An Inside Look at A New England Nanny


When it comes to caring for our children, it goes without saying that we want the best.  Childcare decisions are some of the toughest decisions to make as a family.  Thankfully for us in the Capital Region, we have a professional placement service to help ease this burden.

A New England Nanny has been the leading provider of in-home child care in our area for over 20 years.  I recently chatted with Melissa Schoonmaker, agency director for A New England Nanny to find out why so many families prefer ANEN to other placement services.

“Families choose A New England Nanny because of the quality of care, and because it’s a major time-saver”.

Safety is obviously a huge factor when choosing a child care provider and A New England Nanny makes it almost error-proof.  The agency thoroughly pre-qualifies and pre-screens all potential nannies.

“First, potential nannies will complete our 13 page application.  Based on their responses in the application, a select number of nannies will be scheduled for phone interviews.    If the phone interviews go well, candidates will be called in for in-person interviews with the agency.   At that point, candidates will then undergo reference checks, criminal background checks, DMV searches, social security traces, credit checks, drug screenings and  personality tests,” Schoonmaker said.

Upon successful completion of the agency interview process, A New England Nanny will then present the family with potential candidates who they can interview and ultimately, make the final hiring decision.

The one thing that I really like about A New England Nanny is that there is accountability.  You’ll work directly with a rep from the agency who will listen to your needs and present you with nanny options that fit your exact needs and lifestyle.  If for some reason it doesn’t work out, they’ll immediately find you an alternative, saving you precious time and headaches.

Don’t need a full-time nanny?  A New England Nanny also provides short-term babysitters, mother’s helpers, housekeeping services, senior care, and corporate backup care.

A New England Nanny serves all geographic locations from Albany and points south to Saratoga, Lake George, Warren County, and points north.

Contact ANEN today to discuss your childcare needs!

A New England Nanny

7 Executive Park Dr. – Clifton Park, NY 12065


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