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Summer D. - Seeking Work in Ithaca

17.14 / hour

Hello, my name is Summer! I'm currently a sophomore, pursuing my BS/MS in Occupational Therapy at the University at Buffalo. I've gotten ahead in my classes and am looking forward to staying in Ithaca to work for the spring semester! As the oldest of three siblings, working and interacting with children has always come naturally. I began babysitting at the age of 13 and quickly transitioned into nannying. Over the past five years, I've nannied for two families which have included children ages 1-10. I provided supervision and entertainment, created games, projects and crafts and administered naps, cooked meals, took walks and cleaned the homes. Other child-care jobs have included working as a tutor, counselor, babysitter, teacher, specialist, shadowing therapist, and intern. Some highlights include working at a Day Camp for three summers in a row, leading art classes for 5-8-year-olds and serving as a senior counselor for the 6-year-old group. I also served as an Assistant Program Leader, aiding theatre classes for children ages 3-12. One of my most valued experiences was interning in Buffalo for ENERGY after-school program, which encourages academic success for the children of refugees. There, I worked as a tutor, and also created lesson plans, songs, activities, games and skits for the children. Besides these experiences, I've also volunteered in my church's Sunday school for five years, teaching and assisting the nursery-6th grade, with a focus on the Pre-K classroom.I’m very flexible and can work with any schedules and rules you would prefer, as well as spontaneous weekend hours for babysitting. I also have several pets of my own, so working around animals would not be an issue. Feel free to contact me with any questions!
Jennifer S. - Seeking Work in Ithaca

11.64 / hour

In my professional experience with children, I have worked as a teacher aide in several integrated classrooms ranging from age 5-15 for two years. I have also taught dance lessons to kids ages 2+ for ten years. Currently, I'm an Ithaca College occupational therapy graduate student furthering my education in child development and care.
Madeline G. - Seeking Work in Ithaca

15.00 / hour
Full-time hours
1 yrs of experience

I'm a loving and patient nanny with years of experience! Between baby sitting, daycare work, and community service at a pre-school I have my share of experience and knowledge to keep your child safe. I am young and full of life and energy so playing and running around with your child is a breeze for me! And if you have animals of any kind I am your gal! I love animals and nature and if your child loves art and music then you'll come home to us singing and using water colors! I am also more than happy to run errands for you or do laundry and dishes!
I am available in the morning until early afternoon!
Kathy P. - Seeking Work in Ithaca

15.00 / hour
Full-time hours
6 yrs of experience

I love kids I they are the future I having doing day care sense 1995 I love to play games help kids read and write and go outside and find bugs explain the bugs to the children I love gardening I have 3 of my own 2 daughters and son I have CPR licenses I am a home health, cna, pca I have my private care cases I just want to step out and do what I use to do when my kids were in scholl
 Matthew  L. - Seeking Work in Ithaca

13.00 / hour
< 1 yr of experience

Hello! My name is Matthew, and I am currently a sophomore at Newfield High School. To be honest, I dont have experience as a nanny or child care: but I know that I will work my hardest to care for your children. I'm kind, honest, trustworthy, hard working, and more. Hopefully, I can be your next babysitter.
Deanna S. - Seeking Work in Ithaca

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

I have babysat kids since I was a teenager. Whenever someone needed help i was there. Ever since I had my daughter I wanted to be able to spend more time with her and not leave to go to an 8 hour a day job. If I'm able to bring her ton work with me that would be great.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Ithaca, 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 Ithaca’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 Ithaca 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 Ithaca?
  • 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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