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FAQ's for Nannies

  1. How does www.nannies4hire.com work?
  2. I have been a previously registered member, is my past information saved?
  3. How do I apply to find a family?
  4. How do I know if I have been contacted by a fraudulent/scam family?
  5. What is Family Match?
  6. What is a "Featured Nanny"?
  7. What are "Top Picks"?
  8. How old do I need to be?
  9. Where do your families come from?
  10. I am located in the United States and have found a family to work for in Canada. What do I need to do?
  11. I am located in Canada and have found a family to work for in the United States. What do I need to do?
  12. What types of duties are nannies expected to do?
  13. What kind of salary should I expect?
  14. Who is responsible for the nanny's transportation to the job?
  15. Should I be CPR/First Aid Certified?
  16. Are nannies allowed to contact families?
  17. A family sent me an email. How do I look them up?
  18. How do I screen a family?
  19. Will I have background checks run on me?
  20. How do I interview a family?
  21. Will there be a contract between the nanny and family?
  22. How do I change information on my online application?
  23. Will I need to deactivate my resume/application once I have been hired by a family?
  24. How long does the process take?
  25. How do I deactivate my resume/application?


1. How does www.nannies4hire.com work?

www.nannies4hire.com is a free service for nannies to find great families. There is no charge to the nannies; however, we do expect you to update your registration when needed and respond to all families, whether you are or are not interested.

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2. 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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3. How do I apply to find a family?

Complete the online registration. You must have an email address to search for families on www.nannies4hire.com. Your nanny profile will be posted for families to review after it has been reviewed and approved by our staff (within 2 business days). Once you receive a confirmation email stating your application has been posted, you may "login" using your username and password and begin searching for families.

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4. How do I know if I have been contacted by a fraudulent/scam family?

Nannies4hire.com does its best to screen out unethical families. There have been recent internet scams brought to our attention. Below are some different scenarios and suggestions: -Do not accept an upfront payment from a family without starting a job or really ever interviewing with them. -Do not give out your personal bank account information. (many times the fraudulent families will want to send you money upfront to purchase items for them before they arrive in your location) -If a family cannot provide you an id# to their profile they have listed on Nannies4hire.com, disregard contact with them. -Recently; we have seen where fraudulent families are contacting nannies via text message. (you do have the option of making your phone # invisible at Nannies4hire.com). -Remember; families cannot see your personal email address at Nannies4hire.com - they have to email through the message box. So; unless you give them your email address, they do not receive it from Nannies4hire.com. -Be cautious. If it sounds too good to be true; it maybe is. -If a family wants to hire you without even checking references, interviewing you, etc...it probably is not real. You are taking care of the most important part of their life and they want to be safe, just as you do. -Check references, do background checks, meet at a public location for the first interview, etc. If you ever question a family, feel free to contact Nannies4hire.com and we can follow up with the family as well. We want you to have a wonderful, fun nanny experience!

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5. What is Family Match?

Receive emailed updates of newly registered families that meet your search criteria. Your family match settings are located on your dashboard once you login.

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6. What is a "Featured Nanny"?

Allow thousands of families to view your profile daily by advertising yourself on the www.nannies4hire.com site for the low price of $9.99 for 15 days. You can register for this feature in the registration process or when you are logged in as a registered member.

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7. What are "Top Picks"?

You can easily add your favorite families to an area on your dashboard to easily refer back to.

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8. How old do I need to be?

We recommend a minimum age of 18 with a high school diploma or GED.

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9. Where do your families come from?

www.nannies4hire.com families are all located in the United States and Canada.

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10. I am located in the United States and have found a family to work for in Canada. What do I need to do?

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

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11. I am located in Canada and have found a family to work for in the United States. What do I need to do?

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

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12. What types of duties are nannies expected to do?

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

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13. What kind of salary should I expect?

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. Who is responsible for the nanny'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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    15. Should I be CPR/First Aid Certified?

    The majority of the families prefer a nanny to be CPR/First Aid certified. If you are not, you may want to discuss the option of becoming certified before or after you arrive on the job.

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    16. Are nannies allowed to contact families?

    Both nannies and families are allowed to contact each other. The majority of nannies will contact the families via email and then by phone. If you are not interested in a particular family that contacts you, please let the family know. You do not want to waste their time as well as they do not want to waste yours. Failure to respond to families will revoke your membership. Keep track of the families you talk to - be organized. Use the area above the family's profile to make notes.

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    17. A family sent me an email. How do I look them up?

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

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    18. How do I screen a family?

    www.nannies4hire.com is an online database and does no pre-screening on the nannies or families. Several steps should be taken in screening a family. You will want to ask a lot of questions to make sure you find the right match. You will also want to perform reference checks on the family, contacting past nannies or childcare providers. If the family has no past childcare providers, you may want to speak with a family friend who knows the family well. Background checks can be obtained using the online investigation service. Click here for more information. Once you are a register member, you will have access to our sample interview questions and sample reference check forms. Your instincts are the best tool for choosing a family. A nanny position can be a great experience, but be aware of illegitimate families. There have been recent scams where a family will request your bank account information and routing number. Do not give this information out to families. In rare cases, they will offer to send you a certified cashier's check for travel expenses (which turns out to be a forgery). It will usually arrive in a much larger sum than what was agreed upon and they will ask you to transfer or wire the money to a third party. The job will usually sound too good to be true. If you feel you have been contacted by a scamming family, please contact Nannies4hire.com immediately. You can also report this type of situation to http://www.ic3.gov/ or http://www.treas.gov/usss/financial_crimes.shtml.

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    19. Will I have background checks run on me?

    Families will run background checks on you, the nanny. You will be taking care of the most important thing in their life . . . their children.

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    20. How do I interview a family?

    The majority of the families will interview nannies over the phone or conduct a personal interview. When conducting a personal interview, we do recommend meeting at a public location for the initial contact. If that is not feasible, it is not unrealistic to take a friend/parent along to the family's home. It is not unusual for a family to invite 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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    21. Will there be a contract between the nanny and family?

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

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    22. How do I change information on my online application?

    "Login" and click on "Edit My Profile" to edit any previously entered information. Remember to "save changes" at the bottom when complete. You can also add or edit your photo on your dashboard by clicking "Add/Edit My Photo".

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    23. Will I need to deactivate my resume/application once I have been hired by a family?

    Yes! This will save you from getting calls and emails after you have accepted a position.

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    24. How long does the process take?

    This varies for each individual nanny/aupair. Some nannies will be hired by the first family they talk to and others will talk to several families before being hired. We suggest you continue searching until you feel you've found an appropriate match.

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    25. How do I deactivate my resume/application?

    "Login" and click on "Delete My Profile" to delete your registration/profile.

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