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Carla N. - Seeking Work in North Hempstead

22.85 / hour

I have 12+ years of experience as a nanny/babysitter. I am studying Construction Management part time and work as a nanny/sitter outside of that. I am experienced with newborns, (twins even) up to 13 year olds and as many as four siblings at one time. Often I take care of New Borns until they outgrow me. I have had many long term clients that have aged out of my care. Including recently which is why I am posting now. The children's families I care for appreciate that I am, very reliable, responsible and caring. In addition to regular babysitting/nanny skills I offer some extra "super" skills: - POTTY TRAINING - I have a knack for teaching your child to use the potty in a caring professional way. HEALTHY EATING - I grew up in my parents restaurant and am a "foodie". I often cook for families I work with and make sure the children eat good nutritious food, including healthy snacks, e.g. Kale chips, sliced fruit etc. NAPS - I often have moms surprised how amenable their child is to taking a nap when they are in my care. ACTIVITIES - I am arty myself and enjoy doing arts and craft with children. I also like to play with them at the park, I can take them on outings e.g. the library, the train, the animal shelter, the movies, long walks. I provide a fun and educational care. SWIM TRAINING - I love taking children to the pool and have taught many children to swim, often surprising parents of children that previously didn't want to do it. I also know how to do CPR. DISCIPLINE - I believe in talking and explaining things to children and teaching them right and wrong in a respectful caring manner. I have very good manners and am polite at all times. I'm fun and smiling all the time, and I'm pragmatic, and fair. I have excellent references that I can provide, all of them from families here in Port and Manhasset.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in North Hempstead, 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 North Hempstead’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 North Hempstead 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 North Hempstead?
  • 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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