Managing Director Nigel Thomas and family

Founded in 2008, South Bay Nannies has become one of LA’s leading nanny referral services. We’re 100% owner managed and our success stems from the fact that we love what we do and we take our work personally.

Our philosophy is simple.
We put relationships before profits. At South Bay Nannies we have a genuine desire to be known for our excellent service levels, integrity, and dedication to the families we serve.

 Local, and growing. 
The staff of South Bay Nannies lives, works, and raises our own children between Manhattan Beach and Palos Verdes and we are proud to represent a high quality childcare solution that is valued by like-minded families and industry professionals. Despite our name, we have a strong following among families and nannies that has lead us to work on the Westside of Los Angeles and in Orange County. Our presence continues to grow in these areas. 



A personal approach from Day One.
South Bay Nannies works in partnership with families to ensure that our clients are introduced to a customized short list of qualified local candidates who meet their needs and who we consider to be some of the best professional nannies in the industry.

Quality and experience are our cornerstones.  
After many years in the child care industry our strong following among professional nannies allows us to keep track of the availability of top professional nannies. Many of the introductions we make are “pocket listings” for nannies that would otherwise be difficult to find. We are also constantly interviewing new nanny applicants. Part of the joy of our work is getting to know our candidates and insuring the long-term growth and maintenance of these wonderful relationships. 

The importance of the Right Fit.  
We believe in the nannies we represent and there is zero obligation to hire a short-listed candidate. We strongly recommend that families do trial days with and call references for candidates to get to a point where your family feels comfortable making a hiring decision.

Family Hiring Process:

  1. We conduct a thorough Family Needs Assessment either by telephone or in person.
  2. Your family reads, signs and returns our South Bay Nannies Service Agreement.
  3. South Bay Nannies customizes a shortlist of resumes for family review.
  4. Family interviews and further short listing of suitable candidates.
  5. Your family hosts trial shifts with top candidates and calls references.
  6. Letter of appointment drafted and full Local and National Criminal Background check and DMV report initiated.

Temporary Placement

Life can get crazy.
That’s why South Bay Nannies temp service provides families with access to top professional nannies with just 24hrs notice. Whether you need a night out without the kids or your existing plans for childcare unravel, South Bay Nannies can have you covered.

We provide coverage for:

•     Date nights

•     Sick days

•     Visiting families

•     Drivers

•      Personal Assistants

•      Pet sitters

South Bay Nannies has been the premier nanny agency since 2008. Our temporary service connects our clients with local professional nannies who we know to be top performers in their day jobs. Please call 424.247.8507 or email Nigel@SouthBayNannies.com to book your nanny. 




The word "doula" comes from the ancient Greek meaning "a woman who serves" and is now used to refer to a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth; or who provides emotional and practical support during the postpartum period.

Studies have shown that when doulas attend birth, labors are shorter with fewer complications, babies are healthier and they breastfeed more easily. Source: DONA International

South Bay Nannies has long-standing relationships with top post-partum and birth doulas who share our “family first” approach to interacting with our clients. We only work with doulas who are intuitive and professional and who provide parents with much needed rest, education and encouragement to the point of independence where families are ready to go it alone or enlist the services of a professional nanny.

South Bay Nannies works with parents to introduce top doulas who will block off future dates to ensure their availability before and after baby arrives.

Breastfeeding support:
Challenges with breastfeeding can be a huge stressor for new parents. South Bay Nannies maintains partnerships with lactation specialists who can provide much needed education and insight.


Please call (424)247-8507 or email Nigel@SouthBayNannies.com for more information on doula services. 




We’re looking for the Best of the Best.
At South Bay Nannies we represent only the most qualified professional caregivers. We treasure the relationships that we have built with nannies over the years and these relationships form the foundation of our business. Our high standards reflect the standards of our clients who spend a considerable amount of time and energy investing in their own relationships with their children. That’s why we work hard to find a suitable match for both nanny and family alike. We understand that the long-term happiness of families and their nannies will ultimately determine our success and we welcome dedicated nannies with great attitudes and a genuine passion for children and childcare.

Our Application Process:

  1.  Email South Bay Nannies with a professional resume with a picture. Follow up with a phone call to confirm receipt and for a brief telephone interview.
  2.  All in-person interviews are by appointment only.
  3. Please bring to your appointment, the following items: California Driver License, Social Security Card and Proof of Legal Residency, One Page Resume, Letters of Reference & Contact Numbers of Former Employers, Current CPR Certification, Results of a Recent Tuberculosis Test, proof of Tdap vaccination and any other Childcare Related Documentation.
  4. All references are verified by South Bay Nannies.
  5. Join the South Bay Nannies Facebook page facebook.com/SouthBayNannies for regular updates and important information.



"We have 1 year old twin boys and a two year old daughter and we worked with South Bay Nannies to find both our full-time nanny and part-time babysitter. Both times we were extremely impressed with the quality of candidates and the professionalism of the customer service. We couldn't be happier with the nannies we hired. Unlike my previous experience working with an agency, every candidate we interviewed from South Bay Nannies was thoroughly prescreened, experienced, and a fit with our needs. The process was extremely efficient and resulted in two great hires. Thanks again!"



"South Bay Nannies has given us top notch service. The response time to setting up interviews with candidates, follow up, and answering questions was and is spot on. We have had to go through the process two times and both times the service was reliable, quick, and pain free. It is also reassuring that all the legwork - background checks, references, etc - have been done in house and guaranteed. This saved us the time on things we would not know how to go about doing. In the end, we have had a great experience. We had and have wonderful caregivers for out 15 month baby girl through South Bay Nannies and always will recommend this company to anyone looking for a nanny."

Wayne and Christine Ouimette
Hermosa Beach, CA


"My daughter was 8 months old when I made my decision to return to work on a half day basis. This was an emotional decision for us and my husband and I ultimately decided to go the nanny route. We contacted South Bay Nannies and spoke with Nigel Thomas who clearly explained the process of short listing and interviewing candidates to suit our child care needs. We found that the nannies sent to us by South Bay Nannies were carefully screened, all with excellent references from former employers. On creating our own short list, we found it quite difficult to choose between three nannies who were all well qualified, high caliber individuals. Mercedes has now been with us for six months and we are very happy to report that our family loves her!"

Carrie G
Redondo Beach


I have nothing but the highest praise for South Bay Nannies! Before I even began my formal nanny search, Nigel took the time to answer all of the questions I had about the process and my family's needs. In fact, the one thing that I am particularly happy with was the lack of pressure I was given to shift my search criteria in a direction that might have been easier for him. He took the time to listen to me and respected what I wanted for myself and for my children. He has followed up with me several times since finding us our wonderful nanny. I would have no hesitation in recommending South Bay Nannies to anyone.

Colleen S
Palos Verdes Peninsula


"I was moving to the area, finishing my Master's, and just coming back from maternity leave, when I contracted South Bay Nannies. We didn't have much time to find a nanny but also didn't want to sacrifice on the quality of childcare for our first son. Nigel worked with my husband and I to identify four great candidates and kept us on track for interviews and timing. His background work was thorough and his advice very helpful as we tried to narrow the candidates down. With Nigel's support we now have a wonderful Nanny."

Danielle K
Redondo Beach


Office Hours: Monday through Friday 9am-6pm     Telephone: 424.247.8507   Email: Nigel@southbaynannies.com