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Schenectady, NY Nannies

George R. - Seeking Work in Schenectady

22.85 / hour

My experience in childcare is extensive. I began as a babysitter for people I knew. After high school I worked in aferschool programs and then overnight camps. During college I worked at an afterschool program and lifeguarded. I was also a foster parent for three years as well. More recently I finished a year of part-time nannying after I got out of school working as a substitute.
Erin G. - Seeking Work in Schenectady

11.44 / hour

I have babysat children on and off since I was 14, most of the time it was for family but I had also babysat for non-family members. I worked for the xx at an after school program called xx. It was for children from ages 5-12 at an elementary school; we worked on homework, did crafts, played games, and had a healthy snack time.
Elizabeth M. - Seeking Work in Schenectady

14.28 / hour

I have babysat for over six years. I have experience with long term babysitting. I have a younger sibling that I helped with and I have experience with children. I am an education major who has student in high school and volunteer at a school helping with a classroom.
Tara M. - Seeking Work in Schenectady

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

I have 2 children, 8 and 6. My son has ADHD so I have experience with that. I also worked for a daycare as a teachers assistant with children ranging from 6 weeks to 5 years old. I also babysat for a women who has a toddler from 2-3. I have also babysat for a 5-6 year old and I've babysat for an infant.
Hannah R. - Seeking Work in Schenectady

17.14 / hour

I was a Nanny for two children aged 4 and 7 during the summer of 2009. I am a NYS certified English teacher. I worked at two summer camps for children with disabilities. One was a sleepover camp and one was a day camp. The children were aged 4- 16.
Angela P. - Seeking Work in Schenectady

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

I was a full time live in nanny to a 1 year old named Jackson and it was the best experience! I have 2 younger siblings (my brother is 5, sister is 12) that I've had plenty experience taken care of. Experienced in diaper changes, feedings, bathing, etc.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Schenectady, 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 Schenectady’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 Schenectady 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 Schenectady?
  • 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?