New Client Call

Nanny Placement

Introduction


New Caller

  • Can you tell me a bit about what your family is looking for?
  • How old are your children?
  • Have you had any experience with a Nanny? [Allow them to tell you.]
    • Great, let me tell you about the perks of our STEM Nanny Program!
Online Submission This will serve as our Introductory Phone Call. On this call I will tell you more about our company, our matching process and if you would like to proceed, I'll have a number of additional questions to round out your application and begin matching you with your ideal nanny. If you have any questions now or at any time, please feel free to interrrupt and ask them!




Vetting Process


All of our Providers are non-smoking, experienced caregivers who have a passion for teaching. We

  • do an in-depth interview of a minimum of four professional references,
  • verify CPR certification,
  • require 4 hours of in-house training,
  • run state and national criminal and sex abuse background checks
  • and review their Motor Vehicle Report histories!
In addition to basic characteristics such as experience, punctuality and intelligence, we hire Providers who are proactive, engaging and communciative. In light of our unique style of Eductional Nannying, most of our Providers have previous early childhood teaching or education experience or extensive Nanny experience in which their references relayed they were always inventing creative ways to keep their little ones engaged.




STEM Nanny Kit


Our quarterly STEM Nanny Kit is $499/quarter and provides your Nanny with the tools to create an engaging playtime experience for your ones including learning guides, curriculum, project materials and more!

  • For Infants (Newborn - 11 months)
Nannnies who care for Infants receive monthly Infant Guides that detail your little ones’ developmental and learning milestones and leaps, safety, sleep and mobility tips as well as infant exercises and much more! Her quarter STEM Nanny Kit will include 100 infant curriculum tailored to your little ones' learning and developmental milestones including gross and fine motor development which assists with sitting upright independently, crawling and eventually buttoning their clothes, hand-eye coordination which is a precusor to feeding themselves, holding a pencil and eventually writing, visual tracting which a precusor to reading and much more. Our infant curriculum includes hands-on sensory, problem solving and lanuage developmetn activties and as your little one progresses through our program, they’ll graduate to our toddler and child curriculum.
  • For Toddlers (12 months - 3 years old)
Nannies who care for toddlers receive our Toddler Learning Guide, 12-month - 3-years old milestones guides. Her quarter STEM Nanny Kit will include 100 toddler curriculum tailored to your little ones' learning and developmental milestones including fine motor development and hand-eye coordination which helps your little one complete tasks independently such as buttoning their clothes, feeding themselves, holding a pencil and eventually writing, lanuage development and sensory activities such as out sensory writing bag which allows them to trace and identify letters or match upper and lowercare letters in a hands-on way or develop critical thinking skills by brainstorming the results of various color combinations. You kit will inlcude exciting, hands-on projects and experiments that help your child(ren) maintain an active role in their learning experiences through explorative play.
  • For Children (4 - 12 years old)
Nannies who care for children ages four or older receive our Kindergarden through 6th grage learning guides, and 4 through 12 year old milestones guides. Her quarter STEM Nanny Kit will include 100 exciting, hands-on STEM and language developent projects and experiments that help your little one develop critical thinking skills by posing questions about the world around them and creating tests to answer them. From exploring ways to generate a chemical reaction to creating a functional catapult that launches items across the room, our goal is to help your child(ren) maintain an active role in their learning experiences through explorative play.




Would you like to learn more about the matching process?


Awesome! We'd ask you a number of additional questions to hone in your ideal addition to your parenting team. Afterward we'll send your application fee invoice and non-disclosure/non-solicitation agreement. On the following business day/The business day after fulfillment, we'll begin your matching process! Behind the scenes we'll present preliminary details about your family's request to qualified nannies. Upon receiving their confirmation of interest, we'll present them to you via their Nanny Profile in your email inbox which will detail who the provider is, their education, experience, interests and more! We offer unlimited consultations that allow you to meet your Nanny before making a decision. These are held virtually or in-home. If you elect to host an in-person consultation the Nanny will arrive at your home to meet your family and you’ll have this opportunity to ask her any questions you’d like. Some families like to meet virtually first and in-home afterward and we are happy to accomodate your preference. We give you and the Nanny a follow-up call within 2 business days of your consultation to ensure that we’ve made a great match. Once you both confirm that you'd like to proceed, we'll send your nanny placement fee and after fulfillment, begin your agreement negotiation process. Would you like to proceed? Proceed to fill out the application below. After the call is complete, send their:

