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Working At A Nanny Agency

Those interested in caregiver services might find it beneficial to actually work for a nanny agency as opposed to freelancing. While each certainly has its pros and cons, many caregivers might feel it's more suitable to work for an agency.

One of the top reasons to seek employment from a nanny agency is more job opportunity. Trying to find work on your own can be much more difficult and time consuming. When you work for an agency though, the agency will be doing the work of placing you with a family. Placing ads and going through referrals on your own can be a lot of work. Much of your time will most likely be spent just trying to find work and unless you have another part-time job, that means no income for the time being.

Working with an agency also gives you the credibility you need. If you choose to work for quality companies, chances are they will do a rigorous screening. Obviously you will need to have years of experience for them to consider you, but after working for them it will only further increase the strength of your resume. So if you do choose to leave the agency in the future, families looking for your services will be much more willing to hire you. Working for an agency proves you have clout and that you are well trusted and experienced.

Most nanny agencies offer full-time and part-time jobs so it can be very flexible to suit your needs. You can even look for families who seek a live-in nanny if that is what you are most comfortable with. If you specialize in a particular area, such as newborns, a nanny agency might be more apt to choosing you for this specialty and can place you with the best family possible that caters to your strengths. Another great benefit to working with a nanny agency is benefit packages. Depending on the company, you may be able to receive health care benefits and such. When you work freelance, it is often more expensive to purchase health care -some people simply choose to just pay out of pocket which is even pricier. There is also the feeling of job security. While it might take time to place you with a family, the search will be much easier with an agency pulling most of the legwork and you can feel more at ease knowing they will find work for you. Trying to find work on your own can be stressful, especially if you are finding it difficult to search for a family that you get along well with.

Think about the possibilities and advantages and see if a nanny agency is the right place for you!

About Author Mark Etinger :

<a href="" target="_blank"></a>, a NYC based household staffing agency that specializes in matching qualified, experienced staff with the right households. Penelope's People is not only a nanny agency, but also provides senior care placement and offers special needs child care. To learn more visit our blog <a href="" target="_blank"></a>

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