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Discover the Benefits of Using a Nanny Agency for Your Job Search

Hey there, fellow nannies! If you're reading this, chances are you've been using online search engines to find your next position as a nanny. Have you heard of a nanny agency? Over the past 9 years, I've built relationships with nannies all over Seattle, and I can confidently say that finding your next job through a nanny agency is pivotal for connecting with a wonderful family and getting the support you deserve. Say goodbye to endlessly scrolling through job postings, and let’s dive into all the reasons that utilizing a nanny agency for your job search will lead to a more efficient and fulfilling job search.

CLEAR PROCESS// It is essential for any reputable agency to have a clear and well-defined process in place from the very beginning. This helps to ensure that no time is wasted and that prospective candidates understand what to expect throughout the hiring process. In contrast, when applying directly to families, there can be a lot of uncertainty surrounding the process. You may not know when you will be invited for an interview, what the contract will look like, or whether the family will even contact your references. Every family has its unique approach, which can make it challenging to navigate the hiring process confidently. Working with an agency can offer many benefits, including a clear understanding of the steps involved in the hiring process. Right off the bat, an agency should provide a comprehensive outline of the process, including timelines for interviews, reference checks, and details about how contract negotiations will work. This information can help candidates manage their expectations and plan accordingly. In addition, I offer our nanny parent agreement template to any candidate who is interested in having a copy.

SUPPORT// One of our top priorities is ensuring that our candidates are matched with a family they truly connect with and you are excited to go to work each day to care for the children they work with. We understand that finding the right job can be a daunting process, and that's why we're committed to being with you every step of the way, providing guidance and support throughout the application process. We take a personalized approach to matching candidates with families, taking into account your unique skills, experience, and personality. If we don't have a job that is the perfect fit for you, we won't hesitate to refer you to another reputable agency that we believe may have the ideal job for you. We believe that every exceptional nanny deserves to work with a great family, and we're committed to helping you find that perfect match. Once you're hired by a family you found through The Nanny Consultant, our support doesn't end there. We understand that being a nanny can sometimes be challenging, and we want to ensure that you have the resources and support you need to thrive in your job. We're always here to answer any questions you may have and provide guidance and support through the tougher moments of the job. We're passionate about helping nannies find fulfilling and rewarding careers. We believe that finding the right job is about more than just a paycheck - it's about finding a family and a home where you can make a meaningful difference in the lives of the children you care for.

FAIR WAGES AND STANDARD BENEFITS// We believe that nannies deserve to be treated with respect and provided with the industry-standard benefits that they are entitled to. That's why when a family signs on to work with us, we ensure that they offer all of the essential benefits such as paid time off (PTO), paid holidays, legally accrued sick leave, mileage reimbursement, or a car available for use or mileage reimbursement, and, of course, guaranteed hours. We understand that when finding a family to work for on your own, negotiating these essential benefits can be challenging, and it's not uncommon for nannies to have to fight to receive the basic benefits they deserve. However, when working with an agency like mine, nannies can rest assured that they will be provided with the essential benefits that are standard in the industry. Moreover, we take pride in ensuring that the jobs we market offer fair wages based on the current market rate for that city, as well as the nanny's experience and education, and the job's hours, ages of children, and duties. Our goal is to ensure that both the nanny and the family are satisfied with the wage arrangement, and we work diligently to ensure that the wages are competitive and fair.

NETWORKING AND CONNECTIONS// One of the biggest benefits of getting a job through a nanny agency is the convenience and time-saving factor. Once you have gone through our comprehensive vetting process and are approved as a nanny candidate, your profile is ready to be shared with any family you are interested in working for. This process of having your profile on hand can be a massive time-saver and is incredibly convenient for nannies who are job searching. Additionally, if your contract is ending and you're looking for a new family to work with, you can update your resume, and we will complete your most recent reference. When that is done, we'll be ready to pass on your information to potential families. This streamlined process eliminates the need to constantly apply to new jobs, fill out numerous applications, and go through the interview process repeatedly. Once you've worked with us and are in our system, we can match you with new families easily and quickly. Furthermore, working with an agency ensures that you are connected with a wide range of families who are looking for nannies with specific skills and qualifications, increasing your chances of finding the perfect job match.

As you can see, using a nanny agency for your job search offers many benefits beyond just applying for multiple jobs at once. However, it's important to keep in mind that a reputable agency will never ask a nanny to pay a fee of any kind. In fact, it should be completely free for nannies to use their services, and charging a fee to access a job-searching database is also unacceptable.

If you're interested in learning more about using a nanny agency for your job search, I encourage you to check out my agency, The Nanny Consultant, at If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to me directly at I'm always happy to help in any way I can.


Kyla Lopez

The Nanny Consultant

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