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Frequently Asked Questions

Why hire a full-service nanny placement agency versus doing the search yourself with an on-line resume posting service?

Hiring a nanny to care for your children is much different that hiring a business employee. It’s more like experiencing a dating service. Our clients hire us because they want the safe-screening expertise that only comes from years of evaluating candidates. They want to avoid the hours of time spent reviewing and interviewing prospective nannies and desire a trusted resource for guidance before, during and after the hire.

Nanny agency cost: Percentage-based versus fixed agency fees?

Several of the largest and most long-standing nanny placement agencies in Colorado differ in the way they charge their clients for services rendered. Fixed pricing allows you to budget your search cost in advance. For clients that have a large nanny pay range, flat-fee pricing will allow you to hire a nanny that requires a higher rate of pay without having to pay more for your search. These differences can result in thousands of dollars in savings.

Why hire Colorado Nanny?

Colorado Nanny brings a unique blend of high-quality service with high-value cost. We are one of a small handful of long-standing agencies (20+ years in business), with multiple recruiters and an excellent reputation built over many years in the industry. Our flexible recruiter work schedules, fixed placement fees and highly customized approach to this business makes us unique from our competition.

What is the average nanny pay range for the Denver Metro area?

The most common pay range for a live-out nanny in the Denver Metro area is $26-28 per hour. The most experienced/degreed nannies earn $$30-35+ per hour. Live-in nannies typically earn $23-30 per hour in addition to room and board. Note: There can be some variance in pay for the smaller cities and towns in Colorado due to the reduced cost of living.

Can a nanny be hired as an independent contractor and do I need to pay employer taxes?

Nannies that earn $2100 or more during a calendar year must be hired as W2 employees per federal guidelines. If you hire your nanny legally, you can deduct up to $5000 through an employer flex-spending account.

How do you find your nannies?

Our #1 resource is our website with the url: Additionally, we have successful referral programs, business networking relationships and a wide variety of additional advertising resources.

Which cities do you serve?

Denver Metro, Colorado Springs, Boulder, Northern Colorado and major mountain towns such as Vail, Aspen and surrounding areas.