If you are the best, then be represented by the best.
When you look for a childcare position, it is important that the agency you work with is thorough and ethical. Only then do you know that their status as an APNA agency is well deserved. You want parents to know that you were able to pass through such a complete screening process – it will enhance your status and professionalism. Going though an APNA agency will save you time. APNA agencies screen families and understand their individual needs and concerns. They will not have you interview with families who they know are not willing or able to pay your desired salary, whose schedule is not in concert with yours, whose children are ages that you really do not want to work with. Agencies make it easy for nannies. You tell them what you want and they find you a qualified client. The match may take a while, but usually the matches are more solid and last longer if the agency has followed the standards of professional practice and code of ethics, with the family and with you. So call an APNA agency in your community . If you are the best, then be represented by the best.
Less Work For You: The best agencies in the country are APNA agencies. And the best agencies do much of the work in your job search for you. When looking for a childcare position, the marketplace can be overwhelming. Working with a thorough and ethical agency gives you access to some of the best families to work for and streamlined processes to find them.
Superior Screening, Vetting, Matching: APNA agencies not only take the time to screen nannies but also to screen families in order to understand everyone’s needs, wants, and concerns. APNA Agency staff build relationships with both candidates and clients to ensure that before an interview is set-up, only the best possible matches are introduced. This dual process saves a nanny time and energy.
Access: APNA Agencies often have the best jobs with the families that are ready, educated and able to meet your employment requirements. When families working with APNA agencies hire you, they are invested in the hire. While the search costs you nothing, the families are paying to find a quality nanny like you.
Elevated Professional Status: Being referred by an APNA agency elevates your status and professionalism. You gain immediate credibility by virtue of the agency’s reputation for thorough screening and vetting.
Advocacy: When you work with an APNA Premier Nanny Agency Member you are represented, not just registered. APNA agencies take time to get to know you, your strengths, and your preferences. They also take time to educate their client families about current salary rates, tax obligations, and industry benefits. These families, in turn, are more informed about nanny expectations and make for better household employers.
Ongoing Support: From the minute you begin your job search to the end of your job search and throughout your career, counselors provide you with valuable feedback from lessons learned. APNA agencies can assist with interview prep, resume help, career advice and continued training opportunities throughout your placement. The APNA agency goal is the same as yours and the same as the clients–a long-term perfect fit! Being represented by an APNA agency can be invaluable in your professional nanny career.
Direct contact with the family who is hiring
Placement Counselors and Recruiting Counselors build relationships with both candidates and clients to ensure that before an interview is set-up, only the best possible matches are introduced.
Counselors know the expectations and qualifications of the job description
Because of the intimate conversations and relationships with the hiring families, counselors introduce you to families whose expectations, qualifications and personality traits you fit. You’re already ahead of the candidate next to you who is not using an APNA Premier Nanny Agency Member. You’re represented, not just registered.
Provide career and on-the-job advice
Counselors know the ins and outs of the job you do. From the minute you begin your job search to the end of your job search and throughout your career, counselors provide you with valuable feedback from lessons learned.
The goal is the same as yours and the same as the clients. A long-term perfect fit is best for all parties involved in the job search process. Counselors should never direct you toward a job that is better suited for someone else no matter how long it takes to find the right match.
Counselors realize each interview is different and each job you seek has its own special needs and circumstances. With that, counselors coach you on the proper tools for each of your interviews.
Whether you’ve never had a resume before or require updating from your last position, counselors can assist nannies in creating a resume that highlights your career and make you stand out with families. A resume should provide all the necessary information required by the families you’re interviewing with.