Islip, NY
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Islip, NY Nannies

Christine D. - Seeking Work in Islip

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

I have babysat since the age of 11 and before that as a mothers' helper. I have worked in a daycare as a teachers assistant for 3 yrs. I have been a nanny for two families. While working in an office I have always cared for children in my free time.
Sara Z. - Seeking Work in Islip

10.40 / hour
1 yrs of experience

My name is Sara, I am 18 years old and I live in the islip area. I am currently attending school at Suffolk County Community College while studying to be an elementary level school teacher. I have been babysitting for many years and recently had a nanny job for a local family. In my senior year of high school I was involved in a Teachers Ed program where I would go to the K-1 center every other day and help a teacher in the classroom. I loved working with the kids and seeing them grow as students and people, knowing that I could help in that journey was one the most rewarding things I've done.
Adetoun A. - Seeking Work in Islip

12.00 / hour
Full-time hours
< 1 yr of experience

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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Islip, 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 Islip’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 Islip 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 Islip?
  • 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?