FAQs for Families
How long will it take to find someone?
It is our goal to find the right nanny for you. On average the search takes between 6-10 weeks, depending on your availability and the details of the position; we do our best to meet your time frame. Kiddie Up offers temp nannies if your needs are more immediate.
What makes Kiddie Up Nannies different from other agencies?
Kiddie Up strives to have a one-on–one relationship with both our clients and nannies. We do not believe our job is done after signing a nanny. If additional support is needed after a nanny is placed, we can help! We pride ourselves in being one of the most affordable agencies in Denver; we accept credit cards and we represent a wide range of nannies, formulating affordability for parents.
Why is there a deposit?
The deposit ensures that you are as serious about us placing your nanny as we are! Please keep in mind the deposit is nonrefundable and is forfeited if the job is closed.
What kind of experience do your nannies have?
Kiddie Up’s nannies are required to have at least 3 years of childcare experience, excellent references, and a squeaky clean background check, and must pass our intense interview process. We also require all of our nannies to be CPR and First Aid certified, or willing to become within 60 days of employment.
Am I responsible for paying the nannies?
Yes, Kiddie Up represents nannies, we do not employ them. Therefore, it is your responsibility to pay the nanny directly. We work with our clients and advise them on current rates, and a proper salary which meets market standards. In addition we can recommend a company to help with taxes and payroll needs.
How do you screen your nannies?
Applicants go through an intense interview process. Our process starts with an interview, and possibly multiple interviews with the potential family. Nannies must pass our background checks, which include a national criminal background check, sex offender check, and social security trace. We also run a motor vehicle report. We speak to at least 3 references to gain a better understanding of the applicants work history and work habits.
Where do your nannies come from?
Since Kiddie Up Nannies was formed by a former nanny, word of mouth has brought in many qualified nannies. More than 85% of our nannies come recommended to us from other Kiddie Up nannies; great nannies know other great nannies! Nannies are also found through recommendations and internet sources. As nannies visit our website, they realize we are different from other agencies and choose to work with us!
What is the average cost of a nanny?
The average cost of a nanny depends on several things. First, the number of children the nanny will be caring for. Second, the experience the nanny has. Third, the requirements or duties expected of the nanny. Fourth, the type of nanny (full time, part time, temp nanny, mom-nanny, etc.). Cost also depends on the location; Denver Metro Area nannies average between $12 per hour to $25 per hour, more specifically $17-$21 per hour.
Am I able to meet with you and your staff personally?
Absolutely! One of our goals is to make certain that we are here to assist you. We want to get to know your family and kids! It is important to us to be clear on your needs and expectations. This will make it easier for us to place a perfect fit for you!
What kind of sitters and nannies does your agency represent?
We have many different kinds of sitters: Full-time and part-time professional nannies, temporary overnight, and event nannies. Our nannies range in age and background. Some speak multiple languages, and some are college students; we even represent moms looking to bring their children to work!
If you have more questions, please contact us today.