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Nannies in LA
Los Angeles is a hub for many things, including childcare. With new opportunities for great positions opening daily, nannies flock to Hollywood for their next big nannying gig. Los Angeles Nannies are known for having big work perks like traveling with families, health benefits, and even the occasional appearance in a reality show. However, it is important for nannies to remember their priorities for being in the industry: nurturing the development and safety of the child. Here are our top tips for nannies new to LA looking to make their mark in the childcare industry.
 
Find an Agency
Many nannies coming to Los Angeles end up searching job boards wondering “where are all of the A-List jobs?” Nannies can always find perfectly stable jobs online, but the higher paying jobs with benefits and healthcare are almost always offered through the security and verifiable agency. Besides having higher paying jobs, agencies are beneficial for nannies new to an area for a number of reasons. Agencies have all of the connections to jobs already, so you don’t need to hit the ground networking for your perfect family. Agencies will also negotiate and advocate on a nanny’s behalf, even long after a nanny has been hired. In an area where nannies may not know anyone, agencies will always be there to lend an ear, give legal or pay advice, and stand up for a nanny in conflict with a family. Agencies help guarantee hours, create schedules, and mediate work agreements ensuring that each party starts off on the right foot. Agencies never take money from nannies (and if they say they do, run in the other direction)!
 
Take Your NDA’s Seriously
We’ve all seen the headlines in People magazine, “nanny of x celebrity tells all.” Do not be that nanny. Nondisclosure agreements exist for a reason, and that is to protect the family and mainly the children. Tabloids can pay a pretty penny for a good story, but selling out your nanny kid is low and will guarantee you will never work in childcare in Hollywood or any other city again. Remember that when you are a nanny for a high profile family, you represent the parent’s brand. It’s important to always behave professionally in the real world and on social media. Never post anything you would be uncomfortable with if your nanny child saw it.
 
Sign a Work Agreement
Before starting with your nanny family, make sure you have a work agreement in place with clear outlines of your duties, hours, schedule, benefits, and overtime compensation. In Los Angeles, many entry level jobs like Production Assistants, Interns and Personal Assistants end up doing many menial tasks outside of their job description. Remember that you are not on a set, you are a childcare professional with extensive experience in your field, and running errands is not your first priority. If you accept errands to be a part of your position, that’s more than fine, but if it’s not agreed upon in your work agreement prior to your start date, any additional tasks should be discussed with the possibility for a raise. There are many wonderful, caring families in Los Angeles, but like in any town, there will be parents who seek to take advantage. If you are ever asked to do something you are uncomfortable with, do not be afraid to say no. This is why it’s also beneficial to have an agency on your side. Agencies can intervene on a nanny’s behalf and have the tough discussions for you.
 
Remind yourself of your priorities
It is completely normal and manageable for nannies to have other career aspirations outside of nannying. But while on the job, the children are your first and only priority. If you find yourself looking at nanny jobs for connections or networking outside of childcare, you should not be a nanny. If you think you can do both, be warned that children pick up on everything and will sense that you have ulterior motives. This kind of behavior from their caregivers can be detrimental to a child’s development, so think twice before you use your nannying skills as leverage to further your career outside of childcare.
 
Practice Self Care
Self care is a millennial buzzword floating around hashtags, but despite it’s trendiness the sentiment is important. Taking care of your emotional and physical wellbeing is paramount to your success as a nanny. Parents in Los Angeles are busy to say the least, and you never know when a last minute meeting may pop up or a parent gets stuck in traffic, extending your day or calling you in when you were expecting a day off. Because life comes quickly for all, it’s important that you take care of yourself. If you live-in or the parents work from home and your days are long with the children, schedule a daily activity with the kids that centers you. Be it going for a walk or engaging in an art project, make sure that you fully embrace a self-care mantra so that you can come back energized and ready or anything. 
 
