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TLC Caregivers has an ongoing need for qualified individuals to fill our many job openings. If you are someone who is warm and dependable with a genuine love for children, becoming a nanny may be the perfect career choice for you!

What is a "nanny"?
The International Nanny Association defines a nanny as:  
A child care specialist who works in a family's home caring for the
children. A nanny may work full time or part time and may live in or live out. The nanny is an important part of the family support system and serves as a loving, nurturing and trustworthy companion to the children. A nanny tends to have special child care skills and a deep love of children. A nanny offers the family convenient, high quality care to meet the child's physical, emotional, social and intellectual needs.

What are the qualifications needed to become a nanny?
All nanny candidates must be at least 18 years of age with child care
experience and their own car. All applicants must be able to pass a thorough background check. Applicants must be able to meet the physical demands of the job such as lifting children, playing outside, sitting on the floor and climbing stairs. Infant/child CPR training and certification is required. A minimum of a high school diploma is strongly preferred by our clients. Most all positions (except PT, temp and summer) will require a one year commitment.

Where are the positions that TLC has to offer?
TLC has many employment opportunities in child care through out the KC Metro area.  We have openings in both Johnson and Jackson Counties.  We can also assist nannies in finding jobs in other major cites such as
San Francisco, Boston, Seattle and many, many more! 

What duties do nannies perform?
Nannies do most everything that pertains to the children. This includes
not only attending to the children's basic needs, but also working with them on their developmental skills. Families also require that nannies clean up after the children, do laundry, keep the children's rooms clean and drive the children to/from activities. Some nannies that are called "house managers" do all the cleaning, but only if all the children are school age and she is alone in the home all day.

How much do nannies earn?
Full time nannies in the Kansas City area are earning between $400.00 and
$600.00 per week. Part time nannies earn an hourly rate of $8.00-$12.00 per hour. This figure is determined by the nanny's experience and the hours /duties involved in a particular position. Salaries for nannies are NOT determined by the number of charges (children) a nanny is responsible for. Salaries are negotiated between the nanny and the family.

Do nannies receive benefits such as paid vacations and medical insurance?
In addition to a competitive salary, nannies placed by TLC receive paid
holidays and paid vacations. Some families offer paid sick time as well.  Many families are now willing to offer health benefits.  

How are taxes handled?  
All nannies are employees of the families they work for and the family is responsible for withholding taxes on their nanny.

Will TLC charge me a fee for placing me with a family?
TLC does not charge applicants a fee for placing them. All fees are paid
by the families that hire us to secure a nanny for them.

I am not available to work full time due to other commitments. Are their any other positions that I can apply for?
Yes! TLC has a very active temporary sitting service and we need sitters
for all shifts. Day, evening and weekend work is available. The hourly rate is $8.00-$10.00 per hour and you choose your own hours. This position is perfect for students and professionals that can't really commit to a "regular" part time job.

How do I apply?
TLC requires a "face to face" interview with all applicants. We take
applications by appointment only. Please call our office at 816-550-3407 or 1-800-707-4852 to set an appointment to apply. The average appointment takes approx. two hours to complete application and interview. If you are calling from out of the area, we can mail an application to you initially but we will need to set a time for you to come to Kansas City for an interview.

How long will it take before I know if I am accepted?
The typical turn around time on an application is 5 to 14 days.

Once I am accepted, what is the next step?
You will be put in touch with families who are interested in candidates with your particular qualifications. You will be given the opportunity to meet with various families until you have found the family that is the best "fit" for you. TLC will provide ongoing support to you through this process as well as after you have been placed.


For more information, call TLC 816-550-3407

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