Nanny agencies have changed a great deal in the past five years. With the rise of internet sites many of the lesser quality agencies have gone under, and what we see now are agencies that have stood the test of time or newer agencies that are trying to break into the business.
I always advise nannies to use any and all methods for searching for a new family, and a nanny agency is a great option when it comes to finding a new position. They offer many perks; in that a quality agency pre-screens families, can give you support through the job hunt, and also can give you great info on the local market. They are an invaluable resource and certainly one tool you should use on the job hunt.
There are a few tips to having a successful relationship with an agency:
Follow these steps and you will have not only a happy relationship with your nanny agency, but a successful one at that!
This article was written by Sue Downey of Nannypalooza, for Care Academy. She has been a nanny for more than 20 years. She currently has fun everyday with a 3 year old and a newborn in Philadelphia, PA.
"I would rate Stanford Park Nannies very highly! They provide a great flow of very qualified candidates, who are all prepared to pay taxes. They have a great vetting process and did not waste our time with those that weren’t a fit. In addition to our full-time search, they had the ability to quickly identify relevant interim/temp nannies as well!"
"SPN is a powerhouse agency of incredible women who embody experience, passion, and a heart for service!"
"SPN provides you with a current understanding of what should be expected of nannies and employers and they empower you by coaching you through it all. When I started to interview with families, they gave me great feedback—it felt like I had my own personal interviewing cheerleaders!"
"If I could give SPN 100 stars, I would! There is 100% value in the services that SPN provides. Daryl was extremely responsive and thorough. Our night nurse has been perfect!"