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Kayleigh S. - Seeking Work in Ribera

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

I start working for a day care center in The Netherlands in 2010. Because of the economic crisis I had to find a other job. That's when I found a nanny job. I had to take care of two kids, 1.5 and 4 years old, for 2 or 3 times a week for approximately 9-10 hours a day. I would help the kids get dressed and give them breakfast. Then I would bring the eldest child to school at around 8.30 am. After that I would go to the grocery store with the youngest child and after that go to the park to feed the ducks, to the playground or play at the house in the backyard or inside, depending on the weather. At around 12.00 pm. Me and the youngest child would pick up the eldest child from school and we all would have lunch together. Sometimes with a friend, sometimes the eldest child would eat at a friends house. After lunch I had to bring her back to school at around 1 pm. Then I would come home and put the youngest child in bed. During that time, I would do some light house keeping work, like vacuuming, doing the dishes, doing the laundry. The youngest kid would sleep for 1.5 hours, so at around 2.30/3 pm. I would wake him up, dress him and go back to the school to pick up the eldest child. She would go home with me, with or without a friend or go play somewhere else. At around 4 pm. their mom would come home. I would tell her how the day was, how their kids were and that would be the and of the day.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Ribera, NM?

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 Ribera’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 Ribera 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 Mexico?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Ribera?
  • 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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