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Katheryn P. - Seeking Work in Astoria

22.85 / hour

I have been caring for children for the past 7 years. During my first year in college, I took a tutoring job and concentrated on tutoring middle school and high school students with my former school district in Tucson, AZ. Our goal was to help students excel academically, while also preparing them for college. Being able to share my experience and make a difference in the lives of so many students, was the defining moment in my life that made me realize that I really enjoy working with children. I continued tutoring for the next 2 years, until my class schedule at the University of Arizona made it impossible for me to keep working. The following summer, I became a preschool Teacher's Assistant and Afternoon Teacher. I worked with children of all ages, ranging from 1-10 year olds. Because of my schedule with school, I initially planned to only work the summer, however, I ended up staying for the next 3 years. I love working with children - I love being able to watch them grow and become more expressive day to day. I love exploring new ideas and teaching them concepts that are foundations for future success in school. Working at the preschool has been one of the best decisions I have ever made, and I still love working there whenever I go back to Arizona to visit. As a teacher's assistant, I was able to meet many families who needed nannies and babysitters. During my second year of working at the preschool, I became the nanny of a precious 2 year old girl. As her nanny, I would get her ready for preschool, made sure she had her appropriate number of meals, I built a great relationship with her teacher in order to communicate her school performance with her parents, played and worked on art projects together, and occasionally spent a couple overnights with her. From that point forward, I also became a consistent babysitter for four families. I have a great relationship with all families, and continue to stay in contact with them and their children. I think it is crucial to have a good relationship with the family in order to understand and respect the child-raising and parenting beliefs and values of the parents. I believe that in order to be a nanny, one must love and enjoy the company of children to provide the nurturing love and warmth that every child deserves.
Lalida K. - Seeking Work in Astoria

14.28 / hour

Working Experience Position Part-time nanny and mother’s helper for 3 y/o baby girl Period 2014-2015 Family location Astoria, NY Job Duties : - Meal prep and feed - Bathing - Make sure safety and follow mother's schedule - Take her to playground and class - Play with her - Find activities to support her development like fun reading Position Full-time nanny and mother’s helper for newborn/toddler baby girl Period October 2011 to October 2013 (2 years experiences) Family location Astoria, NY Job Duties : - Preparing food and feeding - Dressing the baby to suit an environment - Do the baby’s laundry - Changing diapers - Potty trainning - Bathing and maintaining personal hygiene of the baby - Ensuring the baby stays at a comfortable temperature - Singing to the baby to sleep - Ensure baby safety - Tidy the room and clean up after the baby are off to sleep - Making sure the baby vessels are sterilized and cleaned thoroughly to keep away bacteria - Play with the baby Position Part-time nanny for 3 kids / age range 3-7 years old Period 2006 to 2008 Family location Bangkok, Thailand Job Duties : - Helping them with homework - Cooking healthy dinner - Taking the children to after-school classes such as swimming or math - Taking them to medical appointments - Disciplining the children, when necessary and in accordance with their parenting principles - Reading to the children - Playing physical as well as thinking/inspiring games with the children - Teaching creative arts and crafts - Comforting the children in case of pain like teething - Cleaning after children - Creating a nurturing and stimulating environment
Yuni D. - Seeking Work in Astoria

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

My experience with childcare began like most, when I was a child myself! I grew up in a family enriched in the corporate lifestyle; That is to say, several very busy aunts and uncles with not much time to be at home with their little ones! That's where big cousins come in handy. From there I went on to my first paid jobs looking after infants and toddlers of young mothers in my neighborhood (everyone needs some time to themselves!). My first full-time position as a nanny began in August of 2012 with an 8-year-old named Maya (pictured above). Her mother is a single, young executive assistant to a business writer who works long days and often needs to travel out of state for business. Maya and I have had some pretty good times over the last couple years. The little lady is now a happy 11-year-old nerd and talented artist who writes her own books that she shares at school, loves Manga, and kicks butt at Tae Kwon Do.
Seth L. - Seeking Work in Astoria

20.00 / hour
Full-time hours

Raised in a household of 11, there's never been a time where I wasn't around children. I'm often described as being poised, passionate and patient with them. Most recently, I've taken care of a friend's -- who's also an old coworker -- son up in West Warwick RI. I performed all the routine responsibilities that come with raising a 3 year old from taking baths, to brushing teeth, to fixing and serving dinner. Help with potty training, social skills, speech development and engaging interests were some of the key objectives while working with him. Since the summer of 2010, I've been responsible for the upbringing of my niece (11 at the time, now 17) and nephew (7 at the time, now 13). Serving as an emotional backbone for the family, I was always the one they fell back on when they needed help. Be it with homework, relationships, family issues or anything else that requires guidance. I've also cared for and helped raise 4 other nephews (ages 2, 3, 4 and 9 currently) as well. Being the backbone of the family, these kids depend on me for the emotional consistency that they often could not find with their feuding/absent parents, as well as general day-to-day care and attention. During the summers of 2010-11, I directed an archery range at a scout camp. I trained 2,500 scouts (ages 6-10) on the fundamentals of shooting while ensuring safety and keeping others that were waiting engaged; zero accidents under my watch.
Lula A. - Seeking Work in Astoria

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

A Live in nanny for a family with three children. Responsibilities include :bathing, cooking dinner, playing games, and supervising homework. Accompanied the family on various excursions, including a three-week vacation overseas. xx (Nablus ,Palestine) 2008-2009 Primary responsibilities: • Develop a program for young children within the preschool. • Provide nutritious snacks and lunches. • Talk with parents about behavioral ups and downs. • Develop activities to stimulate the children. • Establish policies and procedures for inside and outside the classroom. • Become familiar with emergency procedures and protocol. • Supervise children at all times. • Integrate special needs children in a respectful manner. • Encourage children with expressions and hugs. • Discuss development with parents. • Identify problems and convene with professionals if necessary. • Participate in fundraising for the school Education: Al-Quds Open University (Ramallah , Palestine) 2005-2008 Arabic Language Teaching Methods Other skills: Arabic: excellent (mother tongue) English: very good (both spoken & written) Computer skills & the internet: Excellent Knowledge. Competences: *Excellent communication skills. *Able to work under pressure. *Able to learn. *Able to travel. * Driver’s license & Permanent residence (United States). *Clean background and criminal history
Eleni G. - Seeking Work in Astoria

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

I have baby sat for family and friends through out the years. My most recent nanny job was with the same family taking care of a little girl from the age of 7-12 after school, picking her up in my car, taking her to lessons and working on homework and test prep. In the summers when she wasn't in camp I would go to her house from 10am when her mother left for work until her parents returned at around 5:30/6pm. During the day we would work on different creative projects and summer reading. When she was in camp I would pick her up in the afternoon and take her to her swimming lessons. I have also cared for multiple younger children, infants and toddlers, with up to three in my care at once. in the summers often taking them to play dates in parks, at the beach, or pools.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Astoria, 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 Astoria’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 Astoria 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 Astoria?
  • 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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