Why Should We Use An Agency?

Why Use A Nanny Agency1) Professional Screening and Thorough Reference Checking
When a family registers with TNA, they can be confident in knowing that all references will be thoroughly screened. One of our professionally trained placement specialists will speak personally with each reference and a copy of all references will be furnished to the family.

The nanny must provide us with a complete chronological history of employment—NO GAPS!!

2) Years of Experience and Knowledge in the Nanny Industry
The staff at TNA has over 75 years of combined experience in our industry. The family will always be in contact with a professional counselor who is sensitive to their needs. Our placement specialists will identify and present only those candidates who meet the specific criteria of the individual family.

3) Step-by-Step Guidance throughout the Hiring Process
Unlike web site services, our agency provides the client with personal guidance in all phases of the placement process. We will offer suggestions in order to identify appropriate salaries, tax information, health insurance coverage, days off, vacation time, car use, etc.

Our staff is in constant contact with both the nanny candidates and the families assisting them in scheduling interviews, helping to set up flights if need be, arranging trial days, and giving valuable feedback to both parties after meetings have taken place.

4) Our Unique “Terms of Employment”
Our “terms of employment” agreement was created to outline all the specific aspects of each nanny position. Many of our clients use this agreement as a contract between the nanny and the family. The “terms of employment” agreement is designed to insure that the expectations and parameters of the position are completely clear to everyone involved.

5) Support to Both Families and Nannies
Our trained staff of professionals is always available to assist with any concerns which may arise during the placement process. If the family or nanny has any questions, they may contact us at any time during the course of employment. At The Nanny Authority, we strive to maintain our goal of achieving the highest success rate within the nanny/family relationship.

6) Background Checks
On line listing sites by their very structures are unable to thoroughly screen a candidate. Online databases have no barriers to entry. Anyone can post their profile and hold themselves as an experienced and qualified caregiver. They merely list available jobs and caregivers and then offer an a la carte background check. Many online sites advertise “National Criminal Checks” which can be very misleading. These online sites omit to inform you that those searches will not turn up persons who were convicted of a crime, but not imprisoned, or served time in a county jail. Therefore, depending on the state, a county by county or statewide criminal check should also be done where the nanny has been shown to reside or work.

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