Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Southern Nannies Plus Makes Finding a Nanny a Little Easier

by Rachel Jenkins, Guest Blogger

Southern Nannies Plus Inc. has been serving Birmingham, Alabama and the surrounding areas for the past 13 years. We are happy to expand services to Huntsville, Alabama, and hope to offer this community a positive experience for seeking in-home help. Whether you need a nanny or you just need errand services, the marriage of Southern Nannies and Errands by the Hour offers Huntsville a  great advantage.  We strive to go above and beyond the expectations of our clients. We think of everything you would think you need…and more. 

Southern Nannies Plus Inc. is a childcare screening and referral agency. We prescreen and qualify nannies for potential clients as well as act as the mediator to ensure that both the nanny and family are happy. We also offer screening of other domestic help such as household managers and personal assistants.

Errands by the Hour was created because there was a demand for domestic services without having to hire someone full or part time.  A client might need a onetime errand, or they may use our services weekly.  We offer the basic services such as grocery shopping, pet to the vet, car to be detailed, laundry services, ironing and more. We also have the “Name your need” service where even if we don’t have it listed we will try our best to accommodate our clients.

How are the nannies and or other domestics screened?

Our top priority is providing the best care for your children. We believe our hands-on application of these services creates the best relationships between nanny, client and agency.

Southern Nannies extensively screens each applicant. We have an intensive ten point system to ensure the candidates we refer are of the highest standard.   Any nanny referred by our agency has submitted to the following checks:

  • CPR Certification 
  • Negative Tuberculosis (TB) skin test Driver’s License validity and driving history 
  • Minimum of six references (child care and non-child care character related) 
  • State & National background check administered by a licensed private investigator 
  • Physician’s statement of good health 
  • Identification search 
  • Must pass a child care assessment test when caring for children under the age of five 
  • Minimum age requirement of twenty one.   Note: When caring for newborns I prefer to refer a seasoned nanny, someone who is 25 or older. 
  • Candidates must have their own vehicle suitable for use with the children if no car is provided by family. 
  • Non-smoker

Note: Drug screening is possible for an extra fee and can be done throughout the employment process.

This is part 2 of a 2 part blog. To find out if a nanny is right for your family, see Part 1 here.

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