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Joann D. - Seeking Work in Norwell
Joann D.

Joann has been a seasonal gymnastics teacher with me for the past 10 years. The children are both boys and girls running in ages from 3 - 13. Through the years Joann has taught students of all skill levels. She has created training programs to help improve performance and helped children feel good about themselves through building confidence with in them. I would gladly recommend her. - Joyce Mulkern

Rebekah O. - Seeking Work in Worcester
Rebekah O.

Rebekah is a kind loving gentle woman who knows how to educate while making playing with children.exciting and fun.She brings such love and respect she brightens up the room with her high energy.she is also reliable I would recommend her for any family as they would be blessed to have her. - Sandy

Damiyah B. - Seeking Work in Boston
Damiyah B.

I swear my kids love Damiyah more than they love their own mother. Since we’ve met Damiyah she has been more than a nanny. She has been a great friend and big sister to my children. She is very caring and very respectful and it saddens my heart that my kids and I won’t see Damiyah as much anymore but she would be such a blessing to any family that meets her! - Erica

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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Massachusetts?

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 Massachusetts’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 Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Massachusetts?
  • 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?