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Christine D. - Seeking Work in Merick

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

My name is Christine. I am very interested in the position you have posted..I have extensive years experience as a nanny/childcare provider of infants/toddlers with excellent references. When I moved, I posted in the nursery school and churches and started childcare in my home for 2 families which helped my children to interact with others. It also helped me meet people in my town..The ages were 6 months to 5yrs. Two being President of Nassau Childcare Council at the time. Now mine are grown young ladies and once they went to school f/t I have been a nanny outside of my home.. We to have 2 rescue dogs, Brandee/Duke who are 10/5.They are part of our family too!! I love to cook, my favorite pastime, to read, play board games (puzzles are my specialty), uwalks, be by the water, listen to music, bike ride, have movie nights. I have a sense of humor, alot of patience, along with being attentive to the needs/wants of infants/toddlers.. Young children need nurturing, attention, some sort of a routine, and guidance at an early age, yet being flexible at the sametime..But more importantly,being happy just being a kid. I am willing to help with childs laundry/cooking/feeding/potty training, keep kitchen/play area tidy/wkly foodshop. I am Respectful, Responsible, Reliable & a Very Dedicated person to the family that I am taking care of..I would be willing to work with you into transitioning 2-3 days prior. Also, if you know you need addt'l hours Tue-Thur (ie: work, datenight, shop, dr appt, errands) just let me know. I hope you would consider me for this position as I love children and have 3+ excellent references who would vouch for my dedication/honesty..I have a clean drivers license.. Sittercity has done background check.. OH, my CPR certification expired, but I also have first aid training while working in camps during summers and from afterschool programs.. I hope to hear from you. Good Luck & Thank You for your time.. Sincerely, Christine :) References: Rhodri/Jeanne Murphy - 2 boys 8mo/2yrs old. 2013-present. I work 50+ hrs/wk, they pay me $800. Full duties as far as boys concerned. Feed, diaper,potty train, prepared wholesome meals, childrens laundry, tidy playroom/kitchen daily. . Do activities to spark their interest. Trips to library, read, play games, draw, puzzles,build,walks, be in yard, parks. Marybeth - 1 10mo old - 4 yrs. She paid me $15/hr feeding/cooking/tidy up potty train, kitchen/play den/foodshop/childs laundry. Outdoors/walks, play, readalot etc. Hrs were 8-6.. started as temporary as sitter was away for summer.2008-2013 Dr. - 1 child/toddler.. **with family for 7 years(2000-2007) cooked, Davids laundry, played games, parks, walks, keep kitchen-play area clean, foodshopped wkly, then ddrove/pickup pre-school/ camps.. They paid me $13 hr for David. hours were 7-4..Also did occasional hours if needed during week..
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Merick, 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 Merick’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 Merick 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 Merick?
  • 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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