by Noah on 06 Apr, 2017
The Nanny Network, LLC has developed a proven system of recruiting, screening and placing full-time and part-time nannies with families in the Baltimore and Washington, DC metropolitan areas. Countless families have utilized our services and the number of families and nannies that return to us speaks to our successful track record and the trust that we earn with each constituent.
Our Permanent Placement division places:
- Full-time live-out nannies
- Part-time live-out nannies
- Shared care (involving one nanny and two families who have already found each other and decided they’d like to share a nanny)
- Family Assistants (child care professionals who assist with family laundry, family meals, and general household organization)
Our Permanent Placement process, under the direction of Clare Riley, involves getting to know closely both the families and the nannies in order for the best match to be made. Time is taken at the beginning of the search to sit down for a face-to-face parent consultation to review the details of the job, the tax and legal requirements of being a household employer and our comprehensive hiring guide.
STEP 1: YOUR APPLICATION & CONSULTATION
Should you decide to work with us, you’ll need to complete an application prior to our consultation. Doing so allows you to examine your needs and describe your ideal nanny. During our consultation, the in’s and out’s of your nanny position are reviewed, and you are provided with essential information and advice to help you with your nanny search. Working with The Nanny Network will take the guesswork out of finding a nanny and relieve you of a lot of stress and uncertainty. We prefer to have in-person consultations, but if it’s more convenient for you, this process can take place over the phone. A non-refundable application fee of $275 is collected at the time of the parent consultation.
STEP 2: THE INTERVIEW PROCESS
Interested and qualified candidates are referred to you by way of a nanny application, which includes child care references and a questionnaire. You are then given the option to have The Nanny Network arrange the interviews on your behalf or you can arrange them yourself. We recommend meeting the nanny alone before introducing your children so you can complete the “business” portion of the interview without distraction. Then, for the strongest candidates, we suggest a working interview to see the nanny interact with your children.
A NOTE ON NANNY SALARIES & BENEFITS
Compensation packages vary from family to family. We’ll be happy to help you through this process, but in the meantime, here are a few things to keep in mind:
- Depending on where you live, salaries range between $15 and $22 per hour, pre-tax, and are negotiated between you and your nanny.
- Many families will enlist the help of a payroll service to take the guesswork out of paying their nanny – we can refer you to such a service upon request.
- Although the average family does not provide full health-care benefits, many contribute toward this expense for full-time nannies.
- It is customary to allow for vacation pay, holidays, and sick or personal days (“PTO”).
STEP 3: THE OFFER
Once you have completed 1-3 working interviews and you feel you have enough information to make a well-informed decision, you should make an offer to the strongest candidate. At this time, you should discuss all of the important details of the job and make sure both parties are clear about the expectations of the job and the compensation.
STEP 4: THE BACKGROUND CHECK
Once you have notified us you’ve made an offer to your nanny of choice, The Nanny Network will confirm acceptance with your nanny and order her background check. The placement is official once the background check results have come back to your satisfaction.
**We suggest parents plan for the permanent nanny search to take approximately 3 to 6 weeks.**
OUR REPLACEMENT POLICIES
The Nanny Network takes its role in your nanny search very seriously. We are not concerned with how many placements we make, but making successful placements. It is not unusual for us to counsel a family against hiring a nanny if we feel that it would not be a good, long-term fit. We will be with you every step of the way and remain in contact with you after you have hired to make sure things are going well!
The Nanny Network offers a variety of replacement policies, ranging from 30-days to one year, depending on which nanny search package you choose. In order to validate either policy, families are required to have a written “Nanny/Family Agreement” – which can also be a valuable tool when interviewing nannies. The replacement policies and Nanny/Family Agreement are fully reviewed when a family enlists our services.
Please call us if you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation. We look forward to working with you to find the best nanny for your family!
The Nanny Network has several advantages over a traditional online listing service:
|Benefits and Services||The Nanny Network, LLC||Online Listing Service|
|Pre-screened Candidates (in-depth interviews, reference checks, job history, criminal background check)||Yes||No|
|Personal, Professional Service (detailed needs assessment, interview scheduling)||Yes||No|
|Time-efficient/No weeding out necessary||Yes||No|
|Full Suite of Background Checks||Yes||Some|
|Trustworthy, Experienced Agency (long-standing members of APNA and INA)||Yes||No|
|Track Record/History within the Community (founded in 1995)||Yes||No|
|Local Knowledge and Placement Expertise||Yes||No|
|Household Employment Guidance (financial, tax, legal, benefits, Nanny Family Agreement, etc.)||Yes||Some|
|Ongoing Support (temp services and continual advisement given our extensive understanding of our clients’ family dynamics)||Yes||No|
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About The Nanny Network
The Nanny Network, LLC is a boutique nanny placement agency headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland. The company was founded in 1995 and is a proud long-standing member of both the Association of Premier Nanny Agencies (APNA) and the International Nanny Association (INA).
Our nannies are hand-selected to meet your needs; they'll even play on the job! We take a sincere interest in your family, and our track record reflects our commitment to providing the best service possible.
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