What kind of sitters do you provide?
Our nannies are college educated (or pursuing advanced degrees), CPR certified, experienced childcare providers that come highly recommended. We find our nannies in a variety of ways but ensure that they are safe, trustworthy, reliable, friendly and fun.
What kind of screening do you do for the sitters?
We perform a nationwide criminal background check, DMV check, and contact all of the references provided (both employment and personal). We also have a lengthy application that the sitters must fill out, nanny contract that they sign and adhere to, and interview process to get to know them as much as possible.
How does the service work?
- If interested in proceeding, she will set up a time to meet with you in person, at your home, to get a more specific sense of your environment and requests.
- At your membership sign up meeting, you provide as much information regarding what makes the perfect nanny for your family…every family is unique so we want to know anything that will make your placement as seamless as possible. You pay an annual fee at this time for a one-year membership with NJBS.
- Within that year, you get unlimited use to satisfy all of your childcare needs. Whether you need a sitter full time, part time, on-call, temporary, summer, etc, we have a sitter for you. We ask for 48 hours notice for on-call bookings but do allow day-of bookings for an additional charge. The annual fee is for the use of the service but does not include the pay for the sitter’s hours. It provides access and flexibility for you to have coverage whenever you have need for childcare.
What is the rate for a nanny through NJBS?
The rates for our nannies range based on the number of children, responsibilities, location, and specifications. Please contact us for more information.
Do I pay the nanny directly?
You pre-pay with NJBS and we pay the sitter when the work is completed.
I have a friend who would also like to use a sitter that I have booked. Can we do a sitter share?
Although we are thrilled that you are happy with a sitter that we have placed with you, we do not allow access to our sitter’s information unless that family is also a member. In that case, you could have them schedule the sitter through us, but we do not permit the sitter to be contacted directly. We do, however, have a wonderful referral program at NJBS that we’d be happy to tell you about if you have a friend that is also interested.
Can I work with the same nanny consistently?
We cannot guarantee the nanny you request will always be available (unless you set a schedule with the same hours for a period of time). However, we do our best to provide nannies that are flexible and accommodating with requests. If your chosen nanny is not free, we guarantee that another nanny who is just as qualified, experienced, and wonderful will be!
What kind of notice do you require?
We ask for 48 hours notice for all bookings. We also offer day-of bookings for an additional fee.
Do you have a minimum amount of hours for each booking?
We have a 4 hour minimum for all bookings.
How do you find your nannies?
We have many sources of recruitment and are consistently meeting with new potential candidates for our clients.