Please take advantage of our free tools and resources. Our sample forms should give you a good footing in your search. There is an abundance of information here for you to use while you learn the ins and outs of the home-help industry. Our goal is to provide you with quality knowledge so that you can safely and effectively find and hire the perfect nanny, caregiver or home-helper.
Many household employees ask for or expect the following: • Paid Time Off (PTO): typically 5 – 15 days paid off, (usually consisting of at least 1 week vacation and 4-6 sick days). The dates for vacation time are mutually agreed on by the family and nanny. • Health insurance (most families do not offer […]
***Red Flag Alert*** If the reference pauses when you ask for them or seems hesitant or nervous to speak with you, take this as a red flag. If they quickly ask if they can call you back another time, this is also a bad sign since they may not know what to say and either […]
If you have someone working in your home then you should look into purchasing worker’s compensation for this person. This will provide coverage for medical, physical rehabilitation and lost wages in the event that the nanny gets hurt and is no longer able to work. It’s better to be safe than sorry.
It is important that both families get along well and preferably have known each other for a number of years. If you go into this with someone you don’t know and they wind up being different from what you anticipated, then you will find yourself in a mess. It is best to have each party […]
It is recommended that families call their insurance company and ask what type of coverage they currently have on their home owner’s policy. You may want to raise the amounts for certain coverages in case an accident happens when the nanny or babysitting is working. Be sure to ask about no-fault medical coverage.
Whether it’s on good or bad terms, letting go of your nanny is never easy. If your nanny has done a good job and the reason you are letting them go has nothing to do with them (you lost your job, are dealing other financial issues, decided to stay home, etc) then you should always […]
Parents, you may also want to read the article titled “Interviewing Tips”. This will help you get ready for the in-person interview. General Sample Interview Questions: 1. Why do you want to be a nanny vs. working at a preschool or day care? 2. What was your last childcare experience like, and why did it […]
1. Interview and Observation Explore why this nanny wants to be a nanny. Has she been a nanny before? What makes her interested in your particular job vs. somebody else’s job. How does the nanny feel about working long hours? Being a full time nanny is much different from part time nanny responsibilities, babysitting or […]
It is highly recommended that parents initiate a nanny contract (otherwise known as a nanny work agreement) with the nanny upon a conditional job offer. The nanny contract should cover basic issues such as: the days and hours the nanny will be working, the number of children the nanny will be caring for, all responsibilities […]
It is important for the nanny to ask their own questions so that they know enough information about the job. They will need to know the answers in order to decide if the job is a good fit. Here are some general questions that should be asked by the nanny:
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