Portland Nannies


Welcome to

Portland Nannies

 

Our commitment to every family is to find professional and committed individuals to care for your children. We never lose sight that our business is based on children's emotional and physical well-being. We have developed a very effective procedure to help assure you that the nannies we place in your home will be loving, nurturing, encouraging and responsible caregivers.

Portland Nannies is uniquely qualified to match top-notch nannies with Maine families.  We take pride in our connections with both families and nannies on a personal level in order to facilitate a successful and lasting match.

Upon receipt of your family application, we will contact you so that we can fully understand the dynamics of your family and your precise childcare needs. We will then begin the work necessary towards making the best possible placement for your family’s unique requirements. Completed files of nanny applicants will be sent to you immediately for your review. We will continue to forward nannies to you until a mutual agreement is made between you and the nanny you select.

How Much Does a Nanny Cost?
What About Benefits?

  • Live-Out nanny salaries range from $14.00 up to $22.00 per hour, depending on the nanny's experience and education as well as her responsibilities at your position.
  • Live-In nanny salaries range from $425.00 and up and include room and board.
  • Professionals at Portland Nannies, Inc. are available to help you decide upon the right salary range for your job and the type of candidate you are looking for.
  • Nannies are given at least six paid major holidays and two weeks of paid vacation per year. Vacations are decided upon by mutual agreement of the timing.
  • Having the nanny travel with you is looked upon as an added benefit to the nanny.
  • Portland Nannies, Inc. recommends periodic salary and performance reviews.  We provide the families with review forms at the six-month and twelve-month periods.
  • Taxes should be paid to the government. We provide information on taxes and companies that offer payroll services.
  • Full-time nannies sometimes request health insurance. We recommend that employers consider sharing some or all of the expense of insurance. Nannies will have the rates available for you at the time of her their interview. We also have information in our office on low-cost health insurance.
  • Other benefits that can be worked into a contract can include paid sick days, health club memberships, tuition reimbursement, and travel time reimbursement.

What Can You Expect of Your Nanny?

The nanny’s first priority is the care and well-being of the children.  Most nannies are open to light housekeeping and running family errands.  Light housekeeping as defined by Portland Nannies, Inc. generally consists of those tasks revolving around the care of the children. We find that the needs of the children are best met when the housekeeping responsibilities are clearly less important than child care responsibilities.

All of our nannies get two consecutive days off per week with weekends usually being the preferred days.  You can request that your nanny agree to babysit one evening a week as part of their basic responsibilities and hours.   When a nanny is asked to work more hours than outlined in her contract, you should pay her time and a half.

All our nannies are willing to transport children in their car, but do need to be reimbursed for mileage.

Our Fees, Guarantee, and Trial Period

Portland Nannies, Inc. charges a one time, non-refundable registration fee of $200.00 to be sent in with the completed application. If a nanny is not found through Portland Nannies, Inc. then a family will not have to pay any additional fees.

A part-time nanny placement (up to 29 hours weekly) is $1000.00 and a full-time nanny placement is $1400.00. The placement fee is due once the nanny accepts the family's offer.

Portland Nannies offers a one year guarantee for part and full-time nanny placements.  If the placement is terminated and the nanny leaves for any reason during the first two months, Portland Nannies, Inc. will proceed with its best efforts to find a suitable replacement without additional agency cost to the employer. It is the responsibility of the employer to notify us as soon as they know that they will be needing a replacement nanny.

If during the third through twelfth month the placement is terminated, Portland Nannies, Inc. will charge you a pro rated fee for the replacement nanny. The fee schedule is outlined on the back of the agreement.

Portland Nannies, Inc. does not refund any money paid to us.