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Frequently Asked Questions

For Families

  • Q. How does Nannies On The Block work?

    When you use www.nanniesontheblock.ca, you will have access to thousands of candidates looking for work performing child care, adult care, pet care or housekeeping services. For a minimal fee, you will have a better chance of getting the perfect nanny, caregiver, or household help to take care of your home and your loved ones.

  • Q. How do I apply to find a Nanny?

    You can subscribe to www.nanniesontheblock.caby registering. Afterwards, you simply need to post the services you require in order to seek for candidates. Be specific as to what your family needs for the kind of help you want. Include details such as location, part-time, full-time, live-in, duration of experience desired, and the work description.

  • Q. How much does it cost?

    Yearly Subscription  = $120

    6 months subscription  = $84

    3 month subscription = $60

    Monthly = $35

    Weekly = $25

    Basic membership –  limited service use = FREE

  • Q. Can I preview the nanny's database before I register?

    Yes, but in order to get more information and be able to connect with a job seeker, you need to have an account with paid subscription.

  • Q. What type of duties are nannies willing to do?

    Nannies are expected to do a lot of things for the family whom they work for. In general, the duties include light housekeeping, ironing, laundry, child care, errands, grocery shopping, and meal preparation. If the candidate can drive, she may also be requested to do so in order to complete errands which require driving.

  • Q. What kind of salary should I expect to pay a Nanny?

    It depends on where the family lives. Minimum wage varies from one province to another.  Wage can be negotiated during negotiation prior to offering the job.

  • Q. Who is responsible for the nanny's transportation to the job?

    Normally, the family provides the transportation for the nanny. It depends on the agreement between the family and the nanny.

  • Q. Are families allowed to contact job seekers?

    Yes, candidates and families can communicate with each other by email and phone. The candidate has to respond as soon as possible when a family communicates with her. If the job seeker is not interested to be with a family, they have to inform them.

  • Q. How do I interview a nanny?

    The family can communicate with the job seeker by phone or through a personal meeting. In the case of the latter, it can be conducted in a public place. When the candidate is hired for the work, they can be given a trial period of 1 day until 1 week to observe her interaction with the family member’s loved one.

  • Q. Will there be a contract between the nanny and family?

    You don’t have to but it would be advisable to have a simple one that describes the wage, working hours, and job description.

For Jobseekers

  • Q. How does www.nanniesontheblock.ca work?

    When you use www.nanniesontheblock.ca, you will have access to thousands of potential families looking for child care, adult care, pet care or housekeeping services. Fortunately, through this platform, the job seeker can use the website for free! You do have to register first and respond to any form of communication from the family.

  • Q. How do I apply to find a family?

    This is really convenient for you as the candidate! All you have to do is upload your complete information after your account is registered. The more detailed information you enter, the greater the chances to be hired. When www.nanniesontheblock.ca finds your information acceptable for the potential families to read, you will be given your login information. After you login, you can choose possible families to work for and communicate with them directly.

  • Q. How old do I need to be?

    Although older children and teenagers may possess the maturity to take care of a person, www.nanniesontheblock.ca can only allow adults who are at least 16 years old to be candidates. The job seeker must be honest about her age on the profile information given.

  • Q. What types of duties are nannies expected to do?

    Nannies are expected to do a lot of things for the family whom they work for. In general, the duties include light housekeeping, ironing, laundry, child care, errands, grocery shopping, and meal preparation. If the candidate can drive, she may also be requested to do so to complete errands that require driving to and from the house such as grocery shopping or buying prescription medication.

  • Q. What kind of salary should I expect?

    It depends on where the family lives. Minimum wage varies from one province to another.  Wage can be negotiated on the time of the job offer.

  • Q. Who is responsible for the nanny's transportation to the job?

    Normally, the family provides the transportation for the nanny. It depends on the agreement between the family and the nanny.

  • Q. Are nannies allowed to contact families?

    Yes, candidates and families can communicate with each other by email and phone. The candidate has to respond as soon as possible when a family communicates with her. If the job seeker is not interested to be with a family, they have to inform them.

  • Q. Will I have background checks run on me?

    Yes, as the candidate, the family must be assured that the person whom they want for their loved one is clear of criminal charges and has worked well previously, if there is similar experience already.

  • Q. How do I interview a family?

    The candidate can communicate with the family member by phone or through a personal meeting. In the case of the latter, it can be conducted in a public place. When the job seeker is hired for the work, they can be given a trial period of 1 day until 1 week to observe her interaction with the family member’s loved one.

  • Q. How long does the process take?

    This depends on whether the potential family wants the service of the candidate already after they have reached an agreement. The processing time will vary for each jobseeker. It may take just a week or a few months depending on the available opportunity and whether the candidate finds it a suitable match for her. Several potential families can be communicated with.

  • Q. Will there be a contract between the nanny and family?

    You don’t have to but it would be advisable to have a simple one that describes the wage, working hours, and job description.