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VETTED & TRUSTWORTHY

Each candidate is CPR Certified, experienced, provides references and completes interview, background & DMV check.

EXPERIENCED & RESOURCEFUL

TIME SAVINg & informative

NEIGHBORS & LOCALS

We are locally founded and owned in Boulder County. You receive help and advice from people who understand our market. 

Our service gives you back time and energy. We take on the task of recruiting and contract preparation. We can refer you to payroll & employer resources.

We call this community home and may be your neighbors. Our local reputation matters to us and we know the area.

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NANNY PLACEMENT

OUR PROCESS AND OFFERS

PRICING MODEL

BACKUP CARE

FAQs

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Babysitters Of Boulder is a professional staffing agency registered with the state of Colorado. We help parents hire in-home employees. Parents who hire a nanny become employers which means that the parent will be subject to state and federal employment laws, IRS payroll requirements, and offering employee benefits. We provide a comprehensive industry standard contract that addresses the many details of hiring an in-home employee. We provide information for resources on federal and state wage law, payroll and tax obligations. We operate from the perspective that a great connection between a family and a nanny comes from:

  • a reasonably consistent work schedule

  • defined expectations & duties 

  • complimentary work styles/workplace values

  • a well written contract

  • mutual respect for each other's time

  • mutual respect for each other's health and wellbeing 

  • regular & direct communication about the work, and

  • appropriate boundaries and professionalism from both parties 

 

Nannies with 1-2 years experience can expect to start at $22.00 to $25.00/hour. A highly experienced nanny with 5 years of experience or more can expect to earn $28.00 to $35.00/hour depending on number of children, age, twins/multiples, and the benefits package. The nanny's hourly rate is one of several financial obligations. You will also have state and federal obligations for payroll and employer taxes. See more typical hourly rate specifics below: 

  • Full Time Nanny (32+ Hours/Week): $25.00 to $32.00+/Hour

  • Part Time Nanny (20 to 30 Hours/Week): $28.00 to $32.00+/Hour 

  • Very Part Time (Less Than 20 Hours/Week): $29.00 to $35.00/Hour (offer more to make the commitment & the commute sustainable)

  • Summer Nanny: $25.00 to $30.00/Hour (summer nannies may be students with a few years experience, or highly experienced K-12 teachers) 

  • Newborn Specialist/Young Infant Specialist: Typically $32.00+/Hour (newborn specialists set their own rates) 

  • Home Manager: $32.00 to $40.00/Hour (based on duties & benefits package)

1) STANDARD FOR ALL CONTRACTS (SHORT TERM/TEMPORARY): 

 

2) STANDARD FOR LONG TERM CONTRACTS (MORE THAN 6 MONTHS): 

  • all of the above, and

  • agreement to use payroll and W-2 (industry standard; many nannies require that the employer use a payroll service to prevent errors) 

  • PTO: 1 week for every 6 months of the contract (becomes available 30 days after start date & requires proper notice to use) 

  • annual cost of living increase (based on inflation rate) 

  • one week of bereavement leave

  • required for full time placements: enroll nanny in an employer healthcare plan after first 30 days or make a monthly contribution to nanny's health insurance plan (your payroll service can help) - the contribution amount is negotiable and is typically $150.00 to $275.00/month; for part time long term placement this benefit is negotiable/optional

  • optional benefits to offer: an annual or holiday bonus, cell phone stipend, 401K contribution, tuition support, gym membership, etc. 

GUARANTEED HOURS ensure that your employee receives a consistent paycheck. For example, your nanny is hired for 32 hours/week but sometimes grandparents visit and you need the nanny for fewer hours. During the holidays or a vacation you might not need your nanny's service at all. In these instances, your nanny will still be paid 32 hours/week. Families cannot "bank" these paid hours to use later because that is illegal.

W-2 AND LEGAL PAYROLL. You should use a legal payroll and W-2 for your own peace of mind and because it is the law. Many nannies require that an employer use a 3rd party payroll provider who is insured and licensed, to avoid errors, to keep current with state sick leave laws, and to protect the nanny's sensitive personal data. 

THE NANNY CONTRACT We provide an industry standard nanny employment contract. Using this contract is required so that we can provide your Replacement Guarantee (see below). This gives you back the time and energy spent drafting a contract and sorting out the many details of hiring an in-home employee. It is a neutral tool to consult if questions or concerns come up. The contract outlines:

What Benefits Do I Need To Offer? 

