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Lauren B. - Seeking Work in New Yorl

11.42 / hour

I have been babysitting for 8 years, including 3 years of experience nannying, being an after school caregiver and tutor. I have provided care for a variety of ages, ranging 6 months to 13 years, and have always had a good relationship with the parents. I enjoy being active and creative with activities for the children I nanny! Recent Work History: Private Household 9/2014 - 3/2015; picked up two boys (8 and 10) from school. Prepared snacks and oversaw after school routines, including homework, music lessons, carpool, and pick up/drop off for sports and drama activities. Did dishes and other household tasks when needed. Enjoyed having the family's dog around! Worked well with parents when any disciplinary issues arose. Private Household 6/2014 - 8/2014; I nannied a very energetic 6-year-old boy in the afternoons. I picked him from camp and prepared snacks for him. We played a lot of sports and games together, and oversaw play dates and swimming. Private Household 6/2013 9/2013 and as needed; nannied twin 11-year-olds. As a nanny, I drove the children back and forth from school, camps, and other activities. Provided meals, homework and chore supervision, and carried out various household tasks. Ran errands. Private Household 8/2011 6/2012 and as needed; provided after school care for a 9-year-old girl and 11-year-old boy. Provided meals and homework supervision, helping as needed. Carried out various household tasks: laundry, dishes, etc.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in New Yorl, 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 New Yorl’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 New Yorl 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 New Yorl?
  • 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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