Choosing a caregiver for your loved ones is one of the most important decisions you will make for your family. At DNB, we personalize each and every search to help you find the highest quality fit for your family’s unique needs. See our rates below.
How much does it cost to hire a caregiver from Date Night Boutique?
Agency fees are separate from caregiver rates. You will pay your caregiver directly.
pay a daily agency fee to book a babysitter, housekeeper, adult companion, or any other type of temporary care on demand
pay a monthly agency fee to book a nanny, housekeeper, or any other type of temporary care on a month-to-month basis
pay a search fee to meet exceptional DNB candidates, plus a separate, one-time placement fee once they become your employee
$500 search fee + $3000 due upon hire
Caregiver rates are separate from agency fees. There is a 4-hour minimum for all services. Cancellations, after a caregiver has been confirmed, are subject to a $150 cancellation fee. Last-minute and holiday rates apply.
Date Night Sitter
book a career nanny to babysit your kiddos
hire professional, experienced childcare long-term
hire someone for childcare, errands, driving, light cleaning, laundry
hire a trustworthy, reliable housekeeper and enjoy having your home in its cleanest form
newborn care specialist (nighttime or daytime)
medicine administration, driving, friendship
nighttime care while you’re away
8PM-8AM: $200, 8AM-8PM: $30/hour
errands, drop-off/pick-ups, grocery shopping, etc.
must have private bedroom, bathroom
travel nannies, party assistants, or anything else
We’re so happy you’re here! Here are the As to your Qs.
Once I pay a one-time placement fee, will I need to pay agency fees for other services (date nights, a housekeeper, etc.)?
Yes. Agency fees are separate for each caregiver you hire due to the amount of effort DNB puts into finding you a perfect match.
What's included in the long-term placement agency fee?
- Thorough in-person and/or video interview with candidates
- Detailed candidate profiles, work experience, education, skills, notes, references, and more
- Scheduling assistance for interviews
- Trial/working interview
- Guides/templates/work agreement to assist you with interview process and a long-lasting, healthy relationship
- Rigorous background check
- Domestic payroll company referral
- Complimentary post-hire follow-up/consulting
- We will provide one free caregiver replacement within the first 30 days on a case by case basis
What's considered a long-term placement?
A placement is considered long-term when you offer a contract for 1 year or longer.
What if a long-term placement doesn't work out?
Depending on the circumstances, DNB will provide one replacement candidate for free once within the first 30 days. We strongly recommend trialing any nanny you’re interested in hiring before making a permanent offer.
How many nannies should I expect to interview?
We work hard to not waste your time and only bring you the candidates that match your specifications. Most clients interview 3 nanny candidates. Rest assured, we won’t stop until we find the One.
Can you accommodate families with children or adults that have special needs?
Absolutely. We work with highly compassionate caregivers who have extensive experience caring for children and adults with autism spectrum disorder, diabetes, Cerebral Palsy, ADHD, and others. If we cannot meet your family’s care requirements (which hasn’t happened yet!), we will do our best to connect you to an agency that can.
why do your charge the same rate for part-time and full-time caregivers?
From years of working in the industry, we have found that searching for a quality, reliable part-time nanny is just as much legwork as searching for a full-time nanny. Our goal is to find someone who will stay with your family long-term, regardless of how many hours they work per week.
How are taxes handled?
As your nanny or housekeeper’s employer, you are responsible for paying legally. We highly recommend having Poppins Payroll take care of your tax obligations for you. Many of us at DNB have personally tried various payroll services, and we all prefer Poppins by a large margin. They’re even one of the most affordable — yet you’d never know it by their quality.
Is there a minimum amount of time I have to book someone?
Yes, there is a 4-hour minimum for all services.
What's your cancellation policy?
Cancellations after a caregiver has been confirmed are subject to a $150 cancellation fee.
What's considered a short-term placement?
A placement is considered short-term when you hire someone once or on an as-needed basis.
What types of benefits should I provide a long-term caregiver?
Benefits commonly include:
- Guaranteed hours (required by agency)
- Paid vacation time (required by agency)
- Paid holidays (required by agency)
- Paid sick days (required by agency)
- Mileage reimbursement for use of personal car while on the job (required by agency)
- Holiday bonus (typically one week’s pay)
- Annual raise based on job performance
How long does it take to hire a nanny?
It depends on the requirements of your search, your communication with us, and your availability to meet with candidates. Most families find their nanny between 2 and 6 weeks. Short-term placements are much faster.
Why do you have flat agency fees instead of charging a percentage of the caregiver's salary?
Put simply, we want to be fair to our families and our caregivers with permanent placements. We feel that one flat fee is easier to understand and budget for than a percentage of pay. We also want to empower our caregivers to accept payments directly without anyone taking a cut. Our goal is to work with your unique family to assist you in finding a nanny that not only matches your family’s need for excellent childcare, but also one that fits your family’s budget. In most cases, percentage-based fees are significantly higher than flat fees. We want you to feel confident that our pricing is truthful and not based on collecting a higher placement fee for our pockets.
I paid the search fee to find a nanny. do I have to pay another search fee to hire another household employee?
Yes. Search fees are due per caregiver search, meaning they do not transfer from one search to another. Once a search is closed, you must pay a new search fee to reopen it (ex. you hired someone on your own but it didn’t work out).
Ready to meet your dream caregiver?
Wonderful! Please fill out our Find A Caregiver form or give us a call at 312-698-3770 to schedule a complimentary consultation. We’ll contact you to discuss your family’s unique needs within 48 hours.