We work with only the best. As the premier placement agency in Texas and Louisiana, Southern Home Staffers is able to offer families their choice of industry preferred candidates. We work with families who truly value their nannies and send them only the best childcare providers that match their needs.
Candidate requirements. There is NO FEE to join the agency as a childcare provider and we do NOT require you to work exclusively with our agency. Southern Home Staffers will run a background check at NO COST to the childcare candidates.
Candidate screening process. Candidates are required to fill out an extensive application followed by a face-to-face interview with a Southern Home Staffers placement specialist. As part of the fully documented interview, we evaluate professionalism and character. If the candidate is approved by our agency, we will conduct a thorough background check. This will include social media review, reference checks, past employment verification, social security verification, civil court, criminal, driver's license, most wanted lists, professional licenses (if applicable), sex offenders, and terrorist lists. Candidates are required to provide our agency with 3-4 childcare references, reference letters (if available), drivers license and insurance, and an up-to-date CPR/First Aid certification.
Placement time. The placement process typically takes about 3-6 weeks. Should you have an urgent request, we will do our best to accommodate your needs.
Pay, PTO, and benefits. Childcare rates through our agency typically range from $16 to $25+ per hour depending on experience, number of children and responsibilities. For full-time nannies, it is common for families to provide 2 weeks Paid Time Off, paid/off on all major holidays, paid sick days (as needed), and mileage reimbursement if the childcare provider is using his/her car.
Tax Help. All employers and childcare providers are legally obligated to pay taxes. As a client of Southern Home Staffers, you have access to a complimentary household employment consultation with HomePay. HomePay helps simplify the HR aspects of being a household employer (payroll processing, tax filing, and labor law compliance).
Our Guarantee. Southern Home Staffers offers a 3-month guarantee for the placement of your nanny. If for any reason you or the childcare provider are unsatisfied with the placement, we will provide you with a replacement at no charge to you. If you need replacement beyond the first 3 months, a prorated credit will be applied towards your next placement with Southern Home Staffers.