fit, even if that means repeating the process multiple times over.

Where to hire a nanny?

There are many options for families to choose from when sourcing a caregiver for their child. Some choose corporate daycare, or in-home daycares, and others opt for an in-home career nanny.

Searches most commonly take place on the web. Unfortunately, many online platforms allow anyone to build a caregiver profile with very little vetting or validity to profiles. The most secure place to search for a career nanny is through a nanny placement agency.

Nanny placement agencies do extensive research, interviewing, vetting, background checks, and personality checks to ensure families receive reliable professional nanny services. This eliminates the exhaustive process of sourcing hundreds of online profiles claiming to be professional nannies.

How to hire a nanny?

Hiring a nanny takes a lot of time and energy. Parents attempting the search on their own often end up with a revolving door of unreliable candidates. The sure way to hire a nanny is through an experienced nanny placement agency like Hello, Nanny!®.

We interview hundreds of candidates monthly. We continually add to our database of reliable, pre-vetted professional nannies that families rely on in the long term. Because of our expertise in the field, we realize each match is special and work to position career nannies and families for success.

How do you hire a nanny?

The process of hiring a nanny can take anywhere from 4 to 12 weeks. Identifying and screening applicants for interviews is the first stage. This includes running a background check, an MVR check, and a reference check on a potential career nanny before meeting them.

If the background check is successful, we then extend an offer for an in-person interview. A paid working trial is scheduled if the interview goes well. The initial few candidates might not be a good fit, so this process could take weeks. Other characteristics — including parenting style and attention to detail — might not match and may impact the timeline.

How to hire a good nanny?

Perception is different for every person. Family needs vary greatly. So, a good nanny for one family is not good for another.

An experienced career nanny has a work history with a family of at least 3 years or has worked in a formal daycare or school setting. A professional nanny may also have early childhood education or training.

They are forward thinkers. They need very little guidance or hand-holding. They have planned activities for children. Professional nannies communicate effectively with the parents. They are reliable, punctual, and able to help the household run smoothly. Each family has unique needs, so it’s always important to communicate to us what a “good” nanny looks like to your family.

How much does it cost to hire a nanny?

The hourly cost of a career nanny varies depending on a few factors. The market rate for professional nannies varies depending on where your family lives. How many children you have also factors into a nanny’s rates. Career nannies base their rates on your position demands as well as their experience, education, location, and value.

What are things to consider when hiring a nanny?

There are many things to think about when hiring a professional nanny. What position are you looking for? Do you want a full-time or part-time nanny? Are you looking for a live-in or live-out nanny?

You should also consider what qualities and characteristics you’d like to see in your nanny. What experience would you like them to have? What personality would be most compatible with yours and your family’s?

Before proceeding with hiring a career nanny, you should be aware of the standard rate for professional nannies in your area. You’ll want to familiarize yourself with other expenses, such as taxes and bonuses. Using an expert nanny placement agency like Hello, Nanny!® ensures none of these factors are left unnoticed.

How do I find a good nanny in my area?

Nanny agencies in California and Texas and nationwide— like Hello, Nanny!® — are the best way to find a good career nanny in your area. Many websites offer hundreds of nanny profiles for families to sift through. Unfortunately, these platforms don’t vet their nannies with the same careful consideration that a nanny placement agency does.

With a boutique nanny agency like ours, we do all the heavy lifting — extensive research, interviewing, vetting, background checks, and personality checks — so families don’t have to.

We understand how much time and energy goes into finding the right career nanny for your family, which is why we ensure all our professional nannies are fully qualified before matching them with your family.

What does a nanny placement agency do?

A nanny placement agency works to find the perfect candidate for your family. Here at Hello, Nanny!®, we never leave anything to chance. We get to know you so we can learn your family’s preferences, needs, and requirements.

Then, we find the best career nanny for your family through our database of pre-vetted professional nannies. Due to our expertise as both a working mom and career nanny, we understand this process isn’t easy, which is why we work tirelessly to find the perfect match.

Our mission as a boutique nanny agency is to ease the stress of looking for the right candidate. We do this by presenting you with qualified professional nannies that meet your job requirements, personality preferences, and other personal needs.

At Hello Nanny!® we also work to educate, support, and empower families and professional nannies as they navigate this new partnership. We help you understand industry standards, customize your working agreements, and are there for any questions you may have along the way.