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What is a Nanny?

A Nanny is a qualified professional with a sensitive understanding of your child's needs, as well as your own. The importance of balancing discipline with love and affection without taking over the parental role. As they are involved with your child's important formative years it is her aim to create a happy and caring environment so as to develop sound foundations for your child's social physical and intellectual development.  A Nanny should be an experienced individual and hold a certificate/diploma in Caregiver Training/ ECE/ Childcare Course, etc., or have a minimum of 1 year of experience with practical and theoretical experience covering a range of child-care and educational skills including child health, development, basic sociology and first aid, and should be able to cope with sole charge.  Above all, she must have a genuine love and affection for children, as well as an abundance of enthusiasm, patience and tolerance.

Why we should use a nanny agency?

By using an established professional agency, you have the peace of mind of knowing that all candidates have been scrupulously vetted and matched to your requirements. You also have ongoing support and guidance throughout the recruitment process and period of employment.

Start of nanny’s employment

We provide you with an extensive Family What to do Kit prior to Nanny’s or Caregiver's starting date, which will easily guide you through welcoming the Nanny, calculating deductions, making sense of the Employment Standards and making sure that the placement is a success.

How do I interview a Nanny?

As the agency has pre-selected candidates on their suitability for your position, the main thing is for you to see if you and your family like the nanny and have the same expectations about her role. You may want to interview candidates without your children at first and then introduce short-listed candidates at a second interview. Your children's reactions are one of the most important things to take into account - as well as the candidates' reactions and interest in them. You need to decide what you want the nanny to do, what activities you want your children to go on etc. You need to make sure your attitudes on discipline etc agree. They will also want to know about the terms and conditions of the job - hours, pay, overtime, petrol expenses etc.

How can I keep the nanny or live-in

caregiver with our family for couple of


Don't take nanny for granted. Treat her as a family member not an employee. Be sure to have mutually agreed upon house rules to ensure the kids or the nanny are not caught in between decisions. Offer a raise or some sort of acknowledgement, after 3 months of employment. Also something after a year. Maybe a bonus at Christmas. Birthdays are important. Communication is the number one tool in keeping the nanny. Treat her as you would like to be treated.

What is a typical

nannies salary?

The hourly wage ranges based on the location the employer lives in. It can be range between $10-20/hr. Contact our agency to find out what the average wage is in your area.

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employers who

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your files?

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