Sound Care Agency

Sound Care for Your Family

A Nanny and Back-Up Care Company

Sound Care Agency provides custom solutions when you are looking to find a Nanny, Babysitter, Special Needs Nanny, Baby Nurse, or Back-Up Care. Our recruiting services range from short-term sporadic and back-up care to long-term referrals and search consulting.

Our approach to recruiting sets us apart and we only hire and place the top care candidates in the area. When working with families, we use a consultative approach to uncover the needs and wants for each placement, providing access to our current database of nannies, pre-screened candidates and sourcing for new applicants.

We help families avoid the exhaustive components of finding reliable and professional care. No more online searches and interview no-shows. Having a third party involved from the beginning ensures that all parties are happy with an arrangement and decreases the chance of turnover.

We screen and evaluate hundreds of nannies, babysitters, and caregivers annually and work with a diverse range of families, all with different needs. Our goal is to make your life easier. We are always up to date on the latest trends in recruiting and local salary guidelines. We only represent the very best care providers in the area.


  • Member Daily Referral Fee $20
    Member Overnight Referral Fee $30
  • Non-Member Daily Referral Fee $35
    Non-Member Overnight Referral Fee $50
  • 10% of negotiated annual salary with a 180-day replacement search
  • $2500 minimum
    $250 deposit to initiate
  • Search consultation (120 minutes) to jumpstart your own search $300
  • A la carte services that fit the needs of your family


After 18 years in the business and education world, Mara Gaukroger knew first-hand the challenge of finding quality care for her two children. She opened Sound Care Agency to help provide families with access to top care professionals without wading through the online listings and no-show interviews. As a former elementary teacher in Bellevue, she understands that each child’s needs are unique and knows how to work together with families to find the perfect match.

As a leading provider of private and corporate backup care, our staffing managers are available seven days a week.



    We know all of our clients and nannies personally. As a woman and mom-owned business, it is important that these relationships are built and maintained.

    All of our nannies are heavily screened, interviewed in person, must pass an in-depth background check, nanny test and have a clean driving record. We personally check all childcare references and employment histories. Before starting any job or assignment, all of our nannies complete CPR and First Aid training.

    We are here to help as much or little as needed. Our services and pricing are designed to accommodate all needs and budgets.



T.S. Sammamish

This is a great agency … I am really really happy with the staff and the quality of care. I have used Blake from Sound care and she is always punctual and is great with my kids they adore her. I highly recommend.

J.G. Sammamish

I can’t speak highly enough about Sound Care Agency. Every nanny they’ve sent us has been wonderful!! My kids keep asking “when will Blake come again when will Eve come watch us again she’s so fun!” What more could you ask for when you’re in a pinch and you need someone to watch your precious children. Thank you, Sound Care I can’t tell you how much I appreciate that I can trust your service! Thank you!!!!

L.N. Sammamish

I have been using backup care through my benefits for 6 years now, and Sound Care Agency has provided the BEST nannies out of all the agencies hired. Professional, excited to be with my children and trust worthy. I am so thankful for Sound Care Agency for their dedication on hiring nannies who truly enjoy their job and the children they care for. Eve was the nanny who came to watch my three kids and they are asking for her back again.

S.S. Kirkland

My husband and I worked with Mara during our nanny search for our 5 month old son and we had a wonderful experience! Looking for childcare as first time parents was extremely overwhelming however Mara held our hand, guided us through the entire process and obviously had our family’s best interest in mind. She was available whenever we had questions or concerns and helped us to find someone who is a great fit for our family! We are so thankful for Sound Care Agency and Mara and would highly recommend this organization to anyone needing childcare!