What Are The Going Rates In Our Area?

How Do You Approach Nanny Placement?

Step 1: Consult & Retainer

We offer a complimentary consult and listen carefully to your needs to determine if we can help. You will have two options: 

  • Active Recruitment. To recruit applicants specifically for your family, we collect a $500.00 recruitment retainer (nonrefundable; credited to your invoice when you hire a nanny). Plan on about 5 weeks to recruit and hire a nanny, though sometimes the process calls for 6-8 weeks. You may meet up to five candidates. You will be able to trial each candidate for 3 days (you must pay the candidate for hours worked). 

  • Passive Recruitment. If you do not wish to recruit, we may be able to post your request to our job board for $75.00. Our vetted team will be able to view your job. We post jobs on a case-by-case basis based on the likelihood that we can fill the position. If a team member does not express interest in 30 days then your account will receive 2 booking credits ($21.95 per booking) for future babysitting bookings. 

Recruitment includes completing every applicant's background check and DMV record, verifying references, CPR certification, COVID vaccine card, valid license and current car insurance. We verify these items before we introduce an applicant to your family.  

Step 2: Interviews & Trial Days

We require that a candidate and a client complete a minimum of one working interview day (trial day) together before signing a contract: 

  • Active Recruitment. If you purchased a $500.00 recruitment, you will be able to trial each candidate as part of your purchase. You must pay the candidate for their time, at hourly wage range listed in your position description.  We recommend 1-2 days for part time or short term nanny positions and 2-3 days for long term positions. A candidate may have a job and be available for trial on evenings or weekends. 

  • Passive Recruitment. If you are meeting with current members of our team, we book trial days in the same way as our babysitting bookings. Each day is purchased at $21.95/day and you will pay the candidate the hourly wage you plan to use if you hire the candidate. 

Step 3: Contract & Comission Payment 

Your commission payment becomes due when the candidate accepts your job offer. We will then draft your contract, assist with questions and review, and ensure that it is signed electronically by both parties when you are ready. 

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LONG TERM & HOME MANAGER

CONTRACTS 1 YEAR+

  • 1 Year Full Time Nanny: 5 weeks of nanny's gross base pay 

  • For a 1 Year Part Time Nanny (less than 32 hours/week)  the minimum commission is $1,500.00

  • Home Manager: 5 weeks of employee's gross base pay 

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MONTHLY & SUMMER

NANNY NEEDS LESS THAN 1 YEAR

  • Commission 15% of nanny's gross anticipated wage

  • Summer Nanny - $1,500.00 (Late May to Mid August)

This price applies to all needs that exceed 4 weeks and are less than 1 year.

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TEMPORARY & INTERIM CARE

UP TO 4 WEEKS 

Temporary needs of 2 to 4 weeks are invoiced $30.00/day. Temporary nanny contract preparation is required if needs exceed 15 hours a week. 

AGENCY COMMISSION PAYMENT includes:

  • completion of your candidate's vetting package and in-house reference checks

  • industry standard nanny contract agreement, preparation and contract Docusign 

  • referral to payroll resources

  • prorated referral credit for an alternate candidate, in the event that your working relationship with your first nanny ends any time prior to your contract end date. Applies to 1 year contracts. Other terms apply.

PAYMENT TO YOUR NANNY FOR CANCELLATION PRE START DATE

In the event that you rescind a job offer before the start date, through no fault of your new hire, you will pay your new hire one week of their anticipated gross pay (their agreed upon hours/week x hourly pay rate). We offer this guarantee to our nanny candidates because we understand that a family's plans may unexpectedly need to change: a spot can unexpectedly open up at daycare, a grandparent may move closer and offer childcare, etc. The nanny will no longer have a job to start and has turned down other offers they cannot recoup.

 

If you need to end a contract earlier than planned, you will provide two weeks notice or two weeks severance pay to your nanny (or pay their remaining time if it's less than 2 weeks). The state of Colorado will most likely consider your nanny your employee and laying off an employee can result in the employee having an unemployment claim with the Colorado Department of Labor.

Guaranteed Hours
Pricing/Finder's Commission
Nanny Replacement Credit
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