The same is especially true when it comes to hiring a nanny or babysitter to care for your children, or finding someone to photograph their most precious moments. Let your search begin and end here with our reader’s picks for the best of the best in these categories.

Boston Children’s Hospital – Boston
Emerson Hospital – Concord
Newton-Wellesley Hospital – Newton
South Shore Hospital – South Weymouth
Winchester Hospital – Winchester


Boston Children’s Hospital
300 Longwood Ave., Boston
Treating children from birth through age 21, Boston Children’s was ranked No. 1 for “Best Children’s Hospitals” by U.S. News and World Report (2012-13 edition).