This depends on the type of job you accept through our agency.
Nannies and sitters on our Flex Team are employed by the agency. Benefits of employee-status include competitive hourly pay, coverage under our extensive liability insurance and workers compensation policies, ongoing training and support, working on a team and more.
If you are matched with a family in our Placement Division, you will become an employee of the family. Our agency educates families on industry legal issues and makes it clear to family employers that the IRS considers nannies to be W2 employees, not independent contractors. We help the family uphold industry standards and comply with laws surrounding employment to help ensure that you are being treated fairly.
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We are super thorough but also motivated to get you on our team as soon as possible. Applicants should expect a hiring process that is approx. 1-2 weeks in length from start to finish, depending on various factors including how long it takes to reach your references, complete your paperwork and obtain your CPR/First Aid certification if you don’t already have it.
Absolutely not. Clients pay our fees in full. We do require our applicants to pay for their CPR/First Aid training if they aren’t already certified and we also ask that on boarding Flex team members pay for their drug test up front but we reimburse you after 90-days of employment.
We value exceptionalism over experience and seek to hire individuals who exhibit strong moral character and integrity – the qualities in a person that we can’t teach. Any applicant without sufficient experience may still be eligible for employment if he/she successfully completes our Care Camp training program and continuing education requirements. We widely define experience to include paid or volunteer work with children in a church, non-profit or other setting. We also accept any paid babysitting work. Anyone who has observed or supervised you in the aforementioned environment, may serve as a professional reference.
Everyone has “off” days, including families. We may ask you to give them another chance. If for whatever reason you feel uncomfortable (personality type, parenting styles…etc), we will make proper arrangements to ensure you are in a good work environment. Sometimes that means we will not schedule you with that family in the future.
The safety of our nannies and sitters is a big priority for us which is why we invest a significant amount of time and money meeting new clients virtually before allowing the client to schedule care. We require families to go through the registration process including an initial consultation – (“Joe Shmoe” can’t call us on a Friday night and get a sitter at his home.) The only exception to this is Resort Care or Corporate Care shifts.
It depends. If you are placed with a family through our Placement Division, you will more than likely be making a one-year commitment to consistently work with one family.
If you are employed by our agency and work on our Flex Team you may be scheduled to work with multiple families each week or you may have a regular family you are scheduled to work with on a regular, (usually part-time) basis.
Some nannies choose to do both – be employed full-time by one family through our Placement Services and also pick up extra shifts as a member of our Flex Team.
Nannies placed through our placement services are paid at whatever rate is set by the family. Clients typically offer anywhere between $14-$30 per hour depending on the job description, experience/education of the nanny, etc. However, there are exceptions to this.
Nannies employed by our agency make anywhere from $12.50 – $18/hour depending on the shift type and location. As a member of our Flex Team, we work around your schedule and legally employ you, contributing to your social security and medicare and unemployment insurance. We also offer even part-time employees an array of benefits including vision and dental plans and a Flexible Spending Account (FSA.) TC nannies in Arizona are also entitled to receive paid sick leave as an employee of our agency.