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Nannies

A First Class Care by Mom’s Best Friend nanny will give you peace of mind. The nanny candidates presented to you by First Class Care by Mom’s Best Friend are concerned with the physical, emotional, intellectual, and recreational needs of your children.

At First Class Care by Mom’s Best Friend, we believe it’s our responsibility to know our nannies well. Through our extensive application, personal interview, background screening, reference checking and more, we truly get to know who will be caring for your children.

We strive to match experienced nannies with families who share similar parenting philosophies, care giving styles and interests. Knowing our nannies well enables us to successfully present to our clients a caregiver that meets their needs and exceeds their expectations.

To help make your Chicago area nanny search successful, prepare a list of job duties and responsibilities before starting the process. Provide this list to First Class Care by Mom’s Best Friend and when interviewing candidates. During the interview process, provide each candidate with a copy of your list and have a detailed discussion about your employment expectations. Doing so will help assure that you and your candidate have a mutual understanding of the position that you’re offering.

A nanny’s primary responsibility is to provide care for your children. If non-child care related duties like grocery shopping or preparing family meals are included in your job description, it’s important that you reiterate that the care of your child comes first and outline acceptable times when these non-child care related duties may be performed (like when the child is napping or at school).

Nannies Duties include:

  • Bathing the children
  • Meal Preparation for the children
  • Dressing
  • Taking to classes / playgroups
  • Changing Diapers
  • Cleaning the children rooms
  • Children’s laundry
  • Organizing the toys
  • Driving children to activities
  • Teaching/Entertaining children
  • Help with grocery shopping
  • Light housekeeping

First Class Care by Mom’s Best Friend offers:

  • Full Time Live in Nannies (30+ hours/week)
  • Full Time Live out Nannies (30+ hours/week)
  • Part Time Live out Nannies (20-29 hours/week)
  • Temporary Nannies

First Class Care by Mom’s Best Friend nannies normally receive between $15-$25 an hour depending on schedule, experience, education, number of children and other benefits.

First Class Care by Mom’s Best Friend gives all nannies a Basic Skills Test that was developed to assess a nanny’s basic child care knowledge. The test is a 30 question, multiple choice exam. The exam addresses Health, Safety, Nutrition, Professionalism, SIDS and Child Development. The minimum passing score is 70%.

Having a written work agreement can help assure that both the nanny and the family have a clear understanding of roles, responsibilities and expectations. First Class Care by Mom’s Best Friend provides families with a sample agreement which should be completed with your new nanny prior to your nanny’s first day of employment.

Open and honest communication is the key to developing and maintaining a lasting nanny/family relationship. First Class Care by Mom’s Best Friend encourages families and nannies to meet regularly to discuss how the job is going and to share praise, issues or concerns.

Full-time and Part-Time Placement Fee
The placement fee for a Full-time or Part-time Nanny is 10% of the nanny’s first year’s gross compensation package. The minimum placement fee is $1500. We offer a 6 month replacement guarantee and for the first 30 days, you can choose either a replacement nanny or a refund (less 25% of gross wages paid).

Live-in Placement Fee
The placement fee for a Live-In Nanny is 12% of the nanny’s first year’s gross compensation package. The minimum placement fee is $1500. We offer a 6 month replacement guarantee and for the first 30 days, you can choose either a replacement nanny or a refund (less 25% of gross wages paid).

Short-term Placement Fee
The placement fee for a short-term nanny (defined as an individual hired to work for less than 10 months) Full-time or Part-time is 15% of the nanny’s first years gross wages. The minimum placement fee for a short-term nanny employed 5-10 days is $300, the minimum placement fee for more than 10 days is $500.

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A licensed counselor will contact you within 24-hours or call us at 847.733.2700.

The Family Service Agreement must be signed before interviewing can begin.