Frequently Asked Questions
What types of services do you provide?
We are a full-service childcare agency offering permanent, temporary, full-time and part-time, nanny placements.
Do you place live-in and live-out nannies?
At this time we currently only place live-out nannies.
What is the difference between a permanent and temporary nanny placement?
Our temporary nanny placements are placements of a full or part-time nanny for a minimum of one month and up to 11 months. Our permanent nanny placements are placements of a full or part time nanny for at least one year. There is no employment duration limit with a permanent placement, you can continue to employ the nanny into the indefinite future!
What types of nanny screening do you perform?
All of our nannies are required to pass a rigorous and strict screening process. This process includes criminal background checks, National Sex Offender Registry check, Department of Motor Vehicle report, Social Security Number Trace, and even a 9-panel drug test at their local Quest Diagnostics or Lab Corp.
Do your nannies receive any training?
Our agency does not specifically train our nannies, but we do require that the nannies have been trained by professionals in several fields. All of our nannies are adult and child/infant CPR certified, along with being First Aid Certified. Our nannies have also completed a Nanny Basic Skills course and assessment through the International Nanny Association (INA), a highly trusted resource for both parents and nannies.
Is a nanny fully screened prior to interviewing?
All nannies are have pass our comprehensive screening process before being eligible to interview with a family. We couldn't imagine it any other way!
Do you meet with all nannies as part of the screening process?
Yes, we meet with all nannies through a virtual video interview as one of the early steps of our Qualification Process.
Where do family interviews with nanny candidates usually take place?
Most families choose to interview nannies virtually as a first step and then coordinate an in person interview right in their own home or in a neutral location like a local park or playground. This allows for you to get the best of both worlds, virtually interviewing one-on-one during a time when you can focus all of your attention on the candidate and then see the nanny in action when they meet your family in person. You can rest easy knowing that Your Nanny Boutique is one of the few agencies in the area to complete full screening, including all background checks, prior to sending a nanny to your home. After selecting which nannies you'd like to interview, you will be provided with complete profiles on each candidate including their experience and credentials. Having the nanny come to you can allow you to see how each candidate interacts with your children, and get a feel for what it would be like having them in your home. It is imperative that your whole family, even the children, are completely comfortable with the nanny you decide to hire.
What are your fees?
A Registration Fee of $250 is required prior to starting your search for a nanny. No other fees will be charged until a placement is made. Placement Fees are dependent on the type of placement, Permanent or Temporary, and are outlined in detail during a consultation call.
How long does the process take?
The process for finding a nanny typically takes anywhere from 2-6 weeks. This is the average time beginning once your registration is complete. As this is the average, some families find their perfect match sooner, and others take longer. Every situation is different, but we are here to guide you every step of the way.
How many nannies can I meet?
There is no limit on the number of nannies you can meet with. Some families are comfortable hiring the first nanny they meet, and others like to meet several nannies before making a decision.
We only need a weekend babysitter or occasional care, can you help us?
Unfortunately, Your Nanny Boutique's Sitter Service is no longer operating due to restrictions with COVID19 and our pledge to keep families and nannies as safe as possible. We are currently only able to assist with Temporary (at least one month employment term) or Permanent (at least one year employment term) Placements.
How much do nannies usually charge, what is the going rate?
Our nannies are top-notch and will become highly valued members of your family. Nanny salaries vary depending on the family's need and the experience the nanny has. With that in mind, nanny salaries can vary from $20-30+ per hour.
How do we pay our nanny, do we need to pay nanny taxes?
Your Nanny Boutique is strictly a professional referral agency, all nannies are employees of the families they work for. For your convenience, we have partnered with the leading household payroll and tax company, HomeWork Solutions. Click here for more information and to get a free consultation to make sure you are paying your nanny the right way.
What benefits are customary to offer a nanny?
In order to make a competitive employment offer, families are strongly encouraged to present a benefit package including paid vacation (customary two weeks, or more), paid holidays, and paid sick time. In addition to these benefits, several families offer a contribution to health insurance premiums, continuing education expenses (Nanny Trainings) and car insurance (if nanny is using personal vehicle).
What if the nanny we choose doesn't work out?
We want you to be completely satisfied and confident in your decision. Your Nanny Boutique offers a three (3) month replacement policy that you will love your nanny, or we will restart the search to find you a replacement.