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Nicole C. - Seeking Work in Roxbury

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been a nanny for 19 years. I have worked with a few different families for 3-5 years at a time. I have newborn, twin, triplet-13 years of age experience. I have worked with vent, g-tube, Trach infant-three years of age. I have worked besides an OT,PT,DI,SP in this home and others. I am ending this potition the wk of July 4th. I am currently looking for a new family.
Jean B. - Seeking Work in Roxbury

20.00 / hour

Besides my own two, I "brought up,since I was 13,my two brothers,(weeknights since one was newborn as neither parent was home) & was "the neighborhood babysitter";I cared for 13 plus my brother, "all day" during summers when I was 13-16. I was a "Substitute Parent",via an agency,for wealthy people while they were out of state/country. I was also a "Resident House Mother"(several years)at a women's & children's shelter in northern New Jersey. Most recently, I was a nanny caring for boys 4 months & 2 years. I also have two young grandchildren(my daughter's)(he's now 16 & she just turned 15) who lived with my then-teen son & me MOST months of EACH of their first five years & whom I consider "MY" babies as well!
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Roxbury, MA?

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 Roxbury’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 Roxbury 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 Massachusetts?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Roxbury?
  • 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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