Permanent Nannies for Families
What is a professional nanny?
- Trained in child development (cognitive, language, physical, social and emotional development)
- Knows how to apply this knowledge through art, music, play, literature, science and more
- Trained in CPR and First Aid and is always prepared for the unexpected
- Knowledgeable about good nutrition
- Understands the complexity of the family unit
- Loving and compassionate and “there” for your family
How are NW Nannies screened?
- In-depth in-person interview
- Complete personal history
- Police checks
- Reference checks
- Minimum one year commitment
Nanny Job Description
- Everyday care
- Stimulate children through age appropriate activities
- Work with children to achieve fullest developmental potential
- Clean up after children and self
- Children’s laundry
- Maintain children’s bedrooms
- Prepare nutritious meals and snacks for the children
- Transport children to outside activities
- Light housekeeping, dusting, and vacuuming
- Some meal preparation for the family
- Errands/Grocery shopping
Care of other children
- Inviting other children over to play for the day is expected.
- If out of town guests or stepchildren will be staying for more than three days and the nanny is expected to care for the children full-time, the nanny should be compensated.
Nanny Work Hours
- Approximately 9-11 hours per work day.
- Two (consecutive) days off per week.
- When family is out of town for seven or more days, the nanny should have a back-up system to relieve him/her for at least one day every seventh day.
- When the Nanny travels with the family, he/she should be given appropriate time off.
- Approximately 8-10 hours per work day.
- Every Saturday and Sunday off, with occasional weekend work.
- If the Nanny stays at home while parents are out of town, the Nanny should be financially compensated and have a back up system similar to a live-in Nanny.
- If the Nanny travels with the family, she/he should be given appropriate time off.
- Based on the number of children, responsibilities, number of hours and the level of experience of the Nanny, salaries range from $550 to $1,000 per week.
- Benefits include social security (employer match), federal and state withholding taxes, one to three weeks paid vacation, three to five paid sick days, health insurance, and paid legal holidays.
- Nannies are reimbursed for use of their own car, or are provided with a car by the family.
- Based on the number of children, responsibilities, number of hours and Nanny’s level of experience, salaries range from $600 to $1.100 per week.
- Benefits are the same as for a live-in Nanny.
- Salary is based upon number of children, responsibilities and level of experience of the nanny.
- Typical hourly rates range from $14-$22 per hour.
Support and Replacement/Refund Policy
- NWNannies makes regular follow-up calls to all families and nannies
- NWNannies provides technical assistance and guidance to families.
- NWNannies assists families in developing personalized nanny job descriptions and contracts.
- NWNannies provides tax and payroll assistance.
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, NWNannies will provide a prorated refund of our placement fee.
Agency fees for Portland placements (in USD):
Up to 20 hours/week ……………………. $1,050
21-29 hours/week ………………………. $1,450
Over 30 hours/week …………………….. $1,850
Out of state fee ………………………. $2,200
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