The Nanny Network, Inc.

Because home is where your heart is.




The Nanny Network, Inc. (TNNI) provides parents in Northern California’s Alameda County and Contra Costa County with a personalized, caring and convenient referral service to find an in-home nanny for a live-out or live-in, full-time or part-time nanny position. We offer nannies for permanent and temporary placement.

Our Mission

To provide parents and nannies with an easy, stress-free way to find each other and create a lasting relationship.  We believe that a nanny’s role is to provide a loving, caring and nurturing environment in which children can grow and flourish.

Company Profile

The Nanny Network, Inc. is  this area’s only childcare referral service run by a professional who’s also “Mom!” to a ninth grader and a twelfth grader, so you can count on TNNI to understand the challenges facing today’s families.  And because we know every childcare situation is unique, we go to great lengths to get to know your family.  For example, we take the time to make housecalls.  At your convenience.

What’s more, TNNI provides concerned parents with an overall peace of mind.  All of our nannies are meticulously prescreened prior to your initial interview through our intense one-on-one interview process.   To qualify as a TNNI nanny, our candidates have passed rigorous background checks, childcare experience prerequisites and specific health tests.  And we make all such documentation available for your review.

And TNNI has received accolades from parents just like you!  We are delighted to announce that our childcare referral service has received the coveted Five-Star Performance Rating of “Excellent” from the authors of Babies by the Bay:  The Insider’s Guide to Everything from Doctors and Diapers to Playgrounds and Preschools in the San Francisco Bay Area 2003 (1st Edition) and 2005 (2nd Edition), based on surveys conducted with Bay Area parents.

TNNI also received the Five-Star Parents’ Pick Award in the 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007 editions of the parent-to-parent resource guide, The Lilaguide:  Baby-Friendly (San Francisco
Bay Area)
, and we have received the 2008 Lila Pick Award in The Lilaguide’s 2008 edition, offering these comments from parents:  “….extremely prompt and courteous throughout the entire process…this agency is wonderful to do business with – I would not even consider trying another…Susan, the owner, offers a really personal, hands-on approach to the placement process…a very satisfying experience…big emphasis on personal service….they really get to know you and your needs so they can make a good match…went above and beyond the call of duty…I’ve worked with other nanny agencies and found this one the best.  I found Susan Stimmel to be very personal and attentive to each individual family’s needs. I think she finds the best family/nanny match….I tell everyone to call The Nanny Network when they’re looking for a nanny. They’re the best!”


Plus, TNNI is very pleased to announce that Bay Area Parent Magazine has awarded our agency with the coveted 2009 Hall of Fame Award, in addition to our Gold Medal for being the Family Favorite Nanny Placement Agency of 2008, based on surveys conducted with Bay Area parents.

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Thank you to our Parents and Nannies!

Company History

Parents have often asked us, “Why did you start another nanny placement agency?  Aren’t there already enough agencies out there?”

Susan Z. Stimmel, Founder and President of The Nanny Network, Inc., responds this way:

“Seventeen ago when I first searched the Bay Area for a nanny referral service, no one seemed to understand.  My quest for quality in-home child care was going to take more than simply filling out their tons of paperwork so they could fill a faceless opening.  I wanted someone who would listen carefullyand thoughtfully to my needs.  Someone who prescreened their nannies meticulously so I never had to come face-to-face with my worst fears.  After all, this is my child, my home we’re talking about here!”

Forced to forge for herself — and then for countless other Bay Area families — The Nanny Network, Inc. was born.  The first service of its kind owned and operated by a mom of two young children.  Designed not simply for, but around, working parents’ hectic lifestyles.  We are the one and only nanny referral service that is here for you seven days a week.

Contact Information

The Nanny Network, Inc. (TNNI) is located in Walnut Creek, California.  TNNI places well-qualified, prescreened nannies in Contra Costa County and Alameda County. Please contact us for more information.  

Telephone:  (925) 256-8575           Facsimile: (925) 256-8555
Postal address:  712 Bancroft Road, Suite 216
Walnut Creek, CA  94598

Interviews are available by appointment only.                        

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THE NANNY NETWORK, INC.      (925) 256-8575

The Nanny Network, Inc. is a proud member of the International Nanny Association, the Better Business Bureau and the Blue Water Foundation.

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Last modified:  February 5, 2009