We’re glad you’ve been following along with this series. You’ve got your profile up, you’re resume and paperwork is together, you’re reaching out to families, now you’ve got the interview!
Care.com suggests the 11 Things to Bring on a Nanny Interview, and 6 Ways to Ace the Interview. Nannynetwork.com offers these great tips and informational handouts to get you ready for your interview.
Foremost, should be your safety and well-being. Agree to meet the parent/parents for the first time in a public place. A local coffee shop or park. Let someone know where you’ll be and when you should return.
So now you’ve met the parents, aced the interview and they’ve offered you the job. Now what?
Do your research! Nannies are employees and both nannies and parents need to understand the Tax Laws associated with this job. Most important … Nannies are NOT 1099 employees, and should receive a W2. Breedlove and Associates has an extensive library of helpful information for nannies and parents.
Once you’ve established yourself as an employee of the household, you’ll want to lay the foundation for your work agreement. A work agreement clearly defines ALL aspects of the job – salary, time off, duties, responsibilities, professional development, and much, much more.
Work agreements can be found online at such sites as My Nanny Contract, Nanny Biz Reviews, NannyNetwork.com, and International Nanny Association. Legally Nanny also offers services to families who employ caregivers.
For an in-depth look at work agreements, check out the five-part series on Regarding Nannies, Anatomy of a Work Agreement.
Coming in our next installment we’ll discuss being the best professional nanny you can be, and several educational opportunities available to nannies.
By Kellie Geres
Regarding Nannies Development Team
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