by Noah on 06 Apr, 2017
The Nanny Network has developed a proven system of recruiting, screening and placing safe and dependable full-time and part-time nannies, family assistants and private educators with families in the Baltimore and Washington, DC metropolitan areas. Countless families have utilized our services and the number of families and caregivers that return to us speaks to our successful track record and the trust that we earn with each constituent. We pride ourselves on the relationships that we have built with our clients, our caregivers and within the industry.
Our Long-term Placements division encompasses any search that has a job duration of 2 months or more. and places:
- Full-time live-out nannies for 2 months or more
- Part-time live-out nannies for 2 months or more
- Shared care (involving one candidate and two families who have already found each other and decided they’d like to share a household employee)
- Family Assistants (child care professionals who assist with family laundry, family meals, errands, and general household organization) (Concierge Service only) – Best for families with children already attending preschool or older
- Sidekicks (who provide laundry service, errand service, household management service) – Please note that Sidekicks do not provide childcare or transport children
- Private Educators via our School@Home program (Concierge Service only)
Our clients have the choice of two different placement packages when pursuing a long-term search. Both packages support our mission-critical purpose of referring safe, vetted child care professionals to families in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. communities.
Classic Service… Safe and Simple
Our Classic Service is designed for those families who want access to our experienced candidates who have successfully completed our in-depth screening process. This service is for those families who choose a more “do-it-yourself” style when selecting the right candidate and establishing a solid working relationship. The service includes 60-minutes of consultation time with our Placement Team, along with detailed applications and verified references for relevant nanny candidates who are referred to you based on your job description. Once you have decided which candidate is the best fit for your family, we will conduct a background check and provide you with a portfolio of hiring tools that are integral in establishing a strong and healthy relationship with your new household employee.
This package involves a $350 non-refundable retainer to initiate the process. A placement fee equal to 15% of the gross annual salary is then due if you hire a candidate that we have referred to you. If you need additional phone, text, or e-mail support (during or after your search) beyond the 60-minutes that is included in the Classic package, additional consulting services are available at a rate of $75.00 per hour.
Please note that our Classic Service includes nanny and family assistant searches only (no private educator searches).
Concierge Service… Safe and Sound
Our Concierge Service is designed for those families who desire the convenience, experience and expertise of our Placement team. As a Concierge client, you will be assigned a Placement Consultant who will be your partner throughout your search to ensure that all of your questions are answered and the process is made as simple for you as possible. Your Placement Consultant will lead you through the initial consultation during which you will review the nuts and bolts of the search and hiring process. You will also discuss your position in detail to ensure that your Consultant can carefully match and refer only those candidates who are a strong possibility for your family. Once you have time to review the candidates who have been referred to you, you will then schedule interviews (including a working interview) with your top candidates and be on your way to making one of the most important hiring decisions you’ll ever make! After each referral and interview, your Consultant will be in touch to collect your feedback on the candidates which is critical to a successful placement.
Our Concierge Service involves getting to know closely both the families and the candidates in order to make the best match. The service is customized for each client with the goal of minimizing the stress and uncertainty that can come with hiring a household employee. Our personal touch and genuine desire to help our clients find the right fit sets us apart from the rest.
The Concierge Service requires a $350 non-refundable retainer in order to start the process. That retainer is then applied to the Placement Fee which is due at the time of hire. The Placement Fee is equal to 18% of the candidate’s total gross annual salary and comes with a 6-month replacement policy.
The Concierge Service includes nanny, family assistant, and private educator searches.
LET’S GET STARTED!
STEP 1: YOUR APPLICATION
Should you decide to work with us, you’ll need to complete an application to start the process.
STEP 2: APPLICATION REVIEW
Our Classic Service includes a 60-minute consult which can be utilized at any point during the search and placement process. Once the 60-minutes is reached, additional support is available at a rate of $75.00 per hour.
The Concierge Service includes unlimited guidance and support, starting with a client consultation and application review. Upon completing the online application, your Placement Consultant will contact you to go through the details of your position along with a step-by-step explanation of how the referral and hiring process will work.
**We suggest parents plan for a long-term search to take anywhere from 2 to 6 weeks, depending on what you’re looking for.**
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 instead with the quality of those placements. It is not unusual for us to counsel a family against hiring a candidate if we feel that it would not be a good, long-term fit. We will remain in contact with you after you have hired to make sure things are going well!
Depending on which level of service you choose, your replacement policy will be either 90-days (Classic Service) or 180-days (Concierge Service). 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 candidates. The replacement policies and Nanny/Family Agreement are provided by the agency 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 candidate 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, candidate matching, interview analysis)||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 Hiring 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 including new School@Home services)||Yes||No|