In-Home Child Care
- Care takes place in the child’s home
- When choosing an in-home care arrangement, you become the employer.
- You create the job description and, typically, conduct the interview and hire the care provider.
- The care provider (nanny, au pair, or babysitter) may live in or out of your home.
- It is common to receive recommendations or references from colleagues or personal friends.
How to Hire an In-home Caregiver
Below are resources to support your search for the right caregiver for your family, including tools to help you manage the process yourself and a list of agencies that, for a fee, will match you with a nanny or au pair.
The agencies above offer a customized search and placement service for families seeking in-home child care. Additional services can include background checks, reference screenings, and personal interviews. Their fee structures vary so contact the agencies for details.
**Cultural Care Au Pair Discount: Save $575 off of Au Pair Childcare - applied to new families to Cultural Care Au Pair hosting an au pair for more than 30 weeks and not using another discount. See flyer for more information and discount code (uni log-in required).
Online job board for hiring Barnard College students for part-time and/or occasional in-home child care. Barnard does not vet or select candidates, but simply provides a platform on which families can post caregiving opportunities for Barnard students. Contact [email protected] for posting instructions.