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Benefits of Working with West Michigan Nannies
Busting Common Misconceptions about Working with a Nanny Agency
Myth: Nanny agencies take some of the nanny’s wage.Truth: West Michigan Nannies negotiates a fair compensation package for every nanny with the current, local market taken into account as well as other factors such as nanny’s experience, qualifications, and job responsibilities. Nannies are paid hourly and are entitled to overtime pay. A nanny’s wage does not change based on what other services are provided to the family by West Michigan Nannies and we also negotiate nanny raises (100% of which goes directly to nanny) when appropriate. That said, there are many legalities and liabilities associated with employing a nanny in accordance with labor laws, which is part of the cost due to families when they utilize our services.
Myth: Nanny agencies work for families, not nanniesTruth: West Michigan Nannies takes pride in building lasting relationships with our families and nannies. Not only does a placement have to be a good fit for the family, but it must equally be a good fit for the nanny, or it simply will not work. We strongly believe it is the combination and contributions of all of us that allows us to uphold an excellence of care in our community.
Myth: Nanny agencies micromanage my work as a nanny.Truth: While it is true that West Michigan Nannies works closely with our families and nannies in the beginning of the process through the recruiting, interviewing, and screening phases, we work so hard to make successful placements so that it is a good match for everyone. We are naturally more involved at the start because we are scheduling interviews with prospective nanny candidates, facilitating Meet & Greets, completing necessary background checks and screenings, and other HR-related tasks. However, we find that our interactions organically lessen over time as nannies and families get to know one another and settle into their routine together. That said, we are still very much involved behind the scenes as we maintain our daily and weekly responsibilities such billing, payroll, administrative and HR tasks, and maintaining all other employer-related responsibilities as required by law. West Michigan Nannies does not micromanage the day-to-day, but rather serves as a support system to lend our guidance and expertise as needed along the way. Our role is to support your success, not micromanage it.
Working for West Michigan Nannies has been a great experience for me! I'm not your typical college student nanny, I'm more like a grandma nanny. I bring years of experience with me...I have raised my children and now feel that I can share my parenting skills with my families. I have met so many nice people. I just love my little kiddos! Working for Karen and Kim has been great as well! They are very passionate about their business and the families that they provide nannies for. I am very fortunate to work for them and provide nanny services to the families of West Michigan.
Being a nanny is one of the most special kinds of work there is - I believe that wholeheartedly. Especially when the nanny-family relationship feels like a match made in heaven. I love getting to know the kiddos and parents as a whole unit; finding clever ways to help their lives run more smoothly and joyfully. I get the opportunity to share my love and warmth, while also creating more space for quality family time. The personalized care I get to offer my family brings me a lot of fulfilment at the end of each day - sweet hugs and hand-drawn pictures from the littles help too!
As someone who has served as a nanny for many years, words cannot express how much gratitude I have for West Michigan Nannies and their matchmaking magic. Not only did WMN help me find my perfect fit, Karen is an absolute dream to work with: everything from new-hire paperwork to helping me connect with my amazing family was easy. I have felt nothing but appreciation and kindness from both WMN and my family. The work I do is sweet. Honestly, it’s hard to even call it work, because of how much joy it brings me. If you are someone with lots of love and creativity to share, I highly recommend linking up with West Michigan Nannies to find your magical match.
- I have been working with West Michigan Nannies (WMN) for a little over a year now. This is truly one of the best companies I have worked for. We have been living through a pretty crazy time right now with Covid-19 and this company has been nothing but understanding. I love working for them for many reasons but I am especially grateful for the way they handle our paychecks. We are in charge of sending our weekly hours in and after that, they take care of the paychecks and the taxes that need to be taken out. This has saved me a lot of stress but also helps out the family I work for as well. This is the first nanny company I have worked for and I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else! I highly recommend working with WMN whether you're a nanny looking for a job or a family looking for a nanny!
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