Nanny FAQ

Is there an upfront fee to get me started in my nanny search?

No, there is not an upfront fee to send in your application and start the search.

How does the hiring process work?

After your application is filled out, we match you with candidates (generally 3-5) based on your specific needs.  You can choose to give us times to set up interviews for you, call the nannies directly, or have the nannies call you to work out an interview time.  After interviewing and selecting a nanny for your family you will be allowed a two week trial period with her to be sure it’s the best fit for you and the nanny.  After the two week trial period is completed you will be charged the one time placement fee to keep the nanny.

What kind of guarantee do you offer with your nannies?

We have a 90 consecutive day guarantee, which means if something goes wrong at anytime during the first 90 consecutive days after hiring your nanny, we will replace your nanny at no extra cost to you.

Do I sign a contract with my nanny?

Signing a contract with your nanny is optional, but recommended.  This allows the nanny and family to be “on the same page” if there are questions that arise later after she is hired.  We provide a sample contract for you after receiving your application.

Will my nanny travel with my family on vacation?

Yes, most nannies enjoy having the opportunity to travel with your family.  The family is generally responsible for all travel expenses for the nanny.

Do I need to withhold taxes from my nanny’s salary?

Yes.  By law nannies are household employees, not independent contractors.  There are many tax credit benefits to withholding your nanny’s taxes.  For a free consultation with no sales pitch please contact Breedlove and Associates.  They provide comprehensive payroll and tax services for household employers across the U.S.

How much do nannies charge?

Most nannies will charge in the range of $13-$18 per hour depending on the number of children, duties required of them, and their level of experience.  This rate can be negotiated between the family and nanny during the interview process.  Some nannies will work for a set fee per week based on the number of hours you need.

Am I required to pay my nanny overtime?

Yes, by law any nanny that works over 40 hours per week should be paid overtime.

Do nannies work on holidays?

Yes, some nannies will work on holidays.

When nannies work on holidays, do they get paid time and a half?

Yes, the nanny should be paid time and a half for the following holidays:
Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Memorial Day and July 4th.