Frequently Asked Questions
What is the placement fee?
The placement fee is $1500 for a permanent nanny. The fee for a temporary (4 months or shorter) nanny is $700.
For placements less than 30 days, please contact us to discuss fees.
Is there a charge to set up the initial meeting between the family and your agency?
Phone consultations are free of charge. In-person meetings can also be scheduled but do require the $300 administrative deposit/retainer at the time of the meeting. This deposit will be used toward the final placement fee.
What is the typical nanny salary?
Nannies in Central Ohio typically earn between $14-$17 per hour, depending on experience. Additional costs for full-time nannies may include payroll tax expenses, paid vacation and holidays, and a health insurance stipend.
How long does the process usually take?
The search process takes an average of 4-5 weeks.
What is your replacement policy?
If a new nanny must be assigned in the first three months of a placement, the Columbus Nanny Agency will work expeditiously to assist you in finding a new nanny at no additional cost.
If a new nanny must be assigned during the second three months of a placement, we will place a new nanny with your family and apply 75% of your original placement fee to the new placement.
If a new nanny must be assigned between the sixth and twelfth of an employment contract, the Columbus Nanny Agency will place a new nanny with your family and apply 50% of your original placement fee to the new placement.
How long of a commitment do your nannies typically make?
We ask each of our nannies to make a minimum one year commitment. However, most of our nannies stay with families for 3+ years.
How do you recruit your nannies?
Our agency is both selective and cautious in its recruiting methods. Our goal is to find highly qualified and committed child care professionals. Therefore, we do not place ads in newspapers and mainly rely on word-of-mouth referrals from nannies and families with whom we have worked. We have also built professional relationships with several colleges and universities throughout Central Ohio and work directly with their career and student employment centers.
How do you screen your nannies?
Once a successful interview has been conducted and references have been contacted, all nanny candidates undergo thorough background investigations. Candidates are fingerprinted and undergo a full criminal background check, social security number verification, and drug testing. The Columbus Nanny Agency also conducts a complete driving record check. Nannies are required to have a clean driving record and a safe, reliable source of transportation. Nannies are also required to be current on basic immunizations and certified in Infant/Child CPR. Families may request a credit history report for an additional fee.
What kind of assistance do you offer in regard to taxes?
The Columbus Nanny Agency has a partnership with Home Work Solutions, Inc. Clients and potential clients of The Columbus Nanny Agency may call Homework Solutions’ toll free number, 1-800-626-4829, for free consultation at any point during the search process. Once a nanny has been identified, Home Work Solutions offers its Expert Set-up Program at no charge to our clients. For more information about these services, please see the Payroll section of this website.