Why Nannies & Mannies?2023-12-12T14:56:09+00:00

Why Nanny & Mannies?

Reasons to choose Nanny & Mannies as your nanny agency

Europe’s and North America’s Premier Nanny Agency

Nannies & Mannies, our boutique international nanny agency, is renowned for its exceptional nanny services and personalized care. With a global presence, including offices in Europe and the US, we have earned the reputation of being the best nanny agency in Europe and are ranked among the top 5 nanny agencies worldwide. Despite our international acclaim, we are dedicated to maintaining our boutique essence, focusing on quality, meaningful connections, and exclusivity in childcare. This approach has made us the preferred choice for private households, tech executives, estates of royalty, celebrities, VIPs, and professional families around the world.

Our commitment to excellence is reflected in our unique recruitment process, designed to identify nannies who are not only professionally capable but are also dedicated, learners at heart, forward thinkers, bright and communicative that embody qualities like warmth, empathy, and a child-centered approach. This ensures a safe and nurturing environment for children, while offering peace of mind to families.

As industry leaders, we take our responsibility as innovators in the future of childcare seriously. Setting high industry standards, our partnership with the Royal Nanny College marks a significant step forward. This collaboration has led to an increasing number of our candidates becoming Registered Nannies, holding either Qualified Nanny Status (QNS) or International Qualified Nanny Status (IQNS). These are the world’s first and only standardized assessments recognized by both nannies and families domestically and internationally. We are proud to offer these new cornerstones in childcare to our discerning families.

We invite you to experience Nannies & Mannies, where quality and personalized care are our hallmarks. Connect with us today to find the right nanny for your family and join the ranks of satisfied clients who trust us for exceptional childcare.

Why Nannies and Mannies?
Why Nannies & Mannies

Nannies & Mannies capture children’s imaginations while offering parents invaluable peace of mind

From the thousands who apply each year, only 7% excel in our rigorous vetting process. Those who make the cut are not only unique in their own right but also share several essential qualities:

This decision is significant.

And we deeply value the trust you place in us.

We search.

Your assigned placement manager begins the process actively and efficiently.

International Nanny Agency
International Nanny Agency

You select.

We present you with a select group of highly qualified candidates.

We support.

Our team is there to support you every step of the way.

Why Nannies & Mannies? – Bespoke Childcare

Nannies & Mannies are highly sought after

Let us guide you to your ideal candidate

At Nannies & Mannies, we embrace diversity and inclusivity, ensuring our recruitment process is free from discrimination based on race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion, disability, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic. We advocate for Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) practices among our families during the interview and selection process.

Choosing a nanny is more than just hiring help; it’s an investment in your child’s growth, your peace of mind, and the overall harmony of your family.

We dedicate ourselves to the success of our nannies, firmly believing they should be fairly compensated for their skills and expertise. Their compensation should reflect the extent of their responsibilities and the support they bring to your family.

Here’s what to expect in terms of investment:

  • No initial launch fee – it’s completely free!
  • A one-time placement fee, which is 10% of the nanny’s annual salary.

In addition you can expect our Nannies & Mannies to seek:

  • A minimum of 17€/hour in Europe, $25/hour in the US, £18/hour in the UK, or the equivalent in other countries, plus overtime where applicable.
  • Benefits: social security in the EU or UK. In the US, health insurance or a healthcare stipend, paid time off, sick leave, and other standard professional benefits.

“A fantastic nanny”

And other testimonials from Nannies & Mannies’ families

Ashley is exceptional. He was incredibly supportive, helpful and highly professional in helping us select a nanny for our trip. We were matched with an amazing lady who we hope to work with soon. We felt cared for and supported. Thank you so much Ashley.

The Hopkins Family

Moving to a new country with young children can be daunting, but with one month’s notice Ashley helped us find not one but TWO nannies (one permanent and one temporary) to help us ease the transition. He listened to our needs, walked us through the employment practices of our new country, sent detailed profiles on several excellent prospective candidates, and arranged for us to interview candidates remotely over an 10 hour time difference. We felt supported through the whole process and our wonderful new nanny was there to greet us when we arrived at our new home from the airport with jet lagged kids. I highly recommend reaching out to Ashley for your childcare hiring needs.

The Reichelt Family

We needed nannies for some clients, and Nannies & Mannies helped us all the way and made it very easy for each family to have the nanny that best fit their needs and to meet them before starting. The families are very happy with the nannies.

PA Llopart

Commonly Asked Questions

About Nannies & Mannies Candidates

How do you find candidates for nanny positions?2023-12-15T10:47:45+00:00

Candidates find us through client and personal referrals, our extensive nanny network, childcare training program partnerships, Royal Nanny College and university affiliations, parenting groups, our website and online presence, networking events, and word-of-mouth. Our team activley recruits for each family we work with, annually attracting thousands of applications from candidates worldwide.
Due to our stringent qualification process, fewer than 7% of applicants successfully meet the Nannies & Mannies standards.

Can you help our family find a nanny who has been trained in Montessori / Waldorf / or other methodologies?2023-11-20T14:26:08+00:00

Yes! We frequently conduct sepcialized searches for nannies who have expertise various alternative educational and childcare methodologies. Additionally, you might consider candidates who demonstrate fundamental knowledge and appreciation of your preferred approach, and then invest in their formal certification in that particular area.
Please note that conducting specialized searches typically leads to longer timeline.

