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Andrea S. - Seeking Work in Manhattan

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

My most recent family was located on the UES, Manhattan. They have a gorgeous baby boy who had 4months when I've met him. Was with them for over 3 years and I was lucky enough to watch him grow every day. We would do all kinds of stuff every day. I would read him books,every day,couple of times a day, go to playgrounds, libraries, museums. I would take him to music classes, swimming class, sport classes. Organize playdates. Do arts&crafts. Take him to the doctor if needed. Organize his clothes/toys/room but also in the house when/if needed. Ran errands, did grocery shopping, dry cleaning for the family and provide any kind of help that was needed. The previous family was on the UWS, Manhattan and took care of 3 children. They were 2y/o boy, 7y/o girl and 12y/o girl when i started with them. Most of the time I spent with the 2 year old boy, doing all kinds of sorts of activities all around the the city and in the house or around the UWS like playing sports, going to playgrounds, attempting classes, visiting museums in the neighborhood and downtown. And also all kinds of puzzle games or drawing, arts&crafts, or anything he felt like doing. When he was napping I was picking up stuff around the house after the kids or doing their laundry and organizing clothing and toy closets. And when the girls were at home, I helped them out with anything they needed me for including homework and projects and so on. Also did dry cleaning or grocery shopping or any kinds of help the family needed me to do. , The previous full time live-in job was in Armonk, Westchester and worked with two babies, one newborn baby girl and she was born in May '09. Was with her since she was born and a boy, who was 2years old in April '09 and was with him before he turned 2 years. Both parents work full time, so I was the only one, who was taking care of them all day and doing everything, except heavy house keeping. Before that used to have a full time job in the city and turned out to be part-time, that's why I changed to full time! In NYC Manhattan (UWS) I used to take care of a great boy, whose age was 4. I had to feed him, play with him, take him to activities, outdoor-indoor activities, sports, board games, teaching him the letters, spelling and writing, drawing, painting, etc. In Boston, MA had a full time live-in job with full-time working, single mom. Taking care of two wonderful boys. Their age was 4 and 8 and also I was managing the whole house hold, did everything for the kids and for the mother. (Light house cleaning, laundry, cooking, grocery shopping, etc.)
Madelene F. - Seeking Work in Manhattan

14.28 / hour

NYC Administration for children’s Services Babysitter • Responsible for the care of children of various ages • Played with and read to children • Escorted children to park and other play dates and doctor appointments • Performed various duties, among which: preparing, serving and feeding meals to the children, bathing and dressing the children or assisting them bathe and dress themselves. • Took the children out for walks, played games with them and kept a watchful eye while they were entertaining themselves to make sure they are safe. • Clarified child care requirements: studying, food choices, medical conditions, personal habits, restrictions of two primary school children of 7, respectively 8 years. • Implied: maintaining a safe environment by allowing only authorized persons near children, recording parent location, remaining vigilant of unusual; creating a positive child care climate, by preparing various activities, playing games, avoiding conflict situations and nurturing self-esteem. • More than five years of experience in babysitting. • Extensive background in working with pre-school, primary and elementary school children. • Skills goal oriented person, good professional attitude and highly motivated individual. • Excellent interpersonal and communicative skills.
Desire R. - Seeking Work in Manhattan

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

Hi Dear Host Family! My name is Desiree, and I'm a young, but responsable 31 years old girl. I was born in Brasil, the State of Sao Paulo. In my homeland I'm graduated in Economic Sciense in a very crowded University (Unesp-University of Sao Paulo State). I came over United States my first time in 2008 to work as nanny in an american host family. During my one year and a half here I took care from Joey (3 years old) and Emily (5 years old) , and sometimes I babysitted another family which one I took care of a little boy called Liam (2 years old) and a new born Isabella. My experience here couldn't be better, I found a job that I could combine happiness, trust, people/children care, and still improve my English. I returned to Brasil to finish my degree and master. At this time I took care of my niece since she born until now (she is 2 years old). I'm a very calm, pacient, realible and positive girl. I'm lookink for not just one job, but a good place to work. I'm wondering to meet you. I can offer references, and I can answer yours doubts anytime. I have a valid drive license and lots of experience. Thanks for having your time, I hope to help you! Best regards, Desiree .
Dominga  U. - Seeking Work in Manhattan

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

Currently I work in downtown NY looking after a 22 months old little girl and his 6 weeks old brother. I have been au pair in Ireland,I had looked after 2 awesome boys, 4 and 7, and a toddler 18 months, it was a great experience, l learned English from them and many other things, they were great kids. After them I went to work with a Irish German family, in the countryside, they had a little girl she was 3 and and a 2 year old boy, the were totally sweet, the most of the time we were doing outdoor activities. I also have worked as a babysitter in Germany.
Cristina A. - Seeking Work in Manhattan

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

I' m brazilian girl that came to USA to work as au pair. So for 1 year I took care of a 10 year old boy, his dad was a single dad so they needed me to make company to the boy , get him ready to school, pick him up from the bus stop, make sure he did home work and cook meals for him, it was a great experience, but they didn't need me anymore so I found another family of 2 boys (5 and 13 years old) I spent 2 years with them.I basically just took care of the youngest one(I was the chauffeur and cook for the oldest one ) The younger boy and myself spend a lot of time together. I used to wake him up get him read to school, pick him up from the bus stop, help him with homework cook meal, do the boys laundry, in the summer organize playdates, visits to parks, libraries and others fun activities.
Lucy L. - Seeking Work in Manhattan

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

Now Im with a family which i been taking care of two boys for almost 4 years....since the first one was 3 months old...the mom is going to be staying a home and will not need me full time ...im looking for new family with anew born in NOVEMBER.... Before this jobs i was with great family for almost 15 YEARS and took care of 3 BEAUTIFUL GIRLS AGES now 18,16,13....THEY ARE ALL IN SCHOOL ALL DAY THEY Didnt NEED ME AS MUCH. I'M READY TO START OVER AGAIN WITH A INFANT AND A NEW FAMILY.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Manhattan, 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 Manhattan’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 Manhattan 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 Manhattan?
  • 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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