All of our fees and pricing structures are completely transparent so you will always know what you can expect to pay for our services in advance of putting us to work for you.
What will it Cost?
TLC fees and pricing vary based on the extent and type of services and care required. We represent a wide range of household professionals ranging from enthusiastic entry level sitters to seasoned professionals. Our agency fees enable us to provide reliable caregivers and responsive service for families.
Clients may either compensate the caregiver directly in full at the end of each day/evening and along with a daily agency referral fee or Client may request TLC to employ and compensate the caregiver hourly. There is a 4 hour minimum for care (7 hour minimum for overnight and newborn care).
Short Term Referrals
Type of Care Payment Method Caregiver Rates TLC Agency Fees Sitters, Subsitute Nannies, &
Caregivers for Children with
Special Needs Client pays caregivers directly $17.00 per hour minimum for 1-2 children;$1.00 per hour for each additional child, time and ½ for any holiday or hours exceeding 40 per week; client pays for all parking costs at the time of service. $40 agency fee TLC employs & pays caregivers $30 per hour; $45 per hour for holidays and New Years Eve or any weekly hours exceeding 40. N/A Daycare Subs and Group/Event Care Client pays caregivers directly $17.00 per hour (per caregiver); time and ½ for any holiday or hours exceeding 40 per week; client pays for all parking costs at the time of service. $7 per hour (per caregiver) agency fee (minimum $40 for all assignments) TLC employs & pays caregivers $30 per hour; $45 per hour for holidays and New Years Eve or any weekly hours exceeding 40. N/A Live-out Newborn Care Providers
Daytime/Overnight Client pays caregivers directly $20.00 - $30.00 per hour $40.00 per day TLC employs & pays caregivers 1.75 X Caregiver Rate ($35 per hour min); time and 1/2 pay for holidays and New Years Eve or any weekly hours exceeding 40. N/A Deposit: $350 non-refundable deposit covers consultation and matching process and 5 days of agency fees. Live-in Newborn Care Providers Client pays caregivers directly $450-$600 per day 20% of caregiver fee TLC employs & pays caregivers $40 - $50 per hour, time and ½ for any holiday or hours exceeding 40 per week; client pays for all parking costs at the time of service. N/A Deposit: $350 non-refundable deposit covers consultation and matching process Around-the-clock/Overnight Care Client pays caregivers directly call for rates $40.00 per day TLC employs & pays caregivers call for rates N/A
• $10 surcharge for holidays, same day requests, and requests made after 5:00 P.M. the evening before care.
• Holidays include Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve (after 5:00 P.M.), Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Labor Day, & Fourth of July)
• Failure to pay your caregiver directly at the end of the assignment will result in TLC charging your credit card the hourly rate of $30 per hour or $45 per hour for any overtime or holiday
• The client's credit card will be charged the agency set-up fee following a confirmation call/email to the client for the visit. This fee covers the agency's work in setting up the visit. It is not refundable.
• 24 hours notice is required for caregiver cancellation or client will be responsible for paying the caregiver fee (4-hour minimum). Clients who chose to have TLC pay the caregivers will be charged $30 per hour.
Long Term Referrals
This service is for families who wish to hire nannies, private educators, household managers and senior helpers on a full-time or part-time basis for a minimum of one year or longer, at least 20 hours per week (15 hours per week for After-school positions). TLC will recruit, interview, and screen candidates based on the requirements determined by the family. TLC will identify the best possible fit for client interviews. There is a non-refundable $350 application fee to begin the search. Placement fees are based on a percentage of annual salary and payable at the time of placement.
Average salaries range between $800 and $1,500 per week for full-time (30 plus hours per week) and $20-$28 per hour for part-time. Candidate background, education, experience, duties, requirements, and location determine salary and hourly rates. TLC will be able to offer you a suggested range based on your job description.
Long term employees are typically offered two weeks paid vacation, a fixed number of paid days for sick and personal time, and pay for six major holidays. Long term is a 52 week per year commitment.
Agency Fees (long-term)Choose from the following levels of service:
SERVICES & BENEFITS INCLUDED: ESSENTIAL PREMIUM
PLATINUM Application fee (nonrefundable): $350.00 $350.00 $350.00 Agency fee (based on total gross annual compensation): **12% **15% **18% **$2,600 minimum fee for part-time placements under 30 hours per week √ √ √ Guaranteed no-charge replacement period or 50% agency credit: 2 months 4 months 6 months Live-out candidates: √ √ √ Live-in candidates: √ Agency coordinates and schedules nanny famiy interviews: √ √ Screened, interviewed, reference checked by TLC staff: √ √ √ Criminal background check (national and state): √ √ √ Motor vehicle report: √ √ √ Social Security number trace and child abuse clearance: √ √ √ US Justice Department Sex Offender Registry: √ √ √ Global Terrorist Search (office of foreign affairs registry check): √ √ Assistance with completing employment agreement: √ √ Professionally drafted confidentiality agreement: employee evaluation form: √ Nanny-specific employee evaluation documents provided: √ √ Agency coordinates and schedules nanny famiy interviews: √ √ Assistance with completing employment agreement: √ √ Ongoing support and advice on industry standards, proper employment protocol, employee management issues, & specific case scenarios: 1 Hour 3 hours Unlimited Education verified: √ Non-childcare employment verified: √ Verification of valid CPR training: √ √ Waive first annual registration fee for membership services: √ √ √ Agency fee waived for days of backup care, evening sitting, babysitting (non-holiday): 0 5 (does not roll over) 10 (does not roll over)