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Michele T. - Seeking Work in Long Valley

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been a loving mother of three children ages 16, 18 and 19'yrs old. I love children and I would like to create for a family the kind of fun loving atmosphere that my kids are growing up in. I have three children who continue to learn and grow and are becoming independent, fun loving,secure and confident individuals . I am very hands on and am always doing things with the kids and for the kids. I enjoy a scheduale with the kids but am flexible depending on the days events. I was always on the go with the kids even from the time they were infants. There was always plenty of stimulation verbally , visually and through play. My strongesst points were always predicting their needs so it was rare that they would get real cranky for any length of time. None of my kids ever through temper tantrums because the limitations were clearly set and communicated properly. If I were to sum up my mothering or nanny style it would be that I am so involved with the kids that all else can wait because dinner and laundry and whatever else always got done by the end of the day anyway. I haven't worked and have only been home with my children from the time they were born. I would like a family who is flexible because I have alot to offer but their are still some things I would have to work out between the families.
Mary C. - Seeking Work in Long Valley

22.85 / hour

I taught 26 years experience teaching K-1 and 7 years teaching 5th grade. I have been a nanny for the last 6 years for the same family as well as a babysitter/and mothers helper for other families. I've taken care of multiples. I've been a tutor and an aide in special education classes. I have my Bachelors degree in education/education administration and my Masters in elementary education.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Long Valley, 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 Long Valley’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 Long Valley 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 Long Valley?
  • 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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