Ocean, NJ
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Kirsten S. - Seeking Work in Ocean

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

Hi there, My name is Kirsten. I am a certified children's yoga teacher. I'm First aid & CPR certified. I'm a Water Safety instructor, and spent 10 years as an ocean lifeguard and Junior Lifeguard coach. I have over 8 years of experience being a nanny for children and babysitter for numerous local families. I am reliable and committed, typically remaining employed with a single family for at least 2 years at a time. A brief description of my past child care experience: 4 years as a nanny for an infant & toddler, part-time mothers helper for newborn, 2+ years infant twins, 1+ year after-school care for ages 11 & 13. My experience also includes light housekeeping, cooking, crafts, swim lessons, surf lessons, beach and water supervision. I have a clean driving record and I am responsible. I genuinely enjoy caring for and being with children. I offer compassionate childcare with an emphasis on crafts, outdoor activities, imagination and safety. I am very reliable and grateful for every opportunity I am given to be a part of a child's individual growth. Please contact me for references, detail s and any questions! Best, Kirsten
Sara G. - Seeking Work in Ocean

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I am 56 married and a mother of two, a 33 year old girl (Teacher) and an 26 year old boy. I have been babysitting and have acted as a nanny for the past 10 years. I am currently caring for a Colts Neck family. This family has three children a boy of 8, a girl of 5 and a toddler girl 3 years old. I have had experience with newborns to 14 year old. One of my past positions was for a baby of 20 months, toddler boy of 2, children ages 6, 7, 12 and 14 all in one family. I drive as I often take the children to their health care providers, movies, shopping and after school activities. I prepare dinners and snacks for the children as well as bath and prepare and put children to bed. I am aware of religious dietary laws and can work flexible schedules 7 days per week. I also keep balance in the child's lives and I respect their parents home and parenting strategies.
Jillian C. - Seeking Work in Ocean

17.14 / hour

I have babysat ever since I was 13 years old. I've always loved children. For the past few summers I have worked at a Day Camp in Marlboro New Jersey. I was the counselor of about 15 girls ages 2-4. I also lifeguard in the summertime and give swimming lessons. I am lifeguard, AED, CPR, & first aid certified by the American Red Cross. I am currently studying nursing at my University and hope to one day become a pediatric nurse anesthetist.
Samantha D. - Seeking Work in Ocean

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been a special education teacher at the Kindergarten level for the past 8 years. I have also worked with high school seniors and 5th graders.
Stephanie B. - Seeking Work in Ocean

11.42 / hour

I have worked with children for many years. I have worked in a Daycare Center for 4 years, then I started to watch children from my home.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Ocean, 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 Ocean’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 Ocean 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 Ocean?
  • 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?