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FAQ's for Families

  1. How does nannies4hire work?
  2. How much does it cost?
  3. Can I preview the nanny/aupair database before I register?
  4. I have been a previously registered member, is my past information saved?
  5. How do I apply to find a nanny/aupair?
  6. What is the Advanced Search?
  7. How do I contact the nannies?
  8. What is Nanny Match?
  9. What are "Top Picks"/"Star System"?
  10. Where do your nannies/aupairs come from?
  11. What type of duties are nannies/aupairs willing to do?
  12. Are the nannies/aupairs CPR/First Aid certified?
  13. What kind of salary should I expect to pay a nanny/aupair?
  14. How long does the process take?
  15. Who is responsible for the nanny's/aupair's transportation to the job?
  16. Are nannies and aupairs allowed to contact families?
  17. How do I screen a nanny/aupair?
  18. Can I run background checks on a nanny?
  19. How do I interview a nanny/aupair?
  20. Will there be a contract between the nanny and family?
  21. Is there any screening done on the nannies by www.nannies4hire.com?
  22. Are nannies/aupairs willing to relocate to my area?
  23. I am located in Canada and would like to hire a nanny from the United States. What do I need to do?
  24. I am located in the United States and would like to hire a nanny from Canada. What do I need to do?
  25. A nanny/aupair sent me an email. How do I look them up?
  26. Can www.nannies4hire.com save me money?
  27. How do I change information on my application?
  28. How do I know if nannies/aupairs are still available?
  29. I have contacted several nannies/aupairs and have received little response.
  30. Are there any fees in addition to the registration fees?
  31. How do I deactivate my resume/application?
  32. What is a "Featured Family"?
  33. Once I hire a nanny/aupair or are no longer looking, should I deactivate my profile?


1. How does nannies4hire work?

www.nannies4hire.com is an online database for families to find great nannies and aupairs. There is a registration fee to you as a family, and a background check is included in some memberships. Nannies4hire.com is a sensible alternative to an expensive nanny agency.

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2. How much does it cost?

To start receiving contact information there are alternate fees to choose from: $99.99 - receive contact information for 30 days $129.99 - receive contact information for 60 days and also receive 1 Statewide Criminal History Search. $199.99 - receive contact information for 99 days and also receive 1 Multi-State Criminal History Search, 1 Multi-State Sex Offender, 1 Driving Record and 1 Social Security Number Trace.

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3. Can I preview the nanny/aupair database before I register?

Yes, take the opportunity to Preview Nannies before you register. All nannies on the "free preview" are current nannies looking. By entering your Zip Code, the system will pull up nannies within a 100 mile radius of your area; listing closest nannies to you at the top of the list.

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4. I have been a previously registered member, is my past information saved?

Yes. You can renew your past registration at anytime by visiting www.nannies4hire.com and clicking "Join Now" -OR- Click Here to quickly renew now.

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5. How do I apply to find a nanny/aupair?

Go to www.nannies4hire.com and click on "Join Now". After clicking "Family Registration" you will be asked to choose your membership fee and enter your billing information. Once completed, you will have immediate access to login and contact nannies. Once you are logged in, you will have the option of completing a profile that is visible to nannies. We do recommend completing your family profile for nannies to view. If you do not wish for nannies to view your profile, you also have the option to make your profile invisible.

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6. What is the Advanced Search?

The advanced search can be accessed by registered members and allows you to search by detailed characteristics when searching for your nanny, including live-in or live-out, full-time, part-time temporary or summer, driver's license, salary, preferred location, preferred language, nationality, smoking status, swimming status, do they have children and are they willing to do elder/companion care.

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7. How do I contact the nannies?

Contact is done through the www.nannies4hire.com site. When logged in, you will have access to send messages to the nannies message box. Some nannies will also list a phone number. If you find you are not receiving response, please contact a www.nannies4hire.com representative and we can follow up with the nannies.

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8. What is Nanny Match?

Receive emailed updates of newly registered nannies that meet your search criteria. Your nanny match settings are located on your "dashboard" when you are logged in.

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9. What are "Top Picks"/"Star System"?

You can add your favorite nannies to an area on your dashboard to easily refer back to. You can rate them by using a star system for your own personal reference. There is also a section to make notes about the nannies you may or may not be interested in.

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10. Where do your nannies/aupairs come from?

www.nannies4hire.com nannies are all eligible to work in the United States or Canada.

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11. What type of duties are nannies/aupairs willing to do?

It is variable upon your needs, but the general responsibilities include: childcare, light housekeeping, grocery shopping, errands, driving, laundry and meal preparation.

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12. Are the nannies/aupairs CPR/First Aid certified?

This varies with each nanny. If a nanny is not certified, many families will have them get certified before or after they arrive on the job.

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13. What kind of salary should I expect to pay a nanny/aupair?

Nanny wages vary across the country.

According to the 2012 INA Nanny Salary and Benefits Survey:
  • The national average hourly rate for babysitting or short-term assignments is $16 per hour.
  • The national average gross weekly salary for full-time live-out nannies is $705.
  • The national average gross weekly salary for full-time live-in nannies is $652.

    National Gross Weekly Salary for Full-Time Nannies Based on Years of Nanny Experience
  • Full-time nannies with less than 1 year of nanny experience earned on average $521 gross per week.
  • Full-time nannies with 1 year of nanny experience earned on average $529 gross per week.
  • Full-time nannies with 2 years of nanny experience earned on average $603 gross per week.
  • Full-time nannies with 3 years of nanny experience earned on average $600 gross per week.
  • Full-time nannies with 4-5 years of nanny experience earned on average $626 gross per week.
  • Full-time nannies with 5-7 years of nanny experience earned on average $630 gross per week.
  • Full-time nannies with 7-10 years of nanny experience earned on average $677 gross per week.
  • Full-time nannies with 10-15 years of nanny experience earned on average $709 gross per week.
  • Full-time nannies with 15-20 years of nanny experience earned on average $713 gross per week.
  • Full-time nannies with 20 plus years of nanny experience earned on average $734 gross per week.

