Become a Family Helper and make a difference in someone’s life! Family Helpers is a full-service
domestic placement agency that has provided child, elder and home care Helpers to thousands of families
in the greater Westchester County. Our services include: part- and full-time nannies, ill-child care, date night/weekend sitters,
hotel childcare, postpartum doulas, housekeepers, and companions for the elderly.


Employee/Employer Relationship

When there is a mutual understanding of employment terms prior to the start of employment, the employment
experience tends to be much smoother. Therefore, Family Helpers encourages families and Helpers to create an
employment agreement that outlines each party’s role, responsibilities and expectations prior to the Helper’s
start date. We can assist by educating families and Helpers on current employment practices and customs.
We suggest that the agreement clarify and include:
  • Work schedule
  • Pay schedule
  • Visitor policy
  • Vehicle use
  • Television and internet use
For live-in Helpers, we also suggest clarifying:
  • On- and off-duty time
  • Vacation time
  • Sick time
  • Paid holidays
Family Helpers will also provide information about group health insurance plans for Helpers,
as health insurance (in full or part) is sometimes, but not always, offered as an employment benefit by families.

Minimum Requirements

Our goal is to provide an array of quality, well-screened domestic help services
(nannies, mothers’ helpers, companions), individually matched with equally
well-screened families, to provide a mutually enriching experience.
Family Helpers takes pride in placing only the best Helpers.
Our Helpers are professionals who have a sincere desire to work with families.


  • Have a minimum of 2 years professional experience
  • Complete a detailed application form
  • Be personally interviewed in our office
  • Submit a minimum of 3 verifiable references
  • Submit to a criminal background check
  • Submit to a DMV (driver’s license) check
  • Submit to Social Security verification

Strongly Recommended for Helpers:

  • Have current CPR/First Aid certification
  • Actively expand their knowledge base and skills
Job Postings

Serving Greater Westchester County Since 1995

Bronxville, Chappaqua, Eastchester, Greenwich, Harrison, Hastings, Irvington,
Larchmont, Nyack, Purchase, Rye, Scarsdale, Stamford, Tarrytown, White Plains


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