Niskayuna, NY
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Martie M. - Seeking Work in Niskayuna

14.28 / hour

I have had vast experience in childcare, not the least of which was the raising of my own two sons. My degrees are in Early Childhood Ed. and Sociology, Psychology. My passion are infants and toddlers. I love to look at the world through their eyes, when everything is new to them. I have been working with children since I was a young teen, and worked my adult life with children and adults who have disabilities. Also, not only do I swim, but I have a pool and have taught infants/toddlers how to swim, or at least be safe in the water. I have worked as a nanny and I have worked in an infant room in a daycare.
Diane R. - Seeking Work in Niskayuna

11.42 / hour
Full-time hours

I am one of six children. I was the oldest girl and was primary caretaker of all five siblings as my mother was disabled after my youngest sister died at birth. I was a full time babysitter for my close knit community of Lake Placid New York at the tender age of 11! Neighbors spread my baby skills from neighbor to neighbor and I was never unemployed for week-ends, vacations,and summers. I didn't mind but I always loved babies! I was a comperative figure skater and swimmer so I taught elementary figure skating and gave swim lessons for free all summer. Graduate high school, traveled the states working various care taking positions as I did work during high school in a nursing facility. I cared for children in Florida, Colorado and California. In Colorado I was enrolled in a pre nursing class, my dream to become a nurse midwife was set in motion as I worked hands on in the Labor and Delivery and then into the Newborn Nursery. I was placed as the primary newborn tech. I trained with nurses with years of experiences and Peditricians who I assisted in various procedures. After three years of full time work and part time school I met my future husband and I sadly moved with him across the state where I remained in health care at a rehabilitation center but left school. I was involved in my fiance's work site as cottage parents to Children in Need of Supervision or PINS and then called CHIN Children in need of supervision. I fell in love with the work and was hired on as a counselor. We moved back to New York to marry,I went back to health care and was hired on as a Newborn Tech full time. Two children later, my husbands work moved twice so we informally home schooled our own children. We eventually moved back to Lake Placid and I entered a social work/ criminal justice program. I graduated two years and we moved to the capital region for my last two years in the Social Work Program at Siena. Now after several years od direct work in Child Protection/ Child Welfare and the Criminal Justice System I was referred by a friend to a couple looking for a nanny for their fist child. It took only what seemed like a minute to decide to resign and work full time for what was supposed to be a few months position. Another year passed and another baby was on it's way and I am "Lady Di" THE NANNY to most parents now as I am finishing four years this month with this family. The family has a marital situation going on and I thought it best to look else where for another family who needs a Lady Di to care for their loved ones.
Leticia C. - Seeking Work in Niskayuna

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have worked as a Nanny, after school counselor, Behavior Management Specialist, and have volunteered in court to advocate for abused children, as a Mentor, as a Big Sister.
Emily G. - Seeking Work in Niskayuna

10.92 / hour

Many years of experience watching kids.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Niskayuna, 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 Niskayuna’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 Niskayuna 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 Niskayuna?
  • 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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