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Nooks and Nannies is a small, local licensed recruitment agency. Our absolute priority is the safety and happiness of children and families. We recruit locally for live out positions and connect our clients with outstanding, qualified and dedicated child care professionals.  Find out more here.

Nooks & Nannies

who we are

Nooks & Nannies is Jayne & Dawn. We simply want to provide you and your family with the best in child care

 

 

Nooks & Nannies is a local agency that provides live out, full time and part time placement services to families in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.

We personally interview and screen all of our highly qualified staff. We recruit locally and take the time to hire only exceptional individuals who are experienced in child care, or who have Early Childhood Education diplomas. People who exemplify the core values of our agency, those who are passionate about children and families, are relationship-oriented, have practical life skills, are versatile, flexible, dynamic and who above all have the ability to integrate these values into their daily actions. All applicants are live out, and have a current criminal record check, references (who we personally contact), St. John's Ambulance or Canadian Red Cross approved CPR and first aid for children, Food Safe certification, a driver's abstract and proof of legal entitlement to work in Canada.

 

Client Reviews

S.Strobel.

Jayne is an absolute professional at what she does. Jayne took the time to chat and get to know our family and really listen to what type of nanny would suit our needs. No lengthy application forms or impersonal questionaires. Just real listening. Jayne's interview skills are top notch and the detailed interview notes we received made it so easy for us to determine if a nanny woukd be a good fit for us or not. I had worked with other agencies for months without finding the right fit. The first nanny Jayne sent our way was our perfect fit and we hired her within 2 weeks of our first contact with Nooks and Nannies. Worth every penny and we are thrilled!

R. Sparks.

I would recommend Nooks and Nannies to any parent who is in need of a great nanny. Jayne does a phenomenal job finding the perfect fit for your family. We had very specific needs and Jayne did a great job finding someone who fulfilled all of them, including being professional, trustworthy and within our budget. We were well taken care of by Jayne. There are a lot of other nanny agencies out there, some have high costs, random fees or just plain feel like they don't care about you. Nooks and Nannies are the exact opposite of all those other places. You simply cannot go wrong with them.

Nanny Reviews.

Maggie T.

Nooks and Nannies really cares about matching professional nannies with the right family. I have been working with a family for almost a year now. Without a doubt, all of our lives have changed for the better. I do meaningful work for employers who appreciate me and compensate me well. They have peace of mind knowing that their children are receiving the best love and care. I cannot thank Jayne enough for this opportunity!

S. Smith.

Jayne was very warm, welcoming and professional. I had been looking for work in a new city and was a little overwhelmed with it all. Jayne paired me with a family that perfectly matched my child care education and experience with their child care needs. I recommend Nooks and Nannies to anyone looking for employment or looking for a qualified nanny. Jayne has a thorough screening process and an in depth interview.

J. Taleb.

I found Jayne to be extremely friendly. She asked me many relevant questions that no nanny agency has ever asked me before. Nooks and Nannies really focuses on making the best pairing for the nanny and the family and this is shown by how much detail they put into interviews. They matched me with a fantastic family right away. I absolutely recommend them.

 

 

how it works

Nooks & Nannies Recruitment, Placement, Payroll And Support Services

 

COST/SALARY

It takes from 2 - 8 weeks for us to recruit and place a full time or part time nanny. Salaries range from $18.00 to $25.00 per hour. Before we start the recruitment process, we will discuss a rate that fits your budget.

There are 2 fees to be paid to our agency:

1. To start the process we charge a non refundable registration fee of $250.00 plus GST.

2. We charge a one time recruitment fee only after a sucessful placement has been made. The cost is 10% of the employees gross annual salary + GST.

3. If within the first month of employment the staff person resigns, or if you terminate the position, Nooks & Nannies will connect you with another applicant as soon as possible or provide a refund of 100% of the placement fee. 

 

Payroll is not included, but we can refer you to an excellent service if required.

 

SELF SERVICE

If you have recruited a nanny/ housekeeper independently, the following services that we offer may be helpful and reassuring. You are welcome to use some or all of the following:

 

1. Using our standard 21 questions, we will call the candidates references and provide you with a report for each one. The cost is $50.00 per reference check.

