Thank you for the opportunity to present you with why A Perfect Fit is your solution in finding the perfect family to fit your needs. We are committed to working closely with you in order to find you a perfect fit. We take the time to meet with you and listen to your needs. We will provide you with the essential tools that will ensure success in this new chapter in your career.
This is a general roadmap of what the process will look like from beginning to end.
Click the "Apply Now" button above and fill out our application. This will be the information we use to create your profile that is shared with the families you apply for.
Click the "View Jobs" button above to view all available jobs and apply for the jobs that most interest you. The more jobs you apply for the faster you will get hired!
We typically review all job applications within 3 business days. If you meet the family's requirements, we will give you a call to discuss the details.
We will work with your schedule and sit down face-to-face to discuss exactly what you're looking for in a future family and determine if you are a good fit for the agency and our families.
If a family is interested in meeting you based on your profile, they will contact you for an interview. Good luck! If hired, we will work with you and your new family to formulate a contract that meets both parties' needs.
Enjoy your new job! We're always here to assist you throughout your journey with your new family!
We screen our nannies thoroughly. Below is an overview of our screening process.
Each nanny is required to fill out a thorough online application.
If the nanny fits the bill on paper, we conduct an extensive phone interview in which we cover a wide range of situational-based questions.
We use the in-person interview as our time to put the nannies in the hot seat and see if they have what it takes to represent us!
We contact a minimum of 3 professional references for each nanny. Only excellent feedback is acceptable!
Each nanny is required to provide work/school history for the last 7+ years, which is verified by our nanny coordinator.
Typing a name into google can be eye-opening. We research each nanny's internet presence, including social media.
Our thorough background checks include county criminal history, national criminal database, national sex offender public registry, and driving records.
We require a minimum of 2 years of professional nanny experience. We also have a minimum age requirement of 21 years old. Most importantly, we require all of our nannies to be superstars!
All of our nannies must provide proof of a current CPR and First Aid certification within 30 days of hire.
Working with our agency has many advantages! Typically working with a professional, reputable agency offers higher pay rate, legal pay, more benefits (paid vacation, paid holidays, sick pay, etc.), and less leg work for the nanny! We assist in building your resume, advocate for you, set up the interview, and facilitate a work agreement for you. We offer backup care for our families in the event you are sick or take vacation, regardless of what package they choose. Owned and operated by previous nannies ourselves, we truly value the nanny community!
Typically getting placed with a family could take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. We always suggest applying for every position you are interested in and taking every opportunity to interview with a family.
The first step is to sign your Nanny Agreement and send in your requested documents. Next, wait for your resume to be shared with the family and continue to apply for other positions.
This depends on where the family is in the placement process. We try our best to send resumes ASAP! Depending on when you interview for the position, it could be up to a week or more before your resume is shared with a family.
This is your time to shine! We share your resume with the family via email but it never hurts to have copies of your printed resume and letters of recommendations with you for the family to keep. Sometimes when you interview with a family, the children will be present. If you have a “nanny bag” or a quick age-appropriate activity or toy this could really be the thing that sets you apart during the interview process.
Once you apply for a position, the Placement Coordinator will contact you if are a good fit for the family. Depending on where the family is in the placement process, you could be contacted the same day you apply or even a week later. Once you are being considered for a position, you will receive an email letting you know that your resume has been shared with the family. The Placement Coordinator will reach out to you to set up an interview with the family.
While we understand that some nanny positions offer the flexibility to bring your children with you to work, our agency can not represent a nanny that needs to bring their children with them due to our liability insurance policy requirements. We highly recommend finding secure childcare to move forward with our agency.
At APF we advocate for fair, legal, taxed pay! Families typically set up pay for their employees through a third-party payroll company.
The majority of nanny positions do not have an allotted time for a lunch break where you are “off the clock”. Oftentimes nannies have their meals “on the clock” when the children are sleeping or eat with the children while working.
APF is a referral agency, therefore, you are not employed through our agency. You will be employed through the family that hires you.
Here at A Perfect Fit we believe in representing our nannies equally, which is why we utilize the same format for all resumes. This gives all nannies a fair shot and lets their experience, not their resume building skills do the talking. Don't worry! Our resume format is beautiful and many nannies have actually preferred our format over their own! And the best part is that our website will automatically generate a professional resume using the information you list on your application. We will remove all contact information for you and your references as well as all last names and give you the option to edit it as often as you'd like.
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