Services

TEMPORARY PLACEMENTS

Our temporary service offers qualified childcare for occasional days, evenings, weekends, and overnights. We also offer summer and vacation placements for when your children are home from school!

PERMANENT PLACEMENTS

ANanny4u LLC permanent placements include full-time, part-time, live-in, live out and even after school. We will work with you in this important decision of your family’s life. It is important to us that you will be able to hire a nanny that suites your needs, shares your values, provides love for your children, and communicates well with you. In order to ensure that you find the nanny that fits you, your family can interview with as many of our nanny candidates as needed! We are here to help you feel safe not work with as many clients as we can. We would love to work with you during the process of finding the perfect nanny to fit in with your family.

What is a Babysitter?

A babysitter provides temporary care of young children when the parents are not at home. The care is typically part-time or as needed. By definition this job is different from that of a nanny as the babysitter is generally not involved in an ongoing basis in the emotional, physical and intellectual development of their charge. While some parents use this term interchangeably with nanny, childcare professionals make distinction between the terms.

Primary Functions:

Custodial care means that the babysitter insures the safety of the children in their care. The babysitter may entertain or play with the children, prepare meal, or feed them a snack, clean the children up and put them to bed or down for a nap. 

Secondary Functions:

A babysitter rarely prepares food, and does not generally bathe the children, out of an abundance of caution for the children being cared for. A babysitter may clean up the kitchen after a meal or straighten up a playroom after the children are asleep. This is a position where a babysitter will generally only care for the children for a few hours at a time, either in the evening when mom and dad go out, or a few hours during the day to relieve the parents. Babysitters are generally paid a previously agreed to hourly or evening rate generally set by the babysitter his/her self.

What is a Nanny Share?

A nanny share is the same as being a nanny, but is offered to families who would like to share the nanny in either the same home or splitting the days of the week. The nanny receives the same amount of pay between $11 and $16, but the families have the opportunity to split the cost with another family. A great example would be a child each from two homes sharing a nanny during the workweek. Say the nanny is hired at $14 an hour; each family would then pay $7 an hour. However even if one family takes vacation the nannies rate doesn’t change and she will still make $14 an hour.  For more information on other ways to get involved with a nanny share please contact ananny4u LLC.

What is a Nanny?
Primary Functions:

The International Nanny Association defines a nanny as one “employed by the family on either a live-in or live-out basis to undertake all tasks related to the care of children. Duties are generally restricted to childcare and the domestic tasks related to childcare. The nanny’s workweek ranges from 20 to 60 hours per week. The nanny usually works unsupervised, however a nanny can be a mothers helper in which the mother works from home. Nannies are expected to participate in the social, emotional, and intellectual development of their charges, and will work with the child(ren) on such areas as language development, fine motor skills, potty training, social manners, homework, and more.

Before applying for a nanny position, the candidate should ask herself the following questions to judge her suitability for the work:
1. Can you make a commitment of at least one year?
2. Are you flexible enough to adapt to change when things don’t go routinely and to perform childcare responsibilities according to the family’s rules?
3. Are you able to accomplish all required task, while not neglecting the child(ren)?
4. Are you patient? Can you handle 8-10 hours with a small child, perhaps with no other adult companionship? Are you reliable and trustworthy?

A nanny may work eight to ten hours per day, generally five days per week. A nanny will generally expect two consecutive days off weekly. A nanny may live in or live out. The nanny works under the minimal supervision of the family (adult members) and must be a self-starter, show sound judgment, be committed to the well-being of children, and be able to take initiative.

Nannies please note that you must be:

At least 18 years of age Certified in infant/child First Aid and CPR (or will certify within their first month of employment) Experienced with at least 1 or more years of verifiable childcare employment and or nanny or house management/personal assistant experience, or educational. Willing to support the parents around the home, light chores, meal prep, possible laundry, dusting when time, but tasks are not required

Must Have:

Genuine sensitivity to children and their needs, and a huge love and desire to nurture and educate children Childcare references to confirm that you have had no alcohol or drug related problems, and to discuss qualities you have with children, common sense, punctuality, patience, creativity, honesty, ect. A proof of a valid driver’s license and current auto insurance. Also willing to be fingerprinted if necessary.

Also:

A high school diploma or the equivalent The ability to make a 12 month commitment with a family Be a non-smoker Have fluency with the English language Have a legal right to work in this country without limits (ie. American citizenship or permanent resident status/green card)

You will be asked to complete the Application forms and the Authorization forms to do various background checks.  Remember to include any first aid classes (if not current, getting updated is mandatory) or early childhood education courses By professional experiences, we are looking for long-term relationships, professional settings, non-family supervisors are the most desirable references. Teaching, camp counseling, nanny jobs, tutoring, and coaching are some examples.