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The Broker-Troisi Family - Hiring in Merrick

The Broker-Troisi Family

Merrick, NY
$15/hr
2 kids

A little bit about us…

Looking for full time care for two amazing kiddos. We need someone who is punctual and will be able to get to our home at 5:30am so we can get to the train.

We would need someone until about 5:30 Monday and Tuesday and 4:30 on Wednesday through Friday.

Responsibilities would include:

-waking both children up/preparing light breakfast
-getting 7 year old ready for school
-walking 7 year old down to the corner for school bus
-bringing 2 year old to nursery school a few blocks away
-walking to bus stop at end of school day to pick up 7 year old
-picking up 2 year old at nursery school
The Megan Family - Hiring in Merrick

The Megan Family

Merrick, NY
$21/hr
1 kid

A little bit about us…

We are seeking a caring, reliable and engaging nanny to care for our 4 month old son for 6-8 hours per day, 4 days per week. Responsibilities include bottle feeding, swaddling, play time, putting baby down for naps, very light housekeeping such as washing bottles and keeping play area tidy. This role starts in November and hours may be flexible for the right candidate. We have two adorable cats in the home so we prefer a nanny who is comfortable with pets. We prefer a non smoker with their own reliable transportation.
The Dragisics Family - Hiring in Merrick

The Dragisics Family

Merrick, NY
$15/hr
1 kid

A little bit about us…

Hi! I am looking for a nanny for my 8-month old daughter starting in January. She is already so sweet, loves to play, and experience lots of new things! We are looking for someone that can work for 7-4 Monday-Friday.

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The Dixon Family - Hiring in Merrick

The Dixon Family

Merrick, NY
$18/hr
1 kid

A little bit about us…

My husband, son and I are moving to Merrick in January and need childcare for the next 6+ months. He loves to read, dance, climb, run all over and is starting to talk. We also have an 8 year old medium size dog.
The Buonamassa Family - Hiring in Merrick

The Buonamassa Family

Merrick, NY
$14.20/hr
3 kids

A little bit about us…

Seeking a nanny for my newborn daughter. I have two school age daughters (2nd and 6th graders) that I need help with just ensuring they are picked up from school & their homework is done. They are otherwise self sufficient. This would be a Monday-Friday full time position. Hours TBD until I know what my work situation is with COVID. (I’m on leave now but will be in a remote environment for a period after, then returning to the city once it’s safe). We have fish & frogs but no furry pets.
Responsibilities will be to engage with the baby, read & once safe drive her to activities to help stimulate her.
The Kapner Family - Hiring in Merrick

The Kapner Family

Merrick, NY
$25/hr
2 kids

A little bit about us…

We’re 2 families in the Merrick/Bellmore area looking for a shared, full time nanny to watch our 2 six month olds 4-5 days a week. Looking for a late February/early March start.

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The Rosales-Spiesman Family - Hiring in Merrick

The Rosales-Spiesman Family

Merrick, NY
$19.75/hr
1 kid

A little bit about us…

Ideally looking for someone who could watch my sweet Abby three days a week from 7am to 6pm.
The Brulhardt Family - Hiring in Merrick

The Brulhardt Family

Merrick, NY
$20/hr
3 kids

A little bit about us…

This is an on-site private practice, with 3 toddlers whom need care approximately from 8am to 6pm Mon-Fri with possibly some Sundays.
The Bialczak Family - Hiring in Merrick

The Bialczak Family

Merrick, NY
$20/hr
1 kid

A little bit about us…

Hi! We are expecting a baby in March, and will need a part-time nanny for 2 days a week (Wednesdays and Thursdays) likely from 8am-4pm.

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How to Find a Nanny Share in Merrick, NY

Nanny Lane is a nanny website to help you find a nanny in your area. Our nanny services include background checks, PLUS, and nanny share payroll.

Understand the Cost of a Nanny Share in Merrick, NY

The costs of a nanny share depends on your nanny share set up. How you share the cost a nanny can depend on the number of hours, children, and even who is hosting the nanny share. Additional expenses for nanny shares can include over-time, vacation time, and holiday bonuses.

Nanny Share Family Interviews in Merrick, NY

Once you start connecting with prospective families, the next step is to interview. To make things a bit easier, here’s a list of some questions to ask the other family in a nanny share:

  • What is your discipline style (or what do you plan for it to be?)
  • If our nanny is late regularly, how would you want to handle it?
  • How would you describe your child(ren)?
  • How would you describe your parenting style?

Beyond these questions, try to create a job posting together by creating rules for your nanny share. In doing this, specific areas to focus on include discipline, over-time, and vacation time.

How to Set Up a Nanny Share in Merrick, NY

In setting up a nanny share, there are lots of different ways to do it: finding a family with a nanny, hire a nanny and then find a family, or start by finding a family then hiring a nanny together.

When finding a family for a nanny share, you want to assess compatibility in terms of logistics, personalities, and parenting philosophies. It’s also important to be mindful that nanny shares can work with the kids of different ages whether it’s two infants or an older child with an infant, there are lots of different ways to set up a nanny share.

Understand Nanny Share Responsibilities in Merrick, NY

Before beginning the search for a nanny share, you should think through what responsibilities you expect your nanny to handle. With that information, you can create a profile so that nannies can reach out to you. You can do this with the other family or alone. The boundaries for nannies duties vary from family to family. However, in general, a nanny is responsible for making sure your kids’ needs are met, including things like ensuring they have opportunities to play and be active. When tasks go beyond child care, for example, housekeeping or meal preparation, it’s good practice to communicate these expectations with your nanny before hiring them. Along with the different duties that you ask for, experience and location can impact how much you should pay your nanny.

Nanny Share Nanny Interviews in Merrick, NY

Once you start connecting with prospective nannies, the next step is a nanny interview. There are questions for hiring a nanny in a nanny share and testing different scenarios. To make things a bit easier, here’s a list of some nanny interview questions to consider asking:

  • Do you have experience being a nanny?
  • How do you handle tantrums? Can you share an experience disciplining children?
  • What sort of household tasks are you open to doing?
  • Are you open to a live in arrangement in Merrick? Do you have experience being a live in nanny?
  • Are you open to being a nanny in a nanny share?
  • Do you have any references? If yes, here are some questions to ask the nanny’s references.
  • Are you trained in First Aid or CPR in Merrick, NY?
  • Do you have a driver’s license in Merrick, NY? Do you own a car?
  • What salary are you seeking? Are you open to being paid through direct-deposit, pay stubs?
  • What are your expectations around over-time pay and vacation time?

During the hiring process, it’s essential to ask for references, and by asking their references questions you gain a better understanding of they will fit in your family. As you get closer to hiring a nanny, be sure to run a background check to ensure your kids are in good hands. When evaluating a prospective nanny, make sure you’re setting the foundation for a good relationship with your nanny. You can do this by being clear about your expectations around nanny responsibilities and compensation, and of course, by being friendly and welcoming! And of course, as you learn how to hire a nanny, Nanny Lane's nanny services are here to help you along the way.

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