Sound Care Agency

Sound Care for Your Family

A Nanny Placement Agency

Sound Care Agency provides custom solutions when you are looking to find a Nanny, Household Manager or Personal Assistant. Our recruiting services range from long-term referrals, search consulting, and short-term sporadic care. Founded by a local mom and educator, our mission is to match families with qualified caregivers and candidates in the Puget Sound.  We are passionate about providing exceptional service with a boutique feel.

Our approach to recruiting and vetting sets us apart and we only hire and place the top 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/house managers, 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, house managers, 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.


  • Corporate Sponsored Back-Up Care
    Private Family Back-Up Care
  • Hotel Care
    Event Care
  • One time placement fee with a replacement search guarantee
  • Free In-Home Consultation
    Short-Term & Long-Term Options
  • Consulting Services
    Customized Plans
  • Reference Checks
    Background Checks



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!

ABOUT Mara Gaukroger

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 in 2015 to help provide families with access to top care providers without wading through the online listings and no-show interviews. Mara believes in taking the time to really know her families and nannies in order set up long-term relationships. She understands that each child’s needs are unique and knows how to work together with families to find the perfect match. Her dedication to staffing the right candidate, versus the ‘right now’ candidate, drives her approach with each placement.

Mara holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Education. When not playing matchmaker, you may find her camping with her husband, two children and pudelpointer Mac in their new Scamp.

ABOUT Tiffany Martinson

Tiffany Martinson has been serving the nanny community for over 20 years. She started working as a nanny to put herself through college and after pursuing a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Washington, realized that her true love was that of connecting families with exceptional caregivers. She worked her way up from nanny recruiter, to operations manager to her favorite role yet – that of COO of Sound Care Agency. Her heart for service, her work as a nanny, her time as a recruiter, her dedication to always practicing and promoting best industry standards, her dedication to giving back to the community through attending and speaking at Industry conferences and her spot-on Mom instincts have given her a unique perspective and invaluable qualifications for family / nanny matchmaking.

When Tiffany is not hard at work, you will likely find her behind the lens of a camera capturing moments with her favorite beings on earth – her amazing husband and three adorable children.



    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.