FAQ

Frequent Ask Questions

How much is AMP placement fee for a nanny?
See cost page.

How many years of experience does AMP require its candidates possess for the position they apply for?
We require at least two years of experience for our positions.

What certifications and training is required for caregiver positions?
Caregivers must have current first aid/CPR certification as a basic requirement.  Other certifications depend on the position and the families’ need. Click on caregiver requirements to read more.

What should I pay my caregivers or other worker?
Salaries for in-home workers and caregiver mostly depend on experience.

Nannies and other caregivers get paid according to their experience and training.  View our document that gives guidelines on salaries for household workers in the DMV.  AMP Provider Salaries is found under the family’s tab. There, you will find suggestions for each position we fill.

Should I pay my household worker for holidays?
Household workers who work full-time should, to be paid for holidays agreed on in your official agreement.

How many sick days are reasonable to give my household worker?
It is standard to give your full-time household worker sick days commensurate with most major companies.

Should I pay my household worker overtime?
The answer is yes.  If the household employee receives a “salary” that covers a work week of more than 40 hours, overtime then applies.  Your employment agreement must explicitly state the regular and overtime rates of pay.  AMP recommends using a household payroll company to help determine standards in your area for overtime. We recommend PayChex by contacting Michael Hoerner or Guy Carson by calling their office on 410-581-7700.

What do I do if I need my caregiver overnight?
This common need should be discussed directly with the caregiver and they should be paid overtime for these occasions.  It is a good idea to include language in your employment contract for your caregiver to agree up front how this need will be handled so you both can be abreast before the need arises.

What do I need to pay my caregiver to go on vacation with me?
During these instances, the caregiver should be paid their same salary unless overtime is applicable.  It is a good idea to include language in your employment contract for your caregiver to agree up front how this need will be handled so you both can be abreast before the need arises.