Find Support
Coming to any new city can be an isolating experience, and finding your tribe can be the key to ensuring your happiness as well as your success in your nanny career. Connect with other nannies you meet at the park or story time or the pick-up line. Talk about your experiences (within your NDA’s) and share advice, activity ideas, and even network to help each other find new jobs. Having friends who are nannies can be a great way to feel supported and seen. There are also a number of nannying groups on social media that you can join for advice and tips. 
 
If you ever find yourself approaching that nanny burnout, make a list of all of the things you love about being a nanny. Remind yourself why you chose this unique, rewarding, playful career in the first place. Make a list of all the things you love about LA. If you are new to Los Angeles or thinking about moving here, reach out to us! We can help you make an action plan to making your time here as successful as possible.

How to Find Your Nanny

There are three main, tried and true ways to find a nanny. What works for your friends or neighbors may not work for you. Every family has different needs, and the way you search for your nanny will reflect that. 

1. Referral:

Many families find their nannies through word of mouth. Maybe your neighbors children are starting school and their nanny’s services are no longer needed. It’s important to note that even if a nanny comes recommended to you, you should still go through a hiring process. An interview, trial and checking of references is imperative, as what worked great for your acquaintance may not work for you and you don’t want to be blindsided on the very first day. 

“Nannying is a profession like any other, and they deserve scheduled performance reviews to go over any changes in their performance or duties. Performance reviews are a time where raises are expected to be discussed.”

2. Online Search:

There are numerous great resources for parents to find nannies online. Nannies can upload resumes, work history, certifications and previous letters of recommendations to online profiles for parents to peruse. It is worth noting, however, that anyone can sign up for a profile, the websites themselves do not always verify or do background checks without parent request, so it’s important to make sure you do your own background check, call references, and extensively hire candidates.

3. Agency:

It may seem like a red flag to search for a nanny online, and going through the interview hiring process may be too much work for some families to take on, which is where an agency comes in. All agencies in California are required to screen candidates through TrustLine, California’s premier background check that examines candidates on multiple different areas that most people do not have access to. Agencies do all of the legwork for families to ensure that each nanny is verified, professional and compatible for your family.

Knowing Your Nanny is the Right Fit

Now that you’ve undergone the search method that works for you and you have a solid pile of candidates to choose from, how do you know which one is the right one for your family? At Los Angeles Nannies, we like to believe that finding your nanny is a lot like dating. Take your time, review your options, discuss your priorities and expectations, and act fast when you find The One. As in dating, you want to make sure that your priorities and expectations align to ensure a happy relationship. Find out what your priorities are as a family and in the interview, ask leading questions about the candidate’s personality, morals and ethics are. Reach out to us for our comprehensive list of nanny screening questions. 

Keeping your Nanny

Now that you’ve found The One, how do you make sure they don’t become The One That Got Away?

Craft and sign a work agreement. 

Prior to your nanny’s start date, draft up a work agreement explicitly outlining your expectations, your nanny’s job duties, terms, and benefits. Include the start date, the weekly schedule, salary offered with overtime, a confidentiality agreement, and a return of property if the nanny will have use of the family car. For live-in nannies, create clear outlines of living expectations like household rules, accommodations offered, and anything else relevant for living with your family. Having a clear understanding of what is and isn’t acceptable can greatly help you both down the line should any issues emerge. No idea where to start? We have a comprehensive work agreement that can be tailored to your needs. Reach out to us for more information.

Provide benefits. 

Your nanny is an investment in your child’s wellbeing and future. Having a longterm nanny is beneficial for your child’s emotional and social development, which are the foundations of their academic success. Providing health insurance and paid sick leave and vacation time is a great way to show your nanny that they are valued and appreciated, which in turn will greatly benefit your family. A nanny who is provided for financially will work harder and longer than ones who are not taken care of. Nannies who are not financially fulfilled will burn out quicker and may seek benefits elsewhere when they become available. 

Pay over time. 

