When most people think of professional, in-home child care, the image of a female nanny comes to mind. However, there is another aspect of well-qualified child care professionals that are often overlooked: the male nanny, or “manny.” To serve this interesting niche market, a new agency has surfaced in the Los Angeles area, Angeles Mannies.
Founded by Daniel Butcher, a previous manny himself, this boutique agency strives to match private employers with highly skilled, dedicated, and multi-talented mannies that are committed to the industry. Many of the mannies hold special certifications, college degrees, or special areas of expertise.
In today’s Agency Spotlight, Daniel tells us more about this interesting take on the traditional nanny industry…
1. How long have you been in business?
I have been placing mannies with families ‘pro-bono’ for a couple of years now, but decided to make it into a business around June/July 2015.
2. What makes your agency unique?
95% of our placement efforts are focused on 5% of the entire childcare population: Male Nannies. My goal is to showcase the different dimension males can bring to domestic childcare.
3. What types of positions do you place?
We focus on childcare placements for the most part and are open to all kinds of domestic positions. For example, we have placed tutors, chefs, personal assistants, sports coaches and swim instructors.
4. What is your ideal candidate?
Aside from a healthy list of requirements and certifications for safety reasons, we look to employ trustworthy, loyal, professional and creative individuals with a passion for childcare who are looking for a career in the industry, not stepping stones to something else.
5. Do you place across the country or locally? If so, where?
Currently we are only serving the LA County area.
6. Do you look for any special training or certifications, such as college degrees, private service schools, etc?
We ask that upon hire, there is proof of CPR/First Aid certifications, TrustLine verification (a legal requirement in California for domestic childcare through an agency), and a college degree or equal qualification.
7. Where do you announce your open jobs?
Open jobs are announced to our existing pool of mannies via email. I am also a huge believer in word of mouth within the neighborhood and community – believe me, word travels fast!
8. How should a candidate apply for a job? Do you want an online application, resume or both?
9. Do you belong to any professional associations?
I am a member of the International Nanny Association (INA), and am currently looking into Association of Premiere Nanny Agencies (APNA) and the Domestic Estate Management Association (DEMA). I will also be attending the Annual INA conference in Washington, DC in 2016.
10. How can people contact you?
People can contact us in a number of different ways
We can also be found on Twitter and Instagram (@Angeles Mannies) Google+, Pinterest, and LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/angelesmannies).
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