Ayer, MA
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Rachel V. - Seeking Work in Ayer

22.85 / hour

Throughout many years, since I was a teenager and recently, I have worked with children of; neighbor's, friends, relatives, being a camp counselor(4 yrs./2 weeks in summer), amateur theater, volunteering at concerts, and being a live-in nanny. I have enjoyed working with children and would like to find a fun and loving, caring family to be their new live -out nanny. I was a full time live-in nanny/housekeeper for over 4 yrs. for the same family. I am living in Massachusetts now and would like a live-out position. If you just need a housekeeper I can help out as well. Last year I was an after school sitter for 3 sibblings. Ages, 2-8.
Michelle L. - Seeking Work in Ayer

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have held varied childcare positions. I have worked with families with children with special needs as well as families with children with no developmental issues. I work with the families as unit to ensure the safety, well being and happiness of the child. I've taken care of many children of different ages and have appreciated all of them at each stage. I've been very lucky to know them from early on and watch them develop and grow into beautiful little people.
Beth C. - Seeking Work in Ayer

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

Caring for children in fun, home and center based settings. I was a nanny for 2 years for a great family. i miss them. they moved to Europe. Live in and out nanny experience. i babysat for years and still do. i have been a childcare teacher and a substitute teacher. a special ed. aide and a coach.learning thru play . Blowing bubbles, going outside.
Lee S. - Seeking Work in Ayer

15.00 / hour
Full-time hours
3 yrs of experience

I love working with children because they force you to slow down and see the great things about the world. Most of experience is with toddlers, but I have also worked with infants and school aged children.

Some of my hobbies include: reading, coloring, singing, writing, and arts and crafts.

I am seeking a minimum of 25 hours a week, and my hours are very flexible.

My son is a sweet 2 month old with a very calm demeanor who would be coming to work with me. My experience in daycare makes me uniquely qualified to care for children of different age groups at the same time. My son's needs will in no way hinder my ability to do my job.

If you are looking for a fun, resourceful, and flexible nanny, I may be the perfect fit for your family.
Lee S. - Seeking Work in Ayer

16.00 / hour
3 yrs of experience

I am a mother-to-be who has loved since I was one. I have 5 years of experience working with children, three of three of which were as a nanny. I love love working with children because I hope you slow down and appreciate the little things in life.
Pia M. - Seeking Work in Ayer

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

Hello, My name is Pia. I am 36, married, and a mother to a wonderful little boy. I grew up in Worcester, MA with my mother and 5 siblings. I have 2 sisters, both older, and 3 brothers, 2 older and 1 younger. I loved growing up in a big family because there was always something to do and someone to do it with. My mother showed me at an early age to love others and always treat people the way that you want to be treated. This is something that I still live by to this day. Twelve years ago I decided to leave my home of Worcester, MA and pursue a professional nanny career and it was the best decision that I’ve ever made. I have been blessed to have been able to work with some wonderful families with some absolutely priceless children. Through the years I’ve helped children learn to tie their shoes, assisted parents with potty training, helped honor students maintain their averages, and literally traveled the world. I have worked with ages 0-11 years old, but most of my experience has been with ages 2-3. I think that fact that I truly enjoy working with children has helped me to have such a long and successful nanny career. Parents have told me that they can relax when their children are with me because they know that their children are safe and will be taken care of. They know that should an emergency arise, not only will I handle it correctly, but I won’t panic. I’ve have parents trust me to bring their 2 children home from Italy by myself. I considered that an honor to have that much faith put into me. I try my hardest to maintain a partnership with parents and let them know that I always want to do what is best for the child. Parents usual appreciate my patience, my organizational skills, and the way I discipline their children. I don’t ever believe in corporal punishment and I wouldn’t feel comfortable working for a family that did. I believe that if a child is acting out or misbehaving that there is a reason and it is our responsibility to find out why and work with the child on teaching them a better way to express how they are feeling. I also think that it is extremely important to engage children in conversation and let them know that what they have to say is valued and important. I feel my job as a nanny is to help them become people who will grow up and have a positive impact on all that they come across in life. Now that I am a mother I think it has helped me by given me a better understanding of what parents want for their child and how I can better assist them at obtaining it. I am looking forward to many years as a nanny and hopefully becoming a part of your family. Sincerely, Pia
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Ayer, 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 Ayer’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 Ayer 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 Ayer?
  • 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?