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Vanessa O. - Seeking Work in Short Hills

20.00 / hour
Full-time hours

Hello Family My name is Vanessa, I'm Brazilian and have been in the US for 6 years. I've been working as a babysitter/nanny for the last 8 years of my life, In the mean time....went to London where I lived for an year...then I came back to the US. Im currently working for 5 days a week, mon-fri as a live in nanny for a lovely family in Short Hills - NJ and I`m looking for a better opportunity to start in December/January. I attend UCC college in Cranford in the morning. I know Short Hills/Livingston/Chatam area very well, but I am willing to move for a better opportunity even to another area or state. Actually my sister lives and works for a family in SH as well. I would love to take care of your kids as well as drive them to activities....help with homework, playmates, dinner preparation..which is exactly what ive been doing in my whole babysitting/nannying carrer and also doing it currently. Ive worked for excellent families and still do, who I still have contact and love so much. I have excellent references, a perfect and clean driving record since I love to drive and that's pretty much what I do in my babysitting/nanny job and currently I don`t have my own car. I'm non-smoker, extremely responsable, very realible, very warm and just love to throw myself in the ground and play with kids as well as I teach them the very right discipline, great manners and respect. I'd love to speak to you further about your family/position and also let you know more about my experience and myself. I'm a very flexible person which is great for families that need lots of flexibility! None of the families I've worked for, regreted to hire me so Im sure you won't either! Please don't hesitate, contact me and you can ask me as many questions as you like and possibly meet me in person for an interview. My phone number is xx. You can either call me or e-mail me back. Whatever is easier for you :) Thank you very much! Best Regards, Vanessa
N N. - Seeking Work in Short Hills

18.00 / hour
Full-time hours
9 yrs of experience

Loving,caring,respectful mother of twins, i see children that i work with as my own, this way i feel how important that child is to her parent, and take care of that child with love.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Short Hills, 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 Short Hills’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 Short Hills 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 Short Hills?
  • 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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