Benefits Of Using A Nanny Agency

Childcare is something that many families will be searching for at some point. Some families decide to send their child to daycare while others opt for a more personalized approach and hire a nanny.

Nanny Agencies are Experts

If you are looking for a nanny for your family, you may want to consider using a nanny agency. Nanny agencies talk with hundreds, if not thousands, of nannies and can usually quickly differentiate between an average nanny and a highly qualified nanny. Premier Nanny Agency was founded by a professional nanny who has over a decade of experience working with a variety of families. We understand firsthand what it means to be a professional nanny and the essential components to make an ideal fit for both parties.

The Key to an Ideal Match

Ultimately, it is about making the best match for both parties. A nanny could be absolutely wonderful on paper with years of experience and child development training, but if their childcare philosophy, personality, or work style does not mesh with the parents’, it will not work. At Premier Nanny Agency, unlike some larger agencies that have a family liaison and a nanny recruiter, we ensure that the same person gets to know each nanny and family. Often the first nanny candidate that we send to a family ends up being the one they hire, sometimes without even interviewing other candidates. Most parents, especially parents hiring their first nanny, do not have experience talking with nannies and will be entering a whole new industry. It can be overwhelming and may be difficult to know where to start and how to select the best nanny for your family.

Save Time and Energy

There are so many facets to consider when hiring a nanny. Not only will the caregiver have to fit well with your family dynamics, they should also have strong experience and training in caring for children. It is also essential that they have excellent references and a clean background check and driving record. Utilizing an agency can save a family many hours and a lot of stress. Agencies will have highly qualified, vetted candidates ready to meet with potential families.

Why Use A Nanny Agency?
  • The agency will discuss your preferences and needs and use that information to create a customized position description detailing the specific needs of your family to share with nanny candidates.
  • An agency will provide you with pre-screened highly qualified nannies. At Premier Nanny Agency, before candidates are presented to families, they must pass a series of steps. They will complete an extensive application and resume review, participate in a face-to-face interview, and pass three thorough reference checks. Many candidates do not pass the interview phase. Families who are not utilizing an agency could spend time interviewing 10-15 candidates before finding a qualified candidate.
  • Nanny agencies will help advise families about what questions to ask and will send potential nannies who share the same childcare philosophies of the parents and have worked with children in the same age group of the family.
  • Some nannies specialize in one age group and may not have much experience with other age groups.
  • Nanny candidates may interview well but if they do not have stellar references, we will not send them to families. Nanny agencies will call references and have perfected their methods and questions after performing hundreds of these.
  • An agency will perform background and driver’s license checks on each nanny candidate before confirming the placement. It can be difficult for individuals to run background checks on other individuals due to privacy laws so families who are not using an agency may run into issues with this aspect of the hiring process.
  • A trial with your favorite nanny is an important step that can be overlooked. Families who decide to do this will invite the potential nanny to their home for a few hours to see how they interact with the children. Although they will probably need some time to learn the ropes, like with any other new job, you will get a sense of their personality and childcare philosophy.
A Big Decision

Many families decide to use a nanny agency to find the best nanny for their family. This nanny will be caring for your most prized possessions, so many families decide to hire a professional to do the job.