Baby Got Backup! 

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Jess Vanhook’s passion for childcare has culminated into Jess’ Way Nanny Agency LLC. Jess’ Way helps you find the best care for your unique family structure. With over 15 years of experience as a nanny, preschool teacher and summer camp instructor, Jess’ expertise provides families with assurance that they will have quality, customized care for their children. With Jess’ Way, you’ll always know...Baby Got Backup!

Meet Jess

Hi Parents and Caregivers!

My name is Jess Vanhook and I'm looking forward to working you and your family. My boutique style and hands on approach helps you relax and allows me to create a custom fit care plan that works for you. It would be a privilege to show you my way!

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- Jess Vanhook

Jess’ Families

Welcome to Jess’ Way. Depending on your needs, a nanny can be cheaper, safer and more personal than a daycare center. A part-time nanny is less than 30 hours a week, a full-time nanny is 30+. You can also participate in a nanny share, where you find a family who has similar childcare needs and you split the costs.

The first step is for you to fill out the Family Application. The application fee is $150.00. This fee can be paid  securely from my website. After that Jess will call you to schedule an in-person meeting, then you will go over a care plan. When everyone is in agreement with the care plan, you will sign a Placement Contract and Jess will personally select 3 qualified candidates for you to interview.

Click here for more pricing info. A deposit is due at the time of the meeting and the remainder is due upon signing of the contract with your nanny.

Jess’ Way also offers FREE backup babysitting service (duration: 1 year) for all families who use Jess' Way nannies. With at least 48hrs notice, Jess’ Way will send you a babysitter that meets the same strict qualifications our nannies. You can use this service as much as you like for date night, your nanny's vacation, holidays or sick days. 

Need help getting your kids from here to there? Jess’ Way Transportation offers a safe, comfortable ride for your little one. GPS tracking, live speed monitoring and notification at the beginning and end of the ride will put your mind at ease, while your child gets where they are going.

All Jess’ Way nannies are certified and backed by our guarantee. If you don’t love your nanny, contact us within 90 days and we’ll help you find a new one free of charge! Jess’ Way takes the guess work out of finding a wonderful nanny for your family, so you always know…'Baby Got Backup!' Rest assured everything will be handled efficiently, effectively and professionally. 

Still have questions? Check out our terms & policies, FAQs, or give me a call: 919-904-0753

Jess’ Nannies

Hello prospective Nanny! Jess Vanhook nannied for 15 years before opening Jess’ Way Nanny Agency. Here at Jess’ Way, we know exactly what to look for when searching for a nanny. We work directly with families to make sure our nannies are paid fairly, have a safe working environment, and are treated with respect. Jess is an advocate for both our nannies and our families.

Jess’ Way nannies are not required to pay any portion of their salary to Jess’ Way and we take zero commission. Once our nannies are matched with a family, they are paid directly from the family.

$15.00 per hour is the starting point for basic care of 1child; however, your pay will be determined by your experience, schedule, and the family needs.  We are happy to work with the family to negotiate terms that are satisfying to all parties.

Minimum requirements:

  • Infant and adult CPR trained

  • First aid trained 

  • At least 3 years nanny experience 

  • 3 quality references

  • 3 recommendation letters from previous families

  • Reliable transportation

Ready to apply? Click the link below!

 

What We Offer

  • Nanny Placement

  • Backup Babysitting

  • Safe, Reliable Transportation

  • Customized Nanny Training

  • Household Managers & Personal Assistants

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Honest & Upfront Pricing

JESS' WAY OFFERS CLEAR PRICING & NEVER TAKES A PERCENTAGE OF THE NANNY'S PAY OR COMMISSION!

 

Application Fee*:

$150.00 (*all families using any Jess’ Way service must fill out an application and pay a one-time application fee, which can be paid securely through the website)

Nanny Placement Fee:

$1000.00 ($400.00 deposit and $600.00 remaining placement fee.)

Nanny Share*:

$500.00 (*per family)

Temporary Nanny Placement Fee:

$600.00 (less than 3-months)

Summer Nanny Placement Fee:

$600.00

Babysitter Services:

FREE for the first year to all Families who use a Jess’ Way Nanny! (after the first year, the annual fee for babysitting is $400.00)

Babysitter Services*:

$400.00 annually (*this service is offered to families who do not use Jess’ Way to find a nanny). Families pay the babysitter directly, $15.00 per hour for 1 child, $18.00 for 2 children and $2.00 more for each additional child.

