Join Our Team
We recognize childcare as a skilled profession. We guarantee:
standard hourly rates at a living wage for our area, relieving you of negotiating with each client – view hourly rates
you will receive 50% of the booking payment with a 3 hour minimum if a client cancels with less than 48 hours notice, and a $25.00 courtesy payment if canceled in advance
time-and-a-half pay for babysitting on holidays
Payment for early returns
clients who return early agree to pay for the original reservation of your time as scheduled
an open line of communication if you have questions or concerns during your experience with our agency
opportunities to connect: coffee and restaurant meetups with fellow childcare professionals, plus volunteering together with nonprofits in our communities
monthly notices about resume-building opportunities and continuing education in the field of childcare and children’s safety
Professional nanny contracts
clients recruiting a nanny through our agency agree to utilize a contract, to provide payroll, benefits, and a W-2; we provide clients with resources about being your employer in Colorado to support your successful working relationship
What are the requirements to join the team?
- at least 3 years of extensive childcare experience which may include parenting, babysitting, nannying, volunteering, teaching, tutoring, mentoring, camp counseling, youth leadership, and so on
- a childcare resume
- current CPR and First Aid certification for Infants, Toddlers and Children; if you completed training online, it must have included an in-person skills session in order to be accepted
- received the COVID vaccine at least once; medical and religious exemptions honored
- at least 18 years of age
- provide 2 excellent childcare references
- valid license and car insurance
- access to a reliable vehicle that can be used to transport children
- pass a background check upon hire and have a clean DMV record
- speak fluent English – important for emergencies
We value professionalism and reliability. We do not accept no-shows and we avoid short notice cancellations.
Does the agency keep part of my hourly earnings?
No, we do not.
How do I apply to nanny job openings?
Nanny positions are posted in our password-protected system for members. When you apply, we share your profile with the family and they determine which candidates to interview.
How do I get babysitting bookings?
We have an online booking system. As a sitter with our agency, you can see available bookings in the system and claim those that match your availability and your experience.
What if a client gets home late?
You are paid for total time worked. If a client is chronically late please let us know.
If you have a nanny contract you will be due overtime pay if your employer’s late arrival incurs overtime.
What if a client gets home early?
Your client will pay for the booking as scheduled in their original babysitting reservation.
For clients hiring a nanny, we require clients to provide guaranteed hours. This prevents pay fluctuation from week to week.
How do I get paid?
Clients pay you directly for hours worked. The agency does not distribute hourly pay. Please do not leave a booking without being paid (unless you feel you are in an unsafe situation). If you are sitting multiple days for a family you know and trust, you may consider being paid on the last day however it’s also fine to be paid daily.
Will I receive a W-2 or 1099 from the agency?
We cannot provide W-2s or 1099s because we do not distribute pay. Clients pay you directly. You may receive a W-2 from them if they hire you as a nanny.
JOIN OUR TEAM
Complete our comprehensive online application, and we will carefully review your information and get in touch with you.
Safety & Wellness Resources
Any person involved in or witnessing an emergency or life-threatening situation should call 911.
Concerns Regarding Children & Minors
If you have a concern or suspicion of child abuse or neglect, you can report to the Colorado Department of Human Services Abuse And Neglect Hotline at 1- 844-CO-4-Kids (844‑264‑5437). This hotline is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Please don’t hesitate to call. Your report is confidential. Anyone witnessing a child in a life-threatening situation should call 911. (Statement credit: The Colorado Department Of Human Services website)
Information about forms and signs of child abuse or neglect is available here.
You do not need anyone’s permission to report. You are not required to notify the agency or any other party prior to reporting. You can report to the agency without fear of repercussion or penalty. We will never share your report with the party you have reported. We must share reports of abuse or neglect with the Colorado Department Of Human Services. We must share reports of a possible crime with the police department.
Concerns Regarding Neglected Adults
In the course of your work, you may encounter adults in a home who need protective assistance. You can report concerns regarding elder abuse, disabled individuals, individuals with specialized needs, elders/seniors, or other adults here through Adult Protective Services. You can make a report on behalf of any adult you believe is experiencing self-neglect, or are unable to care for themselves. Information and resources are available here through the Colorado Department Of Human Services.
Postpartum Support & Hotline
You are not alone. Painful and confusing postpartum feelings are a common experience. Postpartum feelings can affect dads too! Help is available. Call or text the Postpartum Support HelpLine at 1-800-944-4773 (4PPD) #1 En Español or #2 English.
Text in English: 800-944-4773
Mensajes en Español: 971-203-7773
Mental Health & Suicide Prevention
If you, or someone you know, is experiencing a mental health need or in crisis, resources and information are available at Colorado Behavioral Health Services or Colorado Crisis Services. If you, or someone you know, may be considering suicide or self-harm, you can reach Colorado Crisis Services at 1-844-493-TALK (8255) or text TALK to 38255. You can call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 if you believe any individual is in a life-threatening situation.
Domestic Violence Support
Information and resources on domestic violence are available here through the Colorado Department Of Human Services.
National Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 799-7233
National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline: (866) 331-9474
If you are being abusive to others, or someone you know is being abusive to others, click here for the Colorado Domestic Violence Offender Management Board’s approved list of treatment providers. You can call the Stand Up Colorado Helpline at (855) 978-2638 to talk and find local resources.
Please see our Disclaimer. The resources listed here are for informational purposes and do not constitute an exhaustive or complete list. We cannot guarantee the accuracy or functionality of the resources listed here. Any person involved in or witnessing an emergency or life-threatening event is advised to call 911.