by Noah on 06 Apr, 2017
The Nanny Network, LLC has developed a proven system of recruiting, screening and placing safe and dependable 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. We pride ourselves on the relationships that we have built with our clients, nannies and within the industry.
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, errands, and general household organization)
Our clients have the choice of two different placement packages when pursuing a permanent nanny 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 scheduling interviews, selecting the right candidate and establishing a solid working relationship. The service includes a 30-minute consult with our Placement Team, along with detailed applications and verified references for relevant nanny candidates who are referred to you based on your approved 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 $250 non-refundable application fee to initiate the process. A flat placement fee of $2600 is then due if you hire a nanny that we have referred to you. If you need additional phone, face-to-face, or e-mail support (during or after your search) beyond the 30-minutes that is included in the Classic package, additional consulting services are available at a rate of $100/hour.
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 meet with you for an initial parent 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 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, under the direction of Trish Woodward, involves getting to know closely both the families and the nannies 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 nanny to care for your children. Our personal touch and genuine desire to help our clients find the right nanny sets us apart from the rest.
The Concierge Service requires a $500 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 15% of the nanny’s gross annual salary and comes with a 6-month replacement period, longer than any other agency in the area.
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 30-minute consult which can be utilized at any point during the nanny search and placement process. Once the 30-minutes is reached, additional support is available at a rate of $100/hour.
The Concierge Service includes unlimited guidance and support, starting with an 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 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!
Depending on which level of service you choose, your replacement policy will be either 60-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 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, 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)||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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