Testimonials of Clients:

Nannies as Needed

"I found myself in a situation where I was faced with very unexpected circumstances and needed immediate help with transporting my twins to school and home. The school was quite a distance from my home and work. Margie and her staff at Nannies As Needed set me up right away, and they were always there for scheduling on the fly. They never let me down and were really sensitive to my situation. The sitters were always prompt, followed my instructions and interacted well with my children. I had no doubt they were in good hands.

I am sure I will be using Nannies As Needed ongoing during the school year and in the future. I highly recommend them to anyone who finds themselves in a bind and wants a professional, caring, reliable and personal family care experience."

- Jeff, Farmington, CT

"First of all, THANK YOU! I am very pleased indeed with my first experience with Nannies As Needed and look forward to a continuing relationship. Second, Tomeka was an absolute joy. Needless to say, I was nervous about leaving my son, but Tomeka came through my door with the most beautiful and infectious smile I've ever seen at 8 o'clock in the morning. I left her with my instructions and did not have a worry for the rest of the day. She made my son lunch, cleaned the dishes and put them away. I can't get my husband to do that! So again, thank you! While I hope my son never gets sick again, I am comforted by the fact that I have a trustworthy and reliable service upon which to call. We will call you soon for a date night too!"

- Colleen, Norwalk, CT

"I just wanted to tell you how amazing Sharon was last Tuesday. My son, who normally cries with all sitters, was all smiles when I came home. My kids took to Sharon immediately. It was the first time in a long time when I left the house feeling really good about a babysitter."

- Kendra, Darien, CT

"Dear Margie, I am writing to notify you that our family will soon be moving to Maine. I cannot tell you how invaluable Nannies As Needed has been for our family. Words cannot really express the amount of anxiety and stress you consistently and at times truly miraculously washed away. You never let us down. I am truly spoiled as I know I cannot even begin to find a comparable service in our location. Your sitters were professional but your personal touch and availability was spectacular. We will miss you as we feel like you have been part of our family for the last 7 years. As a working mom with a husband who travels, you have truly provided us the ability to fulfill a life of career and family. Please feel free to use us as a reference anytime. Thank you again for helping our family."

- Cory & Christopher, Easton, CT

"Nannies As Needed, Margie, most especially, has provided the nicest and most considerate sitters that I have met. Nannies As Needed always comes through for me whether it be last minute or scheduled, and I have never been disappointed with the quality and integrity of any of the sitters. My daughter has loved each sitter that has come to care for her. I highly recommend Margie and her wonderful staff! "

- Rana, Weston, CT

"I am writing in earnest on Katie's behalf. She has turned out to be the greatest babysitter we have ever had. She exemplifies the most important characteristics that are coveted in a person that comes into your home and cares for your beloved little ones. Besides being caring, loving, gentle and kind, she is trustworthy, hardworking, thoughtful, positive and energetic. She creates a happy atmosphere by conjuring (up) projects of all types: Baking, art, games and dolls. She revels in the joy of the project even if it makes a mess...which she cleans up without complaint. She has blended into the family and her company is enjoyed by all of us. We consider her a part of our family now, and we noticed a huge void when she was away on her trip. We all look forward to the days she is here. The girls jump for joy every Thursday morning and greet her with squeals, hugs and kisses. She is truly amazing! "

- Cheryl, Old Greenwich, CT

"Margie, She sounds great! I can't wait to meet her. Thank you so much for working so hard to pair us together for tomorrow. Like I said, I think your company you have here is an incredible concept. So far the experience has been great. I look forward to using your service in the near future under less stressful times. I know my husband and I would like to go to a movie or have a simple date soon. Thank you again. "

- Andrea, Rowayton, CT

"I wanted to touch base and let you know how pleased we were with Maxine. I still can't believe she travelled so far to help, but we are so happy she did! The girls had such a great time, and she was so communicative with me the whole time we were out. We look forward to using both you and Maxine next time we are in Connecticut! Thanks so much for everything!"

- Martha, Visiting Client

"Margie- Thank you so much for everything today. Your attention to the last minute fire drill is so appreciated. Angie is fantastic. My baby was so happy when I got home! "

- Rita, Stamford, CT

"I am writing this with tears of joy welling in my eyes. I absolutely must thank you, thank you, thank you from the depths of my heart for providing us with the most amazing nanny today. After experiencing someone who put the lives of my children in danger, I was really nervous as to who would arrive at my door from the service I found on the internet. You really do a wonderful job! "Tomeka is a true gem!" I cannot tell you how wonderful it feels to have peace of mind knowing my children are well cared for. Thank you!! "

- Heather, Wilton, CT

Testimonials of Sitters

"I LOVE LOVE LOVE working for Nannies As Needed! Talk about team work at its finest! All the staff are dedicated hard workers that work around the clock (literally) to match that perfect sitter to that amazing family. Every job experience is fun and exciting because I'm meeting new families almost every day! Sitters, if you're looking for a job that is fun and definitely NOT BORING, then this is the job for you! Families, if you're tired of searching for sitters through friends, family and Facebook look no further, because every single sitter that you are letting in your home and leaving your children with are trustworthy and professional. Give them a call at (203)874-4939, you won't regret it."

