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Saira A. - Seeking Work in Hawthorne

22.85 / hour

I have worked for many families over the past 5 years taking care of children of all kinds of backgrounds and a variety of ages. I have worked with infants in feeding and care to fully grown children up to 15 years of age. I have been responsible for picking them up and taking them to activities, playing with them, creating games and keeping them occupied for many hours at a time. I always look for fun ways of keeping them engaged and so like to do a lot of outdoor and creative activities including dance, music and arts. I have been professionally trained in these areas so it makes it all more fun. I am also a sporty person, so for the older children whether boys or girls, I have always have something to excite them with. I am currently working for a family in Oakland with three children and though they are completely different backgrounds and natures, I teach them many things and play brain teaser games and building excercises to keep their minds occupied. I stop fights with care, never hit, never fight, never raise my voice...its ineffective. Instead I work with children to make them think about what is happening and always relay to the parents whatever is going on. Toddlers are easier as they just need tender care...the older ones I have worked with require attention and great consideration because they are developing rapidly. I enjoy working with kids and I am looking for a position that will pay well as I act as a mother and friend to those with whom I have been placed.
Carmela F. - Seeking Work in Hawthorne

14.28 / hour

i have been a nanny for over 10 years. I nannied for 5 different families in the past 10 years, with children of all ages.
Michelle C. - Seeking Work in Hawthorne

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I came to the united states 9 years ago. I'm from Ecuador. When I came here I started high school, and also I began taking care of my cousin. I lived with my aunt and her family. I used to pick up my cousin from school, helping her with homework, laundry, get dinner ready and light housekeeping. Later my aunt was able to take of my cousin and I began working with a loving american Italian family. First I helped the grandmother to take care of her 3 beautiful girls for 2 years, later on my boss had a baby boy. From that time on, I Started to work full time, taking care of the 3 little girls and the beautiful baby boy. I worked with them for over 4 years.    
Amy I. - Seeking Work in Hawthorne

22.85 / hour

Caring for 3 children, 8 year old boy, 6 year old girl and 2 year old boy. Taking them to school/picking up from school, bringing to after school activities, sports and dance classes and taking the youngest boy to a weekly gym class and hosting a big play date with the local nannies. Doing kids laundry, loading/un-loading the dishwasher, cooking light meals.
Lindsey G. - Seeking Work in Hawthorne

20.00 / hour
Full-time hours

I worked 5 years for an after school care/summer camp facility with all ages of children. I have babysat/nannied in between.
Amy I. - Seeking Work in Hawthorne

20.00 / hour
2 yrs of experience

Hi there!
My name is Amy Ippolito. I am 29 and live in Hawthorne, NJ. I am married and I have a 3 month old little boy. I have worked as a full time nanny for over 10 years caring for children from newborn to 12 years old. I enjoy what I do simply because I love children. I enjoy playing both in doors and outdoors, swimming, skiing, going for walks, going to the beach, watching movies, baking, coloring, doing arts and crafts, etc. I can cook, do laundry, do light house keeping, grocery shopping, run errands, etc. I drive a 2016 Hyundai, Tuscan and I have a very clean driving record. I will provide excellent references, both work and personal with letters of recommendation. I like to fill out a nanny contract with families I work for so that we are always on the same page. I believe that I am a great nanny and I would absolutely care for you children as if they were my own. I hope to hear from many of you soon. Thank you.

-Amy
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Hawthorne, 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 Hawthorne’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 Hawthorne 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 Hawthorne?
  • 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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