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Welcome Parents

As part of the exclusive West Michigan Nannies' Family, you receive all of the following:

 

Request a Family Intake Questionnaire

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Peace of Mind

Reliable childcare you can count on and a West Michigan Nanny that is parent and child approved! 

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Vetted Nannies

Each and every West Michigan Nanny is screened. If you ever need back-up care, you can rest assured your replacement nanny has already undergone our screening process and is fully vetted and ready to go.

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Care Guide

Personalized Care Guide provided upon request for family to complete and keep as a resource for their nanny. Includes a calendar and schedule, nanny log, important family notes, contact information, and more. We also have a Nanny Binder available for purchase!

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Legal Employment

Worry-free employment! We take care of all the employer-related responsibilities from the interviewing and hiring to nanny management and more. Your nanny is on our payroll so you do not need to manage tax withholdings.

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Back-up Care

We prioritize back-up care for our all-inclusive families. Back-up care is based on nanny availability. We offer on-call services for guaranteed back-up care.

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Continued Support and Guidance

We are here for you (and your Nanny too!). We mediate and resolve any issues or concerns that arise.

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Dedicated Customer Service

Our goal is for your child’s care to be an easy and stress-free experience. Please let us know how we can help!

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Here to help!

Call, text, or email—whichever is most convenient for you.

Extensively Screened Nannies

We perform the following checks on every West Michigan Nanny: 

• National Criminal Background Check 
• National Sex Offender Registry Check
• Driving Record Check
• Reference Checks (professional and character) 

Childcare Services

• Full-time & Part-time Care
• Short-term or Long-term 
• Before & After School
• Summer Break
• Special Events
• And more!

Please note we have a three-hour minimum per shift for all nanny services.

Don’t see your childcare needs listed here? Contact us to see if we can help you.

What’s the process for finding my West Michigan Nanny?

1. Family Intake Questionnaire
We begin the process by having you complete a Family Intake Questionnaire (sent via email), which includes information about your scheduling needs, your family dynamics, your child(ren), your routine, what you are looking for in a nanny, and more. We ask that you be as detailed as possible as the information you provide is really helpful to us and finding the best fit for your family. We will follow up with you after reviewing your complete questionnaire and can answer any questions you might have. Please note we recruit specifically for your family and tailor the nanny search to your needs and preferences which can take several weeks.
2. Service Initiation
To begin the search for your West Michigan Nanny, we will collect your signatures and invoice for the Service Initiation Fee or Placement Fee, depending on which level of nanny services you choose. The fee covers 90 days of recruiting, includes the full screening of your nanny and is nonrefundable. We formally initiate your nanny search only upon receiving both payment and your signed Client Agreement.
3. The search commences!
We take care of all the legwork and details that go into finding the right match for your family. Once we narrow down our search to a few prospective matches, we begin our detailed screening and interview process. Only the most qualified candidates move forward.
4. Family Meet & Greet
West Michigan Nannies will contact you to schedule a Meet & Greet beween you and the prospective nanny candidate. Please know that by this stage, the candidate has successfully completed the interview phase with West Michigan Nannies and it is okay to treat this meeting less formally. You can utilize this time together to get to know one another, ask any questions you might have, and whether you have a connection. This serves as an insightful opportunity to see how the prospective nanny interacts with your family in your home, with your children, and with any of your pet family members. Please note that all initial Meet & Greets between family and nanny candidate will take place via video-chat, with in-person meetings to follow if both parties feel it is a good fit to move forward.
5. Follow-Up
Once you and your prospective nanny have given us the green light that you are both on board to proceed, we will work to finalize family and nanny onboarding. While optional, you are welcome to opt for a paid orientation date(s) to have your nanny come to your home and get the lay of the land prior to officially starting. Some families appreciate this orientation to give the nanny and children an opportunity to interact before jumping right in, but it is absolutely up to you and what you are comfortable with.
6. Leave the rest to us!
This is where we are able to work our magic. We take care of all new employee onboarding, payroll, taxes, and any other employment concerns. And it doesn't stop here...we stick with you and your nanny for the long run offering our support and guidance along the way. Let us know if you need anything! Congratulations on the addition of your new, qualified West Michigan Nanny! We appreciate your business.

Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to play a role in your child's care! We appreciate you and look forward to working with you!

FAQs

1How long does it take to secure a West Michigan Nanny for my family?
Please note we continue to experience an extremely flooded and very competitive childcare market. Childcare is in high demand in West Michigan and we are facing the challenges of limited applicant pools due to the shortage of nannies in our area. As a general rule of thumb, we recommend beginning the process at least eight weeks in advance when possible. This time allows us to find a candidate whose availability matches with your needs and complete all the necessary screening, reference checks, and interviews. Nannies often need to give their previous employer a standard two-week notice before starting a position with us. We can provide a more detailed time frame after reviewing your completed Intake Questionnaire. There are also seasonal factors to consider when evaluating your nanny search timeline such as the time of year, the holidays, back-to-school season, and more. We experience high new-client volume at different times of the year while also dealing with varying applicant rates. If your nanny search is not progressing along at a rate we would like or hope for, we will reconvene with you and discuss options and possible solutions to best secure the right fit for your family. We are quite selective with who we bring on board, never sending someone to your home that we wouldn’t feel comfortable having in our own and as a result, we have a well-qualified, amazing team of nannies. We always work hard to secure care in time for your anticipated start date but will never compromise the right fit for your family for the sake of a deadline or start date and can consider temporary care if needed while continuing our work to secure your permanent nanny. While 8-12 weeks' notice is ideal, the more time is truly the better! Placement times can happen quicker or require more time.
2Are some positions more challenging to fill than others?
Yes and no. Recruiting can be difficult to predict and oftentimes we can better evaluate this after your listing is active and circulating through our recruiting points for a few weeks. That said, before & after-school care, short-length shifts, and care that is irregularly scheduled or changes frequently tend to be the trickiest and most time-consuming positions to fill and may require more than one nanny to meet your needs. Nanny candidates apply to and accept a position expecting a certain number of hours and you may find that it is difficult to retain someone if they are not working the hours they signed up for and committed to for your family.
3What is your policy for back-up care?
While we strive to meet all of your childcare needs and work hard to staff appropriately during busy times of the year and cold/flu season, back-up care and last-minute care is ultimately based on nanny availability and therefore is not guaranteed. We highly recommend having multiple back-up care options in place. Submitting your care needs as soon as possible is certainly helpful as we work to schedule in advance whenever possible, oftentimes around-the-clock for last-minute care when necessary and able. As such, we kindly ask that you notify management immediately if you have requested back-up care and no longer need it. If you need guaranteed, on-call care, we can work with you on an individual basis to secure a nanny to meet your needs. For our families that DO NOT use West Michigan Nannies' services on a regular basis, we will do our best to accommodate your requests for back-up care, but you must be registered with us prior to utilizing this service for the first time. Please contact us to see if we can help!
4Why West Michigan Nannies?
We can describe all the reasons you should pick us over our wonderful, fellow childcare providers but we prefer to let you discover them for yourself. We hope that you will see, feel, and love the West Michigan Nannies Way and we would be honored to serve you. One thing about West Michigan and our community is there are some pretty exceptional people out there around us. We have crossed paths with other remarkable people in the "Childcare Field" in daycares, schools, fellow agencies, and the like, and we must say there are surely others whom are worthy of caring for your child. So many choices--what a nice "problem" to have! We would be both humbled and happy to show you why we could be the right choice for you!

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