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|When you are looking to hire a
nanny it makes sense to go through a local nanny agency. For
instance, if you are looking for a nanny in Toronto then
find a nanny agency in Toronto, or if you live in Calgary
you should go to a nanny agency that services the Calgary area.
The same is true for any region or city you live in Canada-
always try to go local. Not only will the nanny agency have a
specialized knowledge about the area but they will find you
quality nannies, familiar to them personally, within your area.
Having a good relationship with a local nanny agency also means
that you can meet the agents face to face and build up a
relationship with them. In this way you may return to use their
nanny agency services each time you require a new nanny. Another
great reason to find a local nanny agency in Canada is
that you do not have to rely on the phone, email or Skype to
interview you nanny candidates.
You can meet the nannies you are interested in face to face. Without
even knowing it, you might even find out you know of another family that
has used the nanny you want to hire. It makes sense to also speak to
local references. Remember, there are a lot of nanny agencies in
Canada so search for a local, trusted nanny agency in your area,
perhaps through recommendations from other families in your immediate
Finding a nanny privately can
be time-consuming, stressful and hard work, which is why many people
turn to an agency for help. A good nanny agency can make the process
faster and easier, as well as provide peace of mind. An agency can help
you find a full-time, part-time, temporary or emergency caregiver for
your child. It’s important to carefully choose the agency you work with.
Not only will you be investing your time and money in their services but
you’ll also be trusting them to find the right nanny for your family.
Nanny Agencies in Canada Do
|Before sending nannies out on an interview with families good
nanny agencies should:
• always interview the nanny in person - not just over the
telephone for at least an hour.
• check birth certificate, passport, driving license - original,
not a copy
• always ask for at least two references
• ask about qualifications and First Aid - check originals of
• ask about any gaps in a Nanny's CV and make them account for
• ask for a police check
• find out where the Nanny is living and their current
• ask what experience the nanny has. How do they care for and
stimulate children in their care
Choosing a nanny agency in
To determine if an agency's a good one, here's a checklist of questions
to ask before you commit yourself
- How long has the agency been in the business, or (if the agency is new)
how much experience in the industry has the agency’s director/operator
- Where does the agency source its nannies?
- Does the agency meet each nanny candidate in person?
- How long will it
take to find a nanny through the agency? About how many candidates will
they present to you?
- Do its nannies have first aid certificates as standard?
- What childcare qualifications and/or experience do its nannies have? Do
they perform a full background check?
- What does that include? At what
point during the screening / referral process do they perform the
- Will all the screenings be completed before the nanny
- Does it run training courses for its nannies, and provide opportunities
for them to increase their skills?
- How does it go about matching nannies to families? Does it meet you to
discuss your requirements?
- What support does it give the family during the recruitment process?
- Does it assist with drawing up the employment contract between family
- What ongoing support does it provide families? Does it check back to see
if the arrangement is working? Does it offer back-up support if a nanny
gets sick or fails to show up?
- What advice can it give parents about employment law and their
responsibilities and risks as an employer?
- What costs are involved and what do they cover? (For example,
registration fee, placement fee, etc).
Many nanny agencies in Canada provide
referral services nationally or regionally and may be found in multiple
Toronto Ontario Vancouver BC Montreal Alberta Calgary Edmonton Ottawa
Winnipeg Mississauga , Oshawa, Oakville, Peterborough, Kitchener,
London, Hamilton, Barrie, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Halifax Abbotsford Kelowna Barrie Kingston
McMurray Oshawa Peterborough Victoria Windsor Québec Winnipeg
Hamilton Red Deer Woodstock Kamloops Regina York Region