Finally feel like the professional you are.

The Pink Nanny Candidate Process

We understand the frustration of being mislabeled as a "babysitter" or having someone question the legitimacy of your work. Rest assured–we are committed to raising the bar and showcasing the true essence of top-tier, childcare professional you are!
Become a Pink Nanny

We're purposefully particular.

Trusting someone else to care for your child is a big deal, and we don't take families' trust lightly.
To be considered for any opportunity, a Pink Nannies candidate check lots of boxes.
At least three years of relevant professional childcare experience
Impeccable and recent childcare references
Ability to commit to a long-term position for at least one full year
High school diploma (bachelor's degree or higher is preferred)
Eligible to work legally in the U.S.
Willing and committed to being paid legally as a W-2 employee
Completely proficient in English (reading, writing, and speaking)
Experience working in private homes (for long-term nanny positions)
Able to pass a background check upon offer of employment, Must be registered with Trustline (CA resident only)
Certified in CPR and first-aid
At least 21 years old
Valid driver's license with a reliable vehicle and current insurance
Valid passport (if the position requires you to travel internationally)
Professional and positive communication in all agency interactions
Positive online presence, including social media profiles

Your Path to Becoming a Pink Nanny


General Application
Complete our initial application so we can get to know about you, your qualifications, and your passion for children and families.


Internal Review
We review your application and either invite you for an interview or offer some tips to help you bolster your resume.


Reference Check
We review your references and online accounts to verify your experience and professionalism.


When you've passed our initial application, interview, and reference checks, you may apply for specific opportunities on the job board.


Family Interview
If you seem like a good fit for a specific opportunity, we'll share your profile with the family. If they want to know more, we'll coordinate an interview with them.


Final Steps
If you and the family want to move together, we'll walk both of you through the hiring process and then celebrate your new role!
See the Full Process

There's no such thing as "just" a nanny.

We work with you...
We ask detailed questions to get to the core of who you are, and then share profiles of candidates who feel like a natural match.
We vet our families for you...
We meticulously select families to collaborate with, upholding our guiding principles and maintaining high standards.
... at no expense to you.
You'll never pay a fee to interview or work with our agency. Every penny you earn is yours! In fact, money is only exchanged when you refer a friend, and in that case we pay you.
Become a Pink Nanny

We’ve been in your shoes.

Harnessing decades of professional childcare expertise, our team comprises elite former UHNW nannies, seasoned newborn care specialists, accomplished ABA therapists, and even nurturing camp counselors. We've walked the path you're on now, and we're here to assure you that nothing elevates your nanny career like being precisely matched with the ideal family by our seasoned experts. Your success is our mission, and we're here to make it a reality.

Since 2016, we’ve placed hundreds of nannies with happy and satisfied clients. We’ve become members of the International Nanny Association and supporters of the Nanny Relief Fund, and actively supporting the nanny community through philanthropic endeavors.
Become a Pink Nanny

"Fit" works both ways.

We work closely with families to make sure your new job is the perfect fit for you, too.
Become a Pink Nanny
Pink Nannies does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion or religious creed, disability or handicap, sex or gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law. We encourage our families to follow EEO practices when interviewing and selecting candidates for their positions.
Pink Nanny Compensation

As you might expect, compensation packages vary depending on your experience, unique skills, education background, geographic location, and more.

At a minimum, you can expect to receive:
● $25/hour
● paid vacation and sick time
● holiday pay
● health care stipend
● mileage reimbursement for on-the-job travel
● guaranteed hours
● relocation assistance

"I felt supported and heard every step of the way..."

and other kind things professionals have said about Pink Nannies®

I found the perfect family

"I found the perfect family thanks to the help of Pink Nannies. They are professional, thorough, and work with quality families. They welcome any questions and make sure any job opportunity is going to be a great match for both the family and the nanny."

- Renea Ramsay

Intuitive nanny matchmaker

"I’m a Nanny and was just placed with an amazing family in the Cleveland area thanks to Pink Nannies. Allison is an intuitive nanny matchmaker and really takes the time to find the perfect fit for the Nanny and the family. She went out of her way to make sure I was placed with a great family."