  • Application Fee invoice
  • Non-Disclosure and Non-Solicitation




Rates and Fees


We have a $150 appliction fee that is required to begin your matching process and guaranaters your the profiles of two qualified candidates. You can expect to secure a Nanny for {their number of children - two children} “ “ and we’re happy to stay within your preferred range! The fee for a Nanny Placement is 12% of the Nanny’s gross yearly wages for agreements that are one year or longer and 24% of the Nanny's gross wages for agreements that are less than one year. {Typically, $2,000 - 5,000 depending on your workwork and your Nanny's hourly wage.} As relayed our quarterly Kit fee is $499/quarter and bring 100 projects and activities to your doorstep. 1 child: $17 - 24/hour 2 children: $18 - 24/hour 3 children: $20 - 26/hour 4 children: $21 - 29/hour 5 children: $23 - 31/hour 6 children: $24 - 33/hour + $4/hour for Private Educator Placement




Describe Nanny Placement Perks


Within our Placement program, we act as a comprehensive referral service and make the process of hiring an Educational Nanny as smooth as possible! We draft a comprehensive a Sample Nanny Agreement customized to your families needs, walk you through salary and benefit negotiations and recommend an easy-to-use payroll system that deducts and submits applicable taxes based on current state and federal regulations. We provide a 90-day replacement guarantee for agreements that are one year or longer so if your Nanny resigns or is terminated during the first 90 days, we'll rematch your family with another stellar fit at no additional cost. To ensure your relationship is growing well, our Placement Coordinator contacts you and your Nanny bi-weekly for the first 60 days to ensure satisfaction and provide coaching when needed. Your Nanny will have access to all of our Childcare Guides including monthly Infant Care Guides, our sign language guide, separation anxiety guide and more. Before I proceed with a few additional questions, do you have any questions for me? Proceed to fill out the application below. After the call is complete, send their:

  • Application Fee invoice
  • Non-Disclosure and Non-Solicitation




If not,


*possibly include info about the digital products* We are happy to send an infographic via email that provides a comprehensive review of our Nanny Programs and we're here at any time if you have additional questions. Is ---- your correct email address?




Prefill with all of the information you have,


If they submitted an online application or inquiry, prefill the application below with the information you have in the appropriate fields.





COVID-19

If the family asks a question about COVID, review our COVID protocol.


  • Social Distancing: We instruct all of our Providers to maintain strict social distancing in their personal lives including contact with friends and family. We continually remind them of the importance of this and duty we have to protect every family and child we care for.
  • Daily temperature checks: Our Providers perform daily temperature checks and submit them to us upon clock in to each appointment. They must receive a reading below 99.5. If they receive reading at or above this or have any additional symptoms, we will deploy them to a number of COVID Testing Sites in Houston.
    • If your Nanny ever has a high temperature or gets tested, you will know and we’ll relay all test results to you.
  • Wash hands: Our Nannies wash their hands upon arrival to every appointment and at least once every hour throughout the appointments.
  • Disinfectants: We have equipped our Providers with EPA approved disinfectant wipes that are used to sanitize experiment materials and personal items that they bring into your home such as purses and water bottles.
  • PPE Kits: We’ve delivered Personal Protective Equipment Kits to all of our Providers which contain masks, gloves, hand sanitizers and thermometers.
  • Exclusivity: Families on the more risk averse side can opt into our Exclusivity Program which means that your Nanny only works for your family. This is offered at a $2/hour increase for 30 or more hours per week and $3/hour for 29 or less hours per week.
We do match on the basis of COVID so if we have a lax family, we would not match them with a Nanny who is risk-averse in regard to COVID.




If they don't ask about COVID,


If you’d like to learn more about our COVID protocol, you can visit our website at stemnannies.com/covid or I am happy to relay it in this call.





Private Educator

Intro - New caller


  • Can you tell me a bit about what your family is looking for?
  • How old are your children?
  • Have you had any experience with a Private Educator? [Allow them to tell you.]
    • Great, let me tell you about the perks of our Private Educator Program!




