Nanny Services in Vancouver Lower Mainland

Put a Human Resources Specialist to Work for Your Family

Our Nanny Services come with professional placement services as well.

Optimum Nannies and Homecare is a professional placement agency that has been providing services to families across Canada for more than 25 years. We are educated experienced Human Resources Specialists who have worked in the recruitment industry in both the public and private sector.

At the present time we are providing exclusive high end recruitment services for families seeking nanny services, nanny housekeepers, housekeepers and household managers.

Superior Screening

All applicants are interviewed in person using a professional human resources model. Behavior-based and situational interview questions are used to assess the applicant’s knowledge of discipline, safety, time management, organization, creativity and communication.

All applicants are required to have current first aid and complete a criminal records check and a Drivers Abstract. A minimum of two references are checked.

Before employers start interviewing short-listed candidates they receive a personal resume, completed application form and interview questionnaire.

In-home Consultation

Some families require an in-home consultation for a more in depth assessment of their needs. The central purpose of this meeting is to allow us to gather detailed information regarding the children, the household, family life style and philosophy. We can also assist in developing a workable job description and provide information regarding employment standards and Revenue Canada regulations.
A non-refundable retainer is due at the in-home consultation. This retainer is deducted from the final invoice.

Temporary Replacement guarantee (nanny placements only)

If your nanny needs time off or if we are finding a replacement Optimum will place a qualified temporary nanny in your home. If you use another agency to find a temporary nanny we will refund the fee charged by the other agency(for short term on call bookings only).

Payroll Services

Optimum has partnered with a professional payroll service. HeartPayroll is the most used household caregiver payroll and tax service in Canada. HeartPayroll takes care of everything surrounding household caregiver payroll and taxes, including CRA registration, direct deposit, legally required pay stubs, T4s, remittances, deduction calculations, ROEs, and more. Priced at only $39.99/month, HeartPayroll is the most cost-efficient solution to helping households become legal employers.

Placement Fee

When you hire one of our candidates for nanny services you will receive:

  • an employment contract
  • a performance evaluation to be completed at three months of employment
  • a child profile for each child to introduce your child to your new caregiver
  • a temporary on call replacement guarantee (for nanny placements only)
  • assistance negotiating your employee’s salary and benefits
  • Revenue Canada remittance calculations and information
  • professional follow up and assistance with employment management
  • a one year prorated replacement guarantee

Our placement fee is 8% of your employee’s gross annual salary. Our minimum fee is $2500 for a full or part time placement. This fee is due on the first day of employment.

Our Guarantee

At Optimum we never refer our employment candidates to more than one employer at the same time. We work with a limited number of clients to provide the most effective professional service possible.

Optimum Nannies and Homecare provides a three month no charge replacement guarantee and a prorated guarantee from 3 to 12 months of placement provided that the fees for the original contract have been paid in full and the terms of the original employment contract have not changed.

For more information on our nanny services, please contact Janet MacDonald

604-671-4965 or email: