Nanny FAQs

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How do I find a position through White House Nannies?

If you meet our requirements, you may complete the application to be a nanny here. Upon completion, you will be contacted for a phone interview to review and confirm your application details. From there, we will call your references directly. Positive feedback will result in an invitation to meet with us in person and begin the process to help you find the right position!

Do I need to be a native English speaker to work with White House Nannies?

No, you do not. White House Nannies welcomes nannies from all backgrounds. However, you must have excellent English communication skills and be able to legally work in the US.

Is there an age limit for White House Nannies?

No, but there is an age requirement. In order to work in the Permanent Division you must be at least 21 years old. In our Temporary Division you must be at least 18 years old. We know that great nannies can be of any age. We will work with you and families to find the best fit.

What traits make me an exceptional nanny candidate?

White House Nannies highly values the applications of candidates with the following qualities:

  • Excellent work history
  • Ability to commit to long term positions
  • Glowing letters of reference
  • Proof of continuing education related to children
What is the average hourly rate for nannies?

The current average hourly rate for nannies in DC is $18-$22 per hour for a live-out nanny. We encourage you to choose a rate that falls in this range and is based on your experience and the requirements of the position. If you are seeking a live-in position, factor in the room and board that will be provided when determining your salary range.

What are the standard job responsibilities requested by your clients?

As a nanny, your job is to provide loving, nurturing care for a family’s child(ren). You are an integral part of a child’s life, and your influence can help guide a child for years to come.

Depending on the age of the child(ren), your childcare responsibilities may include teaching preschoolers letters and numbers, reading books, playing fun educational games, driving to activities or play dates, preparing meals, helping with homework, doing their laundry, and keeping their bedrooms and play areas clean and organized.

What is the average length of commitment for a position?

White House Nannies requires that our permanent nannies make a minimum one-year commitment to a family, although it is typical for our nannies to stay with a family for two to five years. We ask that temporary nannies commit to working with the agency for a minimum of six months. Many of our temporary nannies have worked with us for years.

What kinds of benefits can I expect?

White House Nannies helps our clients and nannies put together a comprehensive benefits package. Although we cannot guarantee certain benefits, some positions include health insurance (all or a portion paid for), paid vacation, paid holidays, paid sick days and a car for on-the-job transportation.

How long will it take me to find a job?

Search time varies based on the candidate’s background and client requirements. A candidate’s search may be as short as a week or as long as several months. Average placement time for full-time, permanent nannies is two to eight weeks. Once qualified by our agency, temporary nannies can be assigned to engagements immediately.

I’m a teacher. Do you offer weekend-only and summer nanny positions?

Yes, we offer both. Many teachers and childcare professionals are placed through our Events and Hotel services on weekends. Our temporary service division can also place you with families on weekends when parents are out for the evening or away on a weekend trip and with families for summers only.

To learn about how we can help you find the right nanny for your family, contact us today at (301) 654-1242.