Our promise

At Nanny Files, we empower working parents by offering affordable solutions and doing our small part to ease the burden of childcare.

Why do we exist?

In 2014, I hired my first nanny.  Nearing the end of maternity leave with my first baby, I was tired and nervous, and hoped more than anything in the world that we had found the right person to take on such a huge role in caring for our son.

In the days leading up to our nanny's first day, I learned that we had significant tax responsibilities as her employer.  (As a CPA, I'm a bit embarrassed to admit that I didn't know that sooner!)  A little research made it apparent that the process is complex and time-consuming, though it does provide important benefits for our nannies... and it's the law!  If I wanted someone to handle the tax filings for me, I could have shelled out more than $1,000 a year for an overpriced, niche payroll service.  I couldn't stomach the cost, so I wasted a lot of time trying to handle it all myself - and ended up paying a few late filing fees in the process.

Many years and multiple nannies later, I finally decided to create a service that saves families precious time and can be supported by a working parent's budget.  Let's do the right thing, let's pay the taxes, and let's not spend a single wasted second thinking about them.  

Jillian Plank

CEO, Founder

Jillian is a CPA and has spent the last 12 years providing sound financial advice to small businesses, Fortune 500 companies, and close friends.  Having spent far too much time thinking about nanny taxes in the past, her goal is to help you feel taken care of and to free up your time to do more of what you love.  Jillian lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her dashing husband, three active children, and two loyal pups.

Erin Silversmith

Head of Customer Experience

Erin has always valued connection with people and has put her passion to work as a diagnostic medical sonographer for the past 6 years.  She cares deeply about providing meaningful support for our customers and is inspired by our team of working moms and dads that make this operation possible.  Erin is also a Northwest native and loves to cook and enjoy time outside with her husband and two children.

Leadership Team

We're real people working to help real families.  We're passionate about making your lives run smoother and providing meaningful jobs for working parents.

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