Poughquag, NY
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Samantha E. - Seeking Work in Poughquag

10.60 / hour

I have worked for my neighbors babysitting their children. I have also worked in numerous day and sleep away camps.
Marissa R. - Seeking Work in Poughquag

15.00 / hour
Full-time hours
1 yrs of experience

Moved back to Dutchess County and looking for full time work. I have been caring for 3 children in a families home while I was at Maria College in Albany studying Occupational Therapy program. Due to family finances I am putting my school on hold and will eventually attend school nights and weekends when I can work to pay for my classes. I am looking for full time work. You will find that I am the fun loving care provider you need to help your family. I have been babysitting for 7 years. At 14 I watched an 8 and 11-year-old after school and helped with homework. I was a counselor in training one summer at Hillcroft Camp. I also worked at Hawk Meadow Montessori running their after school care daily from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. I was in charge of 30 children from ages 18 months to 13 years old. One summer as a nanny to two boys 8 & 10, driving them to/from camp and taking care of them at home and on vacations. I help care for my newborn niece when needed. I am CPR trained. I love children.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Poughquag, 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 Poughquag’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 Poughquag 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 Poughquag?
  • 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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