For a family looking to solve their childcare dilemma or for a nanny trying to find their next position it can certainly be a time consuming, daunting and challenging time. But how do you approach your search; is it best to try on your own, utilising the internet or family and friends as contacts. Or do you find your next family or nanny with the help of a registered nanny agency?
Well you might be surprised that we believe both approaches have their merits. However, you have to bear in mind that any independent search can come with risks and will certainly never be the safest way to seek your next job or hire childcare for your children.
So what benefits does a registered childcare agency offer?
An established, reputable and registered agency works with both families and child carers looking for their next role. They spend the time to get to know each party so they can make an informed fit for both.
Families can be reassured that the childcare professional they are interviewing has already been interviewed by the agency and all appropriate security checks, references, work experience, qualifications have been completed before you meet anyone.
Of course the candidates you meet will meet your needs and requirements as the agency has spent time getting to know what you truly want. You will have the peace of mind of knowing that you are not going through one of the most important decisions you can make alone: who takes care of your children. Your professionally trained contact at the agency will be there from the beginning of the process to the end and importantly after the placement is made. Employing any member of staff in your home nowadays is certainly a responsibility and the process can be extremely time consuming, the agency will walk you through your responsibilities and will always be on hand to offer expert advice.
For childcare professionals there is the assurance that the agency has taken the time to get to know all parties and that the families they will meet are serious and aren’t timewasters. You will only be offered live placements that work for you and match your experience and qualifications.
You can save time by having all your details vetted and verified only once and then you will be supported through the whole process by a dedicated team of professionals, even after the placement has commenced. Of course one of the key benefits is you can search through the fantastic opportunities that the agency has on offer at the press of a button online. Using an agency offers so many benefits, however the most important has to be peace of mind.