The Best Nannies in Boca Raton, Ft. Lauderdale & the Palm Beaches are at the Kensington Nanny Agency
Local nanny agency services are the safest choice when hiring a nanny. Kensington nannies are known, trusted and thoroughly investigated before being custom-matched to a family.
Nanny Agency Service Plans
Kensington nanny agency offers several nanny service plan choices to help you hire a nanny. We help arrange a convenient time for you to interview your carefully selected nanny candidates. We pre-interview and investigate candidates thoroughly, and every local nanny we refer is highly qualified and fits your family’s needs. We'll help you to find and hire the best local nanny for your family.
You set the schedule for your new nanny, based on your needs - part-time or full-time nannies, nannies for days, evenings and weekends, summer and winter seasonal nanny care, etc. There are NO UPFRONT FEES!
'No Fee' Nanny Program
Kensington's 'No Fee' Nanny Agency Program is different from other nanny services. This program requires an application approval to hire a nanny or other household staff. This nanny service program is offered in Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties, which include Boca Raton, Ft. Lauderdale, Wellington, Palm Beach, Miami, etc. Qualified families can then select two or more estate staff to work the schedule and job duties required, including all household staff like a local nanny, housekeeper, cook, etc.
Kensington Nanny Service handles all of the payroll, taxes, insurance, and all other employment requirements.
Decide which placement plan is right for you.
Babysitting & Temp Care
My Kensington Nanny offers daily babysitting as well as short-term nanny care from 1-9 months. Kensington will provide a fully-screened, experienced nanny for a little as 4 hours/day up to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Temp & Sitter Registration
If you need to book a daily or temp nanny, we can provide a great temporary nanny for you. Just register to let us know what you need and when you need your nanny. You can also visit the On-call Nanny babysitting page for more information.
Wedding & Group Event Childcare
My Kensington Nanny has the best wedding and event childcare services for groups of 10 or more children - from infant to age 15. We can provide games, activities, arts & crafts, fun contests, and more. You provide the children, we provide a safe and fun event!
Event Games, Activities & Fun
From weddings to holiday parties - you can book a date by simply contacting us to request the event reservation form and custom quote. Kensington can provide a memorable childcare event program that your guests will rave about.
Angela von Dietrich is a proud mother of two children, ages 17 and 24, and the founder of My Kensington Nanny Service. She is also a former International Nanny Association member and a current member of both the Junior League of Boca Raton & the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce. In 2003, she introduced the first Kensington Nanny agency, modeling it after the world-class nanny services she used for many years whilst traveling abroad. Read more
"As a Mom, I want to do my best to help you find a great nanny for your family. I have personally interviewed hundreds of nannies - it's what I do! Anyone I refer will be personally recommended, carefully screened and fully experienced." - Angela
Since 2003, My Kensington Nanny has performed the most diligent screening possible. Our nanny screening & selection includes:
- An in-person, behavior-based Interview to determine the nanny's suited age groups
- A Childcare Skills Assessment requiring 80% or higher to qualify for placement
- The requirement to have a current CPR/First Aid certification
- A multi-level background investigation
- Verification of the nanny's references to ensure excellence
We do our best to ensure the best nanny selection & service to families that need a full-time, part-time or temporary nanny in these service areas.
Download The Quick Reference for Hiring a Nanny in 2017
If you're planning to hire a nanny then download this free guide to learn what the local standards are for Hiring & Working with a Nanny in 2017. This information is specific to South Florida. It could help you to create the most desired nanny job ever!
Compare Nanny Agency Services
Choosing the best nanny agency service is an important decision for every family looking to find a nanny. Differences between Kensington Nanny, other nanny agencies and internet websites vary greatly. You have choices. For example, some agencies charge no upfront fees to hire a nanny. Unlike those agencies, Kensington Nanny will never make you pay a placement fee twice if you opt for our Free for Life service.
If you need to hire more than one staff member for your home then the 'No Fee' plan may be the ideal option. With the No Fee plan, there are no placement fees at all. This plan is great when the family prefers to outsource the administration of staff management.
