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Yuni D. - Seeking Work in Astoria

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

My experience with childcare began like most, when I was a child myself! I grew up in a family enriched in the corporate lifestyle; That is to say, several very busy aunts and uncles with not much time to be at home with their little ones! That's where big cousins come in handy. From there I went on to my first paid jobs looking after infants and toddlers of young mothers in my neighborhood (everyone needs some time to themselves!). My first full-time position as a nanny began in August of 2012 with an 8-year-old named Maya (pictured above). Her mother is a single, young executive assistant to a business writer who works long days and often needs to travel out of state for business. Maya and I have had some pretty good times over the last couple years. The little lady is now a happy 11-year-old nerd and talented artist who writes her own books that she shares at school, loves Manga, and kicks butt at Tae Kwon Do.
Seth L. - Seeking Work in Astoria

20.00 / hour
Full-time hours

Raised in a household of 11, there's never been a time where I wasn't around children. I'm often described as being poised, passionate and patient with them. Most recently, I've taken care of a friend's -- who's also an old coworker -- son up in West Warwick RI. I performed all the routine responsibilities that come with raising a 3 year old from taking baths, to brushing teeth, to fixing and serving dinner. Help with potty training, social skills, speech development and engaging interests were some of the key objectives while working with him. Since the summer of 2010, I've been responsible for the upbringing of my niece (11 at the time, now 17) and nephew (7 at the time, now 13). Serving as an emotional backbone for the family, I was always the one they fell back on when they needed help. Be it with homework, relationships, family issues or anything else that requires guidance. I've also cared for and helped raise 4 other nephews (ages 2, 3, 4 and 9 currently) as well. Being the backbone of the family, these kids depend on me for the emotional consistency that they often could not find with their feuding/absent parents, as well as general day-to-day care and attention. During the summers of 2010-11, I directed an archery range at a scout camp. I trained 2,500 scouts (ages 6-10) on the fundamentals of shooting while ensuring safety and keeping others that were waiting engaged; zero accidents under my watch.
Patricia S. - Seeking Work in Astoria

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have worked for three wonderful families in the past 5 years. And I was able to grow more and more in the nanny field. In my past experinces I was responsible for preparing and feeding meals to the children, Assisted children in bathing and dressing. Oversaw playtime and maintained diary of activities. Met parents to discuss weekly plans and report problems. Took children for outings, walks and educational trips. Arranged games and other entertainment activities for children to ensure proper development. And most important affectively handled interventions between children when disagreements arised.
Joyce O. - Seeking Work in Astoria

22.85 / hour

I worked as an Aupair for two families. The first family I took care of 3 toddlers( twins - 2 years old and a boy- 3 years old)for 12 months. The second family I took care of a 9 years old boy. Thirty family - 3 kids (5,9 and 12 yo). Then I moved to Manhattan and worked as a nanny for a family taking care of a 3 years old girl for 7 months, and the next job I took care of a 2 yo and a newborn. I have a teaching degree from Brazil where I used to work as a teacher.
Flavia D. - Seeking Work in Astoria

10.81 / hour

I was an au pair for 2 years with the same family, taking care of 2 girls:They are 3yrs and 7yrs (now) and I also did a volunteer work at orphanage and I worked in Joy Hotels beeing part of a recreation time. I really love to work with babies and kids ! :)
Lauren W. - Seeking Work in Astoria

11.42 / hour

-Babysitting for a family at a summer resort, Pine Lake Manor in Greenville, NY. Took care of two girls ages infant to 4yrs. Started with the one child and then next summer had had another. Developed a wonderful relationship with the family. -Evening babysitting jobs for family friends, as well as at church functions. Age of children from infant to 10yrs. -Taught kingergarten/first grade sunday school for one year -Completed education courses which included a semester of volunteering once a week at an after-school program, worked with second graders.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Astoria, 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 Astoria’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 Astoria 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 Astoria?
  • 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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