Intro - Online Submission


This will serve as our Introductory Phone Call. On this call I will tell you more about our company, our matching process and if you would like to proceed, I'll have a few questions for you. If you have any questions for me, feel free to ask them at any time!




Vetting Process


All of our Providers are non-smoking, experienced caregivers who have a passion for teaching. They are employees as opposed to independent contractors so of course we have:

  • verified their work history,
  • do an in-depth interview of a minimum of three professional references,
  • verify CPR certification,
  • fund all certification renewals,
  • require 4 hours of in-house training,
  • run state and national criminal and sex abuse background checks,
  • and review their Motor Vehicle Report histories.




Description of Services


​​​​​​ For Private Educators In addition to successfully guiding your child through the virtual/homeschool learning experience, your Private Educator will:

  • Collaborate with you to create a structured daily schedule including educational lesson plans.
  • Work to help your students build critical learning skills and understand key concepts.
  • Assist students with milestone development, schoolwork, projects, test preparation, and other academic tasks.
  • Identify areas of improvement, set goals for {1st Grade} preparation, and track progress.
  • And utilize our exciting, hands-on STEM projects and experiments to engage your little ones in brain breaks throughout the day.




Rates and Fees


Our one-time Registration Fee of $375 gives your family access to all of our STEM Nannies and Private Educators. A non-refundable $150 deposit is due to begin your matching process and guarantees you the profiles of at least one qualified candidate though we will match you family with as many are a great fit. If your family’s schedule needs change 6 months or 3 years down the line, we will rematch you at a nominal fee of $55. Our $175 quarterly Kit fee brings brand new curriculum, materials and experiments to your Nanny’s doorstep. Our Private Educator rate for {their number of children - “two children”} lands between “ “ depending on the Educator you match with. Nannies with more education or experience can land on the higher end of that range. Private Educators - 10-hours/week Private Educator minimum 1 child: $35/hour 2 children: $38/hour 3 children: $42/hour 4 children: $45/hour 5 children: $48/hour 6 children: $50/hour




Does this sound like a program that fulfills your family's teaching needs?


...




If yes,


Perfect! I’ll relay a few additional details and ask questions to hone in on what your ideal Private Educator looks like. Based on the information you provide(d) in your submission and during this phone call, we’ll match you with the newest addition to your parenting team. Once matched, you’ll receive an Educator Profile via email that will detail who the provider is, her education, experience, and more. We offer free consultations that allow you to meet your Private Educator before booking. These are held virtually or in-person. If you elect to host an in-person consultation the Educator will arrive at your home to meet your family and you’ll have this opportunity to ask her any questions you’d like. We give both you and the Educator a follow-up call within 2 days to ensure that we’ve made a great match. Once you both confirm, she is then your designated Educator and, of course, available to work your requested schedule, but if you have any additional appointment requests, that is who we’ll call before we call anyone else to fulfill them. Proceed to fill out the application below. After the call is complete, send their:

  • Application Fee invoice
  • Non-Disclosure and Non-Solicitation




If they mention "budget,"


If you are in need of greater flexibility in regard to hourly rate, our STEM Nanny program provides your family a more holistic approach to childcare complete with our signature STEM projects and experiments. Though STEM Nannies are not tasked with creating a tailored learning plan, tracking progress or facilitating demonstrable improvement, many can assist with school and homework! Our STEM Nanny rate for {their number of children - “two children”} lands between “ “ depending on the Nanny you match with. Nannies with more education or experience can land on the higher end of that range. STEM Nanny - 15-hours/week STEM Nanny minimum $1 - 2/hour more for infants (12 mo or younger) 1 child: $24 - 25/hour 2 children: $26 - 27/hour 3 children: $28 - 30/hour 4 children: $32 - 34/hour 5 children: $35 - 37/hour 6 children: $38 - 40/hour




Does a STEM Nanny align with your family's needs?


...




