I Am a Live In Nanny

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 36 People

    I look after my niece

    and nephew and pretty much uprooted my entire life to do so. This is not what I want to do with my life and I'm struggling everyday with the loneliness and the erratic hours. I don't want to let my family down and I will not leave them high and dry but I don't think I can...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Nov 19, 2015

    I am a live in nanny

    for a 9 month old little boy, and I "nanny" more or less just keep company an 11 year old girl. I got the job out of the blue, my situation wasn't very good and I needed a job and the mom I work for was just dumped and needed someone to take care of her son while she worked...
    jazzybelle1994 jazzybelle1994
    22-25, F
    Dec 22, 2013

    I am a live-in nanny.

    It is a very new experience for me. I've only being living with the family for a month now. I can't lie, it's been a very rough transition. I feel like I'm stepping on everyone's toes, and I find myself hiding out in my room to be respectful during off hours. My boss hasn't been...
    marlo1144 marlo1144
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 10, 2014

    My best friend and her idiot boyfriend

    accidentally got pregnant about a year ago, and she couldn't get rid of the child. They both have very low income jobs and couldn't afford for a sitter or daycare. After the baby girl was born I stayed at their house for 3 months helping clean the house and take care of the baby...
    PrincePeach4 PrincePeach4
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jul 10, 2014

    I been a live-in Nanny now

    for 11 months and it's very hard work and extremely stressful. I watch two girls, sisters 5 & 11. They are being raised by their grandmother who works a lot and is away a lot for her job. I do just about everything, cook clean, watch the girls from 8am to their bedtimes almost...
    dalegirl889 dalegirl889
    46-50, F
    Jul 15, 2014

    Being A Live In Nanny Is Awkward.

    I have been a nanny for 2 1/2 years (3 in January) for two girls, now 3 3/4 and 6 1/2. They have moved twice. When I first started watching them I was a live in nanny for about 6 months. (they needed a live in, the mom had cancer, she is healthy now!) They lived 1/2 hour away...
    jellybean672 jellybean672
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 20, 2011

    Nanny For A Summer

    Last summer, my mother and I took a week long road trip from Iowa to Pennsylvania.  I then spent nearly two months as a live in nanny for her friend from high school.  The last time I had seen her friend and her husband was ten years ago as the flower girl in their wedding; so...
    rubyringc rubyringc
    16-17
    1 Response Oct 8, 2011
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