Expedited Services*:

$250.00 (*a nanny within 2-weeks or your fee is refunded)

Jess’ Way Transportation

Check out our easy transportation pricing system:

$50.00 Application Free, 0-5 Miles = $25.00, 6-11 Miles = $50.00, 12-17 Miles = $75.00, 18-23 Miles - $100.00, 24-30 Miles = $125.00

If you need to go more than 5.5 Miles, just add on to the minimum ride of ride of $25.00. The ride includes live location sharing for the duration of the trip, door to door service, check-in/check-out (if requested) and speed safety monitoring. You must contact Jess’ Way with at least 24hour notice. Hours are M-F 7:00am-7:00pm. At this time we only service the greater triangle region. Book it today!

*IMPORTANT: You are required to fill out, sign and email the Transportation Contract to Jesswaynanny@gmail.com before transportation can commence.

Jess Way Training & Classes:

Jess’ Way offers classes in CPR and First Aid, as well as nanny training for a variety of needs. Jess also offers one-on-one family sessions. Please use the contact form for price inquiries.



R. Shores

I moved to Raleigh, had a baby, and started a new job in a matter of months, and was so overwhelmed that I didn’t even know what we needed. Jess talked me through my short-term and long-term needs: assistants to help me move things my pregnancy prevented me from lifting, sitters for occasional childcare when we first moved, and eventually our long-term nanny. And when we were really squeezed, Jess herself came to help! 

Jess is highly compassionate, motivated, and utterly indefatigable. Her help was positively critical to our move, and we will remain forever grateful to her and her competent team. We love our nanny, and we intend to use Jess’ Way as our family’s needs change. No routine can last forever, and I rest easier knowing that Jess’ Way can help us during periods of adjustment. Thank you, Jess!


A. Bhatt-Hira

Jess is a natural with kids!  We have 3 young children (twins and an older sibling). We love working with Jess because she is trustworthy and understanding and treats all the children with kindness, respect and care. As an Emerald Doula and Jess’ Way client, I can say Jess' Way has been the perfect fit for our family!


M. Beth

I met Jess at a preschool where she was nannying for a family and I immediately asked her to be my nanny! The way she was so attentive and aware of the unique needs of each kids really struck me. I asked her if I could get in line to be her next family, and the wait was 2 years! Then she introduced the concept of Nanny Agency to me, which I had never heard of. She interviewed me, met my kids and found a great match for our family. There is only one Jess, we got the next best thing, our Jess' Way Nanny. She walked us through every step of the way, relayed our concerns and needs to our Nanny, helped with the contract and checks in periodically. We are so grateful for her.


C. Guy

Jess acted as a great liaison between me and the family that she connected me to. She handled everything prior to the interview process which was much easier because the family already had all the pertinent information. I am very satisfied with the family and I feel great as a nanny having someone who had my best interest in mind.


J. Sun

Jess has been a wonderful gift to our family.  She stepped right into a hectic family of five with ease and quickly got to know and really understand each of our three children individually.  She has an innate ability to anticipate their needs, react positively to their moods, and be their advocate when they need one.  Jess is punctual, responsible, and a good communicator, making it easy to entrust her with our children knowing that they are in capable, caring hands.  In fact, many of our friends have been so impressed with how well Jess cares for our children that they have asked her to babysit their children as well!


K. Proc

Jess is kind, professional, and a wonderful care giver. I’ve witnessed her care for several kids of various ages at the same time with ease. My kids always have a great time with her too! I know Jess takes pride in her work and her business and I would trust her judgement when hiring employees/other nannies. I highly recommend Jess’ Way!


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Partnership

Jess' Way is happy to announce our partnership with Emerald Doulas. If you are in need of doula support for your upcoming birth, or looking for a post-partum doula, we recommend Emerald Doulas wholeheartedly. 

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Contact Us

Our specialties are listed below. If you have questions about any of our services, please feel free to ask!

  • Complex schedules

  • Potty training 

  • Learning through rhyme and rhythm

  • Sleep training 

  • Special needs

  • Multiples

  • Sibling cohesion

  • Family structure

  • Unique families

  • Safety 

  • Short-term, evening and weekend babysitting 

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