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Nanny Agencies Services - 2

Nanny agencies do of course tend to have a much smaller choice than a very large site like New Au Pair, but these agencies can nevertheless help by providing other nanny services once you have found a nanny that you like.

Nanny agencies can provide services in respect of the formalities involved in hiring a nanny and checking nannies' qualifications. Most agencies also offer services such as background or reference checks; support and advice on Nanny Insurance, First Aid Courses and Language Courses and draw up nannies contracts.

The difference between nannies and au pairs is that nannies are usually qualified childcare professionals, who have chosen childcare as their profession, or have at least two years of experience caring for children. Nannies and au pairs are often classed within the same childcare category but they are completely different. Au pairs should not be seen as a substitute for a nanny, and usually have no formal childcare training which a nanny would have. A nanny may be seeking a live-out position or a live-in one, whereas au pairs will generally live with the family.

Whilst qualifications will increase a nanny's theoretical knowledge, experience and common sense are very important aspects for their job and a nanny’s past childcare experiences can be just as good as a qualification. New Au Pair helps guide families to find the person they want by asking candidates if they have qualifications and listing this on their profile.

Please note that some countries require the formal hiring and visa services to be conducted by a nanny agency. Whilst most countries do not require you to use a nanny agency, the US in particular does mandate the use of an designated agency. Please see the Visa Requirements for the US page for more information.

For more information on agencies, please see the links below:

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