Argyle, NY
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Dana K. - Seeking Work in Argyle

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I am a mother of 6 grown boys. I also worked for a family with 3 children under 5 for a year and a half. I have always taken care of friend's and relative's children too. I love children.
Mikayla L. - Seeking Work in Argyle

17.14 / hour

I grew up with a big family and I started babysitting when I was 13, My parents have been doing foster care sense I was 14 and I have always helped and learned threw the experiences. Children have always been my specialty, I have always just seemed to bond with them quite fast. My parents mostly took care of newborns and toddlers which my favorite age group! I also worked at a preschool for 2 years as a aid. It was by far my favorite job other then babysittingNanning. Just seeing and hearing a child's laugher as they play melts my heart. I loved being able help teach them as they grow, they have very curious minds about everything and I loved being apart of helping them learn. I still babysit for my mom and sister and few friends, but I'm looking to start a career as nanny.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Argyle, NY?

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 Argyle’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 Argyle 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 York?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Argyle?
  • 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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