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Alicia B. - Seeking Work in Chatham

11.23 / hour

I currently work with a family that has three school age boys ( ages 7, 10, and 13) I love these boys- they are part of my family ( including the parents) but now that the oldest is able to watch them I am not need much anymore. We set up house rules and the respect everything I say and they help me keep the house organized so their parents don't have much to do. I'm teaching the oldest how to start cooking some easy family meals to save them money from having take out so often and such. I do light housekeeping and errands for them when needed to help with the function of the home
Jennifer B. - Seeking Work in Chatham

11.54 / hour

I have been a mother for the past 22 years! I have 4 children - Billy is 22, Lance is 18 and I have twins Robert & Annaleigh who are 5 years old.
Mary Kate K. - Seeking Work in Chatham

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been a babysitter since I was 14 years old. I have worked with all ages, both boys and girls. I am the head counselor at the local summer recreation program where I am in charge of 15 counselors and about 75 kids. I have volunteered in multiple classroom situations and am hoping someday to be an elementary school teachers.
Cait D. - Seeking Work in Chatham

17.14 / hour

I have worked as a nanny and an educator for the past six years. I love being outside and doing arts and crafts.
Alice P. - Seeking Work in Chatham

20.00 / hour

I have been a teacher for the past 11 years and have had experience with children from infancy up to 9year olds. I also have one son and two grandchildren
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Chatham, 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 Chatham’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 Chatham 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 Chatham?
  • 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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