Child Care
Child Care
Overview and Options
Cambridge and Allston Campuses
Harvard Longwood Campus
Finding Group and Family Child Care
Find a Nanny
Find Occasional Babysitters
Back-up/Emergency Child Care
Paying for Child Care
Lactation Rooms
Other Child Care Resources
Harvard Community Parents Connections
Harvard Community Child Care Bulletin Board
WATCH Portal
Schools, Camps & Programs
Schools & After-School Programs
School Vacation Programs
Summer Camps
Office of Work/Life
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617-495-4100
Longwood Campus
Susanna Katsman,
Work/Life Program Manager
Phone: 617-432-1048
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Lauren Szufat,
Work/Life Contact
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617-495-4275
Community at Work

Finding a Nanny

Harvard University has a preferred vendor agreement with American Nanny Company to provide nanny placement services for staff and faculty as well as hospital affiliates.

Nanny service

A full-service placement firm, American Nanny Company:

  • Interviews the family to help craft a job description,
  • Conducts detailed searches, background checks and interviews,
  • Provides families with applicant files for review until a match is made.
More information can be found at American Nanny Company.

For Harvard affiliates, American Nanny Company:

  • Waives the $100 application fee;
  • Provides full time nanny placement services at the discounted fee of $2,800 and part-time nanny placement service at $2,400.
  • Provides “a la carte” services for a candidate you have identified at a 15% discounted rate. For example, American Nanny Company will:
    • Run a criminal and DMV background check on a candidate you have identified.
    • Conduct a full interview with detailed employment and education history of a candidate.
    • Check child care references and verification services.
    • Perform other placement services as requested.

To reach American Nanny Company, call 617-244-5154.