College Nannies and Tutors

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Great company to make money as a college student!

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Former Employee - Nanny in Powell, OH
Former Employee - Nanny in Powell, OH

I worked at College Nannies and Tutors part-time (more than a year)

Pros

They are flexible and able to get you the level of job needed. There are also bonuses which are used as incentive as easy to get with a steady job.

Cons

Some of the families are very difficult to work with because they are too concerned with wealth and image. Not all families truly understand the dynamic of using an agency.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be more honest to the parents about their kids' behavior.

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    Good job for undergrads or recent grads.

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    Former Employee - Nanny, Tutor & Office Assistant in Katy, TX
    Former Employee - Nanny, Tutor & Office Assistant in Katy, TX

    I worked at College Nannies and Tutors part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    - Management is willing to work whatever schedule best works for you.
     - Great opportunity/resume booster for undergrads or recent grads.
     - If you love working with kids, this job is great!
     - It really helped me shape my leadership skills
     - Great as a temporary job or permanent job. In my case I was only in town during the summers/holidays, so my boss gladly worked with me during those dates.
     - If you bother to get to know the owner you'd realize she's actually really nice!
     - They're willing to provide nannies and tutors with resources to take with you on your meetings, such as games, flash cards, storybooks, etc.

    Cons

    - Living in Houston/Katy has it drawbacks in terms of mileage for the jobs. Make sure that the address of the family really is within X amount of minutes you're willing to travel.
     - Make sure you really are available on the hours you say you are available. It is crucial that one commits otherwise you might be stuck in a sticky situation.
     - Sometimes families may request that you do the dishes, fold clothes etc - be prepared to do some minimal house work on top of nannying.
     - If you commit to working a job with three or more kids make sure you can handle it. While I was on a job I came to the realization that two is my max!

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you need to find families to work for, and don't mind being underpaid....

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    Current Employee - Nanny in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Nanny in Austin, TX

    I have been working at College Nannies and Tutors part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - It is possible to find families to work for that need you and appreciate you, that you wouldn't have been able to find without College Nanies. That being said, it's up to the individual to try out as many families/placements as it takes to find that awesome fit between a nanny (you) & a family.
    - Being a placement nanny is pretty great (when you end up in a placement with a family you like) because you can basically tell CN&T what kind of hours you are looking for, and they will try to find families that need a nanny for that many hours per week for you to interview with.
    - Having a company go between you and a new family is really great when you compare it to finding jobs through craigslist or something similar, because the manager has already met with the family, so there is less awkwardness and less chance of a dangerous/weird/uncomfortable situation when you go to interview with a potential placement family.
    - You technically work for (and get a paycheck from) CN&T, which is good because they have some type of liability insurance that you would never be able to pay for yourself, and they take care of the money/taxes/paychecks issues for you.

    Cons

    The management sucks! The manager I worked under (+ her office staff) was not very organized, and, quite frankly, actually quite discriminatory.
    1) They give the nannies the least amount of money they can. That means that:
    - they will intentionally not give you enough hours to get full-time/over-time benefits;
    - they will not help you move up and make more money per hour (there is a system for applying for raises, but they do not encourage anyone to do it or explain the process well enough);
    - and they quite literally choose who gets to work on-call jobs based on how much money they will have to pay the nanny---meaning, if there is one spot left to work at a church on a Sunday morning and two ppl have said they would like the job, they will staff the nanny who makes less money per hour. It's like, upside-down seniority. The MORE experience you have and the BETTER nanny you are (the more your per hour rate is), the LESS they will actually staff you for jobs.
    2) The on-call system is terrible! As a nanny, you are extremely inconvenienced constantly and you get essentially no monetary benefits from being "on-call" because the amount of hours you might get in a week is totally unpredictable (I mean TOTALLY) and you get no bonus for the time you say you are "available" or "on call".
    - Basically, every nanny has to submit their "availability" ahead of time and be able to answer their phone at any hour of the day or night to respond to job-scheduling text messages from the manager, which creates some really bad situations.
    - e.g. Let's say you put on the scheduler five days ago that you would be free on Thursday afternoon after 2pm, but since you didn't get any on-call placements, you decide to go get a haircut on Thursday afternoon at 2pm and schedule the appt on Thursday morning. Well, if you get a text on Thursday at 1pm saying there is no one else to take a job that is across town, you are expected to drop everything and go do the job. If you posted that you are available, you are obliged to do the job if you are absolutely needed.
    - To reiterate, you don't get any base pay per hour for the time you are "on-call" (and not actually working), and the VAST majority of the time, you will not be staffed for jobs during the times you've said you are available. So, you have to carve out A LOT of "on-call" time (when you can't schedule anything else in your life), and then most of the time, you don't get ANYTHING out of it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice is to re-design the on-call system completely, and maybe hire a manager that isn't so disrespectful to her employees.
    The on-call system not only takes unfair advantage of the nannies, it also simply doesn't work well as a system---it causes unnecessary stress on the managers, who are forced to go do the nannying job THEMSELVES if none of the on-call nannies are available. The nannies who are on-call do not benefit enough from being on-call, and because of that: 1) the nannies don't offer all the time they really have available, 2) they don't take it seriously as an on-call situation (where they cannot flake if they said they were available), and 3) many nannies are forced to leave the company because they are not getting the hours they need consistently each week from being on-call!

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