    National Gross Weekly Salary for Full-Time Nannies Based on Years of College Experience
  • Full-time nannies with 2 years of college experience earned on average $611 gross per week.
  • Full-time nannies with a bachelorís degree earned on average $633 gross per week.
  • Full-time nannies with a masterís degree earned on average $725 gross per week.

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    14. How long does the process take?

    This varies for each individual family. Some families will hire the first nanny they contact and others will contact several nannies before making a decision. We suggest you continue searching until you feel you've found an appropriate match.

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    15. Who is responsible for the nanny's/aupair's transportation to the job?

    The majority of the families will provide the nanny's transportation to the job and back home after the commitment period. However, it is negotiable between the family and the nanny.

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    16. Are nannies and aupairs allowed to contact families?

    Both nannies and families are allowed to contact each other. You will be contacted by registered nannies only. The majority of the nannies will contact you via email and then by phone. If you are not interested in a particular nanny, let them know. You do not want to waste their time as well as they do not want to waste yours.

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    17. How do I screen a nanny/aupair?

    www.nannies4hire.com is an online site and does no pre-screening on the families or nannies. Several steps should be taken in screening a nanny. You will want to ask a lot of questions to make sure you find the right match. Sample interview questions and a sample reference check form are available once you are a registered member. You will want to perform reference checks on the nanny, contacting past employment and childcare references. For younger candidates, we also suggest speaking with the nanny's parents prior to employment. Your instincts are the best tool for choosing a nanny. Some nannies may be located in another Country with a valid visa to come to the United States. You may want to verify their visa is valid before making any travel arrangements or agree to hire them. You can do so by going to the U.S. Embassy's homepage, http://usembassy.state.gov/ Use your own discretion, but we recommend not sending money to nannies coming from another Country needing help with their Visa.

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    18. Can I run background checks on a nanny?

    Yes! An online investigation service is available to conduct background checks such as criminal records, driving records, sex offenders and drug testing. Click here for more information. If you registered for a package that included background checks, the authorization form to be completed by the nanny and family is located on your dashboard when you are logged in. An emailed copy of the form is also sent to you once you become registered.

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    19. How do I interview a nanny/aupair?

    The majority of the families will interview nannies over the phone and some choose to conduct a personal interview. It is not unusual for a family to have a nanny out for a trial period (1 day to a week) to see if it is the right match for both parties.

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    20. Will there be a contract between the nanny and family?

    A printable contract can be accessed by the family once you are a registered member. A contract serves as an excellent communication tool to thoroughly outline the position and compensation involved.

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    21. Is there any screening done on the nannies by www.nannies4hire.com?

    www.nannies4hire.com is an online database, therefore, there is no screening done on the nannies. You as a family have access to the Online Investigation Service to run any type of screening you feel needs to be done. Depending on the registration fee chosen, you may receive a background check package with your registration to run on 1 nanny of your choice.

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    22. Are nannies/aupairs willing to relocate to my area?

    Yes. Nannies are located throughout the United States and Canada and are willing to relocate to your area. Their profile will reflect their desired location.

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    23. I am located in Canada and would like to hire a nanny from the United States. What do I need to do?

    Go to http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/work/caregiver/index.asp to learn about Canada's live-in Caregiver Visa.

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    24. I am located in the United States and would like to hire a nanny from Canada. What do I need to do?

    Go to http://www.consular.canada.usembassy.gov/exceptions.asp to learn more.

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    25. A nanny/aupair sent me an email. How do I look them up?

    By typing the nanny's user ID# in the "Member Search" area, you can pull up the nanny's information quickly.

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    26. Can www.nannies4hire.com save me money?

    Yes! Hiring through newspapers or nanny agencies can cost you bundles. Using a sensible alternative like www.nannies4hire.com can save you thousands of dollars.

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    27. How do I change information on my application?

    Login on the "Login" page and click on "Edit My Profile" on your dashboard to edit any previously entered information. Remember to "save changes" once you have edited your profile. You can also add or edit your photo by clicking "Add/Edit My Photo" on your dashboard.

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    28. How do I know if nannies/aupairs are still available?

    Nannies should delete their registration once they have found a job or are no longer looking. They may also contact us and we will delete it for them. However; occasionally you will find a nanny that forgot to delete their registration. At that point, we do encourage you as a family to contact us and we will delete the nanny's profile. As a registered member, when searching you will see the newest registered nannies at the top of your list.

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    29. I have contacted several nannies/aupairs and have received little response.

    Our #1 recommendation is to contact a nanny via phone if you are having little success via email. If there is no phone number available, contact www.nannies4hire.com and we will follow up with them also.

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    30. Are there any fees in addition to the registration fees?

    There are no additional fees in addition to the registration fee chosen by the family. Once you become a paid member, you have full access to all the features of the site.

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    31. How do I deactivate my resume/application?

    "Login" and make your profile "invisible" at the top of your dashboard screen. This will give you the option to login through your expiration date; however, nannies can no longer view your profile.

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    32. What is a "Featured Family"?

    Allow thousands of nannies to view your profile daily by advertising your registered family on the www.nannies4hire.com site for the low price of $19.99 for 15 days. We will also send out a job posting advertising your specific position. You can register for this feature when you are logged in as a registered member.

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    33. Once I hire a nanny/aupair or are no longer looking, should I deactivate my profile?

    We recommend making your profile "invisible." You can do so by logging in and clicking the "Visibility" link at the top of your dashboard. This will save you from getting calls and emails after you have filled your position.

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