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I Am a Nanny

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    I work as part time nanny

    for few families, so I end up working full time. I have one issue with all but one family. If they go out of town on a day I am needed I'm not paid. I rely on those hours, some times I get a months notice, other times I get a few days or a week. I'm required to give them at...
    socksbesweet socksbesweet 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 3, 2014

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    10 Rules Of Being A Nanny

    1. Follow what you feel is right. If the parent is doing something you feel is wrong (destructive parenting) and you cannot help, quit. 2. Have excellent communication with the parents. If you do not have good communication with the parents it is not going to work. I show up 5-1...
    Dollbaby03 Dollbaby03 26-30, F Oct 1, 2013

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    I Am Going to Be a Nanny For a Family Who Doesn't Want a Nanny. Help!

    I have a non refundable plane ticket, my plans are set in stone, I am going overseas to nanny for 3 months next week so I can move forward on networking in Europe in my professional arts career while getting free room and board for watching a baby.  I'm 31, happily married...
    LizGee LizGee 31-35 1 Response Jan 7, 2009

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    For Over 2 Years Now

     I've always liked kids no matter how old they are i love to take care of them and make them feel good and happy. Because i don't have kids of my own people think that i don't know what the hell i'm doing, but i do, when i was 9 i helped my mom w/ my 13 y.o brother a did...
    andreinac13 andreinac13 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 12, 2008

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    Moscow Work?

    I am currently working as a nanny for a lovely family, However, as it always is, money is short. I have seen lots of adverts for nannies/governess' in Moscow. Most offering up to and beyond £800 PEW WEEK!!! I am eager to get some more information if anyone has done this kind of...
    shelke246 shelke246 22-25 2 Responses Apr 14, 2012

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    I just got this new nanny job.

    I'm so excited I will be taking care of a 2 1/2 year old. that's such a wonderful age. there also looking into foster care. and have a home interview Friday which is exciting. Also Jenna which is the mother of the child has all ready made me feel very welcomed into there family...
    Nemlormar Nemlormar 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 3, 2014

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    It is raining. Rain gives me an endless hope in

    this land of extended winter. Rain is nourishing and gives way to growth, while snow just insulates and tells us we aren't ready to grow again yet. I still have the false rain sounds playing for the baby, as real rain isn't so constant and even. But at least the air smells...
    Searchingformyshalom Searchingformyshalom 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    Hello! I currently work

    for a family and I am having a really hard time with the parents. The kids are great though :) recently, I was sat down for my review. I got all excellent remarks about how I interact with the kids and how everything is going as far as caring for the kids. Then they told me that...
    ceciliala ceciliala 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 5, 2014

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    Play By Play

    So I have been working at my new job for almost a month now. The baby is 5 months old, mom and dad work, and Grandma is going back to India next week ending her 4 month visit.Thank God.This gal has been giving me a play by play of everything I am supposed to do all day long. It...
    Dollbaby03 Dollbaby03 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 11, 2013

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    Hi, I need some opinions on this!

    I have been nannying for a family for 6 months now. I just started full-time with there 4 month old and their 2 year old in January. My contract says that my hours would be from 8-5 M-F but my boss said that someday I would come in late or leave early. Then when I started...
    jheat91 jheat91 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 2

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    Hi I am a Nanny with 5 years experience I

    really love children I am in need of a Job can any please help I live in New York
    elaineda elaineda 26-30, F Apr 2, 2014

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    I'm so lost! This is my first job

    as a nanny and I have been taking care of a now 8 month old since he was a newborn. Well now I'm trying to find activities for him to do to keep him entertained all day! And do you ask the parents if certain activities are okay before you do them?? I don't want to cross bounds...
    Nannyxd Nannyxd 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 7, 2014

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    Hi everyone! I have a recent experience

    that i would like to share: I was a nanny for this "single father" with 2 boys, who needed help afternoons after school. He said hi kids were well behaved, that he will pay me for holidays, or any day off that i may needed, blah blah. He didn't he didn't even admitted what he...
    santarosananny santarosananny 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 4, 2014

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    Seek Work

    I signed onto Care.com because I LOVE Babies & Children, & I'm looking for work until I can get my 1st novel published, and-Hopefully-get to make a pretty penny designing Playsets with the Lego Toy Company. Anyone with a little bundle of joy, (particularly a girl about 9 Months...
    WhiteLegoNinja WhiteLegoNinja 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 4, 2013

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    Advice Please!

