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Dana S. - Seeking Work in Farmingdale

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have never had a real job Nanning before, but I am very familiar with working with children. I have babysit kids for 8 years, and all different ages. From newborn to middle school. I also am a teacher in my church for kids between 2-5 years old.
Margaret T. - Seeking Work in Farmingdale

14.00 / hour
7 yrs of experience

I am a mom of two girls (ages 12 and 15) I have worked for one family for 4+ years and I’m currently a nanny for a wonderful family in Woodbury For going on 3 yrs. I am CPR certified and I have the patience and knowledge to dew with infants, toddlers and school aged children. My hours are very flexible.
Mary M. - Seeking Work in Farmingdale

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I started infant care with my nephew, when my brother shortly after Michael was born, became very ill and my sister-in-law needed to go back to work.He is a graphic artist now and a wonderful human being. When Michael went off to college I began babysitting. I love children and have taught Religious Education at St. Kilian Church for over 13 years.I have taught Second grade to fifth grade . I just love children and they help me remember how wonderful this world can be so simple.
Linda F. - Seeking Work in Farmingdale

11.75 / hour

i raised my own 3 children who are grown adults now with wonderful careers as they got older i babysat for friends and neighbors and my sisters children i raised 3 beautiful intelligent children who are now adults i am proud to say i raised i also had other jobs for friends and neighbors watching their children
Melissa G. - Seeking Work in Farmingdale

11.42 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been a babysitter for young children
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Farmingdale, 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 Farmingdale’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 Farmingdale 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 Farmingdale?
  • 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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