Nannies are miracle workers, but they don’t expect to do it for free. They have their own personal lives and their time should be valued and respected. If your nanny is expected to work over 40 hours in a week, by California law they are entitled to 1.5x their hourly rate.

Pay your nanny on the books. 

While it may seem like a great idea to pay your nanny under the table, it is actually in both your and your nanny’s best interest to provide legal pay. Your nanny has access to unemployment benefits and social security, and you are protected against audit should there be any need for worker’s comp or discrepancies. Paying your nanny legally communicates to them that you see them as a professional.

Performance reviews. 

Nannying is a profession like any other, and they deserve scheduled performance reviews to go over any changes in their performance or duties. Performance reviews are a time where raises are expected to be discussed. Has the nanny taken on more responsibilities that were not listed in your agreement originally? Have you had another child since they first started? These are things to be discussed in a performance review, and where having that initial work agreement comes in handy for both parties.

Acknowledge your nanny.

 In all positions, there is nothing worse than an employer who doesn’t notice your efforts. Take time to drop in and observe your nanny with your child. Compliment their approach and communicate how much you appreciate them. A happy nanny who feels respected and appreciated will want to stay with a family that values all of their hard work. If you are unsure how to broach the subject of proper nanny-employer etiquette, check out our Honest House Promise.

Communicate frequently. 

Have an issue? Talk about it! Want to make changes to your work agreement? Have a discussion! Going on vacation? Give advance notice! Need your nanny to stay late? Ask, don’t demand. Nannies are superhero childcare providers, and they’re also human beings with feelings and are capable of constructive criticism. If you disagree with something your nanny does, have an open, constructive conversation of how you’d like them to do things. Don’t avoid confrontation only to bottle up and resent your nanny.  If you don’t communicate your needs, your nanny will not know to expect to change their habits. Your nanny is not a mind reader and would love to know exactly how you’d like things done so they can do their job successfully. If you are expecting any major changes to their job duties, like having another child or changing their hours and schedule, make sure you speak to them with advance notice and ask them if that is something they are comfortable with. Changing the duties without consent while operating under a work agreement can cause trouble for you later, and your nanny will appreciate the respect you show them by communicating with them.

Finding a nanny is no easy feat, and keeping your perfect nanny is another matter. A commitment to being a respectful and ethical employer will assist you and your family greatly in keeping your super star family. If you have any questions or require assistance in any of the above steps, reach out to us.

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Brentwood Weekend Manny

 

Location: Brentwood, CA, USA.

A very sweet busy family in Brentwood are looking for a very cool weekend Brentwood manny to hang with their gang of kids! The position would most likely be Friday – Sunday but could also be strictly Sat – Sun. The ideal candidate would be college educated, high energy, active, caring, be a strong swimmer and physically fit. He should also understand the role of offering up assistant work as there will be times the parents would want to hang with their kids so know to offer to run errands or unload the dishwasher etc during these times; that level of intuition would be great!
A level of creativity would also be required, creating new games to play, allowing the children to be included in formulating new play ideas, arts and crafts and really feeding off what they’re into at that time

They are looking to pay anywhere between $20-30, depending on experience and qualifications.

The family are truly fantastic, you will never want to leave!

Caregiver must be aged 21+
Caregiver must be Fluent in English
Caregiver must be able to drive
Caregiver must be legally authorized to work in the USA
Caregiver must have outstanding references
Caregiver must be willing to complete TrustLine Registration upon hire
Caregiver must have a clean criminal record and motor vehicle record
Caregiver must hold a current CPR, First Aid/AED Certificate (or complete upon hire)
Caregiver must have professional child care experience, either private or in a camp / coaching role.
Caregiver must be willing to format resume to the template provided.

Please apply with your formatted resume, any letters of recommendation, references, and certifications. All applicable mannies will be contacted. Thank you for your time and hope to hear from you soon!

Register here or if already registered, email jobs@angelesmannies.com.

