• Preparation of detailed caregiver portfolio

  • Assistance in creating a work agreement between families and caregivers

  • Professional resources for payroll and tax questions (see “Household Employer Resources” below)

  • CPR and First Aid classes available for caregivers and parents

  • Quarterly workshops to promote excellence in our profession

  • Comprehensive applicant screening



To start your search, we require a $100.00 search (enrollment) fee. This is a one-time, non-refundable fee and is required before we send nanny candidates to you.

Your final payment to Ghent CareGivers is based upon the caregiver’s weekly earnings. In the Hampton Roads area, the average hourly rate for an experienced, professional nanny ranges between $16-$22 per hour. Your caregiver’s hourly rate will depend upon job requirements as well as the caregiver’s qualifications and experience.

Household Employer Resources

Any employer who expects to pay more than the annual wage threshold to a single employee ($2,100 for 2018) has legal tax obligations.

Tax Responsibilities for Virginia Household Employers

For paperwork relief, many parents hire a payroll and tax service. The following industry leaders provide free consultations to Ghent CareGivers clients:


HomeWork Solutions

The placement process was great. I really appreciated the timeliness of responses to our questions. The placement specialist completely understood our situation and needs from the beginning.
— Cordovana Family