May 11th, 2012

Client and Nanny Loyalty

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I have had this overwhelming feeling of  gratefulness lately.  It seems all the things in life that I may have taken for granted seem to stare me right in the face.  It is an embarrassing  feeling to admit that I did not notice them before, but such a great feeling to know that all is noticed now.

We are coming up on our 11th year in business and have noticed over the last 3-4 years how many loyal families and nannies we have.  We have nannies that solely use our company and clients that return to us EVERY time they need a nanny again.  I am so grateful to both of you!
When the economy started to tank 3-4 years ago; it was my loyal clients that kept us alive and well.  We never hit bottom and that was solely because our clients were loyal – THANK YOU!

I am trying to do some new things for A+ Nannies and not because we are trying to grow (although growth is great), but because we want to give you more of a reason to stay loyal!

Thanks to all of you who have stayed with us over the years (you all know who you are)!  Thanks to the families AND the nannies!  Our repeat nannies are the most sought after nannies – clients like to know we have worked with the same person before; so thanks to you too!  Without you – there would be no us!  We recognize this and are so appreciative to you!

As always our door is always open for suggestions!  We love to hear from you – we firmly feel the collective mind is better than one!


April 10th, 2012

Why a “brick and mortor” nanny agency

I have heard from several people lately that the online agencies are “cheap”. Even though I would like to tell everyone “you get what you pay for”, that does not always seem to satisfy the client.

I think knowledge is power and the knowledge to know the difference between what WE do compared to what THEY do is the key to satisfying the client.

Let me start off by telling you what we are NOT:

  • we are not an internet company
  • we do not let the computer pick your potential candidates
  • we do not give your info to any candidate unless YOU tell us to do so
  • we do not skimp on background checks

Here is what we do:

We do the most up to date background checks; including

  • Count Criminal Checks (which are the most up to date check you can run). We complete these on every county the candidate has lived in the last 6 months + any county that she lived in that is not included on the National Criminal Check (currently only checks 38 states).
  • National Criminal Check (checks 38 states for criminal history and often even pull up old speeding / traffic tickets)
  • Past Address History – to find out where the candidate has lived to ensure we check each county specific if not included on the National check.
  • Driving History
  • Social Security Verification – we want to make sure they are legal to work in the US and have a valid social security number.
  • Sex Offender’s Registry
  • Drug Testing

On top of doing all of the best background checks possible – we provide customer service. We are not a call center or a database driven site, and we screen EVERY nanny for EVERY job.

Many clients do not understand the full value of using a service such as this. We manage everything to do with hiring a nanny for you! This means we set interviews up, check references, do the background checks, call you (and your nanny) several times throughout the year to check in, but most of all we are here to help you every day while you have one of our nannies in your home.

We want to be your life long partner in hiring people to care for your children!

So, when you are comparing a company that charges you $59/month – keep in mind you are just paying for a database and a VERY inexpensive background check. Check that out FIRST! When you pay us to work for you – we do JUST that; we work for you and along with you, every step of the way for the life of your nanny!


February 26th, 2012

Welcome to A+ Nannies New Blog

We have just launched a brand new Blog covering topics on children and their nannies. Please check back regularly for new topics!  This is a new venture for us so if you have any ideas, please share!