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Houston Nanny Agency Combats Unsafe Hiring Practices

(Houston, TX) March 9, 2017- Though over 50% of families use non-nanny agency sources to find their nannies, 25% of families who tried to find a nanny on their own end up using a nanny agency, according to the results of the 2017 nanny employer survey conducted by GTM Payroll Services, Inc.

“These findings are not a surprise” said Michelle LaRowe, executive director of Morningside Nannies, a Houston based award-winning nanny placement agency. “Using a reputable agency offers families safety, security and peace of mind.”

And parents agree. While 90% of families report that security and screening of candidates is a top reason for using a nanny agency, other top reasons included time savings and quality of candidates.

“When clients come to us, they know that every nanny they are introduced to through our agency has already been fully screened. Every nanny has completed a child development and safety assessment, has completed an employment application, has been interviewed in our office, has had their childcare experience and work history verified, has had their references checked and has undergone a background screening,” said LaRowe who added that only 2 or 3 out of every 10 nannies who come into their office make it through their screening process.

“We have encountered applicants who provide fake references, have a criminal history, lie about their experience and are not legally able to work in the United States.”

“When doing a search on their own, parents are really playing Russian roulette. They may get lucky and find the perfect nanny for their family, or they may not. When they come to our agency, the odds are in their favor. When using our agency, every nanny we present to the family meets or exceeds their hiring criteria, has been thoroughly screened and has been hand-selected for their family and job. We’ve done the hard work for them.”

What advice does LaRowe have for parents who want to do a nanny search on their own? LaRowe offers these tips. “First, be sure you know who you’re considering to care for your kids. Have the nanny complete an application, check all of her references, verify her complete work history, and do a high-quality background check. Second, trust your gut. Never underestimate your intuition.”

 

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