Great Meadows, NJ
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Kristin T. - Seeking Work in Great Meadows

11.42 / hour

When I was about 14 I started babysitting for neighhood children. I have worked in daycare with children from infants to kindergarden(school age). And for the past 10 years I have been babysitting the same family in Chester (mostly on the weekends) which includes 3 children under the age of 11 and 2 dogs. I have also worked in daycare.
Alison D. - Seeking Work in Great Meadows

17.14 / hour

I have years of experience working with children of all ages as a nanny, teacher's assistant, and piano teacher. I am available as a part time nanny and my schedule is flexible. I have a calm and patient personality, and love to create fun activities for children. In particular, outdoor play, swimming, arts and crafts, and reading. I also enjoy animals, especially dogs.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Great Meadows, 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 Great Meadows’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 Great Meadows 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 Great Meadows?
  • 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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