+ Why should I choose Genuine Nannies?
Genuine Nannies offers a personalized matching service because we understand that the difference between a good match and a great match is finding the right chemistry between a family and a nanny. Of course there needs to be a fit with schedule and experience, and we go that extra step to find personalities that connect. We want to help families find an attentive and caring nanny who can smoothly step in and embrace their home environment. We also want to help nannies find families that truly appreciate their unique talents and flair. Our commitment to you is to do our very best to find you the perfect match.
+ What resources do you have for nanny tax and payroll help?
We work with our wonderful tax and payroll partners at GTM. They work hand in hand with our families to provide all the tax and payroll help they need from set up to making sure your new nanny is paid on time with the neccissary withholdings. Our relationship with GTM means that you get to focus on the things that matter most to you, while letting the professionals at GTM make paying your new nanny easy!
+ How does Genuine Nannies find qualified nannies?
Many of our nannies are found through referral or direct recruiting. We also have nannies that come to us because of our established reputation for integrity and professionalism. We always recruit on an individual basis so that we can find a nanny with the right combination of availability, experience, skills and personality characteristics to match with the specific needs of your family. Our goal is to not only match on job specifications but also to find a good personality fit for everyone involved. We do not pull from a database of nanny profiles except for temporary candidates. This ensures we always have up-to-date information on certifications and background checks and that we are working with nannies who are actively looking for employment.
+ How does Genuine Nannies screen candidates?
Our first requirement is that the nanny possess a genuine interest in working with children. The nannies you meet though us will have completed a comprehensive profile as well as a detailed phone and in-person interviews. We speak to each reference at length and write up a detailed summary. In addition to verifying recent work experience and CPR certification, we arrange to have every hired candidate’s fingerprints registered though Trustline, California’s background check for in-home childcare providers. All background checks include DMV records, social security verification and a criminal record check for the nanny’s primary country of residence.
+ What is the typical salary range for a nanny?
Full-time nannies who live-out typically earn between $25-$32 per/hr or $4,000-$6,500 per month. Live-in nannies usually earn between $3,000-$4,000 per month. Part-time nannies generally earn between $20-$30 per hour. Keep in mind salaries are negotiated between the nanny and the family; however, we are happy to advise you on compensation matters. Salaries are generally based on the nanny’s prior experience, salary history, qualifications, training, education and specific job requirements.
+ What are the agency's fees?
There is an initial non-refundable $350 registration fee which is due at the initial in-home consultation. This is deducted from the overall referral fee which is due when you hire a nanny that we have recommended to you. Referral fees vary depending on the type of hire; full-time, part-time, live-in etc.
+ How long does it take to find a nanny?
Every situation is different and we can accomodate last minute requests but because we go to such great lengths to find you the perfect fit for your family, we recommend allowing 3-6 weeks to complete the process. We can also help you with a temporary nanny if you are in a bind to help give you the time needed to find the right nanny for the long-term.
+ What guarantee do I get with Genuine Nannies?
Our promise to you is to do our very best to find you the best fit for your family. Our rigorous screening and matching process ensures a lasting connection although should you decided that the fit is not right our guarantee means that we jump right back in for you to find what you are looking for. For your peace of mind, Genuine Nannies willingly gives a credit towards an additional search in the event that the family-nanny arrangement ends. We take pride in our process and stand behind our commitment to match your family with someone that has the GN stamp of approval!