FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What areas do you serve?
We are available to work with families and nannies throughout the Seattle Area including (but not limited to): Seattle, Bellevue, Kirkland, Issaquah, Sammamish, Snohomish, Snoqualmie, Redmond, Woodinville, Bainbridge Island, Mercer Island, West Seattle, Bothell, Kenmore, Medina, Hunts Point, Lynnwood, Everett, Shoreline, Renton, Newcastle, Normandy Park, Kent, Burien, Maple Valley, Auburn, and Tacoma. If your area is not listed, please give us a call to discuss further.
What types of household employees do you place?
We place nannies, household managers, remote learning teachers, preschool teachers, homeschool teachers, tutors, family assistants, educators, doulas, newborn care specialists, cleaners, cooks and other household support staff.
What makes your agency different?
Our agency is operated by a director with explicit knowledge and experience of all things child and family related. As a parent, nanny and educator, our director Nicola has a unique perspective that allows for great understanding of everyone's needs. We operate on an open flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends; which makes the process seamless and convenient for you! West Coast Nannies cares for the families and nannies we team with, and we want to see them succeed!
What are your fees?
There is a one time non-refundable registration fee of $400 to begin the placement process. Our placement fee information can be found here. Our fees include all documents necessary to facilitate a complete and organized placement, from start to finish!
Why are your fees less than other agencies?
Our agency is small - and mobile, which means that we can pass the savings on to you. You can be assured that your family is getting a personalized, and quality service - for a more affordable fee! Comparable agencies charge 14-18% of yearly gross earnings. We are pleased that our agency fees are one of the lowest in the industry, at 10% of the yearly gross earnings.
What are typical nanny salaries in Seattle?
Nanny salaries range based on their experience, education, qualifications, specific details of a placement and geographical location. Nanny wages typically vary from $28-$36+/hr. For guidance on wages for specialized household roles or educators, please inquire.
What benefits are typical to offer?
Market standard benefits to offer include: paid sick days, paid federal holidays, paid vacation, guaranteed work hours, and IRS standard automobile reimbursement if a personal vehicle is used on the job. Other optional benefits include: medical insurance or stipend, car detailing, automobile insurance or stipend, and cell phone allowance.
Do you have a replacement policy?
Yes! West Coast Nannies wants to ensure that your family is happy. If the placement does not work out, we will happily conduct a new search to find a suitable replacement for any long-term placements.
Does West Coast Nannies offer payroll services?
At this time, our agency does not offer payroll, or tax services. We would be happy to recommend suitable service providers. Here is a link to get more information regarding taxes with household employees.
What is the next step?
West Coast Nannies is a referral agency. Nannies are employed directly by families, and are paid directly by their employers (families). The agency does not take any portion of a nanny’s pay.
We look forward to speaking with you!