- Tatjana L., New Haven, CT

"With my daughter enrolling in college, I decided to supplement my income. After much though, I chose to search for caregiver opportunities. After two months of researching my options, I found Nannies As Needed. I was immediately impressed by their professionalism and the fact that they actually pair each caregiver's skills and personality to the needs of each family. Nearly one year later, I have several families who ask for me and I have created lasting bonds with many of the children I care for. I truly enjoy my position with Nannies As Needed. It has been a wonderful experience I hope to continue for many years to come."

- Rexanne K., Trumbull

"I have been with Nannies As Needed for four years and can honestly say it is a great company to work for. You can earn great money while working around your own unique schedule. The jobs are fun, convenient and flexible. The friendly office staff handles all the details of your job and they always send you to safe homes. I have referred many of my friends to work for Nannies As Needed and they have enjoyed the experience as much as I have."

- Anisha M., Bridgeport

"When I began graduate school, I was very concerned about expenses. I had been a nanny throughout college, but never found a job that was flexible enough for my ever changing schedule. Nannies As Needed was truly a Godsend for me. I was able to work on a flexible basis and earn enough money for books, rent, and tuition. I have been working for Nannies As Needed for two years now, and the NAN staff has truly become like a second family for me."

- Kelly D., New Haven

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


When can I reach you?

Our office is open 6 days a week to accommodate your requests. However, we know that things pop up unexpectantly, so we have an after-hours phone line that you can call 7days a week, 24 hrs a day. You will always get an immediate response! And, you also have the option of requesting a sitter through our new online service request system.

If there is a last minute emergency, can I get a sitter right away?

We will do our best to have a sitter at your home as soon as possible. Typically, we need a two hour window.

When can I get a sitter?

Our sitters are available anytime. Assignments have started as early as 5:00AM and can go into early morning hours. We also have sitters who are available for overnights and to accompany families on trips.

What can you tell me about my sitter?

We are happy to share our reasons for selecting a particular sitter for your family. We will also send you her profile so you can learn a little more about your sitter before she arrives. Your sitter will give you a call to confirm and to discuss your specific needs before coming for you. In addition, we offer a one hour "Meet & Greet" visit if you so desire.

Can I request a specific sitter?

Yes, you can always request a specific sitter. However, we can't guarantee that she or he will be available for any specific date but we will do our best to honor your request!

What if one of my children is sick?

We will watch sick children, with a few exceptions (depending on the illness). Please let us know when your child is ill, and we will find a sitter that is best suited to care for them given their condition.

Transportation Services

What kind of transportation runs do you do?

We do short distance, local trips such as pickups and drop offs, running errands, doctor appointments and the like. Each request is unique so a quick call to our office will determine if we can accommodate your need. At this time, we are not covering any trips to the airports, due to unpredictable traffic patterns and non-flexible time tables.

What happens if the driver has car problems?

We have not only screened our staff but also their vehicles. Their cars should be in great working condition; however a flat tire or mechanical issue can happen. If need be, we will replace the provider as quickly as possible.

Senior Companion Care

My dad uses a walker, can one of your staff take him to his doctor appointments?

Our providers are both experienced and comfortable with this type of assistance. We can be relied upon to make it to an appointment or to simply run some errands with or for your parent.

Can your provider administer medicine to my elderly mom during the visit?

Despite the fact that our staff has been CPR trained, they are not licensed to administer meds or offer any personal hygiene assistance while they are caring for their charges.

HELP with Household Chores

What type of chores will your staff do?

Our staff will do everything from light housekeeping, running errands, organizing closets, doing laundry and just about any other domestic tasks that you can think of.

Will you care for my pets?

Yes! We love pets! We have staff who are experienced with most any type of pet. The pet must be up to date with shots and licensed. If you have an unusual pet, please call the office for more information.

What kind of background checks does NAN do on its staff?

We perform a background check on each one of our staff before they are cleared to work for NAN in any capacity. We perform a background check on each one of our staff before they are cleared to work for NAN in any capacity. The background check covers sex offenders, criminal and driving records. And of course, we verify their experience and competency levels.