Nanny Agencies: Questions a Nanny should Ask

Posted on by Deborah | in Nanny Agency Information

Nannies, Here are some questions you should always ask a prospective nanny agency before entering into a contract.

What types of caregivers do you place? Is there one particular type you place more than others?
(Full-time, part-time, live-in or live-out, temporary?)

What is the average salary range of the nannies you place?

How do you gather information about families? Do you interview them in person? Is a written application part of the process? Are references requested?

How long does it usually take to make a placement? How long do you think it will take me to find a position?

Will you assign one person to be my contact at your agency throughout my search?

How many placements have you made in the last year? In my geographic area?

Do you have the names of some nannies who you have placed whom I can call for references?

What kind of education or training do I need? High school? First aid? CPR? Other? What kind of training does your agency provide?

What support services do you provide for the nanny after placement is made? Do you have a nanny network or support group organized in my geographic area? Do you have regular social or educational events for the nannies? Do you have a newsletter? Do you provide telephone support?

Does your agency provide a work agreement for the family and nanny to use? Do you assist in negotiations when needed?

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