Nannies, Caregivers, Housekeepers Toronto

Nannies Caregivers Questions

All the nannies caregivers questions you wanted to ask.

What does Home Helpers do for me?

We expedite the job of finding you an excellent nanny, caregiver, housekeeper or house manager. We carefully and personally screen each person and we ensure the transition goes smoothly. Here's how.

  1. We discuss your needs, so that we thoroughly understand what you need and who you're looking for. For instance, if you're looking for a nanny we will want to know how old your children are, what programs they're involved in and what interests they have, what hours you need childcare, and what kinds of special skills you'd like the nanny to have.
  2. We choose several suitable people, from our extensive database, who will be right for you and your job. You meet with, and interview, them.
  3. You pick the candidate you like best and sign a contract (with our three month guarantee).
  4. Home Helpers assists you in setting up as an employer under the Canadian government's guidelines and we show you how to do your taxes.
  5. We follow up with you, by phone, to make sure you're happy with your nanny, caregiver, housekeeper or home manager.

How much does it cost?

Our job is to find qualified candidates, thoroughly screen them, and come to know their skills, experience and areas of expertise. We listen carefully to you to understand exactly what you want from a nanny, caregiver, housekeepers or house manager. And then we make a match, pairing the right helper to the right job. You then becomes the helper's employer. You pay a one-time fee to Home Helpers equivalent to one month of an employee's net salary.

What is your guarantee?

All of our helpers have been personally selected and interviewed by our president for their expertise, experience and commitment to making your life easier.

Each home helper is been carefully screened, and qualifications and references thoroughly checked (including a criminal background check) to ensure your satisfaction.

If, within the first three months, the fit isn't right, for whatever reason, and either you or the helper is not happy, we make a new match at no extra cost.

What locations do you serve?

For more than 27 years, we have been successfully serving the Greater Toronto Area. We can provide overseas live-in caregivers for clients across Canada.

All of our helpers speak English.

Does Home Helpers provide overseas live-in caregivers?

Many of our nannies, caregivers, housekeepers and house managers come from Singapore and Hong Kong, because there is a strong influx of qualified domestic helpers in those countries looking for these types of positions. Hiring an overseas helper tends to be more cost effective than hiring locally, with no difference in the quality of service provided.

Our president, Judy Richards, makes frequent business trips to Singapore and Hong Kong, where she has built a vast pool of candidates from which she draws. There, she gets to know each candidate, interviewing and screening each one personally. Home Helpers takes care of all the paperwork to allow the helpers to come to Canada. Once a job offer is made by you, it takes about three to six months for the governmental approvals to be finalized and for the helper to begin employment. We have a very high success rate - over 95% - because we listen to your needs, we conduct a thorough screening, and we are very, very picky about our candidates.