If yes, describe Matching Process


Perfect! I’ll relay a few additional details and ask questions to hone in on what your ideal Nanny looks like. Based on the information you provide(d) in your submission and during this phone call, we’ll match you with the newest addition to your parenting team. Once matched, you’ll receive a STEM Nanny Profile via email that will detail who the provider is, her education, experience, and more. We offer free consultations that allow you to meet your Nanny before booking. These are held virtually or in-person. If you elect to host an in-person consultation the Nanny will arrive at your home to meet your family and you’ll have this opportunity to ask her any questions you’d like. We give both you and the Nanny a follow-up call within 2 days to ensure that we’ve made a great match. Once you both confirm, she is then your designated Nanny and, of course, available to work your requested schedule, but if you have any additional appointment requests, that is who we’ll call before we call anyone else to fulfill them. Before I proceed, do you have any questions for me? Proceed to fill out the application below. After the call is complete, send their:

  • Application Fee invoice
  • Non-Disclosure and Non-Solicitation




If yes, describe our Private Educator Placement Perks


Within an Educator Placement, we walk you through salary and benefit negotiations, our recommended payroll system, tax responsibilities and provide you with a comprehensive Sample Nanny Agreement customized to your families needs. You have a 90-day replacement guarantee for agreements that are a year or longer so if your Educator resigns or is terminated during the first 90 days, we'll rematch your family with another stellar fit. To ensure your relationship is growing well, our Client Care Coordinator contacts you and your Nanny bi-weekly for the first 60 days to ensure satisfaction and provide coaching when needed. You'll have full access to our network of back-up caregivers for the duration of your initial Agreement so if your Educator is on vacation, you can enlist a Replacement Educator or Nanny to cover her appointments with ease. Your Nanny has access to all of our Childcare Guides including our Infant Care Guides, child milestones guides, safe driving guide, separation anxiety guide and more. Before I proceed, do you have any questions for me? Proceed to fill out the application below. After the call is complete, send their:

  • Application Fee invoice
  • Non-Disclosure and Non-Solicitation




If no,


If you are in need of greater flexibility in regard to hourly rate, we offer Educator Placements in which we act as a comprehensive referral service and make the process of hiring an Private Educator as smooth as possible! You can expect to secure a Private Educator for {their number of children - two children} “ “ and we’re happy to stay within a particular budget! The fee for a Educator Placement is 11% of the Educator’s gross yearly wages and a $150 application fee is required to begin your matching process. {Typically, $2,000 - 5,000.} 1 child: $17 - 30/hour 2 children: $18 - 32/hour 3 children: $20 - 35/hour 4 children: $21 - 38/hour 5 children: $23 - 42/hour 6 children: $24 - 46/hour + $4/hour for Private Educator Placement




Does an Educator Placement align with your family's needs?


...




What is the difference between a STEM Nanny and Private Educator?


Though many STEM Nannies can assist with school and homework, they are primarily tasked with faciliating a play-based learning environment and providing holistic childcare including child-related light household chores, potty training and children's meal preparation. A Private Educator will create a tailored learning plan, track progress and facilitate demonstrable improvement in core learning concepts. Private Educators can prepare simple meals, but do not typically facilitate household chores. Both Providers arrive with our signature STEM projects and experiements to create exciting days of fun!




Prefill with all of the information you have,


If they submitted an online application or inquiry, prefill the application below with the information you have in the appropriate fields.





FAQ

How long has The STEM Nanny Company been around?


We were formally established in November 2018 by the original STEM Nanny who, at the time, had approximately 6 years of Nanny experience.




What is your turn-around time?


If we have a candidate on our team who is agreat fit your family, the process can move quickly and we'll send their profile and schedule a consultation within a week and a half. If we do not, our current turn around time is 4 - 6 weeks. We begin your matching process immediately upon fulfillment of your enrollment items (Application fee & Non-Disclosure/Non-Solicitation Agreements ). You receive your first update within two weeks which will come as a Nanny Profile is your inbox if we have a match or a phone call with an update on an additional timeline. If the parents request a quick match, <2 weeks: We will provide a Nanny Profile or first update within one week.




Do you serve my area?


We serve the greater Houston area and have a reach far as Seabrook, Rosharon, and The Woodlands. If we have a fitting provider, we are happy to accomidate your request! If your home is more than 17 miles from the Provider's home, we'll encouarge you to provide a flat-rate commuter's mileage reimbursement that is negotiated during the Agreement negotiations.




What are your Nannies like?


In light of our unique style of Eductional Nannying, most of our Providers have previous early childhood teaching experience. In addition to basic characteristics such as experience, punctuality and intelligence, we hire Providers who are proactive, engaging and communciative. We require active, hands-on play to be faciliated throughout each appointment and most of our Nanny pool is younger than 35 years old though we happily hire older, active Nannies.