2. Criminal record check. The cost is $60.00.

 

To support you in your independent nanny search, Nooks and Nannies is pleased to offer the following documents:
 

NANNY CONTRACTS AND INTERVIEW QUESTIONS


Nanny Interview Questions ($ 50.00 + GST)

Nanny Reference Check Questions ($ 50.00 + GST)

Nanny Contract  ($ 50.00 + GST)


Send us an email  jayne@nooksandnannies.com or call in your request ( 604 719 6700)

 

 

THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS

  1. We really want to get to know you and to be able to connect you with the absolute best nanny. Someone who is experienced, dedicated and who you can trust. We connect our clients with candidates who can make a long term commitment to a family and who shares similar values and parenting philosophies.To start this process, please call us at 604 719 6700, so that we can discuss your needs in detail.
  2. The next step that we take is to carefully review the information that you have shared with us, and then we recruit a  nanny for your family.
  3.  We share everything with our families, including our interview notes and reference check notes. We will send a copy of the nannies profile/application and any supporting documents and help to arrange an interview between yourself and the nanny.
  4. We understand that hiring a nanny is a big decision. After you have interviewed a nanny, and feel that you have met the ideal candidate, prior to making an offer of employment, you may wish to arrange to have a few paid training days with them. 
  5. If after the training days, you wish to make an offer of employment, Nooks and Nannies will provide you with an employment contract template. It is at this time that we will send you an invoice for our recruitment fee. 
  6. It will be your responsibility as the employer to abide by the Employment Standards laws of British Columbia and to be in compliance with current Canada Revenue Agency tax laws, and to have WorkSafe BC coverage. Our agency can refer you to an excellent accountant who provides and excellent and fully comprehensive payroll service to many of our clients.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

values

Nooks & Nannies is a values-driven agency. By this we mean that we have a set of core values:

  1. Trust & Integrity
  2. Innovation & Inspiration
  3. Great Customer Experience
  4. Passion, Growth & Learning

It is from these core values that we define who we are as an organization, what we stand for and what guides us in our decision-making process and business strategy.

At Nooks & Nannies we recruit staff who are qualified, experienced and passionate about their work with children and families. 

housekeeper placement service

Are you looking for an experienced housekeeper?

To start the process, call our office (604) 719 6700, and tell us what you need.

Cost

The registration fee is $250.00 plus GST. The salary is $18.00 - $30.00 per hour.

Upon an accepted offer of employment, Nooks & Nannies will provide you with a contract that clearly outlines your needs and the duties to be performed. After all contracts have been signed we will send you an invoice for the placement fee. The amount is 10% of the employees gross annual salary plus GST. 

Guarantees

If within the first month of employment the staff person resigns, or if you terminate the position, Nooks & Nannies will connect you with another applicant as soon as possible or provide a refund of 100% of the placement fee. 

 

Employer Responsibility

It will be your responsibility as the employer to abide by the Employment Standards laws of British Columbia and to be in compliance with current Canada Revenue Agency tax laws, and to have WorkSafe BC coverage. 

 

support for seniors

Nooks & Nannies also provides non-medical home support and
companionship services.

To start the process, call our office (604) 719 6700, and tell us what you need. Then we will coordinate interviews between you and the qualified candidates of your choice.

Cost

The registration fee is $ 250.00 plus GST. Salary is $18.00 - $ 25.00 per hour.

Upon an accepted offer of employment, Nooks & Nannies will provide you with a contract that clearly outlines your needs and the duties to be performed. After all contracts have been signed we will send you an invoice for the placement fee. This is 10% of the employees gross annual salary plus GST. 

Guarantees

If within the first month of employment the staff person resigns, or if you terminate the position, Nooks & Nannies will connect you with another applicant as soon as possible or provide a refund of 100% of the placement fee. 

 

Employer Responsibility

It will be your responsibility as the employer to abide by the Employment Standards laws of British Columbia and to be in compliance with current Canada Revenue Agency tax laws, and to have WorkSafe BC coverage. 

staff

We are always recruiting and we'd love to hear from you.

At Nooks and Nannies, we recruit professional Nannies, Housekeepers and Family Assistants.

We hire exceptional child care professionals who are trusted, skilled and nurturing. We are seeking those individuals who can demonsrate to us a true passion and sincere commitment to working with children and families. Our Nannies are knowledgable, and in their child care practice they are mindful and foster empathy, respect, responsibility and compassion in each individual child.

We require Nannies to have their E.C.E diplomas and/ or several years of recent child care experience. Many of our clients require Nannies who have experience working with infants and newborns.

We truely value our clients, they are excellent employers and equally, we are committed to providing the very best service to each staff member. We want you to feel valued. All families are required to register with WorkSafe B.C and C.R.A. Salaries range from $18.00 to $30.00 per hour.

If you are qualified, experienced and passionate about working with children and families, Nooks & Nannies would love to hear from you.

The first step in the hiring process is to send your cover letter and resume to jayne@nooksandnannies.com.

 

 

how to contact us

Nooks & Nannies
PO Box 21731 RPO Little Italy
Vancouver BC V5L 5G3

email: dawn@nooksandnannies.com
jayne@nooksandnannies.com

phone: (604) 719 6700