Hunting for childcare in Cleveland doesn’t have to be a needle/haystack scramble. These area agencies know their stuff from emergency help to nannies who will stay with the family for years.

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The Nanny Connection
P.O. Box 2276
Hudson, OH 44236
(800) 230-5364

Price: $200 application fee/$2,000 full-time nanny placement fee/$1,500 part-time/$10 to $15 per hour

The Nanny Connection is owned by Kathleen Heydorn, a former nanny and teacher with a masters in early childhood education from Kent State University. The Nanny Connection serves both the Akron and Cleveland areas, providing high-quality, professional, safe and reliable babysitters and nannies for both short-term and long-term placements. This is the largest nanny-placement agency in Summit County, with more than 150 families actively enjoying this service’s matches. The Nanny Connection is a member of the International Nanny Association.

Starting Point
4600 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44103
(216) 575-0061

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Starting Point is a non-profit child-care and early-education referral agency that aims to help families find the right center, home or child care option. This agency is run by Cuyahoga County public and private funders, who have been united in their common goal of providing this county’s children with effective and quality child care. Starting Point is one of the only services in this area that has a free parent hotline as well as a free online search option for child care providers.

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Childcare Solutions

2101 Richmond Rd.
Beachwood, OH 44122
(216) 223-8090

Price: $175 search fee/$10 to $18 per hour
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Childcare Solutions is a locally owned and operated child-care consulting service specializing in nanny care, au pairs and event child care services. Childcare Solutions carefully screens and interviews each care provider, and each potential nanny or au pair must submit to a thorough background check. It has been in operation for more than 20 years and has facilitated more than 10,000 placements in that time. Childcare Solutions is a member of both the International Nanny Association and the U.S. Authorized Au Pair Agency.

The Proper Nanny

14837 Detroit Ave., Unit 157
Cleveland, OH 44107
(216) 227-8132

Price: $20 per assignment with 72 hours notice/$25 with 24 hours notice/$12 to $17 per hour
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The Proper Nanny matches babysitters and nannies to families in need. Whether you’re looking for a full-time live-in, full-time live-out, part time, summer or temporary nanny, The Proper Nanny can help. It has superior attention to detail and requires its caregivers to go through stringent screening processes. The company’s goal is work with the nannies and the families to find a match that will be a positive experience for everyone involved. If you’re tired of interviewing babysitters and nannies yourself, then The Proper Nanny is the perfect solution.

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Erin’s Nannies
Solon, OH
(216) 272-6095

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Erin’s Nannies is run by long-time Ohio resident Erin Taub. She has more than 20 years of experience as a house parent, daycare assistant and childcare worker, and uses this experience and sensitivity to match qualified caregivers with parents in need. Erin’s Nannies supplies nannies and babysitters for sick child care, vacation care, evening babysitting and after-school care. All nannies undergo screenings that involve interviews, verbal contact with personal references, criminal record checks, social security background checks and an employment history check. Erin Taub is committed to putting parents’ minds at ease about the stressful process of choosing a childcare provider.

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