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Jessica H. - Seeking Work in New Fairfield

22.85 / hour

I have worked with several families who had children ranging from 10 months to 13 years old. I stayed with most of these families for at least a year. Caring for children is extremely special to me. I do not have children of my own, so I live vicariously through other families, taking care of their children as if they were my very own. In the past I have been 100% loyal, reliable and dedicated to each family I have worked for. Two of the families had three children, one ages 6, 11 and 13, and the other, 10 months, 4 and 11. The most special experience I had was with a family that had a 10 month old boy, and a 4 year old boy...the children and I were able to base a wonderful relationship built on love, caring, mutual respect, kindness and trust. I am always prompt and reliable, so the children know that they can count on me to be there as an addition to the family.
Jessica F. - Seeking Work in New Fairfield

20.00 / hour
Full-time hours

I have four siblings, ranging in ages from 4 to 20 years old, so I have spent most of my life around young children. I have also babysat for multiple families with children ranging in ages from Infants to 12 years of age. I have nanny experience with an infant boy and I have worked in two school systems with young children and children with disabilities. I am currently working as a nanny for two young girls.
Jessica H. - Seeking Work in New Fairfield

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

I cared for children of all ages from the age of 19 through my early thirties. At the age of 32 I decided to focus on senior care, which I have been doing for the last 7 years. Ideally I would like to return to childcare.
Rosalee I. - Seeking Work in New Fairfield

22.85 / hour

I have worked in various childcare positions as a nanny. I spent 8 years as a day nanny and 5 years as a live in Nanny. And while some people say that it is possible to "burn out" and let childcare become "just another job" I do not see it that way. I find every child to be different and unique with his or her very own personality and talents. My goal is to help them grow, flourish and to keep them safe at all cost. I have grown very close to all the families that I have worked for in the past and still keep in contact with all the children I cared for, because I grew to love them and my time with them was not just a job, but an investment in their lives.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in New Fairfield, CT?

As a parent, it’s natural for you to ask your nanny for a little extra help around the house. However, the boundaries for a nannies duties vary from person to person. In general, a nanny is responsible for making sure your children’s needs are met. This includes things like ensuring they have opportunities to play and be active, that they have a healthy diet and a sanitary home. When tasks go beyond child care, for example scrubbing kitchen counters, folding laundry, gathering groceries, or teaching a language, you will likely need to provide additional compensation.

How can I ensure I have a great relationship with my nanny?

To start, it’s important you set expectations and are aligned on compensation from day one. This includes outlining vacation days, a protocol for sick days, and everything else you would want your own employer to cover. From here, spend time getting to know them. Take your nanny out one of New Fairfield’s great restaurants, learn about their childhood, and discuss your parenting philosophy. Finally, be sure to resolve conflicts as they arise. Open communication is crucial to ensuring a healthy long-term relationship.

Questions to ask prospective New Fairfield Nannies:
  • Have you been a nanny previously? How long did your employment last?
  • Are you trained in First Aid or CPR?
  • How would you handle a situation where our child began choking?
  • 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?
  • Do you plan to work for our family over multiple years?
  • Do you have a driver's license in Connecticut?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in New Fairfield?
  • How flexible are you on weekends and evenings?
  • What salary are you seeking? Are you comfortable being paid by direct deposit?
  • Are you able to help with food preparation?
  • What could you cook for a child aged 2-5? Do you know how to make baby food?
  • Are you comfortable facilitating play dates?
  • Have you ever potty trained a child before?
  • Have you worked with newborns? Do you know how to change a diaper and prepare formula?
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