Tag: how to hire a nanny

Should You Hire a Mature Nanny?

By A New England Nanny 8 0

Often when people think of nannies or other child care providers, images of younger women come to mind. This could be mainly due to the media coverage when a celebrity’s nanny is in the news, as those nannies are usually younger, or at most approaching middle-age. But nannying is a career, and many have been […]

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Hiring a “Mary Poppins” Nanny

By A New England Nanny 6 0

Having placed nannies for over 25 years, we can say honestly we have seen it all when it comes to families hiring in-home caregivers. When a new mom calls to find out about our agency, one thing we often hear is “Can I have a Mary Poppins nanny?” Unfortunately, wanting to hire Mary Poppins and […]

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How Much Should I Pay My Nanny?

By A New England Nanny 7 0

One of the most frequent questions we get asked from our families who are hiring a long-term nanny is how much they should pay them. How much to pay a nanny is something to figure out early in the process, not after you decide to hire someone. This way there are no surprises for either side. […]

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Hiring Through an Agency is the Right Choice

By A New England Nanny 5 0

Online job boards have become a more popular way for families to hire a nanny or other domestic worker in recent years, and while both agencies like A New England Nanny and job websites each have benefits, there are some key differences that demonstrate why hiring through an agency is the right choice. In a survey […]

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Hiring Without Performing Background Checks? Bad Idea

By A New England Nanny 6 1

The old adage, better to be safe than sorry, cannot be more true when it comes to using sources to hire an employee for your home. The media is rife with stories on the dangers faced when household employees are hired without performing background checks. Even more stories are bandied about the household help community […]

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6 Reasons to Pay Your Nanny Legally

By A New England Nanny 6 0

It may seem easy to just cut a check or hand over cash to your nanny each week for her services. You don’t have to deal with tax calculations, forms and the hassles that come with being an employer. Your nanny may feel the same way. However, that’s a roll of the dice – for […]

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Do You Need a Non-Disclosure Agreement for Your Nanny?

By A New England Nanny 6 0

In the corporate business world, many companies require their employees to sign a non-disclosure agreement stating that any private and confidential information they come across must remain safe, as employees are privy to reports, policies, procedures, and other internal business-related communications. The world of household employment, while in a very different setting, is not so […]

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Is My Nanny an At-Will Employee?

By A New England Nanny 6 0

Yes, nannies are at-will employees. In every U.S. state except Montana, employment is presumed to be at-will, meaning either the employer or the employee can legally terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without notice, and with or without cause. The employer has not guaranteed employment for a period of time, and the […]

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