Check the comparison chart here. We want to ensure that you are confident in our services before you make the decision about using our nanny services to hire a nanny.
|My Kensington Nanny||Other Agencies||Internet Websites|
|Interview type||Behavioral interview, face-to-face, in person||Traditional interview, may not be in person||No interview|
|Childcare Skills Test||Yes, candidates must pass with 80% or higher||No test||No test|
|Determine for what ages the nanny is suited to care||Yes||Unknown||No|
|Replacement Policy||Lifetime, no end.||30 days to 12 months||None|
You Have Professional Assistance to Help You Find a Nanny
Hiring a full-time nanny is the most popular nanny service that families use when they need to find the best nanny for their family. But we can do more. For families that need various schedules such as a part-time nanny, a flexible nanny, or a seasonal nanny, the Kensington Nanny agency services are the best. Sometimes what a family needs is a mother's helper for mornings or afternoons. Mother's Helpers are excellent when Mom (or Dad) needs help getting the children up and ready for school or preschool, help with organization and light housekeeping, cooking and laundry, and driving to/from school. We require our professional nannies to have reliable transportation and an excellent driving record.
Do you need a newborn or infant nanny? Or do you have an energetic toddler? We have nannies who specialize in certain age groups. When you hire Kensington Nanny to help you hire a nanny then we will match a nanny specifically to your needs.
Duties & Expectations of a Typical Nanny
When choosing a nanny, here are some of the typical job duties that you may expect her to perform. When you hire a nanny from Kensington Nanny, it is important that you use our nanny agency's Nanny/Family Work Agreement. This is a complimentary service provided to all new clients - regardless of your full-time or part-time needs.
Below is a list of the typical job duties for a full-time nanny.
- - Create a stimulating, nurturing, and safe environment for the children
- - Supervise the children’s activities at all times
- - Teach the children good social manners
- Play with the children, both indoors and outdoors
- Plan and lead educational activities, including reading, with the children
- Perform housework related to child care, including washing the children’s clothes, cleaning up after meals, tidying play areas, and washing bottles
- Discipline the children, when necessary
- Drive the children to and from activities
- Plan and prepare meals and bottles for, and feed, the children
- Dress the children
- Place the children down for naps and bedtime
- Bathe the children
- Change diapers
- Potty train the children
Typical Qualifications & Requirements
Typically, nannies meet the below job requirements:
- - High school graduate
- - Experience caring for children
- - Training in early childhood education preferred
- - First aid training and child and infant CPR
- - Car, driver’s license, auto insurance, and safe driving history
- - Authorization to work in the U.S.
- - English proficiency
- - Reliable, honest, and trustworthy
- - Physical ability to care for a young child
- - Ability to plan, organize, and multitask with minimal supervision
What Type of Nanny Do You Need?
If you are looking to hire a nanny, you’ll have to think about what type of local nanny to hire. Do you want a fun and active local nanny? Do you prefer a nurturing and mature, granny-like local nanny? We have nannies that are perfect for working parents! If you are wanting to hire a nanny, reach out to us and we can help you find the perfect local nanny for your family. We have all different types of local nannies servicing Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties, including Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Wellington, etc.!
Kensington Nanny Agency is the Best Service for Hiring a Nanny
What makes Kensington Nanny unique is how we recruit, select & register our nannies. When you decide to hire a nanny, you will meet nannies that have at least 3 years of verifiable experience, no gaps in their employment history, passed a nanny skills test, had a personal interview, and also had a 5-level background check performed.
Part of our nanny service includes determining for what age child the nanny is best at caring. We decide this based on the conversation we have during her interview. The interviewer has over 20 years of experience as a nanny agency interviewer.
Kensington places nannies in Broward and Palm Beach counties. We have Boca Raton and Delray Beach nannies, nannies in Parkland and Coral Springs, nannies Ft. Lauderdale, Pompano, Hollywood, and Aventura. We have nannies in Weston and Sunrise. Basically, we offer nanny agency services throughout South Florida.
Nanny Agency Tools and Resources for Families
When you choose Kensington Nanny as your nanny placement service, we will provide you with custom interview questions, a nanny rating sheet and also a customizable Nanny & Family Work Agreement. This way, you can make sure that the nanny you hire is the perfect match for your family. Even though Kensington will send you the best nannies, you will make the final decision about which nanny to hire. The tools and resources we give you are designed to help you make the best decision for you and your child/ren.