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Lauren D. - Seeking Work in Philadelphia

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

My entire life has revolved around children, childcare and early childhood/ elementary education. I am the oldest of four in my family therefore I was always the nurturing one who took care of, looked after, and positively influenced my younger siblings. I come from a very close-knit, large family with numerous younger cousins whom I watch over a lot. Throughout middle school and high school I was a babysitter for 3 families on a set weekly schedule. I actually felt like a live-out nanny for them because I was around them so much and grew so close with the children and their family. I cooked them lunch and dinner, took them to the park or the swim club, went on family vacations with them, and helped them grow socially, emotionally and cognitively. It was wonderful working so closely with each family and seeing these children grow in all aspects over the years I cared for them. During this time I also volunteered at Whiteland Montessori School (preschool & kindergarten) whenever I had in-service days or when Downingtown Area Schools had different holiday breaks than WMS. This is where my passion for becoming a teacher really kicked in. After graduating from Downingtown High School I went to Temple University where I studied Elementary and Early Childhood education. In May of 2009 I graduated with my Bachelor of Science in Education Degree and received my PA Educational Certificate Level 1: N-6th grade. For the past two years I have taught Kindergarten, in long-term substitute positions. My current teaching position ends this June, which I am going to miss dearly. After much thought lately I have become very interested in changing paths a bit to become a full-time nanny. The reason for this change is that I miss working with, caring for, nurturing, and educating children on a more personal and one-on-one basis. I myself am not ready for children of my own, but I find such joy and reward in experiencing what I did in the past as a babysitter, big sister, and older cousin. I think being a nanny would be even more rewarding for myself and for the children and family I will work so closely with compared to working in an overcrowded public school setting. Family is something I deeply cherish and I would love to lend a helping hand to a family in need of someone to help take care of their little ones while they work or do other necessary duties. I am a fun, loving, energetic, hard working, enthusiastic, reliable and caring person who will fit right in with your family if you give me the opportunity! Children come first, and I will treat your children as if they are my own!!
Whitney S. - Seeking Work in Philadelphia

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I was a nanny for 2 little girls from the time they were 1 year and the other 10 months. Up until they were 5 and 6 years old. My duties consisted of feeding, bathing and putting them to bed. When they got to be school age I had the job of helping the oldest with her homework and the youngest with her colors, shapes, sizes and the alphabet. I also dropped and picked them up from school. Also I potty trained and taught the youngest to walk before her 1st birthday. I also worked at a day camp. My duties there consisted of feeding the children and doing activities with them. I also was a nanny for 2 little girls who are 2 years and the other 10 months. I was their nanny for 4 months. My duties with them consisted of feeding them, changing their diapers, taking them to the Rittenhouse Square Park and doing activities with them. I also have infant care experience. I was a nanny for a Center City family. I took care of their 3 month old baby boy until he was 17 months. My duties included getting him dressed, bathing him, feeding him and cleaning his bottles. I took care of their son until they moved to New Jersey. I worked for a Center City family. I took care of their little girl who was 2 yrs old. I was her nanny since she was 4 1/2 months. My duties consist of washing her laundry weekly, taking her to The Please Touch Museum, The Franklin Institute, the playground, music classes, the library, for walks, reading to her and pretty much just playing with her during the day. She went to school so I was no longer needed. I also worked for a family in Upper Roxborough. I took care of their 7 month old boy/girl twins until they were 14 months old. My duties were washing their bottles, doing their laundry weekly, feeding them breakfast and lunch. I also took them on walks, to the library and to the playgrounds. I worked in Center City as a nanny for a 15 month old boy until he was 22 months old. I had to feed him, do his laundry weekly, food shop for the house, help potty train him ,take him to his music class and story time at the local library. Also since he did not speak English I also had to teach him English. When I left he spoke it very well. I had to leave because they moved. I worked for a single mother in Center City. I took care of her 4 ½ month old son until he was 15 months old. My duties were preparing his meals, doing his laundry, taking him to music classes, baby gym class, the parks, playground and the library for story time. I also vacuumed, mopped the floors and ran errands. I’m currently working for a 1 year old boy in Center City. I have been with him since he was 2 months old. I will be leaving him in the beginning of April due to the fact that he will be attending school. My duties with him consisted of doing his laundry, taking him to music class, baby gym, walks, playground and to Nest.
Eleonora B. - Seeking Work in Philadelphia

