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Getting a Fuller Picture: Drug Testing Prospective Caregivers



Getting a Fuller Picture: Drug Testing Prospective CaregiversEllie Martin, PFC Information Services, Inc.  In recent months, PFC has seen an uptick in requests from parents seeking drug tests on their nanny candidates. Drug-testing is another facet of a pre-employment background check that can give parents of young children, children of elderly parents, or anyone seeking […]

Top Tips For an Effective Website



Top Tips For an Effective Website By, Steve Lampert Founder CareMatchPro.com What does an “effective website” mean? To evaluate ask yourself: Is your website reflecting the high quality image you’ve worked at for years. Is it the best in your market? Can your users access it on phones, Ipads and laptops Is it bringing you […]

Be Represented, Not Just Registered



Be Represented, Not Just Registered  For over 30 years Town + Country has prided ourselves on our relationships with both candidates and clients.  We recognize that now, more than ever, there are multiple resources that a candidate can use to find their next job.  Online listing services are especially popular because of their ease of […]

Traveling With Your Nanny



Traveling With Your Nanny: How to Compensate Your Nanny on a Family Vacation Traveling with small children can be a challenge for any parent, whether it’s trying to keep the kids from getting restless and bored during a long car ride, struggling to maintain control and safety in busy airports, or being able to enjoy some […]

APNA Honors Celebrates A Nanny for U



APNA Honors Celebrates A Nanny for U: 2014 Community Service Honoree A Nanny for U, one of Washington’s largest and most reputable placement agencies, is deeply rooted in their community. They are an agency that believes in building relationships and giving back to others. As a staff, they are constantly seeking ways to get more involved in […]

Nanny Background Screening is more than a Nanny Background Check



The nanny industry – nannies, nanny referral professionals, nanny background screeners and educators – share an overwhelming concern for the wellbeing of the children being cared for by a nanny in their home. We are all child care professionals. Sadly, there is yet another story making the news rounds about a nanny hired from an online […]

Using a Nanny Agency Provides Better Peace of Mind to Parents



Another news story hit this week that reported a “nanny” hired from care.com was discovered to be drunk, passed out on the job, then in a car accident after leaving the home.  A terrible situation for the mother coming home to a neglected child and a drunk, passed out adult. The article referred to the adult as […]

Agency of the Year – 2013 directions

This year’s theme is “One-of-a-Kind”. What unique qualities do you bring to the industry, your clients, and your city? What makes you stand out among your peers and your competition? All agency nominees must follow these guidelines to be considered. Entries must be focused on the theme and be able to describe what the agency […]

What Agencies Want (May 2013 newsletter)

AGENCY MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE: WHAT AGENCIES WANT.    Thank you to APNA member contributors: Denise Collins, Jens Hillen, and Kathy Dupuy Here is what busy, veteran agency owners say they want in an Agency Management Software Program.  Next month we will share what is available  for our industry in regard to Software Packages. Screening: Powerful database to […]

CARE MATCH PRO (Agency Management Software)

CareMatchPro was designed from the ground up using the latest in technology, usability, and internet- based features to help nanny agencies grow, prosper, and run efficiently.  Most importantly, we have been helped from the beginning by some very fine agencies that gave freely of their time to make this software, the software the industry has […]

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