We used two other services and an online service. Morningside Nannies had the most highly qualified candidates, one of whom we selected.
I had an emergency situation and had a nanny sent over for the following day. I am so pleased with the service provided by Morningside Nannies. My son immediately fell in love with the nanny assigned to us. We couldn’t be happier.
During our search for our current nanny I used several well-known services in Houston. I found that Morningside Nannies had the highest- quality applicants in town.
Objective and professional with an obvious personal touch, small but important comments about each person.
Morningside Nannies was outstanding. The process was stress free and the caliber of applicants was far superior to that of other agencies. Morningside Nannies was thorough in their review and timely presentation of candidates.
The first person you recommended met my needs perfectly.
I am delighted with the outcome, and enjoyed the process.
I liked the fact that you screened the candidates before sending them to us, rather than sending the candidate to me before I knew anything about them, like happened with (name withheld), your competition.
Originally, I tried to find a nanny on my own and it took me much, much longer and only half of them spoke English. I had to do my own background checks. Morningside Nannies made it much easier, faster and more efficient.
I have used two other agencies, both were difficult to work with and did not live up to their promises and Morningside Nannies did.
When it comes to nannies and their vacation, the coordination and scheduling of it can be a bit tricky. Unlike in other lines of work where co-workers can pick up the slack or employees can check-in and deal with urgent matters via email or phone while they’re away, since nannies tend to be the family’s only employee and their work is hands-on, those luxuries simply don’t exist.
For nannies to take vacation time, parents either need to coordinate their work schedules so that they too can take time off from work, patch together a back-up childcare plan or arrange for a suitable replacement to pinch hit for their nanny while she is away.
Since parents may have limited vacation time and wish to schedule their own vacations too, nannies and families usually work together to coordinate vacation schedules. If a nanny is allotted two weeks of vacation time, the nanny typically chooses one week she’d like to take off and the family chooses the other. This method ensures that the nanny receives adequate time off with minimal interruption to the parents’ work schedules.
This method typically works well unless the family wants to travel during the week of their choice and wishes their nanny to accompany them. While it may seem like it’s an excellent opportunity for the nanny to travel on someone else’s dime during her vacation time, the reality is that when a nanny travels with the family to provide childcare, it is not her vacation. During the time she’s with the family she’ll have duties, responsibilities and obligations, whether spoken or not, to assist the family. Her time isn’t her own.
When the nanny travels with the family she should be paid her normal wages in addition to any overtime worked. Many families also provide a stipend for travel, and all families are responsible for covering the nanny’s travel expenses, including any transportation costs, lodging and meals. It’s essential that parents and nannies iron out the terms and conditions of the arrangement in writing prior to traveling to avoid confusion and misunderstandings.
Within the nanny industry, it is standard for nannies to get paid 52 weeks per year. It’s also standard for nannies to receive two weeks of paid vacation time each year. If outside of those two weeks the family wishes to travel without their nanny, the nanny should still be paid her normal wages. Whenever the nanny is available to work during her normal scheduled hours and the family opts out of her services, she is entitled to payment. During these times, some families will request that the nanny check on the house and take in the mail while they are away and most nannies are more than happy to accommodate these requests.
Depending on the family’s childcare needs, the parent’s availability to stay home from work, and other childcare options available to them, when their nanny is on vacation the family may wish to come up with back-up childcare plans or arrange for a suitable nanny replacement. Oftentimes parents will try to piecemeal childcare arrangements together, utilizing friends, family and before and after school programs to secure care, though many families simply prefer to hire a qualified temporary nanny to fill in and meet their childcare needs.
Morningside Nannies helps Houston area families secure a qualified and prescreened caregiver to stand in for their nanny while she’s away. Contact a placement specialist today at (713) 526-3989 to learn more about our temporary nanny services.← 10 Great Places in Houston to Volunteer | 10 of the Best Places to Shop for Kids in Houston →
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The quality of candidates was very good. It was a difficult decision but Amy has proven to be a wonderful choice. We could not have found a better person. I would recommend your services to anyone looking for a nanny.
Morningside Nannies was far more professional and focused than the other agencies. They listened to my request and responded promptly. I feel very fortunate to have such superb childcare and appreciate the luxury of returning to work with-out worry. Many thanks go to Morningside Nannies for that.
Thank you so much. I would recommend your company to absolutely everyone in need of help. You always asked questions to ensure proper performance.
The first person you recommended met my needs perfectly.
I described the person I wanted and that’s what you found for me. Thank you.
Quality of applicants was way above what we had hoped for. Thoroughly enjoyed working with your agency – we will highly recommend you to friends.
As a new mom I was nervous about hiring a nanny, but now I couldn’t be more pleased. I’ve sung your praises to everyone I know.
Morningside was by far the best as compared to the other services we used!
Morningside Nannies blew the others away!
We’ve placed ads in newspapers on two occasions and have gone through an Au Pair program twice. This has been our best experience by far!