 

Part Time Housekeeper

 

Housekeeper for High Profile Busy Hollywood Family

Monday and another day that works for you
8am – 5pm
$25/hour

We are looking for an exceptional Housekeeper to join a team as additional support to the house.

The qualifications they are looking for are
– Strong Housekeeping experience
– Experience working with High Profile families
– Must be able to pass a criminal background check
– Legally Authorized to work in the USA

Skills and Specifications:
– Friendly, kind, loving, trustworthy and outgoing personality
– Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
– Ability to speak fluent English
– Highly organized
– Proactive Team player with other staff
– Excellent attention to detail
– Works well independently or as part of team
– Accountable
– Maintains a professional manner with principals, extended family members, guests and other employees.

The Essential Duties and Responsibilities are:

Property Appearance
– Interior cleaning of home (including heavy and light cleaning)
– Organize drawers and straighten closets
– Seasonal wardrobe management of Principals and Children (with Nanny support.)
– Maintain stock of routine cleaning and household supplies
– Outdoor furniture upholstery cleaning / Pool furniture

Organizational, Communication and Time Management Skills
– Ability to clean house and prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
– General Errand running
– Deep clean of house
– Ability to be proactive if something is not working – i.e Changing of lightbulbs

 

Please let us know your interest by sending and email to jobs@angelesmannies.com, along with your resume, references and any letters of recommendation.

Thank you so much!

 

Part Time Manny

Weekday Manny Sought for BH Household
$20 per hour
20 hours per week
Monday – Thursday 2pm-7pm

A fantastic family with a busy household in 90210 seeks an energetic, responsible, and go-getting part time manny to care for, motivate, and inspire two young boys.

This is a part time manny role with opportunity for weekend and extra hours on an ad-hoc basis. A total of 20 hours weekly would be guaranteed to start with, and ability to help out during Spring and Summer breaks would also be ideal.

Applicants should be creative and high energy, with the ability to be firm when needed. The mom would like to her kids challenged and motivated with new adventures that will require them to use their minds and bodies actively. Though each day varies, the basic structure would be collecting the boys from school, taking them to an activity (playground / park) before heading home for the evening routine. A background in athletics or someone sporty who can lead all kinds of games, sports, tree climbing, swings, hiking, building activities, and anything else involving getting their hands dirty and keeping the boredom at bay is ideal.

Pay is negotiable, and you would be reimbursed for car mileage (applicants will need their own car)

A great solid part time position for a reliable guy!

Please email jobs@angelesmannies.com or register here

Caregiver must be aged 21+
Caregiver must be Fluent in English
Caregiver must be able to drive
Caregiver must be legally authorized to work in the USA
Caregiver must have outstanding references
Caregiver must be willing to complete TrustLine Registration upon hire
Caregiver must have a clean criminal record and motor vehicle record
Caregiver must hold a current CPR, First Aid/AED Certificate (or complete upon hire)
Caregiver must have professional child care experience, either private or in a camp / coaching role.
Caregiver must be willing to format resume to the template provided

Bilingual Silverlake Manny

Location: Silverlake, Los Angeles
Schedule: Part-Time,Guaranteed 15 hours over two days per week; 1-8PM with weekend flexibility required
Children: 2 girls and 1 boy ranging between 2-3 years in age. The family currently employees two nannies, and this position would work in tandem with them, along with the parents
Responsibilities: Fluency is either Mandarin or Spanish is required for this part time position with a great family. School pickups, monitoring playtime, meal preparation, and facilitating activities make up the bulk of this role. With two nannies and the parents around often, you’ll never be alone with all 3 kids. Ability and willingness to help out with errands, such as grocery shopping and scheduling is also a great plus.
Salary: $17-$20/hour

Please apply with your formatted resume, any letters of recommendation, references, and certifications. All applicable nannies will be contacted. Thank you for your time and hope to hear from you soon!

