Brewster, MA
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Emily B. - Seeking Work in Brewster

22.85 / hour

For as long as I can remember I've been taking care of other kids, like my younger brother and family friends. Once I was old enough, my love of children turned into a job and I started to babysit for neighborhood families. Then at boarding school I regularly babysat for my teachers children, and began nannying in the summers. The ages I have worked with range from infant to 12 years old. In 2012 I spent the summer as a live in nanny for a 6 month old baby girl and found it to be extremely rewarding, as well as fun. Since then, I have nannied for her each summer, along with her now baby brother. In addition, I have nannied for other families on shorter terms as a part of a family club program that I belong to.
Simona M. - Seeking Work in Brewster

15.00 / hour
< 1 yr of experience

22 year old dentistry student working with kids 2 years, right now employed in the Wequasset resort. Fluent in english and spanish
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Brewster, 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 Brewster’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 Brewster 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 Brewster?
  • 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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