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Annie’s Nannies is much more than your average staffing agency or online listing service. The combined skills and experience of our team serves every client, and our goal is to always make the best possible match within the appropriate time frame, saving valuable time and unnecessary worry.

What makes Annie’s Nannies different?

What to expect while working with us:
In addition to the logistical tasks of pre-screening candidates and conducting background checks, we excel at finding the right match between nannies, household staff, and families. By taking the time and asking the right questions, we collaborate with you in determining a complete job description that suits your needs, attracts the right candidates, and takes your entire family into consideration. This is a great source of pride for Annie’s Nannies. In fact, 95% of our placements extend beyond the guarantee period.

Let’s get started!

Step 1: We want to know who you are. In order to find you what you need, we believe we first need to know who you are.  During our consultation we find out all about you – Who are your children? What is your family culture? What are your philosophies? Traditions? Interests? Personality? Home/housekeeping style?

Step 2: What do you really want and need? As we learn more about your family’s life and needs, a picture comes into focus about what role/s you are truly seeking to fill. Is it childcare only? Do you need a home-base person to manage all the details and get your children where they need to go? We are here to help you pinpoint what you need and feel good about moving forward to find it!

Step 3: We help you with a job description. Detailed job descriptions are key to attracting and hiring the right person. Annie’s Nannies does all the work to create a comprehensive job description, so we can move forward with finding you the right candidates.

Step 4: We find the best matched candidates for your job. We send you not only candidates who meet your needs, but the candidates who really want a position like the one you seek to fill. Our goal is to make the selection process as easy as possible. Whether you need to see a variety of candidates or just a select few, we will make sure it works for you.

Step 5: We are at your service throughout the interview process. Our Placement Counselors are experts at giving advice, sharing their experience about what has worked for other families, or just listening as you go through the pros and cons of each candidate. We understand that bringing someone to work in your home is personal – we will work with you throughout this process and assist you in making the best decision for you and your family.

Step 6: We consult and guide you through the hiring process. Found the right person? Terrific! Our expert Placement Counselors will provide you with the tools and advice you need to become an employer.

Step 7: We are here for your family for the duration.  Ongoing support is one of our specialties. If you need anything from backup for your nanny to just a sympathetic ear, we are here for you.

Questions about becoming an employer? You are not alone and there is no need to guess. Annie’s Nannies provides a complete employment package, including tax information, work agreements, benefit guides and hiring guidelines.  For more information, visit our FAQs.

Call us today to get started!  Ph: (206) 784-8462 or email us.

Family Resources Blog

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  • When You (Or your Nanny Boss) Works From Home (1) April 19, 2016 By: Jenny Williams, Temporary Director In this day and age, with increasing technology and flexibility from employers available to working parents, more and more moms and dads find themselves working from home while still needing a nanny to help take care of the children. Some parents prefer to shut themselves in their home office and ask ...
  • When You Need to Let Your Nanny Go (0) January 29, 2016 Whether it’s due to relocation, change in work arrangements or that elusive spot opening up in daycare, telling your Nanny that you no longer require her services is tough for all involved. She adores your children, your children adore her, and you’ll be sad to see her go! This is a conversation you need to prepare ...
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  • Worker’s Compensation–An Often Overlooked Aspect of Household Employment (0) July 14, 2015 By: HomePay Provided by Breedlove Workers’ compensation insurance is a unique part of the household employment hiring checklist. It’s not tied to the payroll and tax process, but can have a dramatic impact on a family’s finances. The following incident is a prime example of why families need to inquire about workers’ compensation before their household ...
  • Summertime in Seattle (0) June 10, 2015 Q: Can you provide me with a list of fun and educational places that families (and nannies) can take their children to around the Seattle area? Now that the weather is starting to cooperate, I would love to get out and about more. A: Yes! Field trips aren’t just for school groups with a teacher and ...
  • Discipline as a Parent-Nanny Team (0) April 1, 2015 Misbehavior and boundary testing is part and parcel of raising children, and it can be tough to come up with an approach that fits with the parents’ philosophy and that works for the Nanny. As we all know, what works for one child may not work for another – different approaches might be needed, as long ...
  • The Affordable Care Act: Your Nanny’s Health Insurance (0) January 27, 2015 As an update to our December 9th post, here is the final ruling and most current information from Breedlove & Associates regarding helping your nanny with her health insurance. Affordable Care Act: As a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), most individuals are required to have health insurance or face a monetary penalty. ...
  • Questions About Holiday Tips/Bonuses for Nannies (0) December 16, 2014 Around the holidays, we often receive questions about tips/bonuses for nannies.  We hope these answers will provide you with some good tips and insight.  Is there a general practice for Christmas tips/bonuses for nannies in the Seattle area?” There is no hard and fast rule when it comes to giving your nanny a bonus at Christmas time, ...

 



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