We’ve created this resources page to offer insight into both how our agency functions and answers to a lot of questions we typically get asked. Additional resources can be found on our blog.
Entrusting someone into your home to look after your child is a huge responsibility that Los Angeles Nannies does not take lightly. We have a rigorous screening process in which includes two sets of applications, two rounds of interviews, multiple background checks including Trustline, and verifying candidates through multiple references.
The length of the search will depend on a variety of factors, mainly pertaining to our thorough vetting process. We are in contact with all parties involved (families, nannies, and references), and aim for a turnaround time that ranges between 2-4 weeks from start to finish.
At Los Angeles Nannies, we have a wide variety of nannies with extensive backgrounds in their specific child care track. We represent Newborn Care Specialists, ABA Nannies, tutors, travel nannies, nannies trained in RIE, bilingual nannies, nannies with special needs experience, and more.
We have the ability to customize a search specific to you and your family’s needs. Alternatively, we can defer to our large database of nannies who have been previously vetted and approved through our process, which can greatly expedite the process for a busy family in a rush to find a caregiver. Los Angeles Nannies takes all the difficult parts of finding a nanny, and makes the search both smooth and enjoyable for a family!
Los Angeles Nannies has the unique opportunity to find our candidates over multiple platforms. Many of our candidates come through referrals from satisfied nannies and families who have worked with us in the past. We also vet candidates extensively.
Yes! Los Angeles Nannies has a comprehensive hiring packet to assist families in checking off their boxes during the hiring process. Whether you are a first time caregiving employer or a seasoned veteran, our resources can supply pertinent information that may be otherwise overlooked. Our packet contains interview questions, in depth information on the importance reference checking, important tax guidance for you and your nanny, and many other relevant resources that will assist families in finding their perfect nanny.
While we are sure that through our extensive vetting process, you will have all you need to make the best decision for your family in hiring your new nanny, we do have a replacement window in case you are not fully satisfied. More information on this will be provided upon signing up with us.
Paying your nanny legally is a requisite for all of our clients, as it ensures both your family’s and your nanny’s financial safety. While it may seem inconvenient now to sign and file tax documents, it will avoid potential fines and massive headaches in the future. Additionally, should you decide to part ways with your nanny down the line, they will be able to file for unemployment. Why does this matter to you? Because if they file for unemployment without any record of you employing them, you could be audited and / or required to pay a hefty fine. The same applies for if your nanny is injured on the job. Though these occurrences may seem unlikely, paying your nanny legally is added insurance for your future with your caregiver.
At Los Angeles Nannies, we charge a retainer fee to begin a job search, and a placement fee once a nanny we have provided has been hired.
Remember that your nanny is a caregiver to your child first and foremost. Their primary responsibilities should involve the maintenance of the health, safety and wellbeing of your child. It is absolutely within your discretion to request that your nanny assists in household chores such as laundry, meal prep, tidying and errand running. It is however, paramount that the expectations of the role are made clear during the hiring process so that any added responsibilities do not interfere with the quality of support the nanny may lend as a child caregiver, and that they are reflected in the nanny’s compensation package.
A nanny is an employee just like in any other business. We believe strongly that our nannies deserve access to healthcare, paid sick leave, and annual reviews with the potential for a raise. While we at Los Angeles Nannies cannot require our families to supply any benefits to their nannies, we do gently encourage the idea that by providing any or all of these perks is an investment in your family. Additionally, our hiring packet for families details these benefits and how to provide them. Should you have any further questions about the specifics of benefits, please reach out to us.
To be a Los Angeles Nanny, we require that you are at least 21 years of age, have 5+ years of relevant and paid childcare experience, have a valid driver’s license and a reliable vehicle, live in The Greater Los Angeles Area, are legally authorized to work in the United States, are fluent in English and are technologically savvy. As an agency staffing homes with professionals to care for children, our standards are extremely important and we therefore cannot be flexible on the requisites listed above.
We are based out of Los Angeles. We can not accept applications from nannies who are not currently living within The Greater Los Angeles Area.
Our process is rigorous to ensure that our clients are provided with the best childcare the industry has to offer. Should a nanny fit all of our requirements after submitting their application, we schedule an introductory video interview with our Placement Specialist. Once completed we conduct a second, more in depth interview with our CEO. We then collect and contact the applicant’s references, create a portfolio of relevant certifications, and send the candidate out to interviews and trials with families that align with what they are searching for.
Yes. We do not accept jobs from families who are unwilling or unable to pay their employees legally.
No. Los Angeles Nannies is an agency dedicated to finding you your perfect family to work for, but does not employ you. You would be employed and paid by the family with whom you agree to work with.
No. As a nanny, you are under no financial obligations to Los Angeles Nannies. We do not take a cut of your pay.
There are a number of factors that may impact who is chosen to interview for a specific role. Because the majority of our clients are looking for a nanny to start ASAP, and our candidate vetting process is extensive, it is possible that the job you’ve applied for has been filled by a nanny already setup in our system. What this means however, is that you will be ready to go for the next round of open jobs. We are fortunate to say that our jobs are extremely competitive, and our candidates extremely qualified! With that said, we offer a number of resources to assist nannies in strengthening their applications and making them more appealing in the eyes of a family.
At Los Angeles Nannies, the average pay for our nannies is a rate of $27-$28 per hour.
While caring for your family is certainly an invaluable and rich experience, we consider only paid opportunities with someone outside of your family as professional childcare experience. This applies as well to unpaid volunteering.