- Lindsey Whited

Placed after two weeks

"Looking for a nanny job is stressful! With the support of Pink and the amazing communication, kindness, and professionalism, it has been a breeze. Pink Nannies placed me with an amazing family after only two weeks of looking. I felt supported and heard every step of the way."

- Lorri Rivera

Common Questions

About the Process

So, where do I start?

The best place to start is our Job Board! There, you can view open positions and start the application process here. We will review your application and get in touch with you if you are a good fit for the positions you have applied for. If we are unable to move forward with your application, you’ll hear from us too. So don’t worry, one way or another we will be in touch, and you do not have to contact us!

*Please note that due to the large number of applicants, we do not respond to direct calls or emails inquiring about the status of an application.

What happens now that I've had an interview with the Pink Nannies placement team?

First, thank you for taking the time to allow us to get to know you better! After your interview, you will receive an email outlining the next steps (check your spam folder if you have not). In order to formally apply for a specific position, you will create a Pink Nannies candidate profile*. This is where you will upload your resume and other requested documents and information. Once you’ve uploaded everything, we will review it and get back to you if we have any questions.

*We are able to move forward with candidates once they have successfully completed their profile in its entirety, including requested uploaded documents like a resume or CPR/First Aid certification.The faster this is completed, the faster we can start sharing how awesome you are with families!

When do I start meeting directly with families?

Once your vetting process has been completed by members of our staff, we'll look at your profile and send your profile to families whose positions you have expressed interest in. When families are excited to meet you and learn more, a member of the Pink Nannies team will reach out to coordinate an interview. If you do not hear from us, you were not selected for that position. Don’t get discouraged, though! We update our job board (link) with new opportunities regularly, and you can reapply for other positions.

How do I submit my application for a specific job?

Visit our open jobs on the Pink Nannies Job Board. When deciding whether to apply, be sure to review the location, commute, ages of children, family dynamics, job expectations, duties, schedule, hourly rate range, benefits package, and start date by reading the description thoroughly. If you agree to all of the specifics and are interested in applying, you can do so by clicking the “I’m Interested” button at the bottom of the job description*. We will review your application and may then submit your profile to the family. If you do not hear from us, you were unfortunately not selected to move forward in the hiring process.

*Pink Nannies automatically receives notifications if a candidate applies to a specific job. Please do not call or email letting us know that you are interested.

Can you hold off on calling my references until after I have accepted the job offer?

We are unable to hold off on contacting references until after a job offer has been accepted. Part of our screening and vetting process is ensuring that Pink Nannies is approving professional, experienced, and reliable applicants to submit to families. One way we do this is by contacting your most recent references to verify your employment history.

The experience of having my own children counts as professional childcare experience, right?

Pink Nannies respects and admires parents and recognizes that raising one’s own children can teach you a lot. However, this is broadly not considered in the nannying industry as professional experience because nannying requires a different and unique set of skills, including but not limited to the ability to work in a private home, raise children according to the norms and philosophy of the family employing you, and so on. Therefore, Pink Nannies requires applicants to have 3+ years of professional, paid experience.

Other Nanny Questions

Why don't babysitting gigs, temp jobs, or jobs I had before I turned 18 factors into the calculation of my childcare experience?

Though any work experience is valuable, we're especially interested in any you've had in the professional realm since turning 18. Regular employment with a family, school, daycare, childcare center, or camp, whether full- or part-time, qualifies as professional experience.

I'd like to bring my child with me to work; is that okay?

Similarly to most other professional environments (including those that the parents who work with Pink Nannies work in), none of our positions offer bringing your “tag-alongs” with you to work.

Why wasn't I chosen for any of the jobs I applied for?

The competition for our open positions is fierce. Only roughly 10% of candidates are even considered! But don't give up hope! As you gain experience and new qualifications, you can update your application and submit it again.

Why do I have to interview again if I've previously talked to Pink Nannies?

If it's been longer than a few months since your last interview, we need to know what you've been up to and why you're seeking a new opportunity. We'll send you a link to schedule an interview with our team.

How quickly will I land a job?

There are several variables to consider, like the state of the employment market, the time of year, your geographic area, your level of experience, and your educational and professional credentials, to name a few. Not every job seeker will discover their ideal position within a week, and some may never find one at all. Your chances of landing a position through Pink Nannies will increase if you are professional, prompt, and pleasant, and follow all of our recommendations and guidance.