childcare & domestic staff
Our Family Serving your Family Since 1958.

San Francisco & North Bay  415.749.3650
Peninsula  650.573.1000
East Bay  925.933.2273
Contact Us

What Geographic territories does Aunt Ann’s In-House Staffing Serve?

Our Geographic placement is concentrated in the following areas:

  • San Francisco
  • Peninsula: Burlingame, Hillsborough, San Mateo, Belmont, San Carlos, Redwood City, Emerald Hills, Redwood City, Palo Alto, Atherton, Menlo Park, Los Altos Hills, Woodside
  • East Bay: Berkeley, Alameda, Piedmont, Oakland, Orinda, Lafayette, Alamo, Danville, Walnut Creek
  • Marin County: Tiburon, Belvedere, Sausalito, Mill Valley, Ross, San Rafael, Larkspur, Kentfield, Nicasio, San Anselmo
  • Wine Country: St. Helena, Healdsburg, Napa Valley, Sonoma
How does Aunt Ann’s In-House Staffing find candidates?

Our organization has been successfully bringing together employers and candidates since 1958. Aunt Ann’s In-House Staffing represents a diverse group of experienced, skilled and professional private service professionals from around the world. We are proud to work with candidates who refer their sons, daughters, and grandchildren to us for placement.

Aunt Ann’s In-House Staffing has partnered with leading agencies around the United States to simplify our clients search and maximize your opportunities. You only need to register your job search with our agency and we will access agency resources throughout the country for the best possible candidate.

Our marketing, advertising, and referral programs combined with our established network allow us to work quickly to fill client staffing needs with quality candidates.

What kind of experience do Aunt Ann’s In-House Staffing candidates have?

Since 1958, we have been successfully placing experienced candidates. Many candidates have a long term relationship with us. Each time their job comes to an end they return to us for a new position. Over the years we have placed as many as 3 generations of the same family.

Candidates are required to have verifiable previous work experience in a home or similar industry. For many years, candidates interested in working in a home could only learn the trade by on the job training. In the past 10 years, schools have opened that now train nannies, household managers and butlers, Candidates will also have transferable experience and training from fields such as education, hospitality and health care.

As the employer, your job description will determine the type of experience and background a candidate needs to meet your requirements. Based on your information we will execute a search to match your requirements.

Candidates that are not authorized to work in the United States are not eligible for placement through Aunt Ann’s In-House Staffing.

How does Aunt Ann’s In-House Staffing screen candidates?

Aunt Ann’s In-House Staffing requires all candidates to complete a rigorous pre-screening, personal interview, reference verification and independent background check process. Initially, candidates are pre-screened for work eligibility in the United States, work history, skill assessment, communication skills, and attitude and job preference.

Each candidate completes a 10 to 20 page application which provides us with their personal and work history, work style, education and work preferences.

Upon completion of the interview, the candidate’s references are checked by phone. You will be provided with detailed reference summaries for review.

Additional background checks are performed by an independent firm. As there are fees involved for these background checks, they are conducted after a job offer has been made and accepted. Additional background checks include credit checks, civil and criminal court record checks, driving record check and social security verification. In California, the Trustline register is also a requirement.

How do I know if the person I hire is the right person for the job?

The “Working Trial Interview” gives you the opportunity to confirm your decision.

When you list your job opening with us, your consultant will spend time formulating a job description, the required personality profile to complement the household, preferred experience, and other details. We will identify and present appropriate candidates for your consideration.

After many years of placement, we have found that the execution of the working trial has been the best indicator of success for both employer and employee. As part of the pre-employment conditions, candidates who are considered “ideal” for the job are offered the job based on successful completion of a working trial. The following is the guidelines for the Trial Working Interview.

Working Trial Interview: The employer/client/ clients representative must agree to pay a previously agreed upon salary to any candidate who accepts an offer of employment and agrees to work for the employer the suggested 2 to 5-day working trial. The employer/client/clients representative is required to pay a previously agreed upon salary for the time a candidate works during their trial working interview.

Aunt Ann’s In-House Staffing will waive our referral fee for a period up to 5 days. Any time worked by the candidate after the 5 day trial period will be billed according to Aunt Ann’s In-House Staffing referral fee schedule. All candidates are to be paid a previously agreed upon salary at the conclusion of their working trial.

Does Aunt Ann’s In-House Staffing have a registration fee to start a Search?

NO, Aunt Ann’s In-House Staffing does not charge a Registration Fee to begin your search.

What is the Agency Fee?

Aunt Ann’s In-House Staffing is a contingency employer paid fee employment agency. The fee for our service is due when a candidate is hired, directly or indirectly by an employer.

Our fee for long-term services is as follows:

CHILDCARE
All Baby Nurse, Newborn Specialists & Doula Candidates
20% of gross compensation ( minimum fee = $50 a day)

All Full-Time Nanny, Parent Helper, Family Assistant, Governess Candidates
15% of annual gross compensation ( minimum fee = $3000)

All Part-Time Nanny, Parent Helper, Family Assistant, Governess Candidates
15% of annual gross compensation ( minimum fee = $1500)

HOUSEHOLD
All Full-Time Housekeeper, Executive Housekeepers, Cook, Handyman, Driver, Companion Candidates
15% of annual gross compensation ( minimum fee = $3000)

All Full-Time Housekeeper, Executive Housekeepers, Cook, Handyman, Driver, Companion Candidates
15% of annual gross compensation ( minimum fee = $1500)

ESTATE/ PRIVATE OFFICE
All Full-Time Estate Managers, Household Managers, Chefs, Valets, Butlers, Master Gardner, Security Body Guard, Chauffeurs, Couples, Personal Assistants, Executive Assistant Candidates
20% of gross annual compensation ( minimum fee = $3000)

Our fee for on-call and temporary services is as follows:

35% of gross annual compensation ( minimum fee = $35 a day)

Our FEE SERVICE AGREEMENT details our terms.

  • Our policy is to CREDIT a portion of your fee if a termination of employment occurs between the employer and the employee up to 365 calendar days.
  • Our referral fee includes pre-employment background checks conducted by PFC Information Services and Trustline registration.

Fees for pre-employment background checks or Trust line Registration are included in our placement fee after a job offer has been made and accepted.