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Kerilyn L. - Seeking Work in Oakdale

Hourly rate17.14 / hour

I have been babysitting for about 8 years for children of all ages. I also have been a camp counselor during the summer for several years. During this time I organized and supervised sports and other activities for children grades K-8 at my local high school.
Karlie - Seeking Work in Oakdale

Hourly rate12.65 / hour

Last year I worked with a family in Orlando, as a live-out nanny. They have 2 kids, a 4 year old girl and a 2 year old boy. I loved the experience and would have continued working with them if they had not moved to Detroit. In New York, over the summer, I babysat regularly for a family in Hauppauge. They have 2 children as well, both girls, ages 4 and 8. I am now babysitting full-time for a family in Orlando, they have 3 boys ages 5, 7 and 9. I will continue working with them when I go back down for school in the Fall. I also babysit once a week for 2 other families. One family has 3 boys ages 1, 3 and 6. The other family has 2 boys, ages 2 and 4.
Jackie D. - Seeking Work in Oakdale

Hourly rate11.21 / hour

I have babysat occasionally. I play with children in my family.
Lauren T. - Seeking Work in Oakdale

Hourly rate11.76 / hour

Hi I'm lauren. I would be interested in working for you. I have experience with all ages. I have subbed at boces with special needs kids. I have nannied and been a mother's helper. Kids do cling onto me and I love that cconnection kids have with me. I'm extremely outgoing and great with kids. I can promise you. That you won't regret picking me!
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Oakdale, 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 Oakdale’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 Oakdale 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 Oakdale?
  • 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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