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Jenna  B. - Seeking Work in Queensbury

11.23 / hour

I have been babysitting sense I was fourteen years old. I have always had an interest in infants, I always was the first one to take care of my newborn nieces who are now older. I have experience with children of all ages. Babysitting newborns, infants, toddlers, early elementary age and early middle school age. I also have experience with special needs children after growing up with a best friend who has down syndrome and also an internship in the kindergarten special education classroom.
Candace D. - Seeking Work in Queensbury

20.00 / hour
Full-time hours

I've had the pleasure of caring for my current family for 5 years. I'm looking for another long term position since my current family will no longer be needing a full time Nanny as their youngest child will be in full day kindergarten in the fall. The children are 6 and 11 years old. I also nanny occasionally for two other families, one in which I've been a part of their lives since their son was five days old! He turned 5 in April. My strengths as a Nanny- Over 10 years of professional experience: providing a loving, caring, and safe environment for children, following through on parent's requests and meeting their expectations, having the up most respect for families and their privacy, providing consistent daily routines and developmentally appropriate activities. I enjoy reading books, singing, meeting the child's needs, going for walks, arts/crafts, teaching basic baby sign language, and dancing to toddler tunes.
Nicole C. - Seeking Work in Queensbury

20.00 / hour

Being brought up in a large family allowed me to grow up caring for children of all ages, from babies to pre-teens. My mother was a wonderful preschool/daycare provider for 14 years, and I would help her quite often throughout that time. I'm proud to say that I've learned from the best. I've been babysitting for many years and have always enjoyed being close to the families and watching the kids grow up.
Kelsey S. - Seeking Work in Queensbury

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

As a teenager I had several babysitting jobs for children of all ages. Apart from any paid jobs my experience also comes from being raised in a family with 8 children. I have 4 younger brothers and have had to watch over all of them.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Queensbury, 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 Queensbury’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 Queensbury 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 Queensbury?
  • 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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