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Gabriella G. - Seeking Work in Ridgeswood

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

One of the families I worked for as a babysitter. Simply picked up the little one from school, took him to any playdates scheduled, took him to the park, or any activities he had. There were scheduled naps, and my main duty was to keep him busy with crafts, board games, learning puzzles, have daily snacks and serve him dinner. I also did some light laundry. The other family I worked as a nanny. There were 3 of them oldest being 8 and youngest now being 1. I would do housekeeping, meal preparations/cooking, run errands, pick them up from school, take them to there scheduled activities, made sure homework and studies were done, any playdates scheduled, bathe them, play with them (I like sports), give them daily medicines (they had a lot of allergies) and try to teach them some Spanish. Try my best to keep them all busy and keep things as tidy as possible. Of course I gave extra attention to the baby, and made sure they were all well taken care of. I do know CPR and have a clean driver's license and background. Schedule wise I am very flexible, if there is a time I need to stay extra I would not be an issue or a day you need a last minute sitter, don't hesitate to ask. Most often then not I will be able to help. My best qualities I have is patience, understanding, sweet, easily trained, caring, trustworthy, reliable, being positive, to stay calm in any situation, easy to get along with and being devoted to my job.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Ridgeswood, 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 Ridgeswood’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 Ridgeswood 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 Ridgeswood?
  • 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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