Do you have insurance?


Yes! We hold a $1 million liability insurance policy, verify each employee’s automobile insurance and ask that if your Nanny drives a family vehicle, you maintain automobile insurance and up-to-date vehicle inspections.




Can I talk to the Nanny’s references and see her background check?


Of course! We are happy to relay this informtion upon request with senestive information, such as home address and social security, redacted.




What kinds of activties do you do with the kids?


Your STEM Nanny will arrive at every appointment equipped with the materials to curate an exciting day of educational fun for your little ones.

  • For the infant and toddler age range, we focus on gross and fine motor development. These foundational skills allow children to independently complete tasks like feeding and dressing themselves, writing, coordination and physical activities. We also focus on language development, understanding cause and effect and object identification to name a few.
  • For Infants: Our Visual Tracking activity helps infants track items as they move which is an essential skill for early reading. Oour Reach and Grab infant activity helps your little one develop the muscle strength needed to roll over, sit independently and crawl.
  • For Toddlers: Our Sensory Writing Bag activity helps toddlers improve dexterity and review the pronunciation and structure of letters and words. In the Don’t Touch the Balloon activity, children improve coordination and practive color identification while trying to navigate through a balloon maze.
  • For older children [3 and older], we focus on exploring how the world works through play and our goal is to ensure your child(ren) remain active in their learning experiences. She/he/they will be directly involved in the creation and execution of each the projects your STEM Nanny brings.
  • Our Balloon Blow-Up experiment allows children to explore how a chemical reaction can blow up a balloon and review our symbiotic relationship with plants. They may also build a Catapult capable of launching items across the room.
We are happy to send a few sample curriculm to your email address! What is your email address OR Is ---- your correct email address?




Do we give the Nanny project materials or does she buy them herself?


Your Quarterly Kit Fee allows us to provide your Nanny all of the materials needed to facititate exciting days of learn at home fun!




How many projects are done per day?


Your STEM Nanny will complete one project every 2 - 3 hours though a Nanny can do them as frequently as she would like.




Who writes the curriculum?


All curriculum is written in house by former scientists or STEM educators. We currently have two writers on staff.




STEM Nanny vs Nanny Placement


We hire for our company holistically so for a Nanny Placement, you are matched within the same pool of high quality candidates as our STEM Nannies and Private Educators and can expect to meet candidates with previous Early Childhood Teaching or education experience. Our STEM Nanny and Nanny Placement programs differ in employer status, STEM projects and hourly rate. A STEM Nanny arrives with our signature STEM projects and experiments to curate exciting days of fun for your little ones. STEM Nannies are employees of The STEM Nanny Company and as a result, we take care of all payroll and tax requirements and you pay a flat hourly rate. Within a Nanny Placement, you can secure a Nanny at a rate that is $4 - 8/hour lower than the STEM Nanny rate. The Nanny would be an employee of your household so you'll faciliate payroll and all applicable tax requirements though our recommended payroll system makes tax deductions and submissions very easy. Nanny Placements do not arrive with our STEM projects and experiments though our STEM Nanny Kit is in development and will transform any Nanny into a STEM Nanny.




STEM Nanny vs Private Educator


Though many STEM Nannies can assist with school and homework, they are primarily tasked with faciliating a play-based learning environment and providing holistic childcare including child-related light household chores, potty training and children's meal preparation. For Infants: Your Private Educator will created a tailor learning plan, track progress and facilitate demonstrable improvement in core developmental and learning milestones and leaps including gross and fine motor skills, color and language recognition and much more. For Toddlers: Your Private Educator will created a tailor learning plan, track progress and facilitate demonstrable improvement in core developmental and learning milestones and leaps including fine motor skills, language recognition, writing and much more. For Children: Your Private Educator will created a tailored learning plan, track progress and facilitate demonstrable improvement in core learning concepts. They will:

  • Assist students with milestone development, schoolwork, projects, test preparation, and other academic tasks.
  • Identify areas of improvement, set goals for {1st Grade} preparation, and track progress.
  • And utilize our exciting, hands-on STEM projects and experiments to engage your little ones in brain breaks throughout the day.
Both Providers arrive with our signature STEM projects and experiements to create exciting days of fun!





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