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Stacey K. - Seeking Work in Emerson

15.00 / hour
Full-time hours
4 yrs of experience

I have my Bachelors degree in English and Elementary Education from Ramapo College, and then went on to get my Masters in Literacy. I was a teacher for 10 years at the elementary level in Bergen County. When I had my daughter 5 1/2 years ago, I decided to leave teaching to be with her. In order to contribute to our finances, I started nannying. I found my perfect fit family almost immediately, and have been with them ever since, even nanny sharing with another family during a year when they only needed part time. During my time with them I cared for their 2 children, who were 1 and 4 when I started, and are now 5 and 9. I took their littlest one, who I was primarily with, to music class, My Gym, and the library for Story Time. At home, we did projects, sensory play, and as she got older, we did early learning activities. She and my daughter became best friends, and we became each other’s family. This is what I am hoping to find again. For me, it is most important to find a family I “click” with. Being a former teacher, as well as working with a family in education the past 5 years, I am looking to keep a similar schedule. I would match best with a family looking for a nanny during the school year. I look forward to chatting with you and getting to know your family!! :)
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Emerson, NJ?

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 Emerson’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 Emerson 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 Jersey?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Emerson?
  • 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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