Allston, MA
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Lauren G. - Seeking Work in Allston

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been babysitting since I was about 13 years old. I have a younger brother that I have always watched over, & also a large family with many small children. I have many references of people I have babysat for. My first full time nanny position was for a family with 2 children. When I started, the girl was 3 months & the boy was 2.5 years. I stayed with them for 6 months until I left for personal reasons. I am still very close with this family. A year or so later they refered me to friends of theirs with a 4 year old boy & 6 year old girl. It was not a full time position, both children attended school. I was with them for 1 year and 4 months. I decided to move to California & had to leave them. My first family again refered me to a friend of theirs also moving to California. I have been with them for a year but am planning a move back home to Boston area. The family I am currently with also has 2 children. They were 1 year & 4 years when I started. I was full time for them up until recently because the little boy began school in the morning. I am also currently helping a friend of my current family in the morning with a newborn boy. I will be with this family up until my move.
Maria W. - Seeking Work in Allston

12.10 / hour

I am teacher preschool I working in head start for 11 years
Kayla D. - Seeking Work in Allston

12.10 / hour

I have been babysitting for a very long time at least 9 years. I have babysat my niece and my cousins. I have also babysat for family friends. I have been a nanny for my niece and a family from my hometown. I also have experience working with children in a school and academic instructor role as I am currently a member of xx.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Allston, MA?

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 Allston’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 Allston 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 Massachusetts?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Allston?
  • 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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