    I have been working with the same family for 4 1/2 years. they have 6 yr old twins, a boy and a girl. I started as a babysitter then was offered afterschool care and have been doing that for a year. for the past couple of months, I have had lots of trouble with the little girl...
    brizlady brizlady 22-25, F 9 Responses May 20, 2013

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    I'm a nanny to my niece

    and nephew. My niece is 4 and constantly says things to hurt me on purpose. Today I let them play in the rain for a few minutes and then asked them to come back inside. She told me she wishes I wasn't alive anymore. She's said things like this in the past like she hates me and...
    biologynerd91 biologynerd91 22-25, F 12 Responses Aug 3, 2014

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    I have been taking care of two children

    for over a year. The oldest is an 8 year old boy who is currently in the 2nd grade, and the youngest is almost 3 years old whom I spend all day every week day with. Before this job I had worked with another family with two young children, but that had only lasted a few months...
    thatonefishgirl thatonefishgirl 18-21, F May 28, 2014

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    I just started working

    for this family 3 weeks ago. They have 2 kids, ages 12 and 6. The 6 year old has autism, and is in therapy a lot during the day. When I started, I was told that my hours would be 8-5:30 every day, with random late days, since both parents are doctors at hospitals. They also...
    1happyday 1happyday 26-30, F Jun 17, 2014

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    Last night my 4yo's mom threatened to punish

    him physically if he continued his tantrum. She explained the consequences calmly and I don't believe she would ever do anything that legally qualifies as abuse. However I wasn't expecting it and it really threw me for a loop. I don't believe in physically hurting a child as...
    greensapphire greensapphire 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    I'm not a human nanny,

    but rather a nanny to two puppies.Granted they're both much bigger now, but they're always on the move, making it impossible to get any new photos of them.
    DoctorChurchie DoctorChurchie 22-25, F May 1, 2014

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    Hi all! So today is the day I have to put in my

    2 weeks notice. I have been with the family I am with now for the past 8 months and it hasn't been ideal for me. I accepted a new job this weekend for 3 days a week/30 hours to replace my current 5 day/50+ hour schedule. I am unsure of when/how to tell the parents today. They...
    ceciliala ceciliala 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 31, 2014

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    Hi I am a Nanny with 5 years experience I

    really love children I am in need of a Job can any please help I live in New York
    elaineda elaineda 26-30, F Apr 2, 2014

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    I work for a family that has two boys,

    early elementary age and preschool. I am their second nanny, the first was with them since the birth of both children, and I have worked for them for almost a year. They have been a 6.5/10 experience. In the end I have different expectations of what the boys are capable of and...
    lananny lananny 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 15, 2014

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    10 Rules Of Being A Nanny.

     1. Follow what you feel is right. If the parent is doing something you feel is wrong (destructive parenting) and you cannot help, quit. 2. Have excellent communication with the parents. If you do not have good communication with the parents it is not going to work. I show...
    Dollbaby02 Dollbaby02 26-30 2 Responses Aug 19, 2013

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    Help! I need advise. I work

    for a family that has asked me to travel with them over the summer every Tuesday. I would be driving myself two hours away and watching the children for 5 hours then driving back home another 2 hours. My question is how should I asked to be paid...hourly for the entire time plus...
    kelly4859 kelly4859 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    I Am An Open Nanny

    Growing up in Denmark, I guess you see it all.  My country is very open, kind of sexual explorers.  Coming to the US at 17 as an Aupair and becoming a citizen at 20, I love caring for kids.  But I also realize every family I have worked for has some odd lifestyle.  As a...
    OpenMindedNanny OpenMindedNanny 22-25, F 8 Responses May 3, 2011

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    Hi I am a nursery nurse

    and have been for 7 years now. I am looking at becoming a nanny and wondering whether I should just stay as I am or try it? It sounds quite appealing and I'm getting fed up of nurseries. There all the same. I've not moved up from being a nursery nurse. What do you all think?
    Clagerag Clagerag 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 29, 2014

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    I started a new job an hour ago.

    And I have to admit, everything is as it should be in this moment. The baby I’ve been charged with caring for is just shy of three months old, slumbering quietly in his overly-complicated, battery-operated swing. That feather-soft newborn hair sticking up in all the right...
    Searchingformyshalom Searchingformyshalom 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    How Many Here Have Had To Deal With Sexual Advances?

    I am not asking if you did or didn't or agree or didn't agree with the advance. Just be honest and tell everyone what happened. We all go through it, some do have sex, some quit. But in these times where jobs are so scarce, I find it is getting harder to say no? PLEASE JOIN...
    OpenMindedNanny OpenMindedNanny 22-25, F 6 Responses Sep 24, 2011

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    I am wondering what I should get

    for the family I work for this holiday. Should I get a Christmas candle, Christmas cookies, a card, etc?
    Nannyxd Nannyxd 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 24, 2014

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    Well back to work can't really moan only here

    for two days then on holiday for 8 days :D no money but hay ho !!
    Aishabella Aishabella 18-21, F Aug 10, 2014

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    New Nanny Needs Advice On 13 Month Old Naps, Very Difficult And Tiring!!

