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The Nanny Agency

Knowing your child is being loved, nurtured and protected while you are at work or away from home is a comforting and peaceful feeling.  But finding the perfect childcare situation can be a bit overwhelming. That is why The Nanny Agency, Inc. was established.  Our goal is to make your search for the perfect sitter, nanny, or mother's helper easier and more convenient. Our expertise is in providing exceptional childcare for busy families.

The Nanny Agency, Inc. is a private employment agency providing placement services for families seeking full-time, part-time or temporary childcare in central Illinois.  We recruit, screen and interview qualified applicants.  We also verify references, conduct background checks and assist families, baby sitters and nannies through the matching process.

The Nanny Agency, Inc. was established in 1995. Since that time, we have helped over 1800 families find full-time, part-time, temporary and occasional childcare. We currently have over 30 working nannies and over 100 sitters in our Sitters On Call service.

Nanny with 2 siblings

1100 N. Beech Street #7
Normal, IL 61761


The agency was established by Tracy Lockenour in 1995. While working as a nanny, she discovered there was no agency in our area to help connect families and nannies. In fact, there is no other licensed agency between St. Louis and Chicago. Tracy sold The Nanny Agency, Inc. to Julie Payne in 2000.  Julie owned and operated The Nanny Agency, Inc. until 2006 when she sold the business to Mike and Sarah Masters.  There are currently over 500 families using the agency's services and approximately 160 child care professionals associated with the agency.

3 children laughing together


Mike and Sarah Masters
Mike and Sarah have been married for over 13 years.  They have two daughters, Emily and Katie.  Sarah Received her B.S. in Pharmacy from Drake University, and has been a Pharmacist for Walgreens since 1994.  She is an active member of P.E.O. and recently served on Wesley United Methodist Church's Pastor Parish Relations Committee.

Mike has both a B.S. in Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Illinois State University.  Mike started his career with Walgreens where he began as a service clerk and ended as an executive assistant manager.  He was with Walgreens for over 10 years.  Mike most recently worked for Heartland Bank where he worked as a personal banker, branch manager, and mortgage originator.  Mike is active with several organizations in town including Kiwanis, United Way, and Wesley United Methodist Church.

Mike and Sarah's children

Emily and Katie



The Nanny Agency, Inc. is licensed by the Illinois Department of Labor, staffed with licensed employment counselors, and is a member of the International Nanny Association and the McLean County Chamber of Commerce.

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