Finding and keeping a Nanny can be difficult, confusing, and time-consuming. Where do you start? What resources do you use? How do you screen and check references? When will you schedule interviews? What about legal pay, benefits, and a trial period?

The answer? Use an Agency. Online services, personal referrals, and local Facebook groups may seem easier and less costly, but working with an Agency, such as The Washburn Agency, ensures that only candidates who have been vetted, screened, and interviewed are presented for consideration.

It’s tempting to hire a family member or acquaintance, assuming that’s the best option. Unfortunately, that often results in strained or broken relationships. A good working relationship should be based on more than just friendship. Working with an Agency can save you time, relieve stress, and avoid heartache.

Personnel Screening and Background Checks

The safety and security of your children are top priorities for Families who trust someone they don’t know to take care of them. A Nanny Agency can offer both with a thorough screening process.

The Washburn Agency performs extensive background checks, social media screens, checks references and explores gaps in employment to ensure potential new hires can provide the services you need. Our thorough screening process will weed out unqualified and unsafe candidates and provide potential candidates that might be a good match. With your input, we will walk with you through the process, finding the perfect match for you and your Family. Once you have made an offer, we will help make the new working relationship a success. You don’t have to go it alone, and we hope to relieve the stress of untangling the complicated steps in this process.

How to be a Good Employer

If you’ve never employed a Nanny before, it may be a bit daunting to start. How much should you pay? What benefits should you offer? What should you include in a work agreement? What insurances are you required to have? Our team will help you navigate your new role as a Nanny employer and provide valuable insight and resources for all you need to know when employing a Nanny such as fair and legal pay, industry standard benefits, and much more.

The Washburn Agency

The Washburn Agency has been assisting Families in the Boston area since 2007. Our goal is to provide a service that exceeds your expectations. Contact us if you would like to learn more or have questions about finding the perfect Nanny.