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Nicole  S. - Seeking Work in Towaco

20.00 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been working with children with special needs for the past 9 years and love every minute of it! I started volunteering at an organization for children with special needs and instantly was hooked! I was a volunteer there for 7 years! I started working with children with Autism, as an ABA Therapist's assistant for a boy with moderate non-verbal Autism which I adored. Then I started babysitting brothers with Severe Muscular Dystrophy. Those boys were amazing! I also was a volunteer mentor at a program for children with special needs for 3 years. I currently work with triplet boys all with Cerebral Palsy. The boys are 10 years old and the light of my day! Two boys are extremely involved, cannot walk,talk,eat, and need help in everything. The other boy has mild Cerebral Palsy and goes to school in a mainstream class. I work with these boys through Easter Seals three times a week. Also, I work with another family with a special needs son. He is 7 years old and has Agenesis Of The Corpus Callosum, which is a brain condition and also needs help in most daily needs. He is verbal but limited. I also work with another family that has two special needs son's. One is 2 years old and is deaf, and has sensory issues, and the other boy is 5 and has Autism. About once or twice a month I babysit a 9 year old boy who has Aspergers, and is dependent on a set schedule. This summer I worked at a sleep away camp for children with special needs, which was life changing! I also have been volunteering at few camps for children with cancer and other life threatening illnesses, which means the world to me! This school-year I am interning in the Children's Therapy Center, which is a school who children with Cerebral Palsy, ages 18 months to 6 years old twice a week. I am also interning at the triplets school once a week, which is wonderful! I will be observing the Occupational and Speech Therapists to see if that is something I would love to do after college. I love what I do and wouldn't change it for anything!
Cristina C. - Seeking Work in Towaco

14.28 / hour

I have cared for children as a high school job, and I have also cared for my 5 year old brother, and 3 year old sister, for hours at a time. I am very good with children.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Towaco, 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 Towaco’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 Towaco 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 Towaco?
  • 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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