(Care needed within 48 hours)

You’ve likely had a handful of times where things came up and you were left in a childcare bind. At Portland Nanny, we offer exceptional childcare services where and when you need them (AKA, when you’re in a pinch)!

Whether it’s a family emergency, surprise date night, working late, in a new city with no resources or have a mildly sick kiddo, you have come to the right place!

Our team of on demand nannies are the best in the biz. They are trained, screened and ready to go when you are in need. Our In A Pinch services allow you to have access to exceptional childcare the same day that you need it. 

Let us help you when you’re in a pinch!


There is a $3 fee per individual booking.

  • In a Pinch Rates

    • 1 child: $24/hour

    • 2 children: $25/hour

    • 3 children: $26/hour

    • 4 children: $27/hour

  • In A Pinch Shared Care Rates (nanny share)

    • 2 children: $34/hour

    • 3 children: $35/hour

    • 4 children: $36/hour

  • In A Pinch Infant Multiples (12 months and younger)

    • Twins: $29/hour

    • Triplets: $31/hour

    • Quadruplets: $33/hour

  • Holidays:

    • 1 child: $30/hour

      • $1 each additional child

      • We observe the following as holidays

        • New Years Day

        • Easter Sunday

        • Memorial Day

        • 4th of July

        • Labor Day

        • Thanksgiving

        • Christmas Eve

        • Christmas Day

        • New Years Eve

  • We guarantee a maximum ratio of 4:1 (children:nanny). If you need child care for more than 4 children, please call us directly. We'd be happy to work with you on this!

  • We require a minimum of 4 hours for our services before 5pm; all services after 5pm require a minimum of 3 hours. Should you need less than this amount of hours, you will be billed for the minimum of 3 or 4 hours, depending on the time of day.

  • In a Pinch rates apply when care is requested within 48 hours of the care’s start time.

  • Mileage reimbursement: Families are responsible for directly reimbursing nannies for driving of the nannies' own vehicles on the job. The standard rate of .54/per mile- taken from the State of Oregon website. This is due upon completion of care.

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HOW TO SCHEDULE An in a pinch JOB:

Once you have filled out a family profile, you will be able to book and prepay for your ‘In a Pinch’ request up to 4 hours before the start time of your care. Once requested, you can sit back and relax while we work swiftly to find you a nanny whom can fit your needs!

If we are unable to place a nanny on your booking, the amount you have prepaid will be credited toward your next booking or it will be fully refunded!

If you require a nanny share, or have infant multiples, please specify in the job comments section. These jobs are subject to an up-charge.

Once your care has been requested, we will then match you with a nanny and email you the nanny's profile.  

Have more than one days notice? Check out our ‘Maintained Care’ options by clicking HERE.