Services & Fees


We save time—We do the legwork for you and only send you candidates who match your specific needs.

We help you feel secure—The person you hire to care for your child has been fully prescreened, interviewed, and will pass stringent background checks. Our nannies are reliable, professional, and experienced.

We assist in improving quality of life—All Needle in a Haystack nannies are specially trained or have experience in providing child care services aimed at improving and modifying behavior, creating solid routines, and focusing on the strengths of your children.

Needle in a Haystack Childcare works with your family to match specialized nannies to meet your needs. Needle in a Haystack will personally meet with your family to assess the needs of the children. We will collaborate with your family to determine the best possible match. When you engage the services of Needle in a Haystack, you can feel assured that you will be receiving not only great customer service but also a dedicated, detailed and personal experience that will leave you feeling confident that your children are being cared for by a compassionate, experienced professional.

How We Work

Needle in a Haystack is a domestic referral agency that matches nannies with families who have special needs children. To engage our service and gain access to qualified and dedicated nannies able to care for your special needs child simply complete the family registration and submit your information. Once we receive your information we will contact you right away.

Please be as specific as possible when discussing your needs; we use this information when interviewing potential candidates. Once we receive your information, we will call you to set up a family interview. A consultant will come to your house and discuss further about your specific needs, meet your children and take a tour of the home. Any information gathered during the family interview is solely used for the purpose of matching your family with the perfect nanny and will not be used for any other purpose.

After the family interview and the payment of the registration fee/deposit, we begin our search and start interviewing potential candidates. We then complete all necessary background and reference checks. Once we are satisfied with our selected candidates, we will contact you for interview times and ensure all the candidates are available at the time as well. After the interview, we’ll discuss your opinions and impressions, feedback, and other related issues. Once the match is complete and you are satisfied with your selection, we require the placement fee within 5 days of the nanny accepting employment with your family.

Our Screening Process

Each candidate for childcare service undergoes extensive background checks after the face-to-face interview including:

  1. SSN Trace
  2. Multi-State Criminal Database Search
  3. Nationwide Sex Offender Registry Search
  4. County Criminal Search (7-Year Address History)
  5. DMV Driving Records
  6. Education Verification
  7. Employment Verification
  8. Credential Verification
  9. Reference checks
  10. Nannies are required to complete CPR and First Aid certification as a condition of placement in a household.


Consultation Deposit $250.00 (Non-refundable).
Full-time Placements 12% of the employee’s gross annual salary.
Part-time Placement 13% of the employee’s gross annual salary. Minimum placement fee is $1,500.00.
Temporary Positions Temporary fees are 100.00 per week, $35.00 per day (up to 2 days).