Benefits For Nannies
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As an experienced nanny, you understand
the importance of finding an employer family that appreciates and values your unique talents
and skills. We primarily are referring experienced nannies who have been placed
through or successfully screened by our service in the past. But we will
consider new applications if you have current and extensive nanny employment
We can help you!
At Nannies from the Heartland, we're committed to helping these
experienced nannies that we have known over the years find
positive opportunities which match their skills with a family's needs. We
will consider applications from nannies new to our service if they have
extensive and current nanny experience. We provide this valuable service to you and post your profile on our website for
potential employers to view at no charge.
We put our heart into placing experienced nannies in rewarding jobs where they become
a relied upon partner in parenting and make a difference in the lives of families.
Caring, Supportive, Professional Placements
Since 1990, Nannies from the Heartland has been helping nannies find
families that match their skills and needs. Here's how our placement professionals will
assist experienced nannies:
We'll take the time to update your applicant file and
learn what you're looking for through a personal interview with you and
contacting your recent employment references.
Posting profiles of experienced nannies on our
website, we are here to help you market your skills and talents to potential
Families are pre-screened. Nannies from the Heartland helps them prepare a realistic job description and a
competitive compensation package.
You will have the opportunity to select the families you are interested
in interviewing. Nannies from the Heartland will provide you with information on the
families and help you prepare for interviews.
Once you've found a family to work with, we'll help get an employment
agreement in place so the family meets their obligations as an employer. And, we're
available for ongoing support after employment begins.
Why should you work with us?
It's simple, you'll benefit from our experienced friendly staff,
marketing tools, and ongoing support services.
Quite often, the best jobs are not publicly advertised. Many excellent
work with Nannies from the Heartland because of the assistance and privacy provided.
We screen families seeking our assistance
in hiring a nanny. This saves
you time and presents opportunities for you which are rewarding, enjoyable, and safe.
We work with families who will respect nannies as professionals,
employ you legally, offer
competitive compensation packages, and have reasonable work schedules and
Nannies from the Heartland provides resources and assistance for nannies and families
to facilitate the interviewing and hiring process with the goal of long term
As an experienced nanny, you can count on Nannies from the Heartland for ongoing support,
information, and opportunities to meet other nannies. We have an
excellent blog with information, ideas and resources for you and your employer. You also have the opportunity to earn
additional income by being a part of our Temporary Placement Services.
Application and Search Process
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- Please review our website for; general information and qualifications
required. We primarily are referring experienced nannies who have been
placed through or successfully screened by our service in the past. However,
we will consider applications from nannies new to our service if you have
current and extensive nanny experience. Please
submit a current application and/or resume.
- When we receive this information from you, we will review it and may call you to schedule a
short "update" interview in
- The next step after the interview is to determine if you and Nannies from
the Heartland are a good fit. If yes, we will begin the background
check. The main task is to contact your references.
- We then prepare a complete applicant file about you that communicates to families what a great nanny you
will be for them. Our positive endorsement of and previous relationship with
you provides you a valuable advantage when interviewing
for nanny positions in a competitive job market.
- In working with you to find a great match with a family we suggest you
check out website job openings page and contact us about those positions
that interest you. At the same time we will be proactive and contact
you when new job opportunities come into our office that we feel would be a
good fit for you.
- For those job opportunities you would like to pursue, we will discuss the
job in more detail with you, so you can determine if you want to move
forward. If yes, we will call the families to tell them about you
and encourage them to review your applicant file that we forward to them.
- The families review your applicant file, and will call you directly to schedule an interview in their home
if interested in meeting you.
- After that interview, we are available to you and the families to answer any
questions and provide assistance as needed.
- We suggest that you meet with the family a second time if both parties
are interested in each other after the initial interview.
- If a family offers you a job, you then decide whether or not to accept.
We're here to help you with any questions you may have and communication with the family if needed.
- If you accept an offer, the family will prepare a written employment
agreement for your review.
We continue to work together
until you find the nanny position of your choice.
Requirements For Nannies
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Please see our Nanny Qualifications page for more detailed information.
We need to answer three broad questions about you for our client families:
Do you have adequate experience and knowledge to care for young children?
To be considered, an applicant must have a minimum of one year full time nanny employment
experience that is current or very recent and other related child care
employment or post secondary education. We are primarily
referring nannies that have been placed and/or screened through our service
previously. However, we will consider applications from nannies new to
our service if you have current and extensive nanny experience. Most of our
positions are with children birth to 5-6 years of age so employment
experience with this age group is required unless the job is with school age
Will you be a good employee?
- Stable verifiable employment history
- Strong communication skills
- Trustworthy, able to maintain confidentiality
- Present a professional image
Do you possess the skills and attributes necessary to work with young children in
an unsupervised setting?
- Provide the names and telephone numbers of three to four child care
references who can respond to our questions about you
Demonstration of: good judgment, critical
thinking skills, time management, trustworthiness, responsibility, and
Because of the requirements for prior nanny employment experience and
preference for post secondary education
related to child development (or extensive child care experience), you will typically be
at least 24 years old.
The family's expect that you are able to work with them for a minimum of one
year and, in most cases, ideally longer.
For live-out jobs, you need a reliable vehicle for transportation to the job,
and frequently also for transporting the children.
You must have a valid driver's license. Your driving record must be clear of any
offenses relating to drugs or alcohol and recent excessive moving violations.
Nannies from the Heartland requires all applicants to complete a release form
allowing us to conduct background checks.
Nannies need to be a non-smoker. It is important that you are in good health
and are able to perform the essential physical functions of a nanny job.
The International Nanny Association provides these child care
Nanny - Employed by the family on either a live in or
live out, part time or full time basis, to undertake all tasks related to
the care of children. Duties are generally restricted to child care and the
domestic tasks related to the children. May or may not have had formal
training, though often have extensive child care experience and a background
in early childhood education. Typically, full time employed nannies will
work 40 - 60 hours per week. Usually work unsupervised.
Babysitter - Provides supervisory, custodial care of
children on a full time or part time basis with no special training or
How To Apply
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Please carefully review the above requirements. If you
feel you meet the above requirements then we invite you to complete our
application and release forms. See Nanny Application Forms page.
If you have questions that have not been addressed by reviewing
this information, feel free to give us a call.
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As part of our service, we provide the following services and materials to our
Interview Guide For Nannies
Tips to help you prepare and conduct interviews with families.
Communicating With Your Employer
Helpful tips to keep things running smoothly.
For you to keep the parents up to date on the day's events.
Medical Release and Medication Forms
So you can obtain emergency medical treatment for the children
and administer medications.