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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does the process take?
It depends on how many suitable applicants are available for the families start date and also meet the family's requirements. It can happen as quickly as a couple of days, or as long as a couple of months depending on who is available and finding the right match.

Where do your nannies come from?
Shelly's Nannies Inc. places nannies from various countries including the UK, Canada, Philippines, Europe and the Islands.

How much does it cost to employ a nanny?
Nannies salaries vary depending on experience and any qualifications. The following is a general guideline based on a 40-48 hour work week Monday - Friday.

Live in:   $500-$600 net/week
Live out: $700-$900 net/week

Part time nannies are usually paid on an hourly rate anywhere from $18-$23 net per hour. As an employer the family will be responsible for registering with Revenue Canada, and remitting Tax, CPP and EI deductions on a monthly basis for their nanny. Families are also responsible for registering with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB). Shelly's Nannies can assist you on how to register with Revenue Canada, and helping you with the payroll deduction amounts.

What type of duties are nannies willing to do?
It is variable depending on the families needs, typically there are three categories:

Nursery duty nanny: which includes all duties pertaining to the children, children's laundry, children's meals, keeping the children's areas, the kitchen and common areas tidy and organized?
Nanny/Housekeeper: All of the above with additional housekeeping duties, which may vary depending on the families requirements.
Nanny/house-manager: The nanny is also responsible for running the household, e.g. arranging for repair people, errands, grocery shopping etc.

Are the nannies First Aid/CPR trained?
Most nannies have a current first aid/CPR certificate; if the certificate has expired I usually suggest that the nanny takes a course to update the certificate.

Can I check the nannies references?
If both the nanny and family are interested in taking the next step, I have no problem the family speaking to the nannies previous employers.

Will there be a contract between the nanny and the family?
Once a nanny has accepted a position, Shelly's Nannies will assist the family in putting together a contact to ensure that everything is clear in the beginning and there are no misunderstandings.