How To Hire a Nanny in Seattle
How to Hire a Nanny in Seattle
The only tip you need when hiring a nanny in the Seattle area: Look for the APNA logo!
The Association of Premier Nanny Agencies, established in 1993, promotes best business practices in all areas of the nanny placement and household staffing industries. Member placement agencies adhere to APNA’s Code of Ethics and Standards of Ethical Practices. APNA agencies are informed resources with the capacity to provide professional screening and accurate employment information. The APNA seal of approval ensures you are being advised by an expert with lawful hiring practices. APNA’s peer review process is meticulous and I’m proud to say that Starling Agency was welcomed with highest regards. It has been an honor to join a community of colleagues that values the same high standards. We are dedicated to offering the best!
I have been so impressed by Starling Agency and your dedication – how you have grown your company over the years and how you seek to uphold the highest standards of ethics and professionalism. Kudos to you and welcome to a group of agencies committed to the very best. -Katie Provinziano (Founder of Westside Nannies | APNA Board of Directors)
Why use an APNA agency?
Because when you want an honest, thorough, ethical business partner to help you with the most sensitive of decisions, you want an APNA agency. Finding a nanny is hard work. It is both time consuming and emotional. Hiring a nanny may bring up parent fears and insecurities as they search for a person who is going to care for their child during most of his or her waking hours. Nanny agencies are in every community, ready to help parents take on this important task. Their experience and expertise helps parents understand all aspects of hiring a new “household employee.” But like all professions, there are excellent agencies and those who are not as thorough. There are no federal guidelines for nanny agencies, so quality varies. How do you know your nanny agency is going to be a comfort and support and not the source of even more anxiety? Agencies that put their contracts, forms, applications, and policies up for scrutiny by other agencies are a cut above. They are the best of the best. APNA agencies are accountable not only to families, but to their own trade organization, as well. In your search for the perfect nanny, make sure you are working with an APNA agency.
Starling Agency offers services to meet all budgets. Whether you need an expert background report, household employment information, nanny recruitment, or a date-night nanny, Starling can help! We look forward to helping your family as you begin the search to hire a nanny in the Seattle area.
Starling Agency is a nanny placement service proudly serving the Seattle area. We specialize in referring highly educated nannies that are passionate about helping children learn and grow. We utilize proprietary resources, professional networks, and expert screening methods to help your family hire an exceptional nanny. Starling Agency is run by parents and educators. We are members of several professional nanny agency associations which establish the highest level of ethical business standards.