Olive You Families

Thank you for your interest in Olive.You.Nanny!  Please click on "Family Application" and complete it for your local placement provider. Once it is submitted we will call you to schedule the Family Consultation.

Background Checks and Screening

Olive.You.Nanny offers an extensive and thorough investigation into the candidate's experience and work history.

  • Olive.You.Nanny starts the interviewing process with a telephone interview. We make sure the nanny has all the necessary requirements that the agency requires.
  • With every childcare position, Olive.You.Nanny conducts an in depth face-to-face interview. We then make the decision if the candidate is right for our agency.
  • We will conduct a criminal check in every state and county.
  • We will conduct a motor vehicle check for tickets, accident and suspensions.
  • We conduct Education Verification (for all degrees after high school obtained in the United States)
  • Olive.You.Nanny candidates must be CPR and First Aid certified.

Family Packet

One reason Olive.You.Nanny is so unique is that we provide you with all the information you need to keep and work with your nanny. We provide every family a packet of useful information and a customized Family-Nanny Agreement once you have chosen a nanny to hire.

Family Packet includes:

  • Background and Screening Process
  • Nanny Salary Information
  • Payroll and Tax Information
  • Copy of Nanny Application
  • Family/Nanny Agreement
  • Interview Questions
  • Guarantee Information


How do I know what to pay my nanny?

There are many different factors to consider when paying your nanny. The going rate in Charlotte for professional nannies is between $14-$20/h. There are factors to consider:  How much childcare experience does your nanny have? Is your nanny responsible for any household chores? Do you have more than one child? Pet care? Flexible schedule needed? Over 40 hours or under 35 hours? All of these things should be considered when determining what you are going to pay your nanny. Contact our agency for more precise numbers.

Do you give vacation time?

Most families will provide their nanny two weeks vacation per year. Some families give one week after six months and one week after the first year. Discuss with your nanny whether or not they need to take their vacation at the same time as your family vacation. Nannies are paid 52 weeks a year, so anytime you choose not to have the nanny work, she would still be paid.

Should my nanny get paid holidays?

We recommend providing your nanny similar holidays that you are provided at your workplace, typically 7-10 holidays a year. We will help you decide this and add it to the Family-Nanny agreement so it is communicated ahead of time what paid holidays a nanny has off.

How many sick days should my nanny get?

We recommend giving your nanny sick days consistent with what your company gives you. We will help you decide this and add it to the Family-Nanny agreement so paid holidays are communicated ahead of time.

Should we pay over time?

If your nanny's schedule is until 6:00pm and you arrive at 6:30, your nanny should be compensated for the extra time. For nannies that work over 40 hours, we can provide tax and payroll information to you as needed.

What do I pay if we need our nanny over night?

Paying your nanny to spend the night depends on the age of the children and if they are sleeping through the night. Some nannies want to get paid for each hour and some will give you an amount for that night. Remember, this amount is in addition to their regular daily pay. We will help you work this out anytime during the placement if it is something you may need.

What do we pay our nanny to go on vacation with us?

We recommend you pay your nanny her regular salary, an overnight amount, and a daily spending set stipend for food and activities. If your nanny is working harder on vacation, this should be taken into consideration. This is one of the biggest reason nannies don't stay with a family. Remember, this is YOUR vacation, not the nanny's. This is work for your nanny, they are leaving their home, possibly needing pet care or other home tasks taken care of while they are gone. It is important to set expectations before you ask the nanny and she agrees to avoid any misunderstandings. We will help you set this up at anytime during the placement as needed.