Can you help us find a bilingual, trilingual or multilingual nanny?2023-11-20T14:26:34+00:00

Yes! A significant number of our professional nannies are multilingual, and fluent in at least one additional language, including Spanish, French, German, Italian, Mandarin, to name a few. Nannies & Mannies stands out as the only European agency (by origin) with an office in the US providing specialized searches that focus on specific language abilities and educational qualifications!
Please note that conducting specialized searches typically leads to longer timeline.

Can you help in finding a nanny who is experienced in caring for children with disabilities?2023-11-20T14:26:58+00:00

Yes! This request is among our most common. We have many nannies who are formally trained and certified, or possess extensive experience in caring for children with various support requirements.
Please note that conducting specialized searches typically leads to longer timeline.

What are some common household tasks that nannies usually undertake?2023-11-20T14:27:41+00:00

Besides childcare, a nanny’s responsibilities may also include:

  • Maintaining order and neatness in children’s areas
  • Contributing to the general cleanliness of the home with light housekeeping tasks
  • Handling the dishwasher’s loading and unloading
  • Running errands
  • Preparing simple meals
  • Folding and organizing children’s laundry

Families looking for a role that emphasizes help with errands, cooking, or laundry often refer to the job as ‘nanny/family assistant’ to more accurately describe the broader range of duties.”
We craft a job description that will attract the right candidates for your needs.

About the Search and Screening Process

How long will my search take?2023-11-20T14:28:12+00:00

We recommend initiating your search at least four weeks prior to your desired start date. The duration of the process may vary, depending on your responsiveness, availability of qualified candidates, and your particular geographical location.
Our current timeline averages 4 weeks.

What can I do to expedite the search process?2023-11-20T14:28:38+00:00

Families that engage in prompt and clear communication usually achieve the fastest results. For instance, your input throughout the search is crucial in making sure the candidates we select and introduce align perfectly with your requirements.
Additionally, it’s essential to convey your expectations and guidelines clearly during interviews with candidates and in the employment agreement.
We will guide you throughout the entire process.

How do you screen your candidates?2023-11-20T14:29:37+00:00

Each candidate is subjected to a thorough screening process, including several interviews with our team. We verify a minimum of three professional references, two of which are contactable (encouraging future employers to connect) and perform an online and social media screening.

After you make a job offer, the selected candidate will be subject to an extensive national background check, adhering to relevant legal standards.

  • Criminal Background check
  • Driving Record (if applicable)
  • Social Security Number Verification
  • Sex Offender Registry or Non-Sex Offender Certification
  • Civil Restraining Orders (US only)
  • National Wants and Warrants (US only)
  • Education Verification
  • TrustLine Verification (California only)

About Placement

Is there a trial period?2023-11-20T14:30:09+00:00

We recommend that families conduct a paid trial period ranging from 1 to 5 days for each potential candidate during the interview stage. Extended trial periods may be arranged, depending on the availability of the candidates.

What if things don’t go as expected after hiring my employee?2023-12-14T17:10:22+00:00

We strive to assist you in making the correct hiring choice from the start. We also recognize that introducing new caregivers to your children can be a tense experience for everyone. Therefore, our team remains available post-placement to offer advice on maintaining a positive relationship with your new employee. Many issues between employer and nanny can be addressed through effective communication and counseling.

I require a nanny for just a short period of time. What options do I have?2023-11-20T14:31:12+00:00

For placements less than 6 months, we advise using our travel and temp services.

About Agency Fees and Nanny Compensation

What are your agency fees?2023-11-20T14:31:44+00:00

Our final fee for long-term placements is 10% of the nanny’s net annual compensation.
Our final fee for travel or temporary placements is 20% of the nanny’s net compensation.
In instances that the nanny’s annual compensation is expressed as gross, the fees above are applicable.

What is the typical hourly rate for a nanny?2023-11-20T14:32:16+00:00

Nannies & Mannies earn at least 17€/hour in Europe, $25/hour in the US, £18/hour in the UK or equivalent in all other countries, plus overtime if applicable. There is no difference in salary for a live-in or live-out nannies.

What benefits do you suggest offering?2023-11-20T14:33:23+00:00

We advise employers to consider the perspective of the employee when deciding on these matters. The particular benefits offered can differ based on the nanny’s individual requirements and the nature of their specific job placement.

  • Common benefits include:
  • paid vacation and sick time
  • holiday pay
  • medical, dental, and/or vision insurance coverage or healthcare stipend
  • contribution to nanny’s auto insurance plan (US only)
  • use of car while not working
  • gas mileage stipend
  • meals while working
  • work cell phone
  • 401K (US only)
  • relocation assistance

We provide assistance in designing your compensation and benefits package.

How do I handle taxes for my employee?2023-11-20T14:33:46+00:00

As the nanny’s employer, your family will be accountable for withholding taxes. It’s important to note that a nanny cannot be classified as a 1099 independent contractor. In Europe or the UK, your family will be the nanny’s employer, you will be accountable for social security however the nanny is in charge of their own end of year tax declaration. These same rules apply in all other countries.

Am I required to pay my nanny legally? None of my friends do.2023-12-15T11:00:08+00:00

The candidates we work with are professionals and expect to be employed by your family legally, the same way someone would anticipate employment in a corporate setting. The practice of paying nannies off the books, often referred to as ‘under the table,’ is increasingly becoming uncommon. This shift is due to heightened scrutiny from the IRS/Tax Authorities regarding such violations. Employing a nanny without adhering to legal requirements can lead to significant tax and legal repercussions for families. It also deprives nannies of essential benefits like unemployment and workers’ compensation. Moreover, nannies paid off the books face challenges in verifying their income, which can be a significant hurdle when they need to apply for housing rentals, mortgages, student loans, or car loans.

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