What Are Nanny Placement Services?
The Difficulties Families Face When they Hire A Nanny
How We Help Families Hire the Best Local Nannies
Our Placement Process
1: FILL OUT ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM
2: PAY $65 INITIATION FEE, (NON-REFUNDABLE, ONE-TIME)
3: CARE CONSULTATION
You will have an initial meeting with your matchmaker to discuss exactly what you are looking for in a nanny, private educator or other household help.
We will discuss your needs, preferences and the type of candidate you are looking for. We will also go over your job offer (pay, benefits, etc.) and make recommendations according to what is reasonable and standard. We provide resources for families as it pertains to dealing with the legal and financial responsibilities of employment. Working with our agency means having a trusted expert that can make sure that you hire a nanny safely, legally and professionally.
4: MATCHING + INTERVIEWS
After the Care Consultation, your matchmaker will post anonymously for your position to attract new candidates. We will also look to our existing, extensive placement pool of caregivers awaiting a permanent placement. Our agency will interview and screen nannies on your behalf before introducing you to our top matches.
Once we identify a compatible candidate, their bio will be sent to you. We will then coordinate and schedule all interviews and will arrange to have the candidate either meet you in your home or at a public location of your choice. You will also receive TC’s interview sheet and guide that will help you make the most of this process.
5: TRIAL PERIOD (OPTIONAL)
Some agencies interested in simply “closing the deal” may encourage you to hire someone after a successful interview. However, we want to make sure that it is a good fit before suggesting you formally offer the candidate the position.
Just because a nanny interviews well does not mean he or she will work out in actuality and vice versa. Sometimes a candidate that doesn’t necessarily “wow” in an interview will really shine when you see him or her in action. We strongly encourage a “trial period” (also known as a working interview) with the candidate for a few days or up to one week.
6: FAMILY/NANNY WORK AGREEMENT
Finding the right nanny is only half of the battle. Trusting Connections strongly encourages families who are hiring a nanny to have a written Work Agreement that both parties sign. This document lays the foundation for a successful relationship between you and your nanny. It also ensures that both parties are clear about all the terms and conditions of employment.
The Work Agreement should contain a detailed job description, salary and any applicable benefits information, the nanny’s work schedule and more. This document also acknowledges each party’s commitment to one another for the designated length of time. You will be provided with a template to guide you in drafting your own. Once you have finalized and signed your Work Agreement, we will present it to the nanny on your behalf. We will also facilitate negotiations or discussions between both parties.
Our agency will help educate you regarding current laws surrounding our industry to make sure that you are in legal compliance. We will also refer you to a company that can help you with your tax and payroll questions. Families may wish to also have their nanny take additional assessments such as the Integrity Assessment or various aptitude tests through our agency.
The nanny’s employment will be contingent upon the passing of the final screening processes. No placement fee is charged until a nanny has been fully processed and hired.
Hire A Nanny – The Right Way
Choosing a nanny who will play a crucial role in caring for your children is one of the biggest decisions you will make in your life time. Don’t leave the selection process up to chance or attempt to hire a nanny without the resources or expertise that an agency can provide. Our agency can connect you to higher quality candidates. We also make the process safer and less stressful for all involved parties.