Families Searching For Nannies
Nanny applicants who register with American Nanny Jobs are 'multiple-listed' with nanny referral agencies across the United States, as well as at 4nannies.com, Inc, a family-nanny job matching site. This service, free to the nanny, assists the nanny in locating the most appropriate job match for their skills.
Self Search: Many families conduct their nanny search without engaging the services of a nanny referral agency. Increasingly families are turning to the internet to conduct their nanny search. When a family conducts a 'self search', the family is responsible for advertising, recruiting, screening, interviewing, and verifying to background of nanny candidates. The family is responsible to set the terms and conditions of employment, train and supervise the nanny, as appropriate. 4nannies.com is the original and leading online nanny source. 4nannies.com is a web-based classified advertisement system, helping families locate nannies looking for work in their community. 4nannies.com has developed an extensive nanny questionaire to assist families, and includes a nanny pre-employment background check in every family membership.
Nanny Referral Agency: A nanny referral agency, or nanny placement agency, is a business specializing in matching the skills and job preferences of nanny candidates with the needs of their client families. An agency will take over the recruiting and initial screening responsibilities for the family. Agencies typically charge clients a modest retainer fee (non-refundable) and a more substantial placement fee when the search has been successful. Agency fees range from two to six weeks of the nanny's salary, averaging one month's salary or $1800 - $3000. The agency specializing in nanny referral will assist the family in defining their needs and expectations. Most agencies will refer qualified applicants and their application to the family for interviewing. The family is responsible for the final selection of a nanny, and the agency will typically help them with the job offer, crafting a work agreement, and refer the family as appropriate to specialized tax and payroll support. Home/Work Solutions provides families with a variety of payroll and tax preparation services. Their web site features a tax calculator to assist families and nannies in determining net pay and total family expenses.