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Planning for Summer Childcare

School will be out soon, and summer schedules will be in full swing. Some parents will be able to take extended time off work, while others will need to continue their regular hours. Need a helping hand with the kids this summer? Hiring a summer nanny is a great solution!

Our team at Household Staffing can find and place a loving, experienced summer nanny in your home this season! Just let us know what qualities you’re looking for and what other job requirements you have, and we’ll get to work matching the right employee in your home. But now is the time to act. You’ll want to ensure you have time to have your nanny get familiar with your kids and your home environment before the summer schedule starts.

Keep reading for some helpful details about the summer nanny search.

Details first.

Before you hire your nanny, determine what exactly you need and how long the nanny will need to be with you. Maybe you just need a helping hand a couple times a week. Perhaps you’re looking for a full-time nanny that will work this summer and into the beginning of the next school year. Specify hours, job duties, and have an idea of how much you’re willing to pay. This will make the search easier when you do start interviewing for reliable nannies.

Write a work agreement.

A written work agreement signed by you and your nanny will outline everything pertinent to the job. It will include information on paid time off, wages, benefits, payment schedule, and any other important details that need to be covered. This document helps both you and your employee stay on the same page, so if there is a disagreement or confusion, it can be solved quickly.

Don’t neglect taxes.

If you plan on paying your nanny at least $2,300 this summer, you will need to withhold and remit the proper amount of taxes. Don’t be tempted to pay the nanny ‘under the table’ or ‘off the books.’  If the IRS finds out about that, you could be subject to hefty fines or fees.

So, don’t delay in starting the summer nanny search! Our team at Household Staffing has a database of more than 10,000 potential candidates that could fit the position! We look forward to helping you get the right nanny, so all of your summer adventures are a breeze!

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