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Getting Started: The Process and Pricing

Nanny Qualifications
Prices and Duties of a Nanny
Interviewing Potential Nannies
Extending an Offer
Employment Agreement

Online Applications:

The $175 application fee will be requested at the consultation
once your application has been accepted.

• Family Application: Online Form
• Family Agreement: Download PDF
• Babysitting application: Online Form

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print the PDF applications and forms. If you do not have Reader, you may download it here for free.

Nanny Qualifications:
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All potential nanny candidates must have the following training or certifications:

  • 20 years of age and older
  • Minimum Education: High School Diploma/G.E.D
  • Phone interview with agency
  • Interview one on one with agency
  • 5 reference verification with agency
  • Reliable transportation
  • Proof of transportation insurance
  • Legal citizenship status
  • Proof of Social Security Number
  • Infant/Child CPR and First Aid Training/Certification (willing to take course within 45 days)
  • Willing to keep a daily log

After the Nanny has accepted the position, the candidate will be screened for the following:

  • National, state and county screening (Felony and Misdeameanor)
  • Driving Record
  • Sexual misconduct record
  • Social Security Verification
TRIO offers more intense screening for an additional fee. Some examples our investigative agency offers are drug testing, verification of education, handwriting analysis and credit reports.

Prices and Duties of a Nanny:
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Hourly wages for Nannies in the Triangle area usually range from $11-20 dollars an hour. (An example: nanny who works a 40/hour work week making $13/hour would gross $520). This salary depends on several factors including the nannies education, experience, how many children the nanny has cared for, hours of the position and the location of the job. This price range is for live out, full or part time nannies.

Summer nannies typically work from the end of May or the beginning of June to mid to late August. If you are interested in hiring a full/ part time nanny, you may contact TRIO as early as February. Many college age individuals are interested in childcare and enjoy playing, teaching and nurturing children over summer break. Hourly wages for summer nannies range from $8-13/hr.

Good things take time, and placing a nanny is no exception! While most placements are completed in 4-6 weeks, this timeframe can be shorter or longer depending on the family's requirements and the pool of candidates. If this time does not work for you, TRIO may not be the agency to assist you in finding a quality nanny. Time is essential in seeking a good match.

Interviewing Potential Nannies:
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During the consultation, TRIO will provide a list of potential candidates for you to interview. In the event that TRIO identifies a strong candidate for your family we will notify you immediately. Upon identifying candidates that meet your requirements, TRIO will arrange and confirm the interview dates and times for you. We will make every attempt to update you with new candidates after their in-person interview and reference checks.

In an effort to honor client-firm confidentiality, TRIO requests that you do not share names or any information about TRIO-recruited nannies with others. We keep all of our nannies' information confidential as this helps leverage better career opportunities for them!

After a candidate visits your home we request that you contact TRIO to update us on your interview process. Please note that until any proposal is "on the table", candidates may be conducting other interviews. Once you have expressed preference for a particular candidate, TRIO will then schedule a second meeting. The second interview is an excellent chance for interaction between your children and the prospective nanny in order to further ensure a good match. If you are certain of a nanny candidate and are ready to offer the position, call TRIO at your earliest convenience.

Extending the Offer:
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Upon selecting a nanny, TRIO will contact the candidate to negotiate the agreement. Until the offer is accepted by the candidate, we respectfully request that all communication regarding terms and conditions of the agreement be conducted by TRIO. Once the candidate has accepted an offer, we recommend a quick "welcome" call from the family to the nanny to makes things official. After the nanny accepts the job offer, TRIO will then conduct the final background check. Once the screening is complete, both parties will be notified of the outcome.

Employment Agreement:
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After the nanny has accepted the offer, please review the "Employment Agreement" making sure all the information is exactly what you and the nanny have agreed upon. TRIO will be happy to help you tailor the contract accordingly. If you need an electronic copy sent to you, please let us know and we will email the document.