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The Nanny Agency

 
During the school year, children's lives are so structured and scheduled. Wouldn't it be great to give your child a break from the normal routine? The Nanny Agency, Inc. offers a wonderful solution - a summer nanny who will come to your house on a full time or part-time basis. A summer nanny can plan fun activities and outings for your children as well as take children to activities you may already have scheduled.

nanny with multiple children

DEFINITION 

Most summer nannies are college students or teachers who are interested in caring for children during the summer months. 

SALARY AND BENEFITS 

Nannies' salaries vary depending on experience, education, hours needed, number of children and responsibilities. In central Illinois, most summer nannies earn between $9-$12 per hour. 

LEGAL REQUIREMENTS 

Depending on the number of hours and the salary you are offering, you may also be responsible for paying household employment taxes which add between 9-11% to your total salary cost. We will provide information so you can determine how you want to handle the taxes, if applicable.

QUALIFICATIONS 

The Nanny Agency, Inc. interviews hundreds of applicants each year and selects only the very best applicants to represent the agency. The following are minimal qualification for all nanny applicants:

  • 18 years of age
  • High School graduate (Education in child development at the high school or college level is a plus)
  • Provide at least three excellent child care references from non-relatives
  • Have a reliable vehicle and be insured on this vehicle
  • Non-smoker
  • Legally authorized to work in the US
  • Must be able to make a commitment for June, July and August (or until school starts again)

PROCESS TO BECOME A NANNY 

  1. Apply to The Nanny Agency.
  2. Applicants must meet all of the minimal qualifications listed above.
  3. Agency will set up interviews with applicants that most closely meet the requirements of the families.
  4. Applicants agree to a thorough background review, which includes checks for traffic and criminal violations, DCFS child abuse and neglect (CANTS report) and criminal sex offenders list.
  5. Nannies listed with the agency will be eligible to review job descriptions and interview with families for current positions.
  6. When selected by a family, the nanny agrees to a 3 month commitment, unless otherwise stipulated in the job description.
  7. All nannies are required to complete an annual physical and TB test.

PROCESS TO HIRE A NANNY 

  1. Register with The Nanny Agency.
  2. Initial Meeting with The Nanny Agency, Inc. At this meeting we will address your questions and clarify information on forms and job description you have completed.
  3. Interviewing candidates. The agency will share information about the family and the job to prospective nannies and likewise will share information about prospective nannies with families. If there is a mutual interest, the agency will arrange interviews between nannies and families. Most interviews take place in the family's home at a time that is mutually agreeable.
  4. Placement of a nanny. After the family has made an offer to the nanny and the nanny has accepted, the family, nanny and agency representative have one final meeting to ensure that all aspects of the job description/offer are clear and acceptable to both the nanny and family. At that time the placement fee is paid to the agency.

AGENCY FEES 

The agency's placement fee is paid only after a summer nanny has been hired by the family and covers a period up to 3 months. 
Summer Nanny Placement fee $350

There is a money back guarantee on the agency's fee for a trial period of 30 days. If the family or nanny decides during the first 30 days that the placement is not going to work, the placement fee is refunded minus 25% of the nanny's gross wages paid during this period. After 30 days, the placement fee is not refundable but can be used as a credit toward another placement for the remainder of the summer.

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