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Michaela  M. - Seeking Work in Roebling

20.00 / hour
Full-time hours

Hi, my name is Michaela, I am originally from Romania and I currently live and work in the United States. I live in Roebling (Burlington County), NJ, in a very friendly and beautiful neighborhood. I have been living in the States for over 11 years, during which I have been working as a full-time nanny for 4 families and baby sat for many others. I have over 15 years experience with children, ages 0 to 13 years old. I came to The States as an au pair in a family with two children (Maya, girl, was born one month after I arrived and Avi, boy, 2 years old). I spent two years with the, as a live-in nanny, and I was responsible for all related kids chores: I took them to school, play dates, and activities, prepared meals, kids laundry, cleaning up their room, putting toys away and so on. I often offered the parents my help in other activities around the house and we got along very well. Unfortunately, after 2 years, they moved to Sweden and I started right away with a family friend of theirs, for another two years. 2007-2010 I was a full time nanny for a family with tree kids, Nicole, 8 and Samantha & Jake, 6. Their mother past away in October 2006, of cancer, and I started in January. It was challenging and beautiful at the same time, and now I can say that my presence, brought a little happiness in the kid’s lives. After three years with them, and due to a troublesome economy, the father was laid off and he is going to be home full time until he is able to find another job. early 2010-end of 2012 I was a mother helper/full time nanny for a family of four. 5 yr old Jake and triplets Taylor, Katie and Chase, 3 yrs old, filled my days with love and crazy hectic games and playing. I traveled with the family as well, they have a vacation home in Wildwood Crest, NJ. MY responsibilities included primarily caring for the children, secondly caring for their home, cooking dinners for the family, laundry for the family and running errands, as well as grocery shopping. My commitment with them ended before Christmas. I had a trusting, loving relationship with my families and each one of them is unique and beautiful.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Roebling, 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 Roebling’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 Roebling 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 Roebling?
  • 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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