Wading River, NY
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Stephanie C. - Seeking Work in Wading River

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have taken care of children my entire life, whether it has been my younger cousins that are now off to college or my much younger siblings who are growing up before my eyes. I was there in my teenage years and recent times during the birth to adolescence of my three younger siblings. I have babysat for families in their homes. I have performed direct care for a 16 year-old girl who had a severe seizure disorder and had to be monitored all day. I was with her in her home 40 hours a week and helped her with everything from bathing to homework. I work in the nursery at church and also do missions trips in which I work with children in orphanages. Most recently, I was a live in nanny to a 5 year-old boy who had a severe brain injury an his 11 year old sister. He required a lot of care and also had to be monitored 24 hours a day. Although I have worked under some situations some may call "difficult", ALL kids are my passion!
Barbara K. - Seeking Work in Wading River

18.00 / hour
Full-time hours
< 1 yr of experience

 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Wading River, 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 Wading River’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 Wading River 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 Wading River?
  • 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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