Frequently Asked Questions
What makes NW Nannies stand out from other nanny agencies?
What is your screening process for nannies?
Where do you find your nannies?
What kinds of activities will be provided for my children?
What is a typical permanent nanny job description?
Concerning the household, your nanny will do light housekeeping, dusting, and vacuuming. She/he will do errands and grocery shopping. Your nanny will also do some meal preparation for your family. Other household duties are negotiable.
What are a nanny’s typical work hours?
A live-out nanny works approximately 8-10 hours per work day, Saturdays and Sundays off with occasional weekend work. If the Nanny stays at home while the parents are out of town, the Nanny should be financially compensated and have a back up plan similar to a live-in Nanny. If the Nanny travels with the family, she/he should be given appropriate time off.
How long does the process of hiring a nanny take?
What areas do you serve?
We serve the entire Portland metro area. If you are not sure you’re within this area, please do not hesitate to call us and ask.
Can we request a different nanny if the one we hire does not work out?
Of course! We want our families to be happy and satisfied with their nanny. As confident as we are that you and your nanny will be a good fit, sometimes things don’t work out. If you are not completely satisfied, you may request a replacement Nanny within the first 90 days of placement. If we are unable to find a suitable replacement, NW Nannies will provide a prorated refund of our placement fee.
What is the time difference between temporary care and permanent care?
Do you offer emergency, last minute childcare?
Does NW Nannies offer summer nannies?
What are the typical benefits nannies receive?
What kinds of support do you offer?
- make regular follow-up calls to all families and nannies
- provide technical assistance and guidance to families
- assist families in developing personalized nanny job descriptions and contracts
- provide tax and payroll assistance