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Nicolette A.

I totally recommend Nicolette, she is very attentive, creative and loving, we still see her quite often and super happy to have her as part of our children’s childhood. - Paz

Kara Grace E.

She is so kind! She has the best spirit and made it her mission to have fun with Lily. I don’t think I ever saw her on a phone... she genuinely wanted to enrich her life and her Christian mentorship is priceless. - Christin

Kara Grace E.

Kara Grace is a great caregiver. She is very responsible and interacts with my girls. I am very particular about who watches my girls and I truly trust her. She is a great example to my girls as well. My girls love her too. When she comes to watch them not one of them is upset that I am leaving because they have such a great time with Kara Grace. - Meaghan

How to Hire a Full-Time Nanny in the United States

Nanny Lane is a nanny website that can help you find a full-time nanny in your area. Our nanny services include background checks, PLUS, and nanny payroll. You start by creating a profile with a job description, and then reach out to candidates who are open to a full-time nanny position.

Common Responsibilities of Full-Time Nannies

To understand if a full-time nanny is right for you, it’s best to start by assessing your family’s needs. Full-time nannies are best suited for families’ that need roughly 35-40 hours of child care.

A full-time nanny can offer support with housekeeping, errands and other household responsibilities, similar to mother’s helpers, au-pairs, and live-in nannies. These instances, as well as your location and the nanny’s experience are some of the many factors to consider when deciding how much you should pay a full-time nanny.

If you’re looking to save on the cost of a full-time nanny, you can try a nanny share. In a nanny share, you split the costs of a full-time nanny with another family. Beyond costs, there are other considerations in deciding between a full-time nanny and a full-time nanny share. It is important to think about the additional responsibilities your family carries as well as the full-time nanny when making this decision.

Contracts for Full-Time Nannies

When finalizing the details of your full-time nanny position, it’s important to make sure that everyone is on the same page. The easiest way to do this is to create a job offer for your full-time nanny position.

In your full-time nanny job offer, you should communicate the responsibilities and compensation. In writing out the responsibilities of your full-time nanny, you might also choose to add some responsibilities that are specific to your families’ needs like if you expect your full-time nanny to travel with you and the details around travelling with your live-in nanny. If you want to run a background check on the candidates for your full-time nanny position, you can give a job offer that is contingent upon the results of the background check.

When considering what it means for your full-time nanny when you take vacation, you should also consider how you want to handle their vacation time, and other aspects of their compensation. This includes a full-time nanny salary, over-time, benefits, and any expenses like food and gas. And don’t forget to be clear about how and when you plan on paying your live-in nanny with a nanny payroll service or by yourself.

After presenting your job offer, you can create a contract for your full-time nanny to create the foundation for a good relationship with your nanny. And of course, as you learn how to hire a full-time nanny, Nanny Lane's nanny services are here to help you along the way.

How to find a full-time nanny on Nanny Lane
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