After being fired from her job and dumped by her boyfriend, a cosmetics saleswoman becomes the nanny to the three children of a rich British widower. As time passes, the two fall for each other.
Fran gets a job as a nanny for the Sheffields after being fired from her job at her fiancé's bridal store.
When Brighton gets caught smoking in school, Fran takes him to see her grandma Yetta to teach him a lesson.
Fran hosts a tea party for Maggie and her friends in order to make Maggie fit in, but Maxwell is worried that Fran's lack of class may ruin the sofisticated party.
Fran and Maggie end up fighting after Maggie's boyfriend gets interested in Fran. Maxwell gives C.C. a dog for her birthday.
After C.C. tries to bond with the children, Gracie runs away to Fran's parents' house.
Niles has to pose as Fran's husband when her relatives comes to visit.
Grace, the youngest, has invented an imaginary friend, Imogene. One day Grace accuses Fran of having accidentally killed her dear friend!
Fran and the kids prepare to celebrate Christmas alone when Maxwell and C.C. have to go on a business trip.
Maxwell convinces Fran to go on a date with a soap opera star to get him to agree to appear in a play.
Maxwell's old nanny comes to visit and complains about Fran's job as a nanny.
Sylvia gets Fran plots at the cemetery for her birthday as a way to set her up with the mortuary manager.
Maxwell volunteers Fran to produce Gracie's school play.
Famous model Chloe Simpson gets Maggie interested in becoming a model, to Fran and Maxwell's dislike.
Fran thinks Maxwell treats his children unfairly when Maggie is not allowed to go to a makeout party, but Brighton is encouraged after kissing a relative of Fran's.
Fran gets sick and has to have her tonsils removed.
A snowstorm traps the Sheffields, Fran, Niles and C.C. at Fran's parents' house.
Maxwell's sister Jocelyn comes to visit with her fiancè, and the two decide to get married.
C.C. encourages Grace to go on a playdate with a critic's son in order to get him to like Maxwell's new show, but problems arise after Fran hits the obnoxious child with a baguette.
Maggie has problems with her gym class teacher and asks Fran for help in order to pass the class. Maxwell has problems with a spoiled actor.
C.C.'s father invites her to a Barbra Streisand concert in an attempt to bond with his daughter, but after C.C. declines, her father invites Fran to the concert, which makes C.C. jealous.
Fran must choose whether to stay with the Sheffields or not when her ex-boyfriend Danny returns, and proposes to Fran.
Fran convinces Maxwell and the children to celebrate mothers' day, by taking Grace to a mother-daughter beauty pageant, but another contestant complains about Fran not being Grace's mother, which makes Grace run home crying.