Our candidate process.
Here is an idea of what our process looks like from a candidate's perspective from start to finish:
When you begin applying for our positions, you will be asked to upload an up-to-date childcare resume that does not feature jobs outside of the childcare sector. You will also be asked to answer some job-specific questions for each position you are applying for. Your responses and your resume are what our team reviews when deciding which candidates to move forward with, so please make sure you are proud of everything you are submitting at this initial stage.
Vetting and Second Interview
Once the above steps have been completed, we will reach out to your references and conduct an Internet screening to ensure you are representing yourself online in a manner that families will be comfortable with. You will also have a second interview with our staff to go more in-depth about the positions you are interested in, as well as your long-term goals and any other positions we believe you may be a fit for.
Once the above steps have been completed, we will begin introducing you to families whose positions you have applied for or expressed interest in. We will never share your contact information with a family without your consent! We make every effort to present you in the best possible light while maintaining an honest and authentic relationship with the families we work with.
Interviews, Trials, Agreements
After we have introduced you to families, they will coordinate an initial interview, and if it goes well, a working interview or paid trial of 1-3 days. After a successful trial, if you and the family agree that you’d like to continue working together, we will provide the family with our employment agreement template and walk through the finalized agreement with you to ensure your understanding of the position, schedule, compensation, responsibilities and benefits are in line with your understanding of the position and your goals. Once you have signed the employment agreement, you will officially be an employee of the hiring family and they will onboard you to be paid legally through a payroll service of their choosing.
Keeping in Touch
After your placement, the placement counselor who assisted with the search will stay in touch and act as a resource for any questions that come up during your training process, or at any other point in your role. We have counseled hundreds of nannies and private educators through the first few months of employment and the communication hiccups that can often occur, and are happy to speak with you at any time about any concerns or questions!