10-Step Nanny Qualification Process
In an effort to give you peace of mind, every nanny must pass a strict and comprehensive screening process in order to gain the Your Nanny Boutique stamp of approval. We require a lot from our nannies to instill confidence in our families and ensure the safety of your children. This extensive screening process ensures that our nannies are some of the most qualified in the industry, and that all of our nannies are true childcare professionals.
Every candidate must complete our detailed application, giving details about their experience as nanny, educational background, and other important details.
2. Initial Phone Call
During our initial interaction with the candidate, which typically takes place over the phone, we collect basic information from the applicant; everything from demographics to previous childcare experience.
3. Video Interview
During the second interview, which always takes place via video call, we take the time to get to know our nannies. We listen to them to make sure we know their expectations and their unique approach to nannying. We ask questions regarding safety, experience, and motivation. It is at this interview that we use our intuition to separate the applicants we know would make great nannies for our families.
4. Childcare Reference Verification
If the extensive second interview is successful, we immediately get to work talking directly to references verifying employment, but more importantly learning about our applicants from their previous employers.
5. Comprehensive Background Checks
After verifying references, and only if we like what we hear, we then run comprehensive background checks including, a federal criminal background check, state & local criminal background check, a national sex offender registry check. It's sad to say that most agencies send candidates straight to your door before running these background checks. Here at Your Nanny Boutique, we couldn't imagine that. All background checks are a part of the qualification process, and every candidate that you meet has successfully passed all of these checks.
6. Authorization To Work In The United States
Along with the comprehensive background checks, we run a Social Security Number Trace on all applicants to ensure that they are legally authorized to work in the United States.
7. Motor Vehicle Report
Because we know most nanny positions require at least some driving, a Motor Vehicle Driving Report is obtained on each applicant. It is imperative you know this information before making a decision!
8. Lab-Based Drug Test
Once an employment offer has been accepted by the nanny, they are required to submit to a urine based drug test at their local Lab Corp/Quest Diagnostics.
9. CPR & First Aid Certified
Every nanny is required to obtain an Adult, Child & Infant CPR and First Aid Certification.
10. INA Basic Nanny Skills Certification
The International Nanny Association (INA) is one of the leading and most respected resources for both parents and nannies. Once an applicant has successfully passed all other requirements in the application process, the final step is becoming INA Basic Nanny Skills Certified. This INA assessment ensures that all persons holding this certification are knowledgeable in basic childcare and child safety. All of our applicants have to pass this training and examination prior to being accepted as a candidate with Your Nanny Boutique.