FAQs

Hometown Nannies & Domestics, LLC has staffed the most discerning homes for the past 32+ years. Our client families include professionals in finance, medicine, politics, the arts, academia and more. Families with unique domestic needs and great expectations trust us to find care for their most valuable assets, their children and homes. More than 50% of our families are referrals or long-time repeat clients. Our honesty, diligence, longevity, discretion, and individualized approach are reflected in our unparalleled success rate. Our goal is to provide seamless, stressfree, timely household staffing, With an unparalleled Industry success rate, we aim to get right the first time. Our Testimonials reflect those efforts. We are here for you.

– Jayne 
Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a question about our services that is not answered here, please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to provide you with any additional information you need.

What services do you offer?

We offer full-service Household Staffing including Full-Time, Part-Time, Live Out, Live-In and Temporary Nannies and Domestics.  Here are the job categories we represent

  • Baby Nurses
    • Newborn
    • Infant
    • Child
  • Nannies & Governesses
  • Mannies
  • Tutors
  • Housekeepers & Executive Housekeepers
  • Housemen
  • Butlers
  • Valets
  • Household & Estate Managers
  • Property Managers
  • Domestic Couples
  • Personal Chefs
  • Cooks
  • Drivers
  • Chaffeurs
  • Home Organizers
  • Laundresses
  • Companions
  • CNAs/HHAs/PHAs
  • Personal Assistants
  • Event Planners
  • Groundskeepers
  • Resort/Yacht/Party/Travel/Locational Personnel
  • Office & Corporate Staffing
  • Executive Security & Security Training
How do you find your candidates?

Hometown Nannies & Domestics has been in Westport, CT since 1990; prior to that, we were malibu mamas.

Some candidates have been with us for over 20 years, some are new and most are in the middle. Our registrants tend to come back to us once they are no longer needed on a job, in some instances because the children have grown up or the family has relocated. Given our longevity, we are well-known in the area, state, and region. Our favorite people often send us their friends and relatives.

Not long ago, we began using our Facebook page as a means of communication. We already have over 1500 followers and find this an effective way to keep followers apprised of our job openings.

What is your process? How long does it take?

We offer a free, pre-scheduled consulation.

We ask all families to fill out our online family application. This helps you to access your needs and guides us in our search. We then send you our Welcome Letter and Agency Agreement via DocuSign. Once you become a client family, we ask to have another conversation with you to go over the nuances of your job description. We also ask if we may speak with your partner/husband/wife if we haven’t already “met” him/her.

Next, we will send you files on select candidates and set up the first interview with those you choose to meet. Families most often meet in their homes, but some prefer to meet at a Starbuck’s or other public space. Once you identify a strong candidate or candidates, we set up a second interview so she/he can meet the whole family. The second interview can also be a paid trial day or two.

We have placed nannies & other domestics in 2 days, however, approximately two weeks is the norm. If a family is going to be traveling or the job is unusual, the search may take longer.

Once you are ready to make an offer, we will provide you with a sample/prototype 1-2 page family-employee agreement. HTN can assist you with the terms of salary and benefits if you like.

We also offer confidentiality agreements plus and an EIS for you and your new employee.

What is your trial period / guarantee?

Our guarantee is for 4 months or 120 days from the hiree’s start date.

What are your fees?

Our fees are delineated in our Agency Agreement, which we would be happy to send you via DocuSign.

Does Jayne still do all the recruiting and placement?

Yes.

What is your guiding principle?

Our goal has always to be a gentle, honest, benevolent and “enlightened” business. We are most interested in providing the same level of superlative service and candidates to all of our clients and applicants whatever their circumstances. 

Our Candidates

We happily represent a diverse roster of local and international job-seekers. Each of our candidates meets stringent requirements. These include

  • Permission to work;
  • Fluent English;
  • A clean driving record;
  • 3-4 years of recent full-time experience in her/his respective field;
  • 3 excellent references, preferably long-term;
  • A successful in-person interview in our office. We meet most candidates at least twice.
  • A current CPR certificate and outsourced. professional Background Check.

We embrace folks who are bright, reliable, punctual, presentable, educated, creative, literate, proactive and diligent. Common sense is a must. Our candidates stand out in a crowd. (In a good way!)

Nannies

Our nannies and other child-caregivers are well-versed in the development, educational, nutritional, social and emotional needs of children. We emphasize safety, security, health, pro-action, calm, well-roundedness, stability, learning, intellectual curiosity, empathy, friendship, literacy, the arts, sports, fun.

Their experience, education, and references reflect a variety of age groups, from newborns to teens. The languages they speak include Spanish, Chinese, French, and Tagalog. Some are familiar with such dietary requirements as food allergies, medically-restricted diets, vegetarian or vegan diets, and kosher law.

Many have teaching backgrounds and.or degrees in Early Childhood Education. A few have Montessori experience. Most swim and nannies will often travel with a family.

Nannies often hold “hybrid” jobs, such as nanny-housekeeper, nanny-family assistant, nanny-PA,
nanny-household manager, nanny-cook, junior nannies, travel nannies, nanny-tutors, and so forth.
We also represent governesses, tutors and have been “special needs experts” since our inception.

Housekeepers, Cooks & More

Housekeepers range from those who’ve worked in formal homes to expert day cleaners. Housekeeper and Household Managers may wear many hats; some function as housecleaners plus after-school nannies or caregivers for young children when not performing cleaning or cooking duties. Additional duties may include:

  • Home organizing
  • Laundry
  • Errands
  • Grocery Shopping
  • Food prep. Light cooking. Gourmet cooking
  • Assistance with parties and special dinners
  • Interaction with contractors and vendors
  • Pet care
  • Driving children to activities

We also provide freelance cooks, and servers to cater your next party or large dinner event. Household & Estate Managers write staff handbooks, interview potential staff, oversee daily operations and daily logistics for large and/or formal households and multi-households.

Full-Home Staffing Services

malibu mamas® and Hometown Nannies plus have staffed thousands of homes locally, nationally and internationally. We provide boutique, discreet service for clients with estates, multiple residences and yachts, plus offer vacation/location/resort staffing services.

Our highly-screened candidates exceed expectation. They include British Nannies, Travel Nannies, Governesses, Tutors, Internationally-based Estate Managers, Multi-lingual Domestic Couples, Chefs with multi-cuisine bona fides, Executive / Administrative / Personal Assistants, Certified Personal Organizers, Bodyguards, Nannies with security training, Yacht crew, Party Planners and more.

Named W Magazine “Best USA Agency,” 1998 Little Book of Bests

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Named Best of the Gold Coast Magazine “Best Nanny Agency,” Westport/Weston, 2014-2017

 

Serving Connecticut and the Tri-State area locally; New England, including Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard, regionally; New York to L.A. nationally; and Europe, Asia, Australia and The Middle East internationally.

250 Post Road East, Westport, CT 06880

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“Thank you again for all of your help, hard work and due diligence. You are in a class by yourself.”

– Family of Fairfield, CT

Named W Magazine “Best USA Agency,” 1998 Little Book of Bests

♦  ♦  ♦

Named Best of the Gold Coast Magazine “Best Nanny Agency,” Westport/Weston, 2014-2017

 

Serving the Tri-State area locally; New England, including Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard, regionally; New York to L.A. nationally; and Europe, Asia, Australia and The Middle East internationally.

Office Address

250 Post Road East, Westport, CT 06880