22.85 / hour

I started my career as a nanny when I was very young. I grew up with a young brother and I often took care him. When I was 15 years old, I went to a summer camp and was part of the entertainment team had to create fun activities and sports for a group of 15 kids of the age of 4 years old - 6 years old. When I moved to the US, I worked for an Italian family and took care of their 2 kids a few times a week. In 2006, I babysat for a family of 5 with 3 kids, ages 6 years old, 12 years old and 14 years old. I took care of them during the weekdays after school, helped them with the homework, cook them dinner and sometimes put them to bed. I spent some weekend nights over there as well. In 2007, I moved to Center City and I lived with a family with 2 kids. They are from Rome like me and the boys at that time were 1 1/2 years old and 7 years old. I was an Au pair for an year an a half. Since I moved to my own place, I have been keeping relations with the last family. I see them and take care of the kids at least once a month and I consider them family. From 2011 to almost 2013 I worked with a wonderful family full time (8 a.m. - 6 p.m. + weekends at times) and took care of their wonderful kids. When I started the little girl was 4 months old and when she turned 1 year old her mom started carrying her little brother who is now almost 2 years old. They lived right on Washington Square which allowed me to take the kids all over town and participate to many activities with other children and parents. I saw the need for guidance and after many years of experience I was able to help parents in many ways. Since then I have been working part time (3 and half days a week) with a family. I have been taking care of their son since he was 4 months old (he is now 2 years old). While the rest of the week (Friday to Sunday) I'm busy running my business. Unfortunately as of June I am going to have to say bye to this family too as their, now big boy has been accepted in school. Therefore I am seeking a part-time position 3 to 4 days a week 20-30 hours. As you can see: a job that started just as a part time gig while going to school, became my true life passion. If you are looking for someone who's only obligations are changing your baby's diaper and make sure he is safe, you might be looking at the wrong profile. I am professional, experienced, passionate nanny who will bring a lot to the table and whose only goal is to make your life and your family's life a better one.
Monica C. - Seeking Work in Philadelphia

8.57 / hour

I have worked with a family since 2005, before, during and after graduate school. It has been amazing. When I started the kids were 16 months and 3 years old. I feel so lucky that I was able to find them and them find me. They are now and always will be extended family members! For a job that is so personal and affects the life of a child, it is important to truly have the perfect fit. I finished my master's degree in global and international education in 2010 and I have been working in higher education for the past 3 years. I was accepted to and will be starting a PhD program in Education this Fall. I am looking to connect with a family (or 2) to combine something that I love with my need for a little extra cash to supplement the doctoral student stipend... My hours on Monday, Wednesday and Friday are flexible and I am also available on the weekends. I'd love to make a connection with a family in which I can form a lasting partnership with. What better way to supplement one's income than doing something that you love and have fun doing. More specifically, I am looking to find a position in the city or near my neighborhood. I grew up in Maryland and come from a family of five children. I am the second oldest so I feel as though I have been taking care of little kids almost my whole life! I think I was five when I changed my first diaper. I have one older sister and three younger brothers. I have a good deal of newborn experience throughout my nanny career. I began doing mother's helper work at age 11, then babysitting, and now nannying. I have gone through the potty training process twice as a full time nanny. I have managed children's schedules, done many overnights, and been a family assistant on trips and vacations. I am very detail oriented and organized. If you have any questions about my experience please send me a message!
Allison C. - Seeking Work in Philadelphia

17.14 / hour

My childcare experience started in my own family where, as the 2nd oldest of 5 children, I helped my mother take care of my two youngest brothers on a daily basis when they were born and became like a second mother to them. I then started working in childcare in my local church. I took care of anywhere from three to thirteen 2 yr. olds by myself or with one helper once or twice per month for 2 hours on Sunday mornings. I did that from age 13 to 19. When I was about 14 I started my first paid babysitting jobs for family friends, and I did that until I left for college. When I was about 16 I started working paid childcare jobs for my church on a regular basis, taking care of anywhere from 1 to 10 children by myself or with other helpers. I still work childcare at my church when I am home from school. During my senior year of high school I helped in a nursery for 2 hrs. once per month in a program. Last summer (2008) I worked at a day camp at a local . I was one of eight camp counselors for a coed group of approximately 40 3rd graders. The camp was 8 hrs. per day, 5 days per week, for 8 weeks. Also last summer I volunteered as a teacher for a 3rd grade class at a week-long night camp program at my church. I have been a "helper" in such classes since 7th grade, but last year was my first year leading a class. I have been a nanny for the past year for a child from age 5 months to now 16 months. Overall, my childcare experience has ranged from dealing with tears and temper tantrums to taking care of babies with dirty diapers and kids with allergies and diabetes.
Kimberly A. - Seeking Work in Philadelphia

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

Hello families, my name is Kim, I live in Philadelphia, Pa. I have been working in childcare, as a teacher, nanny and volunteer work with children for the past 10 years, I was a big sister for Big Brother, Big Sisters for the xx. I took online courses in childcare to gain more experience working with children. I love having the time to do crafts, take the children to the park, going to the pool, reading stories, playing dress up and much more. I love to clean. I don't mind putting dishes in dishwasher, laundry, cleaning up after the children or running errands. If you are looking for a creative, reliable, responsible sitter to take care of your child or children - you can trust me when I say I'm the nanny for you.
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Full-time hours
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Philadelphia, 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 Philadelphia’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 Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia?
  • 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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