Frequently Asked Questions
for our Nannies
What are the minimum requirements to join your agency?
At least 3 years of professional childcare experience
Have a valid driver’s license and a own a reliable vehicle
Have excellent,verifiable professional references
Willing to undergo a Full Background Check & MVR Search
Child CPR & First Aid Certification or willing to become certified before beginning a new position with a family
Do I have to pay a fee to join the agency?
No, there is no fee to join nor is there a monthly charge to stay on with our agency.
Do I become an employee of VB Nanny Agency?
VB Nanny Agency is a referral agency. We help connect nannies to families looking for childcare. The state of Virginia requires all nannies and babysitters, who make more than $2,300 in a given year, to become a household employee. This means, once you are hired by a family, they will become your employer. Different employers offer different benefits. Some will provide healthcare, PTO, 401k, etc depending on the position you hold with them.
What should I expect as far as hourly pay?
Our families pay anywhere from $15-30 per hour. Your hourly pay is based on your experience and educational background. We will advise which bracket we feel you would best qualify for during your nanny interview.
What duties will I be required to preform as a nanny?
All positions are different. Some families just require you to care mainly for their little ones and ask for some light cleaning or tidying up at the end of your shift. However other families, will request more household manager type duties to be preformed. Some of which may include: cleaning, doing laundry, meal prepping, cooking, running errands, etc. Usually these families will offer more per hour if they require more in depth duties to be done.
What do you require from your nannies?
We strive to provide the best possible care to our families and that starts with you! We only want hard-working, reliable and trustworthy individuals on our team. We expect that our nannies provide our families and their little ones with respect as well as keep open lines of communication with parents. This is essential to ensure your long lasting relationship with the family. We do inform our nannies that if there is ever a time where you need advice or just to discuss a concern, please reach out to us. We are happy to to help!
What are the steps to become a nanny with your agency?
Below you will find link to complete a nanny inquiry form. Once completed, we will send over our official nanny application and work references form. Please take your time and review your application prior to submitting. Please include all relatable childcare experience. List any occasional, part time and full time positions rather they are babysitting, daycare, or nanny positions. Please also let your references know we will be reaching out to verify employment and discuss your performance.
We will review your application and reach out to schedule your interview. Please bring a notepad and write down any questions you may have. After your interview, we will reach out to your references. We must hear back from your references in order to move forward in our process. It is imperative that you do provide all up-to-date and accurate information for your references. We do not allow our candidates to move forward until we've spoken to all their work references. Candidates who move forward will be required to complete a full background check, motor vehicle search, and CPR certification course (if not already completed...proof is required). Any candidate who has a major flaw on either report will not be allowed to move forward. After completing all required documents, the candidate will finish up their on boarding and be ready to start interviewing with families.