    Hi i just got a new nanny job with a very nice family watching a 13 month old. She is very sweet, smart, energetic, and active. The parents gave me a schedule to follow including 2 naps during the day, one nap around 10am and one around 2pm. They are still bottle feeding and...
    Melody108 Melody108 31-35 2 Responses Nov 10, 2012

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    Help!! I've Committed To A Job And Gotten A Better Offer...

    So I recently committed to a month-long trial period for a family which starts in two weeks. They are offering $400/month (which comes to under $100/week) for over 40 hours of work a week. It is a live-in position, nannying a 3-year-old. It’s true that I knew the pay when I...
    esti2222 esti2222 26-30, F 7 Responses Oct 2, 2013

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    Really Need Advice-First Nanny Job

    11 months ago, an old friend from school asked me to take care of her 5 week old baby full-time. She had to return to work and couldn't bear putting him in daycare. I've never worked as a nanny before this, I just have experience with my little brother, babysitting for friends...
    NewNanny5 NewNanny5 31-35 2 Responses Apr 3, 2013

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    Brought The Babies To My Dr. Appt.

    I am a first time user of any forum. I have been a nanny for 6.5 years. My last two employers would suggest bringing kids to any Dr. Appt. to avoid having to take off of work. It didn't not bother me in the least and just accepted it as a part of my job. I started a new job about...
    NYCnicegirl NYCnicegirl 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 29, 2012

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    Loves Me, Loves Me Not

    I have been a nanny for a great 18 month old toddler now for a year. She's super sweet and when it's just she and I (parents usually work outside of the home) we get along perfectly with no problems. She doesn't cry, throw tantrums nothing. She's like the perfect child. However...
    Daryellynn Daryellynn 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 26, 2013

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    I Was Their Preschool Teacher, &Amp; Their Parents Poached Me!

    As the teacher of my a 2yr old class at a private preschool, I often babysat for a 2yo girl, and her 9 month old brother. After a few months, I mentioned I'd grown weary of always being ill with one toddler malady after another,and lo and behold, I was a nanny before I knew it...
    nannysara1 nannysara1 36-40, F Jun 2, 2013

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    11 Year Old Accidents Is My Fault

    I am currently the nanny of 2 boys 9 and 11. The oldest the a little on the girlyish side. Whiny and whimpy, afraid of his younger brother but on the other hand, cute as whip. When ever we are about to go somewhere, I will tell the younger one so he can get ready, use the...
    OpenMindedNanny OpenMindedNanny 22-25, F 10 Responses May 8, 2011

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    Hay all nannys out there I know it not a great

    thing to post about but one of the children I look after has trouble going for a number 2 ..... He spend most the week try to go but have no luck and can go longer then a week without going I know there is a lot online but was wondering if u nanny had any experience with this...
    Aishabella Aishabella 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 24, 2014

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    One of my guys has to get a cavity drilled

    and filled today. He is so nervous! It's making me sick to my stomach to know he's scared! Poor guy!
    Ag0405 Ag0405 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 22, 2014

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    Hi there, I've been taking care of a 12 month

    old at my own house (his parents are fixing their house) in the past few days and lately , the baby is refusing to drink his bottle of milk before nap time. When I take care of him at his house, he acts completely normal and drink his milk with no problem at all. I sincerely...
    franciane franciane 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 19, 2014

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    I love coming to work

    and having 3 days worth of dirty dishes to wash. Not rinsed or anything. Just dishes piled up in the sink and on the counter with rotting food caked on them. And the nastiest part... Nasty sippy cups with spoiled milk!
    Ag0405 Ag0405 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 21, 2014

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    Is It Ok To Ask For Breaks?

    I've been nannying two 15 month old babies, from different families. They nap at the same time so, while they are sleeping I do the cleaning and then take a break to sit down and eat and read. However, one of the babies is no longer going to be coming so the other family is...
    JessyGene JessyGene 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 25, 2012

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    I'm having a dilemma right now,

    maybe someone can help. I'm currently working as a full-time nanny for 2 kids in the LA area, an almost 2 year old boy and an almost 6 year old girl. I worked for them last year full-time for 3 mo. while the Mom worked a temp. job, and then part-time for almost 12 mo. after that...
    sillywhim sillywhim 26-30, F Jun 18, 2014

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    A family I worked for years ago is giving me

    grief now. The kids are now 18 and 16. They are making up horror stories, using my full name and posting them all over the internet, including Angie s List. If you know anything about that website, once a black mark is cast against you it is impossible to have it removed. I...
    NannyNavyBeans NannyNavyBeans 70+, F Mar 9, 2014

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    Need A Job

    Hello everyone on Experience Project, I just want to be Straight and get it off my Chest: I'll turn 25 in July, I'm Single, Childless, (though I'd Gladly Adopt a little baby girl as my niece,) and Unemployed. (Trying to get in with the Lego Group) About a year ago, (though I wish...
    WhiteLegoNinja WhiteLegoNinja 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 5, 2013

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