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Mary M. - Seeking Work in Ridgefield

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I am a responsible and conscientious young woman with twelve years of experience caring for children of all ages, including newborns. Within that time I have worked as a “Live Out” nanny on both a full and part time basis. I am first aid and CPR trained and I am comfortable and confident in my ability to meet the needs of any child in my care. In my time as a nanny, I have taught growing children how to read, count, and write. As a nanny with backgrounds in childhood education, I also have experience providing both basic homework help and more subject-specific tutoring. I believe in being a very active and energetic caregiver. My goal is to make sure that all of the child’s needs are met while also making sure the time I spend is as enriching and engaging as possible. During the course of my caregiving career I’ve assisted new parents with day-to-day childcare duties and household chores and am also able to assist with special occasions. For example, I’ve attended parties to look after small groups of children for guests and helped parents with children’s parties. I have a love of animals and have often looked after the pets of my friends and family. As such I am perfectly comfortable and able to care for children with pets and, if needed, can assist with basic pet-care duties. I am available full time.
Katherine F. - Seeking Work in Ridgefield

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

Hello, my name is Katherine. I am currently seeking a full-time position as a nanny. I have had experience in being a nanny, both full-time, live-out/live-in and as a part-time nanny for over eight years. I have worked with infants, toddlers, school-aged children, teenagers, multiples, and special needs children. I'm in the process of learning Italian and I can speak conversational Spanish. I have the experience that makes me the perfect fit for your family. I love what I do. I have a passion for creating activities from arts and crafts to Science projects, to cooking projects also, making up games, to get the kids involved in cleaning their rooms or getting ready for bed. I also love figuring out games or field trips to complement what they're learning in school. I feel that meeting you and your family would be most beneficial in understanding that my experience would most definitely be a great fit for the position you seek to fill. I look forward to meeting you soon!
Lauren M. - Seeking Work in Ridgefield

11.42 / hour

I have been both a nanny and a babysitter as well as a weekend mother's helper. All experiences included some light-heavy housekeeping, meal preparation and transportation and all experiences were very positive. I am currently studying English-Literature with a focus in secondary education at the University of Connecticut and I will work with kids at any chance I get!
Brette B. - Seeking Work in Ridgefield

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

In High School I took child development classes. I worked at day cares while in school and right after I graduated I started working full time as a nanny/personal assistant. My last position was for the last 9 years for 2 boys ages 5 and 9 and a dog. I worked as the assistant for the family while the kids were at school. I scheduled appointments of any kind, light house cleaning,organization (closets, pantries, playrooms) laundry, dog care, house and car maintenance and I also did the personal shopping for the kids and mother.
Christin  S. - Seeking Work in Ridgefield

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been involved in various forms of childcare for over 11 years. I just finished being a live in nanny, caring for 2 girls for 12 hours a day. I have babysat for numerous families over the years where I had a wide array of responsibilities ranging from preparing/serving meals, bathing and dressing, engaging in fine and gross motor skills, driving to activities, play dates, and taking on outtings, tutoring, etc. I have also spent a considerable amount of time teaching children in the Sunday School classroom, vaction bible school, and years of tutoring. I have worked for multiple YMCA childcare programs where I was involved with children ranging in age from infants to teenagers.
Aurelia C. - Seeking Work in Ridgefield

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

For the past 1,5 years I have worked in a Day Center for multiple impaired children. I have been hired as a psychotherapist. The children were of different ages: 4-16 years old. I have created the Dramatic Club, Reading Club and Art Therapy sessions, all meant to help children develop manual skills, speech correction and develop love in art and reading. Also, I have worked for a family with 2 children (boys) for 2 years, as a part-time babysitter during my college years. We had great fun together doing creative art, reading fun stories, playing fun and intelligent games, singing or improvising.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Ridgefield, NY?

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 Ridgefield’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 Ridgefield 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 New York?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Ridgefield?
  • 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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