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FAQ

Your business name is Westside Nannies. Does this mean you just service the Westside of Los Angeles?

When we opened our doors in 2005, we knew that the Westside of Los Angeles needed a top-notch nanny agency. Soon thereafter, business took off and we were placing nannies as far north as Santa Barbara and as far south as Orange County. We have placed nannies all across the world, from our backyard in Beverly Hills to Manhattan, London, and Monte Carlo. So no matter where you are located, we can get the job done with the same precision and quality we have been known for in the neighborhood we started in.


How long does it take to find a nanny?

The process of finding a nanny varies by family. Some will hire the first nanny they meet, while others prefer to interview multiple candidates before making a decision. However, the average search time typically ranges from 2-4 weeks.


Where do you find your nannies?

The majority of our candidates are personal referrals from former and current nannies and clients. Many prospective nannies come to us because of our reputation for quality positions and our focus on creating lasting professional relationships.


Will my nanny respect my need for confidentiality?

Westside Nannies only represents candidates that understand and respect the high level of confidentiality required by our clients and their families. We value the issue of discretion and will work closely with you to create a confidentiality agreement that will safeguard your family's privacy.


What type of household duties are nannies willing to perform?

Most nannies are not responsible for cooking and housekeeping except when the task involves caring for the children. Duties for each nanny may vary depending on the family’s preference or the particular position. General household responsibilities often entail taking care of your children’s laundry, cleaning their rooms and play areas, errands and meal preparation. If there are additional household duties you will require of your future nanny, we are happy to assist you in finding the right fit.


How can I ensure my nanny will stay long-term?

Upon making a hire, Westside Nannies will work with you to draft a work agreement that outlines hours, compensation, job responsibilities, and other work-related details. Signing a work agreement with your nanny will ensure that you are beginning the employee/employer relationship with the same expectations. It is also proven to greatly increase the longevity of the working relationship.