Register here or if already registered, show interest by emailing jobs@angelesmannies.com

Caregiver must be aged 21+
Caregiver must be Fluent in English and Spanish / Mandarin
Caregiver must be able to drive and have own vehicle
Caregiver must be a US Citizen or Legal Resident
Caregiver must have infant experience
Caregiver must have outstanding references
Caregiver must be willing to complete TrustLine Registration upon hire
Caregiver must have a clean criminal record and motor vehicle record
Caregiver must hold a current CPR, First Aid/AED Certificate (or complete upon hire)

Sherman Oaks Manny

Genuine down to earth Manny Sought

Location: Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles
Schedule: Part Time; ideally 1-7PM 2 or 3 days per week (more during Feb)
Children: One school aged boy (6)
Duties: The main responsibilities in this role would include pickups from school, facilitating activities such as going to the park, and managing the dinner routine with some light food preparation. Mom believes that her son will hugely benefit from some one on one time with a positive role model when it comes to sports and play time, along with overall behaviors. The ideal candidate will adopt mom’s parenting philosophy, and not shy away from being firm, and redirecting as needed. Possible overnights also.
Salary: $15-$18 / hour

 

Please apply with your formatted resume, any letters of recommendation, references, and certifications. All applicable nannies will be contacted. Thank you for your time and hope to hear from you soon!

Register here or if already registered, show interest by emailing jobs@angelesmannies.com

Caregiver must be aged 21+
Caregiver must be Fluent in English
Caregiver must be able to drive and have own vehicle
Caregiver must be a US Citizen or Legal Resident
Caregiver must have infant experience
Caregiver must have outstanding references
Caregiver must be willing to complete TrustLine Registration upon hire
Caregiver must have a clean criminal record and motor vehicle record
Caregiver must hold a current CPR, First Aid/AED Certificate (or complete upon hire)

 

 

 

 

Part Time Manny | Sherman Oaks | $20-25/h | 2 Kids

 

 

Caregiver must be aged 21+
Caregiver must be Fluent in English
Caregiver must be able to drive and have own vehicle
Caregiver must be legally authorized to work in the United States
Caregiver must have outstanding references
Caregiver must hold TrustLine Registration*
Caregiver must have a clean criminal record and motor vehicle record
Caregiver must hold a current CPR, First Aid/AED Certificate*
Caregiver must have professional child care experience, either private or in a camp / coaching role.

*or complete upon hire, paid by Angeles Mannies.

Caregiver must be willing to format resume to the template provided.

Please apply with your formatted resume, any letters of recommendation, references, and certifications. All applicable nannies will be contacted. Thank you for your time and hope to hear from you soon!

Register here or if already registered, email jobs@angelesmannies.com

 

West Hollywood Family Assistant

Hours: 12 – 6pm (or later)
Pay: $25/h
Days: Monday – Friday
30 hours Guaranteed.

Busy Family needs a reliable, flexible and proactive West Hollywood Family Assistant to ensure the smooth running of homes and lives! Must have a positive, solution-oriented attitude, self initiating and be very communicative.

FA Duties can include 

Scheduling doctors appointments
Post office runs and organizing shipping returns
Keeping cars washed and fueled
Grocery shopping
Coordinating / collate paperwork for tax accountants
Gift shopping and wrapping when requested
Coordinate and book family travel
Open bills and prep for payment
Organize household maintenance appointments and oversee
Creating a maintenance schedule for window cleaning, HVAC maintenance, etc.
Ensure all schedules are conveyed and vendors cancelled when family is traveling

Nanny Duties can include
Pick up of kids from school / take to after school activities
Babysitting, when required.
Homework help
Basic meal prep

Organization, seeing a project through from start to finish and keep in close contact with the principals is highly important, as is the ability to interact closely with high profile families, and compose yourself professionally with multiple offices. This is a very busy family that requires someone that can work independently and as a cog in a machine.

 

Please apply with your formatted resume, any letters of recommendation, references, and certifications. All applicable candidates will be contacted. Thank you for your time and hope to hear from you soon!

