HOW OUR PLACEMENT SERVICES WORK
Our placement process works by:
1. UNDERSTANDING YOUR NEEDS
Beach Baby Nannies carefully listens to your requirements, then will assess each family’s needs and the environment in which their nanny will function. Due to our experience we also advise on scheduling and help define the candidate’s role within the family.
2. MATCHING CANDIDATES & FAMILIES
Beach Baby Nannies does a specific search and selection to find appropriate candidates who match the family’s requirements. We always do reference and documentation check, a complete background check, and will share our interview notes with you so you can better understand the quality & personality of each candidate we introduce. You need to let us know which candidates you would like to interview yourself.
3. THE IMPORTANCE OF BACKGROUND & REFERENCE CHECKS
As part of our screening process, Beach Baby Nannies conducts the following background checks at or prior to the time a permanent offer is made and accepted. Background checks (other than Trustline, see below) typically take 2 to 4 business days to complete.
Legal Status Verification
CA State Driving Record
Criminal Records Report in Candidate’s Primary County
Social Security Scan
National Sex Offender Registry
Trustline application for registration for positions that include childcare
In addition, Beach Baby Nannies arranges to have each childcare candidate fingerprinted and make their application to be registered with Trustline. Trustline is a state-mandated registry of in-home childcare caregivers that have cleared criminal background checks in California. We will arrange to have the candidate fingerprinted and submit their Trustline application to the Department of Social Services for registry when the candidate is hired in a position. Trustline typically takes four to six weeks to return results.
4. INTERVIEWING CANDIDATES
You can interview our candidates either over the phone, via Skype or in person. We help set up these interviews (via Skype, over the phone or in person), can offer selection of interview questions and review the impressions of both family and candidates.
5. TRIAL PERIODS
A trial period is an excellent gauge as to how well you, your family and your new hire will mesh together. Even though a candidate may be perfect on paper sometimes the chemistry isn’t quite right which is something that can only be experienced through a trial period. It is also important to see how your new nanny or tutor interacts with your child or children and in turn how your children react to them. Trust your child’s instinct, they’re often the best gauge of character!
6. CREATING A FAMILY-EMPLOYEE WORK CONTRACT: The Importance of a Nanny Contract
A mutually agreed upon contract between you and your nanny keeps everyone on the same page and considerably decreases the chances of disagreements or turmoil in the future. It is important that your nanny knows exactly what is expected of them and what their benefits are as well. If everyone is in agreement you’re much more likely to have a harmonious relationship with your nanny.
7. FOLLOWING UP
This final step is very important and makes our approach unique. After placement of our candidate, we contact both family and our candidate to assess the working relationship. We offer post-placement support so whatever your concerns, we will be always here to help you. We also introduce our nannies to others in her area, creating support groups where they can meet other nannies.