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Brenda W. - Seeking Work in Seaford

20.00 / hour

I have over 35 years of childcare experience, as well as 12.5 years experience as a certified foster mother for newborns awaiting adoption. I prefer to work with newborn to early toddler ages, though I have worked with all ages in my years of experience. I enjoy working with young children, helping them develop and grow through positive learning. I love to watch children's faces as they learn new skills and assist them in becoming wonderful, responsible persons. I have a natural aptitude for the tender loving care of young children, particularly infants and toddlers. I have amazing patience when it comes to caring for crying infants and toddlers that tend to throw tantrums. I have many years of group-care experience for children from newborn to elementary school age, in the capacity of lead teacher in Early Childhood Education Centers, child-facilitator in the children's learning for parenting/child education classes, as an in-home childcare provider, as well as managing my two biological children while having two newborn foster children as part of our family at the same time. I believe that children should be respected and honored as individuals with feelings that need to be taken into consideration. I strive to manage a child's environment to provide a safe place for the child to learn, grow, and explore. I believe that a child should have as much positive interaction with care givers as possible and be able to lead the course of his/her day with gentle guidance from a caring caregiver. Discipline should be handled with positive affirmation and when necessary the child's behavior should be redirected in a positive, caring manner. The word "no" should be reserved for safety issues only. I have extreme patience with children, the ability to "read" their body language and the cries of infants/toddlers so I can respond accordingly, effectively redirect a child as needed and provide positive discipline to help the child learn the desired behaviors. I have all of the qualifications you are seeking and MORE! I would love to meet with you to show you what I can provide you and your child. I look forward to meeting you.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Seaford, 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 Seaford’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 Seaford 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 Seaford?
  • 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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