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Heather K. - Seeking Work in Spencer

17.14 / hour

I started caring for younger children when I was ten. My sister was born at that time. I would volunteer to take care of her, and as I grew older I watched other children in the nighborhood. At the age of 16 I received a job working for the local in the Day Camp. I worked with children from the age of six to twelve. I did this for two and half years. I also worked the after school care program for the with children from the ages of 6-12. I would babysit for some of the families from the with up to four children. In college I worked in the drop of care center at a local I have worked for several family's and all were long term and I still am in contact with them.. There I would interact with children from one month to ten years. I would often baby sit these families when they would need a night off during the week. I became a consistant babysitter for one family who had three children ages six to ten. This went on for eight months. I also baby sat for the mother's nephew. This was a two day a week job from eight in the morning to five o'clock at night. I would feed the child, play games, change his diaper, put him down for a nap, and make sure he was content and happy. I am currenntly working at Gymboree. This is a children's retail store, and I interact with children on a daily basis. Many of these children I have known since they were born. I have currently started babysitting for one family with two girls ages Three, and Two months. The parents would be happy to talk with you about their experience with me.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Spencer, 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 Spencer’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 Spencer 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 Spencer?
  • 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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