In my 12 years of nanny experience, there are two ways to go to get a job, with an agency and without. If you go by word of mouth or by newspaper, you'll end up with the more balanced/normal families but you'll get paid less with few benefits. If you go with an agency, go with Annie's Nannies! I went through many agencies, and they were by far the most organized and easy to work with! You can expect, when going through any agency, however, to end up with families that are already a little off-balance and demanding, but you get paid a lot more AND there are benefits (like paid vacation). So, there's pros and cons.