Whiting, NJ
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Julie H. - Seeking Work in Whiting

9.46 / hour

i have my degree in Early Education and have been working in a Pre-K setting for many years....i am ready to go in a different direction. My husband passed away a year ago and I just think a home setting would be better for me I have 3 sons who are grown and a 9 month old grandson.
Jeanne P. - Seeking Work in Whiting

22.85 / hour

I am a mother of three adult sons and a grandmother of three girls. Over the course of thirty-eight years, I have attended to my own children and that of my neighbors and family members. Living on an estate, I had the pleasure of exposing the children to various activities including swimming, farming, and exploring nature. All of these activities were supported with educational tools at our disposal. They included reading, trips to museums, and hands on experiences. The children were exposed to other cultures through music, dining, and travel. I have lived in Europe and enjoyed sharing my personal experiences with the children through drama and art. I have worked in Special Education as a certified para-professional assisting students in all aspects of learning. I have experience with the Wilson Reading Program, "floor time" with Ruby Zalazar which is a program for special needs students, and am certified in CPR.Good humor and patience are the qualities that I most often employ interacting with all people.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Whiting, 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 Whiting’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 Whiting 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 Whiting?
  • 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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