Nanny FAQ

What is the cost for The Nanny Consultant to help me in my search for the perfect family?

There are no fees to be a nanny in our network!  We do not feel a nanny should be out anything other than some time. We will try and find the best family for you!

What Covid-19 precautions is The Nanny Consultant taking?

Here at The Nanny Consultant, we want to be sure the safety and health of both our nannies, clients, and the clients children are taken seriously. At this time, Kyla is only meeting with nannies via video chat as well as the families.  Most all clients are meeting nannies over video chat first before inviting them over for a socially distanced meeting.

What does legally paid mean and consist of? Would I be an employee of the family?

Being legally paid means you will be a legal employee of the family.  They will collect a I9 and w-4 and you will recieve paycheck stubs, a W-2 and be required to file your taxes at the end of the year.  The Nanny Consultant is not the employer. The family always is the employer.

What is mileage reimbursement?

Mileage reimbursement is paid out generally monthly at 57.5 cents per mile if you are using your own car to transport children or use your car while on the job.  You can use a app or manualy track miles.  I recommend Mile IQ!  https://www.mileiq.com/

Can I apply with other agencies or find a family on my own?

Absolutely!  At the end of the day Kyla wants you to find the right fit and sometimes Kyla won't have that family for you.  You can use Kyla's Parent Nanny Contract with any family,  

How long does the process take?

As fast as you and the family go!  It can take weeks to just a couple days.

I need to renew my CPR. Can I still apply?

Yes!  Many parents are wanting a nanny who has recently taken the class. Just be sure to let us know when you are renewing. Due to Covid many classes are online and I recommed the Red Cross class available at https://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/classes/adult-child-and-baby-first-aid%2Fcpr%2Faed-online/a6R0V0000015EUt.html

Do you have a Parent Nanny Contract?

Sure do! Kyla gives every nanny a copy of her Parent Nanny Contract.  You can use Kyla's Parent Nanny Contract with any family,  

What are the steps to apply?

You will need to fill out an application (located under the application tab) and we will collect your resume (applicants@thenannyconsultant.com) , CPR and First Aid card, written references (if available), and certificates (if available).  Once, the application has been approved we will move on to the next steps which include filling out a questionnaire, a consent, and scheduling a meeting with Kyla. We will finish with running your background check.   

What is the role of a Nanny?

A nanny is someone who supports the family in caring for their children.  A nanny will work together with the family, taking full responsibility for the safety, well-being, and development of the children. A nannies specific duties include the child related duties; maintaining the cleanliness of toys and rooms used by the children and preparation of the children's meals.  A nanny could be responsible for driving children to school, play dates, and enrichment classes. Some nannies create curriculum for the children too!

What is a role of a House Manager?

A house manager is someone who supports the whole family.  A house manager is typically caring for the children and managing the home at the same time.  Duties can include but not limited to the following: All laundry, meal planning, meal prep, and cooking meals and snacks for the whole family. Light gardening (picking vegetables and watering plants), errands, grocery shopping, pet care, dog walking, signing children up for activities and making doctor appointments, creating a monthly schedule for children, birthday party planning and shopping, wrapping presents, addressing and stamping invites and greeting cards, researching different programs and schools, car maintenance, scheduling contractors, and organizing home.  There are more duties that a house manager can take on that are not listed.