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Suelen S. - Seeking Work in Jersey City

20.00 / hour
Full-time hours

I started my experience with children in 2005 as a live in nanny (Au Pair) in South Carolina. Those two years that I lived there I worked for two wonderful families. The first family had two children, a 3 years old boy and a 11 months little girl. I used to wake them up, get them ready and walk the boy to school while the little girl would stay with me. When the weather was nice, I would stroll her around the complex where we used to live, feed her, read before naps, play until was time to pick up her brother. They used to have all their activities scheduled, they had time for breakfast, snack, lunch, arts and crafts, educational activities, read, outdoor activities, nap and tv. So I’m good at keeping kids in the schedule, although it might not always be possible considering that we are talking about kids and they have their own mind J. The second family also had two children a 5 years old girl and a 3 years old boy. They used to have a regular schedule. I used to wake them up, get them ready for school, drop them off, pick them up from school, drive the girl to her ballet classes, take them to play dates, playground, library, zoo, to the pool. We used to play board games, go to the movies, science center and whatever else they wanted to do, as long as it was approved by their parents. Recently I’m working as a nanny in Jersey City, also two children, when I first started to take care of them, the girl was 4 years old and the boy was 9 months. I’ve been living with them for 4 years and now they are 8 and 4 years old. Considering that the parents are divorced they have basically two different schedules, eating habits, activity habits which I try to combine their dad’s habits with their mom’s and keep in balance. But basically their activities consist in having play dates outdoor or indoor depending on the weather, go to the movies, play board games, watch TV, go to the pool on summer time, science center. I’m also to take them to dentist, doctor, if necessary. I always liked children, for me they express freedom, they are care free, innocent, they see everything in a creative, magical, dreamy way, and that’s very important. Children need to be children. Every child that I took care, it was like I was taking care of my own child. I try to create a nice, happy and safe environment, but also let them be themselves. I rather “force” them to use their creativity, perhaps read a book, drawing, collage, play lego and so forth, then to place them in front of the TV all day.
Roselle R. - Seeking Work in Jersey City

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

The kids are the no. 1 priority and I would always treat them as my own. I would put love in what I do and that way it makes me feel happy with I'm doing. I feel proud with the children's development be it toilet I'm here to help parents bring up their children.
Celina A. - Seeking Work in Jersey City

20.00 / hour
Full-time hours

I have many younger cousins that I have looked after starting from age 2yrs old to 11 years old. I have also babysat previously for a 9 month old and a 2 year old with all general responsbilities such as cleaning, feeding, playing, etc. I am currently working as a Family Support Specialist and work with mothers from the prenatal stage and their children up to 5 years of age. I teach milestones of pregnancies and the areas of development as they grow such as: basic care, social and emotional development, physical and brain development, language and communication, play and stimulation, and attachment and bonding. I am also involved with their health immuizations in making sure parents are following through and all together make the learning environment fun for both parents and children with games, activities, and toy making. I absolutely love working with kids and throughout my high education i have also served as a mentor for children k-university and am well aware of educational encouragement/outreach.
Tanine H. - Seeking Work in Jersey City

17.14 / hour

Twin boys, age 8 - pick up from school, take them to tutoring and the doctor each week, prepare their meals, housekeeping and do their laundry. A major part of my service to them is homework help and tutoring. I have three children (ages 15, 13, 11) and I have a host of experience with structure, schoolwork, chores, responsibility, dealing with difficulty and transitions. I have homemaking, housekeeping, cooking, coaching, mentoring, counseling and crisis intervention skills. Most of my volunteer experience is with at risk youth, high school students and now I work in an elementary school. I'm studying English and writing and I can help children with language arts.
Chanelle L. - Seeking Work in Jersey City

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

I grew up in a large family so taking care of kids and helping out comes natural to me. I have been babysitting for family, friends and neighbors for well over ten years. I also was an au pair/full time child minder in Dublin, Ireland for nearly 2 years. One family with 2 boys starting at 7 months old and the other nearly 2 years old. The other family (relatives to the first family I cared for) had 2 girls ages 6 and 3 and a boy age 1. It was great getting to know these children and being there during such major growth times in their life. Definitely one of the most rewarding experiences! I also volunteered in an orphanage in Kenya, helping with children ages 2-14. Each experience has been different and life-enriching; growing in patience, love and all in all taking pride in what I do for others.
Carly V. - Seeking Work in Jersey City

11.42 / hour

During this past school year, I was a preschool teacher at The River School for the 3&4 year old classroom. I have been a teacher for the past 4 years at over 5 public and private schools in New York and New Jersey. I teach children’s musical theater, dance, voice lessons, as well as tutoring over 52 kids in all subjects. I have babysat for dozens of families from the ages of infants to pre-teens. I am more than comfortable cooking, cleaning, doing laundry, and tutoring.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Jersey City, 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 Jersey City’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 Jersey City 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 Jersey City?
  • 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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