Nannies in St. Louis

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.

As-Needed Temporary Care (scroll down for permanent placements)

• Clients compensate the caregiver directly in full at the end of each daily/weekly assignment.

• Associated TLC fees are billed separately to client’s credit card upon confirmation of sitter.

• Clients may use TLC as a Member or as a Visitor.

• Membership fee: $100.00 (annual renewal: $55.00).

Minimum Caregiver Rates TLC Agency Fees
Member  Non- Member/Visitor
On-Call Sitters & Nannies $15.00 per hour minimum Rates are for 1-2 children. Each additional child beyond 2 adds $1.00 per hour $25.00 per day $40.00 per day
Hotel & Resort Sitters $15.00 per hour $25.00 per day $40.00 per day
Senior Helpers $15.00 per hour  $25.00 per day $40.00 per day
Newborn Caregivers

Live-in Newborn Care

$20.00 - $30.00 per hour

$450-$600 per day

$30.00 per day

20% of caregiver fee

$40.00 per day

20% of caregiver fee

Holidays* Time + 1/2 $35.00 per day $50.00 per day
New Year's Eve Time + 1/2 $40.00 per day  $50.00 per day
Overnight/Around-the-clock call for rates $30.00 per day $40.00 per day
Special Needs call for rates $25.00 per day $40.00 per day
Daycare Subs/Group Care

(Group pays Caregiver)

$15.00 per hour $7.00 per hour $7.00 per hour
 Daycare Subs/Group Care

(TLC pays Caregiver)

 $30.00 per hour

(quoted on a per-requirement basis)

Included Included
E-Learning Aide $18.00 - $25.00 per hour Membership Required
Private Educator $20.00 - $35.00 per hour Membership Required
• Rates above are for 1 - 2 children.   Add $1.00 per hour for each additional child.
• 4 Hour minimum for sitting.  (7 hour minimum for overnights).
• Valet/Parking costs are paid by Client to Caregiver.
• $10 surcharge for sick care, 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)

Clients who wish to have caregiver compensated by TLC directly can make arrangements with the TLC office.  Failure to pay your caregiver directly at the end of the assignment will result in TLC charging your card for the sitter's compensation and will also include a processing charge for making the sitter payment.

Cancellation Policy

    • 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 the caregiver fee (4-hour minimum) plus a $10 processing fee.

Permanent Placements

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 $700 and $1,500 per week for full-time (35 plus hours per week) and $16-$26 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:

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