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The Lowcountry's Gold Standard  

Hilton Head Nannies 

 for Childcare since 2007.

What requirments are there for me to represented by Hilton Head Nannies? 

Requirements for All Applicants: 


  • You must genuinely love children and enjoy spending time with them. 

  • You must be able to speak fluent English and be legally employable in the United States. 

  • You must have a working smartphone and a working email address that you check frequently. 

  • You must have a good driving record and a dependable vehicle.

  • You must be able to pass an intensive background check and screening process. The background check is run by a professional background check company. Hilton Head Nannies is not able to work with individuals who have criminal convictions in their backgrounds - no exceptions. 

  • We require a minimum of 9 references - no exceptions. If you cannot provide 9 references, Hilton Head Nannies will not be able to represent you to our clients. References may not be related to you in any way. We are expecting to fantastic feedback about you in order to represent you.   

  • All nannies must take a skills assessment and have a high score. 

  • You must be Infant/Child/Adult CPR Certified and Basic First Aid Certified, or have a willingness to become so.

  • You must provide the required documentation proving your identity. 

  • We are looking for nannies who have a genuine interest in the well-being of children, are child advocates and have an understanding of child safety. 

  • We are looking for an impressive application, inclusive of answers that set you apart from other applicants. Please be thoughtful, thorough and honest in your answers. 

  • We are looking for applicants with a steady and excellent work history. 

  • We have an amazing team of nannies and we are looking for people to join our team who are worthy of being a part of it. We are team oriented, kind, welcoming, and loving. 

  • We are looking for individuals who are energetic, positive, agreeable, motivated/self-starters, and who have the ability to accept and follow advance directives. 

  • You must be a very prompt and dependable person. If you are someone who is late or calls out of shifts often, we are not for you. 

  • We are looking for individuals who communicate well, are customer service driven, have the gift of Southern hospitality, and are not afraid of hard work. 

  • You must believe in engaging and playing with the children in your care. Age appropriate activities, books, arts and crafts, toys and games are all a vital part of the service you will provide. TV and screen time are limited to only being used when the parents instruct you to do so.  

  • We are, first and foremost, child advocates. We believe in using today's technology to set caregivers and children up for successful relationships that protect children. Hilton Head Nannies uses technology to evaluate the nannies we place - on rotation - via audio and video recording devices with our client's permission. Our nannies never know when it will be their turn to be evaluated. All of our nannies must agree to these evaluations by the agency and/or the clients at any given time with or without advance knowledge. The use of this technology protects children and also validates the excellent job that you are doing for our clients!  

Additional Requirements Specific to the Babysitting Registry & On-Call Team:
All of the above, plus the following:  

  • Must have 3 years or more childcare experience in any of the following circumstances: in-home babysitting, daycare, preschool, elementary/middle/or high schools, church nursery, summer camps, or volunteering with children's programs. We will consider mothers who have no paid experience but who have lovingly cared for their own children and can provide references. 

  • You must be at least 18 years of age.
    We strongly prefer caregivers that are over the age of 22. However, we will consider applicants between the age 18-21 who meet the following guidelines: have a strong history of previous employment where they have interacted with the general public/provided customer service, can provide verifiable references for childcare experience, and who have proven track records of being responsible, reliable, and wise in their choices. 

  • In order to remain on the registry, you must commit to accepting at least 6 appointments within the first six months of being on the team. After the first six months, you must commit to accepting at least 6 appointments per year. 

Reqirements for Temporary & Summer Nannies 

All of the above, plus the following:

  • Temporary Nannies must be willing to commit to the length of the position they accept (5 days to 75 days).

  • Summer Nannies must be willing to commit to the length of the position they accept (14 days to100 days).

  • Must take the American Red Cross "Water Safety for Parents and Caregivers" Course (Free Online)

Requirements for Permananet Placements: 

All of the above, plus the following:

  • Five years of childcare experience or commensurate college education

  • Must be age 21 or older

  • Must be able to make a minimum one year commitment to a family

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 The Best of
the best

To obtain Elite Nanny Status, the following requirements must be met:

  1.  Nanny must have at least one year of representation by Hilton Head Nannies

  2. Nanny must have 5 years of childcare experience. 

  3. Nanny must have a history of being reliable,

  4. Nanny must excel in all areas of caregiving and service.

  5. Nanny must be a team player, contribute to the nanny team, and have a positive demeanor. 

  6. Nanny must have a good relationship with Hilton Head Nannies administrative staff. 

  7. Nanny must be a good ambassador to the community on behalf of Hilton Head Nannies 

Benefits of Being an Elite Nanny: 

Elite Nanny Status

  1. Opportunities for higher income

  2. Referrals to VIP Clientele

  3. Prioritized Referrals 

  4. Corporate/Group Event Management Opportunities 

  5. Career Advancement

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