I opened Nannies & Housekeepers USA in 2000 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  I moved here from California and had a one year old son and one on the way!  I needed to hire a nanny because at that time I owned Lexy Capp Public Relations, Inc.  I knew after calling a few agencies in Las Vegas that there was a need for a solid nanny and household staffing agency.  I had worked for a talent agency in Los Angeles and know the value of matching actors and writers with the perfect projects- I was able to apply the same match making quality to household staffing.
My goal in starting Nannies & Housekeepers USA was to raise the bar in the United States when it comes to hiring nannies.  In Europe the art of being a nanny is highly regarded.   It is my goal to raise the standard when it comes to childcare providers here in the United States. 
There are several characteristics I look for when screening nannies.  One of the key traits is compassion and integrity!  Children will imitate their nannies, teachers, tutors, coaches etc… I look for someone who is passionate about caring for children. 
I am writing a book about How to hire nannies and household help.  In my book I will include 7 Steps to hiring the right nanny and household staff for your family.   I encourage families to find an APNA agency in their area as their first option when hiring a nanny.  APNA is an organization which is like the “Good Housekeeping” seal of approval.  Agencies cannot just join APNA.  APNA – Association of Premier Nanny Agencies … a household staffing alliance. 
All agencies must apply and go through a screening of how they interview their candidates and their contracts are reviewed on an annual basis.   All APNA agencies interview the candidates face to face.  There is something that on line companies lose in a screening process and I caution families to be very careful.   On line companies will never be able to compete with a “Boutique” agency.  Nannies & Housekeepers USA and other boutique agencies are the best option.  This is a “Human Intensive” business and it cannot be put online.  Thank you for allowing me to share with your readers.

Lexy Capp

Owner and Founder
Nannies & Housekeepers USA®
*Award Winning Agency ~ Parents Choice Award
*Voted “Best of Las Vegas 2008 Housekeeping” ~
*Voted “Best of Las Vegas 2008 & 2009 Baby Sitters” ~ US Local Business Association
*Voted “Best of Las Vegas 2009 Domestic Help Service” ~ US Local Business Association