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Stacie G. - Seeking Work in Hollis

11.42 / hour

I started babysitting when I was 12 years old and was an unofficial nanny to 2 little boys starting when they were 7 & 9 until they were 13 & 11. I cared for them every day school was not in session, or whenever both parents had to work. Typically I was with them from 7 in the morning until 3 in the afternoon. I also have worked in the nursery at my church since I was about 10 years old (I was 12 when I officially started). I was itching to work in there so badly they let me in early. I would care for infants to children the age of 5. I also have worked at my church's bible camp the past 2 summers as a nursery leader. I was responsible for running the nursery & taking care of upwards of 13 kids at a time (with help of course). I also have an abundance of cousins ranging in ages and have always enjoyed playing with them and taking care of them. In addition to all of my experience with childcare in the states, I have also worked in orphanages in Haiti for the past 3 summers. I have worked in medical clinics & fed the children. I have worked as an activity leader for the program we put on at the orphanage for the orphans and children in the surrounding area. Every time I go to Haiti I am surrounded by children from morning until night. My main job while I'm there is to just love on the kids unconditionally. It's not something I ever complain about. I absolutely adore making those kids smile. My experience in childcare is vast and important to me. I just love being with children, caring for them & making them smile.
Rachael F. - Seeking Work in Hollis

8.57 / hour

I have extensive experience as a babysitter, nanny, and teacher. I worked for two years with a family of two sons, ages 8 and 11. I drove the youngest to and from gymnastics everyday and spent days with them during the summer, occasionally taking them out for activities such as mini-golf or swimming, and spent afternoons with them during the school year. Both were very well-behaved, but I have experience with more rambunctious children as well. As a substitute teacher in the Hollis and Brookline, New Hampshire elementary schools, I supervised groups of around twenty children (sometimes on game days) who often wanted to take advantage of the fact that I was not their permanent teacher. I know how to be firm and I know how (and when) to be fun. I have a lot of experience balancing a large number of activities while maintaining a positive attitude.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Hollis, 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 Hollis’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 Hollis 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 Hollis?
  • 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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