• Aligning you with the top household staffing agencies

    + Agency support
    + Share your ideas
    + Promote best practices
    + Get the latest industry news

  • Trust APNA to connect you

    When looking for a nanny, babysitter or household employee, choose an APNA Agency to be assured the agency operates with the highest standards in the industry.

  • Job search resources and more

    Look for the APNA Seal to find “the best of the best” household employment agency to help you in your search for the perfect position.


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A Message From the President

APNA is 20 years old and we are still very committed to our original purpose, “to serve as the principal advocate and leadership organization for individuals and businesses engaged in referral of childcare providers and household staff.” READ MORE >>

APNA Standards of Practice

The Association of Premier Nanny Agencies, established in 1993, promotes best business practices in all areas of the nanny placement and household staffing industries. Our member placement agencies adhere to APNA’s Code of Ethics and Standards of Ethical Practices.

Find an APNA Agency

Member agencies are located from the West Coast to the East Coast and Canada. To find an APNA placement agency that has undergone extensive screening and is considered “the best of the best”, please visit our locator map. You can be assured that when you choose an APNA member, you are dealing with a reputable agency for all of your household employment needs.

The APNA Seal

Only the most professional Nanny Placement Agencies in the country belong to the Association of Premier Nanny Agencies. The only business entities that have permission to display the APNA logo have completed an in-depth application and investigation process and been approved for membership by the Board of Directors.

All APNA agencies should:
Take a genuine interest in supporting both clients and candidates beyond the placement to include:

  • • Conflict resolution
  • • Review/raise assistance
  • • Communication/management tips
  • • Communicate changes in applicable tax or labor laws.
  • • Providing ongoing education and training or resources

Click here to read the full Bylaws

Consider Joining APNA

As you consider applying to become a member of the Alliance of Premier Nanny Agencies (APNA), it is important to realize all of the benefits you will gain. Here are the Top 5 Reasons to Become an APNA Member. Learn the Top 5 reason's to Become an APNA Member.

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Another news story hit this week that reported a “nanny” hired from care.com was discovered to be drunk, passed out on the job, then in a car accident after leaving the home.  A terrible situation for the mother coming home to a neglected child and a drunk, passed out adult. The article referred to the adult as […]

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Introducing The APNA Honors Awards While we have all loved watching our fellow APNA members apply and win the coveted Agency of the Year award, we are excited to announce we will be trying something new this year.  Rather than highlighting one amazing APNA agency, we will be honoring a select few APNA agencies that […]

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The APNA Seal
Look for the APNA seal. Only the most professional Nanny Placement Agencies in the country belong to the Association of Premier Nanny Agencies.
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