Horseheads, NY
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Cierra C. - Seeking Work in Horseheads

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been caring for little ones since the day I turned 14, and was helping with my younger sibilants much before then. I love planning organized fun and learning filled days.
Jessica P. - Seeking Work in Horseheads

12.00 / hour
8 yrs of experience

I'm not a nanny. I'm just a maternal person, who loves kids, has babysat most of my life, and is currently going through the process of becoming a foster parent. I love being able to teach children new things. I'm energetic and fun. I enjoy taking them on adventures to the park, zoo, learning centers, the pool, etc. I would love a chance to treat your kids as if they were my own. I will protect and love them during the hours you're working to provide them with a roof over their heads. Nice to meet all of you.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Horseheads, 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 Horseheads’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 Horseheads 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 Horseheads?
  • 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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