University Sitters is helping families find Bay Area nannies through our rigorous screening process and fundamental mission to provide caring and professional nannies to the children and families in the Bay Area.

Our local nanny services can be provided in the following neighborhoods: San Francisco, Alamo, Berkeley, Claremont, Clayton, Concord, Danville, Dublin, Emeryville, Lafayette, Martinez, Montclair, Moraga, Oakland, Orinda, Piedmont, Pleasant Hill, Pleasanton, Rockridge, San Ramon, and Walnut Creek.

University Sitters and Domestics sources Bay Area nannies through word-of-referrals from other nanny and family contacts as well as a rich variety of online and print media outlets when additional recruitment is required. See samples of our nannies in our Meet the Team page.

General Nanny Duties:

  • Care and keeping of the children
  • School and activity drop offs and pick ups
  • Cleaning up after the children
  • Meal prep for the children
  • Act as liaison between parents and teachers, doctors, and more
  • Maintain a safe and engaging environment for the children that helps them grow and succeed in their environment


Additional nanny duties can also include the following:

  • Meal preparation and meal planning for entire family
  • Deep cleaning around the house
  • Tutoring and homework help
  • Errand running
  • Household management
  • Assistant work


Bay Area Nanny Salary

Bay Area nanny salaries can vary a great deal based on the work required and the number of hours provided per week.

For a part-time nanny in the Bay Area, a family can expect to pay between $15 and $35 per hour.  Gas reimbursement for the activities with the children is typically calculated at the IRS standard mileage reimbursement of .56 per mile.  Part-time schedules for nannies can be anywhere from a few hours per week to 30 hours weekly. Temporary or vacation nannies can also be arranged for similar hourly rates.

For a full time nanny in the Bay Area, families can expect to pay between $15 and $35 per hour or a salary of $600 weekly or more.  The qualifications and salary history of your nanny can help guide the salary offer.  For full time nannies, a stipend for health care is always appreciated. Overtime is calculated based on California standards after 40 hours in a workweek. Additionally, domestic professionals typically expect compensation for both vacation and sick days.

Live-in nannies are available as well with a combined compensation of hourly pay plus room and board. Typically because the nanny hours are longer than with a live-out nanny, there are not always significant cost savings for offering of living space.  We encourage families to call and discuss their unique situation with our staff in order to gain a better understanding of the associated costs.

Learn more about our nanny placement services here. For resources from the INA [International Nanny Association] click here.