Why should I use
Our agency can provide you with peace of
mind. We personally pre-screen all of our
provide you with resumes and photographs.
No "Internet Only Option". All candidates
interviewed at our office.
You save the time and energy of having to
sort through resumes looking for relevant
You save time answering phone calls at all
hours, in response to ads.
You save the cost of advertising and
tracking multiple invoices from each paper.
Your safety is preserved by not having to
open your home to meet with complete
strangers. Our office is
available for you to conduct private
in-person interviews or we can send the
your home or office. When possible, we
suggest the first interview be held at our
We will take care of every last detail for
you from the moment you call us requesting
your placement is finalized.
also offers you a replacement guarantee in
the event that your original hire does
not work out.
We are also here as your domestic resource,
so our relationship does not have to end
once you have
hired. We are here to answer any of your
questions regarding the domestic field.
screen its candidates?
The screening process begins the moment the
candidate comes through the door. All
apply in person and are required to fill out
a detailed four page application. We will
candidate in-person. Before a candidate can
begin a new job the following requirements
CPR and First Aid Certification
Criminal Background Check
Fingerprinting and Photo
Copies of Licenses and ID’s
Are Dedicated Nannies
caregivers CPR and First Aid certified?
makes sure every nanny (infant/child) and
caregiver (adult) has the
appropriate certification before their start
provide me with a criminal background check?
Yes. Upon hiring a candidate you will
receive a State wide criminal background
check prepared by an
independent professional information agency
and when applicable a current DMV report
will also be
provided. We will also provide you with
copies of the candidates fingerprints, a
resume with photo and
copies of all other pertinent documents.
What is the Trustline Registry?
Trustline was created by the California
legislature to offer parents, employment
agencies, child care
provider’s and child care resource and
referral programs access to a background
check conducted by
the California Department of Social Services
(CDSS). This includes checks of the Criminal
system and Child Abuse Central Index (CACI)
at the California Department of Justice
(DOJ) and a check
of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
records. The Trustline Registry is
maintained by CDSS. As a
will provide all families hiring nannies
with the proper forms and
instructions for registering their newly
hired nanny with the Trustline Registry
(additional fee required
and paid directly to CDSS). Trustline takes
about 4 to 8 weeks for results.
How do I start the process with
The first step is as easy as calling one of
our experienced placement counselors. We
will walk you
through every step of the process to see
that all of your needs are met. We will ask
you about what your
family needs so we can determine the type of
help that will be best suited for your
specific situation. We
will be introducing you to several
candidates that have been pre-screened to
fit your criteria. The
interviews can take place by appointment at
our office in a private conference room or
in your home or
place of business. Next, you will be
provided with an interview package including
the candidate’s resume
with photo, letters of recommendation, and a
questionnaire to help guide your interview.
select a candidate that you like you can
make an offer or we will help you with the
negotiations should be done directly with
the candidate since it is ultimately up to
the candidate to
accept a specific salary for a job. Next,
once you have selected the candidate, made
the job offer and
taken care of the Agency referral fee, we
will arrange for the background checks
independent information agency. You will
then be given all the reports and any other
paperwork. Lastly, you can set up a start
date for the candidate to begin.
How do your services and fees compare with other
There are no fees for our initial
consultation. We want to learn more about your
needs so we can let you know how we can help you.
Most agency fees
in Southern California are based on one month
(which is approximately 8.3%) to 18% of the
employee's gross annual salary. Dedicated
Nannies and Dedicated
Domestics fees are very competitive and based on
the service and needs of our clients.
For your convenience, Dedicated Nannies
offers three select packages designed to meet
the needs and budgets of all our families.
Call us now for more information about our
services and fees. Call 949-612-1900. You
will be glad you did.
I have a special needs child. Does
have candidates that can fit my
Yes. We have candidates with a broad range
of experiences to fit the needs of all our
licensed and bonded?
California law does not require referral
agencies to have any special license other
than a business
license. Our business license is clearly
posted on the wall of our offices. Only
employees working for an
agency can and should be bonded. Do not be
misled by agency advertising claims, referrals do
not work for an agency and
therefore can not be bonded by the agency.
If you are paying a Baby Sitters salary directly
to an agency each day or week you should ask for
a copy of the agency bonding insurance for their
What is the range of salaries?
This is the most frequent and always the
hardest question to answer, since the range
of salary varies so
greatly with the level of experience,
requirements of the position and the hours
needed. Nannies and
Caregivers with advanced degrees, licenses
and specialty training will almost always
command a higher
salary. Whereas, if your needs are limited
you can sometimes find someone in the lower
salaries. Listed below is just an
approximate sample of what you might expect
for some popular full time
(40 Hours per week) live-out positions:
$500 to $ 800*
Mothers Helpers: $500 to $
600* Requires a parents supervision
at all times.
Housekeepers: $500 to $ 800*
Elder Caregiver: $500 to $
Nannies, Housekeepers and Caregivers looking for
part time positions will usually charge $12.00 to
$25.00 per hour. With the current high cost of
transportation, most candidates will require either
a 4 hour or $80.00 minimum per day (whichever is
*Nannies with college degrees who are required
to help with homework or tutoring may be
somewhat higher than the above salaries.
Please call us for specifics so we can help you
better plan for what you need.
In addition to the basic salaries above the
following items are generally considered
• Paid Vacation is usually 1-2 weeks at the
end of the first year. We usually advise
scheduling your employee’s vacation when the family takes
theirs, so you are not paying for time when
they are not needed.
• Major Holidays: usually the 6 major
holidays are given off with pay.
• Mileage allowances are also given to
employee’s who use their own vehicles for
Compensation is also not just limited to
salary and basics but some employees ask for
and receive some or all of the following:
• Health insurance is becoming more
important and helping the family employee
stay healthy can
benefit everyone. Generally a 50%
contribution is made by the family.
• Use of a car, cell phone or night classes
are sometimes negotiated depending on the
requirements and length of service.
What type of work schedule is customary?
Schedules are even more varied than the
salaries. It is best to have a clear
understanding with your new
employee by setting up a written agreement
listing details of the job, the hours and
days required. Or if
the schedule needs to be flexible, list the
minimum and maximum time that the candidate
The more you can communicate in advance as
to what is expected the better.
I am a caregiver and would like to apply.
What are your requirements at Dedicated
You must have
a minimum of two years of experience in the
field you are applying for.
You must be fluent or able to communicate
well in English.
You must have at least two verifiable
You must be a US citizen or legally
authorized to work in the US.
You must have a valid Social Security card.
You must be honest, responsible and
If driving is involved: you must have a
valid drivers license with a clean driving
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answer here, please call us and we will be
happy to provide you with excellent service.
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