About Us


About Us


A full service nanny referral agency that places qualified nannies to families that meet your needs and wants.  We know that finding that special someone that can relate to your family and do the things you need are hard to find and hard to meet.  Wish Upon A Nanny wanted to make sure each family we work with get results they need and desire for their household without it being irritating, stressful and time consuming.  We do not charge a penny unless we find you a match. Pretty Awesome!

Wish Upon A Nanny does not stop working with you just because we have found you someone.  We thrive on keeping core relationships because it is extremely important to us that you stay 100% satisfied and we believe staying in contact is key.  Earning your trust is something we believe in and it does not happen overnight.  Also there are many obstacles that occur while having your nanny on board so we want to be there to answer any questions you have during this journey.

We offer a whole lot of childcare options: full time and part time, live-in, live-out, newborn care, seasonal help (summer, winter break, occasional evenings, weekends, events) temporary, after school care, tutoring and any other help you can imagine with childcare!

Our standard requirements for all of our candidates are to be thoroughly screened by going through a phone interview, personal interview and fill out a lengthy application.  From there we conduct background checks, DCFS check, call references and attain CPR certifications.  Our nannies have to be CPR certified, fluent in English, legal to work in the U.S., physical within the past year and have at least a minimum of 2 years of childcare experience.  Lastly, we want our nannies to commit, so we offer 6 month or 1 year commitments.  


With newborn twins at home, the idea of starting a nanny search seemed like a daunting task. My husband and I didn’t even know where start. Wish Upon A Nanny guided us through the entire process step by step and was always there to answer questions or offer advice. We couldn’t be happier with the nanny we found and it’s a huge comfort to know our babies are in such good hands.
— Joanna D.

About The Owner


Franca Favia, Owner

Wish Upon A Nanny is an established, owner operated Chicago Agency founded by Franca Favia, nanny of over ten years. She simply wanted families to enjoy their search in finding the right nanny and not have it be overwhelming, time consuming and stressful. Franca went to Northeastern Illinois University for a Bachelors in Criminal Justice Studies and throughout this time she has realized that many families just don't have the time, energy or the flexibility in trying to find a fit while balancing a household. She also became aware of the tremendous importance and need for competent, consistent and influential child care to help our children grow successfully through the stages of critical child development. Wish Upon A Nanny was developed for families in need of great child care and for nannies who wanted a fulfilling role as a child care provider.