Register here or if already registered, show interest by emailing jobs@angelesmannies.com

Caregiver must be aged 21+
Caregiver must be Fluent in English
Caregiver must be able to drive and have own vehicle
Caregiver must be a US Citizen or Legal Resident
Caregiver must have outstanding references
Caregiver must be willing to complete TrustLine Registration upon hire
Caregiver must have a clean criminal record and motor vehicle record
Caregiver must hold a current CPR, First Aid/AED Certificate (or complete upon hire)

 

Part Time Manny
Los Feliz, Los Angeles
6 year old son
Mon-Thurs
2pm-6pm (16 hours per week)
$25-30/h

We are helping a lovely mom find some after school care for her 6 year old son a few days a week. She is hoping to find someone well educated, genuine, kind and an excellent role model, and exhibiting high emotional intelligence.

She would love somebody that has childhood development courses or something similar, along with someone that can show empathy to her son, helping him feel safe and connected / someone he can go to to speak with and feel safe opening up. Someone who can also spend time playing sports and various activities. He has a variety of after school activities that the manny can take him too and keep him entertained with. Mom works from home and is usually tied up until about 5pm.

A typical day would involve school pick up (manny must have own car) drive to after school activities or home / park, assist with homework and meal prep (bonus if loves to cook) and help instill good habits / manners / attitudes to help him grow into a well-rounded young man.

There will soon be a new pool and a new cat joining the house, so experience and acceptance of both these new additions would be preferable!

This is a long term position so someone that could supplement this schedule with their own things going on would be great. There is a good amount of flexibility required and family can be equally flexible in return, the key is the personality fit and the ability to be able to connect and be truly interested in helping her son grow, rather than ‘a part time babysitter gig’!

Please apply with your formatted resume, any letters of recommendation, references, and certifications. All applicable candidates will be contacted. Thank you for your time and hope to hear from you soon!

 

Register here or if already registered, show interest by emailing jobs@angelesmannies.com

Caregiver must be aged 21+
Caregiver must be Fluent in English
Caregiver must be able to drive and have own vehicle
Caregiver must be a US Citizen or Legal Resident
Caregiver must have outstanding references
Caregiver must be willing to complete TrustLine Registration upon hire
Caregiver must have a clean criminal record and motor vehicle record
Caregiver must hold a current CPR, First Aid/AED Certificate (or complete upon hire)

 

Full time family assistant los angeles

 

Location: Hancock Park

Hours: 7am – 4pm (or later)
Pay: $25/h
Days: Monday – Friday
40 hours Guaranteed.

Busy Family in Hancock Park need a reliable, flexible and proactive Family Assistant to ensure the smooth running of homes and lives. School runs in the morning, along with assistant duties throughout the day; often helping with school pick-ups too.

Duties would include helping out with homework, school paperwork, scheduling appointments, general house upkeep (vendor management etc), occasional meal prep and basic tidying as needed. Must have a reliable vehicle (mileage reimbursed) to transport the kids to extracurriculars as well. The bar has been set high and they are looking for someone equally as proactive, empathetic, and authoritative as their previous assistant. The Family Assistant has to be the go-to for everything.

Organization, seeing a project through from start to finish and keep in close contact with the principals is highly important, as is the ability to interact closely with high profile families, and compose yourself professionally with multiple offices.

Please apply with your formatted resume, any letters of recommendation, references, and certifications. All applicable candidates will be contacted. Thank you for your time and hope to hear from you soon!

 

Register here or if already registered, show interest by emailing jobs@angelesmannies.com

Caregiver must be aged 21+
Caregiver must be Fluent in English
Caregiver must be able to drive and have own vehicle
Caregiver must be a US Citizen or Legal Resident
Caregiver must have outstanding references
Caregiver must be willing to complete TrustLine Registration upon hire
Caregiver must have a clean criminal record and motor vehicle record
Caregiver must hold a current CPR, First Aid/AED Certificate (or complete upon hire)