Your estate could be run by one skilled and experienced person, possibly hiring local live-out help to assist, or it may require a fully staffed live-in team. We can provide for the largest of estates as well as the smallest.
The caliber of our estate and ranch managers is quite impressive. We have applicants with years of experience who have worked in the finest homes in the world, served the “movers and shakers” of our time and have a tremendous work ethic and the graciousness and elegance to provide beautiful service.
Estate managers are screened for their ability to do the job with grace and poise, their emotional and intellectual stability, and their commitment to long term employment in the field of in-home service.
Consider hiring a married couple without minor children if you have a large house and acreage to care for. The goal is to keep down the traffic of people who are on your property at any given time yet to keep the property in mint condition! We have wonderful couples who love working together and can provide you with years of service.
Ranch managers are especially a pleasure for founder and President Karen Walker Ryan to screen as she and her husband live on the family ranch at Missoula, Montana. She knows what is needed in a fine ranch manager and is impressed with the caliber of person who is registered with Heartland for this type of work. Heartland ranch managers have years of experience and are skilled at all aspects of running a large and productive ranch.
Note: Temporary assistance for all in-home positions always available through Heartland.
Salary range: Whatever salary you pay should reflect the hours in the work week; Everything over that should be compensated with extra pay or extra time off during weeks that are not so hectic in your home. Nannies must be flexible, and these wonderful, cherished employees are there for your support–but don’t burn them out! If you must work long hours at your career, use your nanny for that coverage and hire a local live-out for evening or weekend coverage. Many nannies are happy to do the extra coverage, but the employer should acknowledge it as such and reimburse accordingly–or you may be looking for a new nanny just as you thought things were going so well! Local live-outs can best be found through the Child Development teachers in the local Home Economics departments of community colleges.
Note: If you need far more than 50-55 hours per week on a consistent basis, talk to us! If the compensation and “perks” are adequate, the applicants who are qualified for such a demanding but interesting position will step forward.
Through the years we have developed co-brokering arrangements with referral services around the country (and overseas) that we respect and trust. These arrangements assure you of a good selection of candidates for any staffing needs. Your confidentiality is always protected by Heartland!
The salary range for beginning nannies with good, strong childcare experience but no previous live-in experience is $400 to $500 net per week. Experienced nannies earn $500 to $1,000 net and up per week depending on the hours and number of children.
A nanny should be treated as a professional. Put together the most complete package you can for your nanny, i.e. health insurance, two week paid vacation per year, perhaps an extra trip home during the year, use of a car (ideally exclusive use of a car). Providing time for some higher education and perhaps paying some tuition could insure the longevity you need from your nanny.