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.
Compared to other agencies Morningside presented a higher caliber of candidate.
I trust Morningside Nannies & their research into their nannies more than any of the other seven agencies we talked with. The checks are reliable and the quality of nannies was superb. The process of finding a nanny was handled quite professionally.
Morningside Nannies only sent me nannies that fit my needs. I felt that I wasn’t sent the resume of everyone on file.
I just wanted to let you know that Elizabeth is fantastic! She is great with the boys, and so helpful with such a calm and pleasant way of being. We are so happy with her.
Morningside was by far the best as compared to the other services we used!
We made you work and you did! I was extremely picky! Thanks.
Morningside Nannies blew the others away!
Objective and professional with an obvious personal touch, small but important comments about each person.
I am delighted with the outcome, and enjoyed the process.
When it comes to having taxes withheld from their paycheck, many nannies are under the impression that doing so is only a benefit to their employers. Why wouldn’t a nanny want to maximize her paycheck and bring home as much cash each pay period as possible? But there are several important reasons nannies should only consider positions that pay on the books.
Being paid legally is not optional.The IRS classifies nannies as employees of the families for whom they work, thus subjecting them to the employment laws that govern household employees. While some parents and nannies try to skirt the issue and claim their nanny is an independent contractor, the IRS has definitively ruled that nannies are household employees.
Since there are no human resources departments in most households, nannies share the burden of offering proof of employment. In instances where a written contract is no in force or a letter of reference is unable to be secured, paystubs and tax returns can serve as proof of employment from a particular family.
When applying for credit, a mortgage or a car loan, applicants must provide proof of verifiable income. Nannies who are paid legally have proof of gross and net wages that can be used to help determine credit worthiness and the ability to pay back debts.
When nannies are paid legally contributions are made to Social Security and Medicare which can be accessed upon retirement. Since many nanny employers don’t fund formal retirement plans for their employees, nannies count on accessing these benefits to help with retirement income.
The ultimate promotion for a nanny is to work with a family until her services are no longer needed. When a nanny is terminated for no fault of her own, having short-term income to help her through the job search process can mean a significant difference in her finances and her ability to wait for the right job.
Many employers opt to obtain workers’ compensation insurance coverage for their nannies. This coverage can assist with medical bills and income when a nanny is hurt on the job. To be eligible for coverage, nannies must be paid on the books.
For lower income nannies with dependents, having access to earned income tax credits may offer a much needed tax break or refund at the end of the year.
Being compliant with tax laws isn’t optional, yet many parents and nannies believe that they can decide whether or not to pay their nanny on the books. Even if both parties agree to evade taxes, doing so is still a crime and punishable by fines and penalties under the law.
Morningside Nannies encourages all parents and nannies to comply with tax laws. If you have questions about nanny taxes, call one of our placement specialists at (713) 526-3989 who can refer you to a nanny tax expert for a free consultation.← How Much Notice Should Nannies Give? | Evaluating Your Wage Expectations →
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The first person you recommended met my needs perfectly.
It’s been a dream to work with Morningside, the caliber of nannies was definitely apparent.
We used two other services and an online service. Morningside Nannies had the most highly qualified candidates, one of whom we selected.
I described the person I wanted and that’s what you found for me. Thank you.
I have used two other agencies, both were difficult to work with and did not live up to their promises and Morningside Nannies did.
We put our trust in Morningside to place us with a nanny that was perfect for our family’s needs and Morningside delivered.
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.
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!
Quality of applicants was way above what we had hoped for. Thoroughly enjoyed working with your agency – we will highly recommend you to friends.
I wanted to pass along how happy I am to have Fatima working with our family. After just 11/2 days, I can see that she is a perfect fit for for child. We are lucky to have her.