Springfield Gardens, NY
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Olga Z. - Seeking Work in Springfield Gardens

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

My first job as a nanny was with a family on the Lower East Side in 2000. I was responsible for two young boys ages 4 and 6. Both their parents worked long hours and they were gone before they got up. I would get them dressed, give them breakfast, take the older boy(Vance) to school and then Charlie(the younger one) and I would go to the park where he would interact with other children his age. We would then return to the apartment where I would do arts and crafts or read with Charlie. I would give him lunch and put him down so he could take a nap during which time I would straighten up the apartment. We would then pick up Vance and play in the park for a little while. I would bring them home and help Vance with his homework while entertaining Charlie. They got along pretty well so it was not too difficult to keep them both engaged. I was devastated to leave that job because I became a part of their family and they are, to this day, a big part of my life and they made a huge contribution to the woman I have become. The events of 9/11 caused the ending of that position. I then worked for a lady in Rosedale, Queens. She had a son and a daughter(Alexa and Sam). When I started with them they were 2 and 4. I used to spend all day with them. There were a lot of activities for me to take them to at the local library as well as in nearby Valley Stream, Long Island. I was responsible for feeding them and keeping them entertained during the day. We often went on playdates. I was with them until Alexa was 12 and Sam was 10 at which point their family relocated to Washington, D.C. Even after they started going to school, their parents needed me to take them to different appointments and help them with their homework. After they moved I began working at a Daycare in Springfield Gardens as an after-school tutor. The children I care for are between the ages of 4 and 13. During the course of working with these families I have attained a CDA certificate, a child health and safety certificate, a babynurse certificate as well as a first-aid/cpr certificate.
Cherisse F. - Seeking Work in Springfield Gardens

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

The families in which I was employed by I’ve helped with light cleaning, laundry, meal prep, reading time, potty training, transportation, vacations and assisted at doctor appointments. I was a full time and part time, live in and out nanny. In one family, I cared and nurtured their newborn boy, who was born premature for 2+ years. For another family, I cared and nurtured their 6 month old boy along with a newborn boy who came 2 years later, for a current total of 8 years. I've tutored many subjects over the last 10 years, ranging from pre-K reading time to college level Biochemistry but my specialty is the sciences; Chemistry, Physics and Biology. I am also certified in CPR/AED and have had First Aid training. I have no trouble with perform light housework, running errands and meal prep if needed.
Otencia P. - Seeking Work in Springfield Gardens

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I was a kindergarten teacher back in Jamacia for four years and i have worked as a nanny here in the states with two family for the past ten (10) years.
Lesedi G. - Seeking Work in Springfield Gardens

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

Sleep training, Reading,Diaper change,Group plays/ play dates,Bathing, Outdoor activities (walking),Scheduled meal/feeding, Arts and crafts, Maintaining a hygienic and safe environment Healthy meal preparation.
Debbie O. - Seeking Work in Springfield Gardens

11.12 / hour

I have been baby sitting my younger cousins for years and also children of friends of the family, so I am familiar with taking care of children. I haven't done any baby sitting for a few years now but I have been wanting to get into Being a Nanny.
Roxanne H. - Seeking Work in Springfield Gardens

14.28 / hour

My past exeperience at this kind of job has been a great ones, as I had the privilege of working with some wonderful families.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Springfield Gardens, 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 Springfield Gardens’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 Springfield Gardens 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 Springfield Gardens?
  • 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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