• 425.803.9511 or 206.467.1999

425.803.9511 or 206.467.1999

  • 425.803.9511 or 206.467.1999

425.803.9511 or 206.467.1999

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Testimonials

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  • “I have relied on Seattle Nanny Network for 12 years. Every candidate they have sent is very qualified! When our twins were young, we had enthusiastic, tireless nannies spending time with our kids. As our children have grown, and their needs have changed, Seattle Nanny has kept up, providing excellent candidates for my middle school age kids who need to finish up their homework before they’re off to soccer and basketball after school. We have used their temporary nannies occasionally, and are always impressed. I highly recommend using Seattle Nanny Network to anyone looking for the best nanny available”.

    Kristin FavourBellevue

Long-term Care

How do I begin a search with Seattle Nanny?

The first step is to arrange for an enrollment consultation. Included in the cost of $350 is a one year membership to our on-call backup care program.  The information collected during this consultation will be used by the team to create a detailed job description for your assignment.  Within 1-3 days of your enrollment we will submit the portfolios of screened and qualified candidates to your family for consideration.  Until you have made a hiring decision we will continue to offer candidates for review.  We are very proud that most of our clients hire one of the first people we send them.

Investment (Salaries & Fees)

For permanent placements:

Nanny Salaries

In the Seattle market we typically place nannies in the range of $18-25+ per hour for full time. We are currently seeing full-time annual salary ranges of $38,000-$50,000+ with benefits . The rate for part-time nannies is typically $20-25+ per hour. Standard compensation packages for full time placements include paid federal holidays, minimum two weeks paid vacation, mileage reimbursement (for job related driving). We advise on the tax benefits of offering health insurance to those candidates who seek this benefit, and we make referrals for tax and payroll, and health and retirement plans where applicable.  *Part time nannies do not typically earn benefits.

Placement Fees

        • One-time non-refundable enrollment fee of $350 which includes a 30-60 minute consultation & one year membership to on-call backup care program.
        • One-time non-refundable placement fee of 13.5-17% of the candidate’s projected gross annualized compensation for the first year. 20%- Specialized Candidate Search. During the offer stage, you choose the package that best suits your family. 100% of the placement fee is due upon hiring.
        • Each placement package has a minimum fee.  This fee would  take the place of a percentage calculation, in the case that your employee’s projected compensation falls under the minimum threshold  fee calculation.  These fees range from $3500-$6000 depending on the package you choose.
        • Unless otherwise informed by you, we will default to the most common package of 15%.

Replacement Guarantees

Replacement guarantees range from 60-180 days depending on the package.

Long Term vs. Short Term Care

Long term care is typically a minimum of 12 months mutual commitment between the nanny and family. You will interview, hire, become the employer of the nanny, and pay a non-refundable placement fee to the agency. If you are requiring a consistent nanny to provide care for a shorter period of time, you may hire a short term nanny, however placement fees will still apply.

Short term care  is typically for any amount of time less than a year and will typically fall under our Backup Care Program.  This program serves as a resource for either interim care when your own childcare plan falls through or for short periods of time when care is needed. (Anywhere from one day to several months–I.e. school breaks, summer time care, date night, weekend support, etc.)

Short term assignments are non-contractual for the family or the nanny and may end when care is no longer required or the nanny is no longer available to provide care.  Given the length of your assignment, more than one nanny may be referred to fulfill your family’s care requirements, however every effort is made to offer consistent care.

Want a consistent nanny, but need care for less than a year? Seattle Nanny can bridge the gap, whether you need full time  care for 9 months or part time care for 6 months, let us know about your current situation and we'll help you to determine what option is most economical. 

Full Time vs. Part Time

Full Time is typically classified as 40 to 50+ hours per week. Overtime (time and half) is expected for any hours worked over 40 hours per week.

Part Time is typically classified as anything under 40 hours per week with a minimum of 20 hours. Schedules vary from just afternoons or just mornings 5 days a week, or 2-3 long days a week.

How do you screen your nannies?

We begin screening nannies before we meet them. We require an online application and resume submission as a first step. From there we conduct a phone screen, make an online presence analysis and check the court system for any infractions. We then invite select candidates to complete an eight page application and a series of essay questions which read as an “interview on paper”. From there we invite the candidate to our office for a personal meeting. During this time we conduct an in depth oral interview, and make copies of identification and auto insurance. We then begin checking the references of the candidate, which are conducted by phone interview and transcribed into documents which are later shared with the potential employer. We schedule the nanny for a CPR/First Aid update if necessary and create a bio for their profile which includes photos, work history and references. We screen the candidates background to the greatest extent allowable by the Fair Labor & Credit Reporting Act which includes:

  • Statewide Criminal Background Report in all states lived
  • Driving Record Report  
  • Social Security Number Trace
  • National Sex Offender Registry Clearance
  • Education/Degree Verification

(Our exhaustive selection process eliminates a large number of applicants who apply to our agency). Our transparent screening process allows you the greatest amount of control you will ever have over the selection of who will be supervising your child(ren).

Why should I use your agency?

We offer you the comparative advantage by swiftly and efficiently presenting you with qualified candidates who exceed market expectations. As a third party referral source we can screen in a way that you as the direct employer can not, thereby providing you with extensive data upon which to inform your hiring decision. We understand with time, effort and some luck you may find one of these candidates on your own. Theoretically, we find them for you a lot faster – or we already have them within our network. We also generally represent candidates who are not on the open market, so the applicants you are meeting through our agency are not likely to be ones you will find elsewhere. Every step of your search, we lend guidance to increase the value of our client’s selection process; from pre-interview to post-placement agreements and third party moderation should it be necessary.  We do all the work for you including but not limited to job description, offer letter, employment agreement, and confidentially agreement drafting.  Our employee retention services include in person performance reviews when conflict arises.  Finally, we offer a safety net in the form of inclusive replacement packages ranging from 60 days to 180 days as well as backup sitter coverage if your own nanny becomes sick or takes vacation.

What areas do you serve?

We service the greater Puget Sound area with a large volume of placements in Seattle (including North, South and West Seattle) and on the East side (Mercer Island, Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, Woodinville, Issaquah, Sammamish, and surrounding areas).

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