We’re San Francisco’s Premier Nanny & Domestic Staffing Agency

The Help Company is a pioneering California nanny and domestic staffing agency whose roots go back more than 30 years when our founder Claudia Kahn opened her doors to help families find caring, reliable, responsible nannies. Our expansion from our LA headquarters to San Francisco 10+ years ago was a natural progression — we truly understand the unique needs of our Bay Area clientele, who are at once casual and sophisticated, personally oriented and professionally ambitious, savvy and discerning.

Through our years of experience placing top-notch candidates with wonderful employers, we consistently deliver for those who know and value excellent services. When you work with us, you are guaranteed the utmost discretion and care, and the expert eye of employment specialists who meet each and every candidate and client in order to ensure our placements are long-lasting and fruitful for all.

From our offices in downtown San Francisco, we work with both Bay Area families and companies to place just the right help, starting with full- and part-time nannies, and extending to executive staffing positions including butlers, chauffeurs, family and executive assistants, and much more. We have a deep database of extraordinary nannies, private service professionals, housekeepers, estate managers, among other domestic staff, as well as highly qualified candidates for corporate positions. We also have close relationships with premium vendors and service providers from San Francisco to Marin County, Peninsula, the East Bay, and all of Silicon Valley.

Our services are nationwide and we also the best Domestic Staffing agency Los Angeles, so if the Bay Area is a secondary or seasonal residence, we’re happy to handle all of your staffing needs for a household or corporate continuity, as well as for your convenience and comfort.

Looking for Exceptional Help? We Find & Place Nannies, Butlers, Housekeepers & All Household Staff in Bay Area Homes

Finding and placing just the right professionals to fit into your home and lifestyle is our expertise. From the very beginning, we have been devoted to matching personalities and skillsets of our high-quality candidates with the vibe and requirements of our clients. We’re also completely devoted to successful outcomes, and from the get-go have always put an emphasis on the fair and equitable treatment of employees, for happy, healthy working relationships. We take great care to meet all of our candidates in person, and carefully vet them with a thorough background investigation for our clients’ complete peace of mind. To support the best-case fit and outcome, we have consultants that train new hires (for example, Bay Area executive housekeepers, organizers and butlers who can train housekeepers) and we also provide a 6-month replacement guarantee to make sure the integration of nannies and new domestic staff is seamless. We are always here to help our clients with any questions they might have, including the creation of agreements, policies and procedures. Our Help Company mission is to place just the right help in just the right household, for positive relationships that endure over time and significantly improve the lives of the clients we serve, and the candidates we place.

We Find & Place Top-notch Corporate Staff, Including Executive Assistants,

Bay Area clients are unique in how they approach a work-life balance. They can appreciate that work is life and that the kind of help you want and need in a corporate environment starts with professional expertise, and extends into areas that can be harder to assess, like personality, work ethic, and loyalty. This is what makes The Help Company stand out from other corporate employment agencies; from our background placing private service professionals in the households of industry leaders, we can accurately and reliably find and place a variety of managerial and assistant positions, from office and human resources managers to executive, personal and family assistants. When these roles have a dual responsibility, such as running a family foundation or managing details in both the professional and personal realm, it takes a unique, organized, trustworthy person. We understand the nuances and are adept at corporate placements that are customized to suit the needs of the principal, the company and even the household, when appropriate. 

The following are typical positions we fill for Bay Area households & corporations. If you have questions or need assistance filling a position you don’t see here, talk to us .


  • newborn care specialist
  • full-time nanny
  • part-time nanny
  • on-call nanny or babysitter
  • vacation & travel nanny
  • weekend nanny
  • governess
  • family assistant


  • Domestic Staff
  • estate manager
  • house manager
  • butler/majordomo
  • executive housekeeper
  • houseman/ house woman
  • chauffeur
  • personal assistant
  • domestic couple
  • private chef
  • family-style cook
  • special event chef
  • full-time housekeeper
  • part-time housekeeper
  • laundress
  • temporary housekeeper


  • chief of staff
  • office manager
  • human resources manager
  • personal assistant 
  • executive assistant 
  • family assistants
  • temporary assistants
  • executive protection professionals

 It’s our pleasure to place exceptional nannies and household staff with wonderful families in the following prominent San Francisco Bay Area communities, among others:

  • Alamo
  • Atherton
  • Burlingame
  • Danville
  • East Bay
  • Financial District
  • Hillsborough
  • Jackson Sq
  • Kentfield
  • Lafayette
  • Larkspur
  • Marin County
  • Marina
  • Menlo Park
  • Mill Valley
  • Mission
  • Noe Valley
  • Pacific Heights
  • Palo Alto
  • Peninsula
  • Portola Valley
  • Presidio/Presidio Heights
  • Russian Hill
  • Ross
  • San Francisco
  • South of Market (SOMA)
  • Woodside
  • And beyond!

 Families & individuals, get the help you need.

Candidates, find your dream job.