Our Mission

Hometown Nannies+ seeks to provide excellence in the referral and placement of Child, Home, Estate and Elder Care professionals.


We also love dogs.

Our ongoing goal is to continually raise our standards of interviewing, screening, and service, in order to provide our client families with highly qualified applicants who are at the top of their respective fields. We work with your family in assessing your job requirements so you can hire and retain the most viable domestic employees possible. We are careful, patient listeners and are available to discuss your needs during day or evening hours.

We work with job-seekers to help you focus your experience, strengths, goals, needs and concerns in your search for a specific type of job with a compatible family in a positive work environment. It is our goal to see that you are treated respectfully and fairly.

We offer caring, continuing support to both families and to the domestic professionals we’ve placed in their homes with on-going counseling as needed.

Welcome Home…

About Us

Over 33 years of recruiting experience,
screening expertise, thoroughness, and boutique service.

Prior to founding malibu mama, inc. in 1988 and Hometown Nannies+ in 1992, Jayne Ehrlich was a teacher, a counselor and a writer. She is a member of the Writers Guild of America West. She graduated from the Bronx School of Science in New York University, has a degree in English from New York University and a Masters in counseling from Goddard College.

malibu mamas, inc. was named a “Best USA Agency” by W Magazine in 1998, and was featured in In Style magazine and received mentions in Town & Country and Newsweek while also in development as the basis of a television sit-com.

Hometown Nannies+ was launched as an affiliate of malibu mamas, inc. in 1992, and has been featured in The Westport News and seen on News 12 Connecticut. It is a three-time “Best of the Gold Coast” winner for Westport (2015, 2016 and 2017).

As an educator and mother, Jayne knows that each family has very specific domestic needs. She seeks candidates she herself would hire. Requirements for domestic applicants are stringent, screening is thorough, and each applicant meets with Jayne — at least twice. Client families receive a comprehensive file on each domestic candidate and two interviews are required.

For more than 33 years, Hometown Nannies+ has placed thousands of world-class baby nurses, nannies, governesses, housekeepers, couples, cooks, valets, household and estate managers, companions and cnas, personal assistants, and more. Hometown Nannies excels in the placement of special-needs nannies and is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Hometown Nannies Plus has been called the “agency antidote,” and more than half of its clients are referred by client familes.

Although her client list is confidential, Jayne reveals that three of her first jobs were to find: party staff for the late Frank Sinatra; an upstairs maid for the late Miss (Anne) Bancroft; and an Italian-speaking, baseball-playing manny for the family of a major movie star. “And that was just the beginning.” she notes.

Jayne’s 33-plus years of recruiting experience, screening expertise and boutique service have ensured successful staffing for the most discerning homes, both locally and globally.

Jared Shayne is a graduate of the Eugene College of Liberal Arts at The New School, with a subsequent certificate in digital marketing from The University of Vermont. He has been published in Encore Magazine and has worked as a script editor for online college screenwriting programs. We welcome Jared to the newly created role of PR/ Creative Director.


We are experiencing national uncertainty, hectic schedules, increased at-home time, and a reimagining of food supply chains. Dining out has become a  risky and complicated proposition. So, why not make better use of your own kitchen with a little help from a pro?

5 Reasons to Call Hometown Nannies Plus:

  1. We are the most ethical, diligent and empathetic home staffing agency you will find.
  2. We have thousands of successful placements under our belts and we understand that each search is unique and essential to the continuity of your family’s busy lifestyle.
  3. We provide speedy, efficacious, and courteous service along with complete confidentiality.
  4. We have compiled a huge database, originated in 1988 and updated daily.
  5. We like a good challenge and do our utmost to make even the most complex job search a pleasing experience.

Hometown Nannies Plus offers support/referrals for:

  • Special needs children
  • Effective communications & mediation
  • Household employee payroll taxes
    Affordable nanny health insurance
  • Prototypes of employee/employer agreements
  • Confidentiality agreements.

Named W Magazine “Best USA Agency,” 1998 Little Book of Bests

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Named Best of the Gold Coast Magazine “Best Nanny Agency,” Westport/Weston, 2014-2017


Serving Connecticut and the Tri-State area locally; New England, including Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard, regionally; New York to L.A. nationally; and Europe, Asia, Australia and The Middle East internationally.

250 Post Road East, Westport, CT 06880

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“Thank you again for all of your help, hard work and due diligence. You are in a class by yourself.”

– Family of Fairfield, CT