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Rachel S. - Seeking Work in Bayport

22.85 / hour

I am an experienced child care provider who has a degree in Early Childhood and Childhood Education. My experiences with children cover a wide array of setting and populations. I have worked as a babysitter, camp counselor and was employed as a full-time live-out nanny to a family of three children (ages 4-6). This was a wonderful experience that I loved; especially because I was able to form a strong and caring relationship with both parents and children. Following these experiences I graduated SUNY Cortland with honors and a Bachelor’s of Science. After graduating I accepted a position as the Lead Pre-K teacher at a private child care center. After an exciting year at this center I sought out an opportunity that would allow me to continue to grow as an educator and child care provider. In order to fulfill this desire I accepted a position in a residential living facility caring for children with disabilities, mental illness, and/or a history of trauma. This experience exposed me to a whole new side of child care and ignited my passion to learn more about mental health and how to help children burdened with mental health issues succeed in school. During this time I was offered a position as a Universal Pre-K teacher in one of xx Elementary Schools. I took on this role and continued working part time in the residential home. I applied to graduate school and was accepted into program that would allow me to incorporate my passion for education and psychology; as a School Psychologist. I left my position as xx teacher to pursue graduate school, and just finished my first semester. I am AED/First Aid Certified, Choking Prevention Certified, Medication Administration Certified, done Confidentiality Training,and many more.
Angela K. - Seeking Work in Bayport

22.85 / hour

Hi! My name is Angela and I was a Kindergarten classroom teacher for 5 years in MAryland until I moved to NY IN 2012. I am currently a nanny to twin babies since they were 6 months old. I Have had experience with 2 sets of twins. I am also a per diem substitute teacher during the school year.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Bayport, 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 Bayport’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 Bayport 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 Bayport?
  • 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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