It is with sincere passion that we at A Perfect Fit team up families and nannies who complement one another to provide an atmosphere that stimulates development and fosters socialization for the child. Our process in placing nannies is a personal and enjoyable experience. We take the time to get to know the nanny as an individual and the family as a whole. Our screening process ensures the safety and qualifications of our candidates. Our focus is to familiarize families and nannies to the in-home childcare profession and be an active party throughout the entire length of the commitment.
So what do you do next? Follow the two easy steps below.
When you are ready to move forward, complete this form. This form gives us more details about your family, the position, and the type of nanny you are looking for. We will contact you prior to beginning your nanny search for any final details.
After filling out the form, pay the registration fee so we can start finding your Perfect Fit!
This is a general roadmap of what the process will look like from beginning to end.
Click the button above to fill out the application to give us more details about your needs.
Shortly after we receive your application form, we will contact you to get to know you and your family a little better.
Click the link above to pay the registration fee.
Sit back while we present the details of your position to our nannies and evaluate who we think will best fit your family's needs.
Review the nannies' profiles we've hand selected for your family. Choose who you'd like to invite into your home to get to know your family better.
Ensure you've selected the perfect fit by having a nanny come for a practice run. Struggling between multiple nannies? No problem! Give them all a try until you find the perfect fit.
Once you've found the perfect fit for your family, we will assist you in finalizing an offer and presenting it to the nanny.
Once the nanny accepts the offer, we work with you and your new nanny to create a contract that meets both parties' needs.
That's it! We're always here to assist you throughout your journey with your new nanny!
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 6 references for each nanny, including both personal and professional. 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.
This varies depending on our current database of nannies and their availability. Please contact us here with your specific location to confirm we serve your area.
You can view all of our nanny and babysitting services here.
View a detailed overview of our pricing here.
Pay rates widely vary based on the current nanny market, your location, and the details of your position. During your free consultation we will evaluate your needs and can give you a range of what is suggested in the current market.
We require a minimum of 2 years of professional nanny experience for a nanny to be eligible to apply with our agency. We have nannies with anywhere from 2 to 30 years of nanny experience, so there is a wide range! We also have a minimum age requirement of 21 years old. Most importantly, we require all of our nannies to be superstars!
Yes! Please let us know the details of your travel needs in your family application so we can ensure to only present you nannies that meet your requirements.
Click here for a step-by-step overview of our process.
Click here for a detailed overview of our screening process.
County Criminal History: This search provides the most current, complete criminal information directly from county courthouses. Results include: number of years searched, case number, charges, disposition, dates, sentencing details and more. ID Trace, National Criminal Database and other searches can provide additional jurisdictions for county criminal history searches. The standard scope for the county criminal search is seven years, with extended searches available in some jurisdictions.
Driving Records: A report of the candidate's driving history is accessed through state Departments of Motor Vehicles. Results may include: driver's license number, status of license, state, class, issue/expiration dates, violations, incidents, convictions, DUI information and more
National Criminal Database: The nationwide scope of this search provides a broad view of your candidate's criminal history. A National Criminal Database search draws from over 505 million records from thousands of jurisdictions, including databases with terrorist and sex offender information. Some results from the National Criminal Database search must be verified with primary sources (e.g. county criminal history, statewide criminal history, etc.) and could result in additional searches.
National Sex Offender Public Registry: This registry includes sex offender information from the federal government and agencies from all 50 individual states. Maintained by the U.S. Department of Justice, the public registry search returns sex offender profiles, including up to level 3 offenders. Results and details available vary by state.
Hiring a nanny or other household staff means you are legally required to pay employment taxes and follow federal and state labor laws. In order to assist you with payroll, tax, and insurance, we refer our families to Home Work Solutions.
They will get you set up as a domestic employer, and take care of paying your nanny, tax filings, workers' compensation insurance, and compliance with all tax and labor laws.
Use a free Tax Calculator to get an estimate on how much you would pay.
We have nannies who are available to work immediately upon hire, or others that need to give a minimum of two weeks notice to their current employer. Some nannies prefer to give as much as a 4 week notice. From start to finish, we have been successful placing nannies within 48 hours. But as a general guideline, we recommend expecting a 4-6 week timeframe.
We work hard throughout the screening and placement process to ensure we've matched you with the right candidate. Before you make a final decision we will recommend that you do a trial period (up to one week) with your prospective nanny. During the trial you will also work on your Family Nanny Work Agreement which outlines all aspects of the position and what both the nanny and the family can expect from one another. We have found that when a family takes full advantage of the trial period and involves their prospective nanny in the work agreement process, replacements rarely happen. In the rare event that it doesn't work out each placement package we offer comes with its own respective replacement policy! This means your nanny is replaced at no additional charge to you!
Fill out our family application to begin the process. Once we receive your completed application, we will contact you to learn more about your family's needs.
Let us find the right nanny in your city!