New Hire Checklist – Don’t Miss a Step!

You’ve found your ideal caregiver.  Now what???  Here’s an easy-to-follow hiring checklist so you can be sure not to miss a beat. 


  • Screening Done?    Be sure you’ve performed ALL our recommended screening steps.  These screening steps are the most important factors in making a successful hire!

  • Payroll & Taxes?    Inquire about payroll and taxes and find ways to save both time and money.  Services include tax filing, direct deposit, and more.

  • Required forms?    Be sure you and your new caregiver complete the required hiring forms, including the Employment Eligibility Verification (I-9) and the Form W-4.

  • Employment Agreement   GoNannies recommends having your new caregiver sign an Employment Agreement to minimize the potential for any misunderstandings now or in the future.

  • Training    Invest some time training.  While there’s much that an experienced caregiver will already know, there are always new aspects to any new position and the caregiver deserves some direction that will help them get started on the right foot.

  • Post-hire Screening    Don’t forget that screening should still take place AFTER the hire. Drop in unannounced, consider a mutually beneficial nanny-cam, communicate and evaluate regularly!  Call us to learn more.

Happy Hiring!

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9 thoughts on “New Hire Checklist – Don’t Miss a Step!

  1. I can’t stress the importance of post-hiring screening enough! We thought we had the perfect nanny and then I unexpectedly dropped in one day and found her watching TV… not our kids. We don’t even allow our kids to watch TV during the day as it is! It was so disappointing, BUT at least we found out.

  2. This list is awesome – I’m printing one out and putting it in my nanny binder for the next time we hire a nanny… and to double check that I have all this info on file for my current nanny!

  3. I found your blog through a friend and the timing couldn’t have been better as we’re just about to begin a nanny search! I’m bookmarking this page now and will definitely be referring back to this list!!

  4. If you ever need any help with anything please don’t hesitate to reach out to our customer service department – we are more than happy to walk you through anything and everything!

  5. We’ve only had one nanny so far and she’s about to leave us (*tear!!*) because she’s getting married and moving away :( Is it OK to ask her to train the new nanny before she leaves? Or is that weird? We’re newbies!

    • It’s absolutely OK to ask her if she’d train her replacement, especially because it sounds like her employment is only ending because she’s moving and not because of anything she did wrong. Just make sure that you’re in agreement with all of her nannying tactics, otherwise you risk your new nanny picking up the same habits your old nanny had that annoyed you. :)

  6. i love that you guys posted links to all the different agreements – i’m definitely using them as templates for our new nanny.

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