For some families, the hiring process can be really stressful. It’s time for Mom to go back to work so stress is already in the air. Dealing with the separation process and hiring a new nanny on top of everything else? It can be overwhelming.
There are two different routes the family can take to find a nanny to take care of their loved ones:
Nanny Agencies: The so called “Brick and Mortar Nanny Agencies” – Families outsource the screening process to an agency. The agency takes care of the complete screening process for the family. They send home the best match they can find, the one that fits the family’s needs best based upon the criteria requirements of the agency. Quality agencies align themselves with national professional groups such as the International Nanny Association or the Alliance of Premier Nanny Agencies.
Online Sites/Do-It-Yourself: The family registers with an online matching site, provides their needs and requirements for the job, and the site takes care of matching these needs with potential candidates. The family takes care of the hiring process themselves; the paperwork, screening, references and phone call references are all done by the family.