Why Use an Agency?
Why Use an Agency at All?
Hiring a caregiver for your child is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. It’s not only an investment in your child and their well-being, it’s an investment in your peace of mind. There’s a reason that “you get what you pay for” is a popular phrase, and child care is certainly no exception. But what are the major benefits to using a placement agency versus just hiring on your own?
Nannies are not just babysitters. They are nurturing, engaged professionals. This is their calling and it is not merely a steppingstone to another career. They know their worth. They are attentive, loyal and flexible. They provide meaningful insights about the growth and development of your children and desire to make a significant impact on their lives.
The best and most experienced nannies are happily employed. When their current family no longer needs them, they’ll look for placement in advance again with their agency. As a result, that not only equals low turnover and disruption for children and families, it means that the most qualified applicants aren’t likely even available for hire in the online market.
Minimizing the Risk
Hiring on your own dramatically increases the odds that you may have a less desirable result or quicker turnover. It can be difficult to find the time or know where to start to fully execute a rigorous screening process. We’ve been in business for 20 years and we know the quality that we’re looking for. Nannies don’t pass even the initial screening for our agency unless they can provide at least three child care references and a solid, related job history. This is backed up with tangible evidence presented to you that includes in person interviews, certifications, degrees, background checks and outstanding, detailed references.
Finding the Perfect Match
A professional placement service specializes in reading between the lines and finding the perfect fit, for both family and nanny candidate. With a dedicated staff, the candidate search, screening and interview process is all done for you, saving you tremendous time and effort. But even more important than that is the intangible. Knowing the pulse of the nanny market and having the trust and dedication of the most professional in the field means that we can guide you to make a solid, sound choice. This will result in a happy, dedicated employee, your peace of mind with knowing that your expectations were exceeded and a lasting match.