How to use our Nanny Success Kit to screen like a professional
You've looked around and the choice is clear-hiring a nanny is the best option for
your family. Thankfully, your children won't have to be sent off to a crowded daycare
center. Instead, they can enjoy the safe, nurturing environment of home-and the
personal attention that only a nanny can provide.
But how do you find a nanny? If you're
like most parents, you've already considered going through an agency. And as you've
most likely discovered, the fees can add up fast. Not only do agencies tack on hefty
service charges, but they often establish non-negotiable pay rates that may exceed
your family's budget.
In addition, agencies make it harder to really get to know the person who will be
taking care of your children. Indeed, families that hire through an agency are likely
to miss out on a few of the crucial steps in the hiring process-they simply have
to trust that the agency is effectively filtering out potentially dangerous candidates.
More and more parents, therefore, are choosing to hire using an internet-based nanny
service and now need to screen candidates themselves. They are finding that this
is simply essential to attaining the peace of mind it takes to actually hire a nanny.
Fortunately, our Nanny Success Kit, available to all paid family members (Join
Now!), gives families the screening tools that fine agencies have. Now,
you can bypass an agency and do the screening and application process on your own.
It's a perfect way to cut down hiring costs and be confident with the choice you
When using the Nanny Success Kit, it is important to understand that the most challenging
steps in searching for a nanny include the
interview process, the background check
and the trial period. That's why the Nanny Success Kit provides documents and guidelines
that will help you navigate your way to success.
Before meeting a potential nanny in person, you will want to make sure that the
interview will be worth your while. Our Nanny Success Kit therefore includes a useful
telephone interview guide that helps you select the best candidates for personal
interviews. With 11 interview questions
ranging from past job experience to the candidate's personal philosophy on child
rearing, the telephone interview sheet is an essential screening tool.
Inside the Kit you will also find a Pre-Employment Guide for Families and Nannies.
This step-by-step guide will help you formulate effective questions for the in-person
nanny interview. Obviously, there are a lot of issues that come up when hiring a
nanny. Remembering them all, however, is nearly impossible. That's why parents love
this comprehensive reference that comes in handy throughout the screening and application
Among the important issues listed are the standard
salary and benefits for nannies. In fact, we recommend sharing this guide
with potential nannies so that both parents and candidates are on the same page.
The Nanny Success Kit also includes essential application and reference forms to
be filled out by a prospective nanny. By using these tools, you will be able to
develop a strong understanding of a candidate's background. Getting to know your
nanny is one of the most important parts of the hiring process, and the Nanny Success
Kit really makes this possible.
When you have interviewed, checked references, run a
background check and are ready to extend a job offer to a nanny, the next
step in the employment process is to go over The Family and Nanny Agreement with
your new nanny. To do this, use the addendum on items to be discussed provided in
the kit as a check list for yourself. At this stage in the game, it can also prove
advantageous to look over the agreement document with the prospective nanny.
While there are a wide variety of promising applicants, it can be a challenge to
find the one that best suits your family. The Nanny Success Kit is designed to help
you save time and money when hiring someone to take care of your children. In addition
to this useful tool, we strongly recommend that you attain
criminal background checks on your nanny before hiring him or her. This
precaution will give you the added assurance that your family is being well looked
after. eNannySource is your guide to information pertaining to the entire process
including the nanny contract,
salary, and taxes.