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Placement 

What you Need to Know

Our goal is to place a nanny with whom your children can build a long-lasting relationship for years to come. 

A Nanny is schedule and reserved well in advance or typically 1 to 3 months before care is needed. There will be guidance and support to parents with informative information to make the best decision.

 

A Placement fee is the amount you, pay to our recruitment agency as a compensation for successfully securing you a qualified person for services you need. 

 

With our Placement, there is a nanny replacement guarantee, trial days and extensive background search and more.

Every family will receive their own customize plan that their caregiver will accommodate.

Please contact a Placement Specialist to inquire about all other positions such as Newborn Care Specialist, Household Manager, Overnight Nanny, Family Assistant fees.

 

A non-refundable registration fee is required to activate your search (paid via invoice after application is received). This initial fee will be credited towards the total balance due upon finalizing your contract with your new employee. 

Please consult with a Placement Specialist regarding the right options for your family. If you have questions about short-term placements, please contact us.

We are here to help with a smooth transition.

Meet and Greet
&
Working Interview

Our nanny screening and hiring process include a meet and greet and a working interviews. While phone interviews, in-person interviews, reference checking and background screening give us tremendous insight into who our potential caregivers are, the meet and greet and working interview gives both the parents and the nanny the opportunity to test-drive the employment arrangement and see if they are truly a good match.

 

During this time nannies have the opportunity to interact with your child(ren). Your potential nanny learns more about the family dynamics and gets a better sense of the family’s needs, house rules and how the family operates. Parents get to observe the nanny in action, observe her interactions with the child(ren) and gauge how well she will fit in their family. Both the nanny and parents get the opportunity to see how their temperaments and personalities mesh and to see if there is a match.

 Trial Period

After the meet and greet and/or the working interview, both the parents and nanny should know if they wish to work together. In the nanny and family agreement, a trial period clause is included. The clause includes the start and end dates of the trial period and the steps that need to be taken should the nanny or parents choose not to move forward with the employment arrangement.

 

During the trial period nannies are paid for their services. They will be paid according to the contract that we have helped negotiate with both parties. The contract should clearly outline the nanny’s hours, salary and role, duties, and responsibilities. Benefits, if they are offered, should state when they will kick in and tax responsibilities should also be included in the contract.

 

The trial periods give the parents and the nanny a real opportunity to ensure that they are a good match. Should the parents discover they are not able to assimilate; they can end or alter the working relationship during the trial period without penalty. A nanny with a long commute who genuinely wants the job may take it to later find that a 30-minute commute is really a 2 hour one with morning traffic. This trial period allows a nanny to exit the job without penalty as well.

 

Trial periods should also not be used as temporary childcare while the parents continue their nanny search. The trial period provides an opportunity for parents or nanny to gracefully exit the employment relationship should it not meet their expectations.

Nanny Share

A nanny share would be one nanny that is hired to work for two families. The families would decide where the child care would be provided and the nanny would go to that family's home or work between both homes. The nanny would watch all children at the same time. In most cases the children are the same age and the parents have similar work schedule.

 

Nanny shares are comprised of two families, who live close by, and often share similar needs in childcare. Most Nanny Shares utilize the 2/3 rule - each share family pays 2/3 of the cost to employ the nanny. This ensures that each family is paying less than they would if they were the sole employer, while the nanny earns more than if they were only working with one family. Overall, the goal is to make this a mutually beneficial arrangement. Both families pay 2/3 of the Nanny's standard rate. (i.e. If their rate is generally $19-20/hour, they should earn $25-26/hour, split by both families. This gives each family about a 30% discount, and the Nanny a well-deserved 30% pay increase for their extra efforts.

 

One of the many benefits of a Nanny Share is the fact that it's more affordable than many other childcare options!

 

Remember, your nanny will be caring for two kids at once, and Nanny Share logistics can get quite complicated - it makes sense for the nanny to have a higher compensation.

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Salaries and Taxes 

Salaries can vary depending on job requirements, the living situation, the number and age of children, and the nanny’s experience. 

Our Placement Specialist will assist with salary negotiations and a final contract you are comfort with.

All professional positions rates varies basic on experience, certification and/or degree.

Please request The Nest's Suggested Hourly Rate for Employees Package, for the position needed for your family. 

Employers are legally required to withhold their portion of Medicare, Social Security, and Unemployment from their nanny’s wages.  

We partner with one of the most reputable domestic payroll companies GTM and invite you to read about them by clicking below

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