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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 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    Simple Nanny- I have been involved working in

    the line of childcare for thirteen years. My line of experience includes: babysitting, daycare worker, volunteer nursery worker, church kids worker, and nanny. If it involves children, I have probably done it. I have had my share of challenging people let me tell you. As far...
    ljv87 ljv87 26-30, F Jan 4

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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

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    I am a Nanny to my friends two young children,

    they are almost 2 and almost 4. I love these two kids like they were my own. But I am being taken advantage of and don't know what to do. For instance we had recently agreed I would watch the children at my house. They have relative stay over or visit all the time at their house...
    Amythsttx1988 Amythsttx1988 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 27

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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

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    New Nanny!

    Hi Fellow Nannies, I'm in need of some advice! I've started work as a live in nanny in Kuala Lumpur and am very new to this. I had my own child minding company in Thailand which was a lot of fun but recently decided to try nannying out and also wanted to see a new country. I'm...
    winnie85 winnie85 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 9, 2013

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    I have been a nanny to current family

    since August. They have asked me to come along on a cruise at the end of the month so that they can enjoy some moments without the children. Initially I was told that after kiddos were in bed, I would have the rest of the evenings free. Now it appears that one of the children...
    kvokes kvokes 46-50, F 4 Responses Jan 9

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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 3 Responses Jun 26, 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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    I Am An Exceptional Nanny And Fired Horribly Unfairly. Thoughts?

    I took care of a baby for about 7 months. Everything was perfect. Never had any incidents, accidents or issues at all. I went out of my way to make these clients happy. They would change their scheduling needs every week or so. Ask for more or less times each week. I made their...
    Libertyinlight Libertyinlight 31-35, F 5 Responses Apr 11, 2012

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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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    I've been a nanny for about 3 years now.

    I've worked with kids in most of my jobs previous to becoming a nanny. Most of my jobs have been with really great families! I love bonding with the kids and seeing them grow. That being said, I accepted a job around six months ago that was originally $450 a week, for what I...
    krellbellk krellbellk 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 9

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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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    Looking forward to hopefully moving on to a

    more rewarding job with a new family😄 ..... But it's always painful to be leaving a child that I've become close with, I may or may not be seeing again😢 Luckily I value myself and my skills as a nanny more than to put up with a job that doesn't compensate me properly, just...
    ElementalOdyssey ElementalOdyssey 22-25, F Mar 5

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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

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    The Back Talking 5 Yr Old..

    I'm new to being a nanny (3 months in) and I have this 5 yr old girl who loves to back talk whenever she feels upset. She is very strong willed! She'll say anything from " I don't want a Nanny", "Go have a time out!", "I hate you!" , " No.. that's enough of YOU!" etc.. Anyways...
    keppi keppi 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 11, 2012

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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 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

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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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    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 7 Responses Sep 24, 2011

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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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    What To Do With 7 Month Old Baby All Day?

    I am now babysitting a 7 month old baby boy for 11 hours each day. I love the baby, he is so adorable and he is crawling now. But the hard thing is it is such long hours, I really don't know how to spend the day. It is not nice enough outside to go for walks. So he jumps in his...
    vermontval vermontval 22-25 1 Response May 3, 2012

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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 4 days ago

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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 4 Responses Apr 14, 2012

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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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    I have a question regarding Nanny taxes.

    I was a fulltime nanny for two different families (part time at each) between the years of 2009-2011. I decided in 2012 to go back to school and have been a fulltime student since. My previous families from 2009-2011 paid me under the table. Now I am working a la carte for a...
    kateinmaine kateinmaine 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 25

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    I am a full time nanny

    for a one year old, with another due in May. I have been nannying full time for infants for 3 years and have loved every minute of it. About a year ago I started with my current family, referred to me by my previous family. My first family's schedule changed and they needed me...
    Baaah Baaah 22-25 3 Responses Jan 28

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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 3 days ago

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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

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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 1 day ago

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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 1 Response Jun 18

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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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    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 22-25, F 7 Responses Oct 2, 2013

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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

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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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    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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    I have been asked to come up with a contract

    for a family that I will be working for full-time starting in September. I want this to be a fair working relationship, and feel confident that these first-time parents want the same thing. I have been taking care of children for the last three years, but no one family full-time...
    FrueleinTT FrueleinTT 56-60, F 1 Response Feb 23

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    3 Years

    Hi. I have been a nanny for the Montgomery family for three years now. I absolutley adore all three of the children. Jack is 9, Mary is 7 and Henry is 3.
    ladyangelique6 ladyangelique6 22-25, F 3 Responses May 2, 2008

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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 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 22-25, F Apr 2

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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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    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 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 5, 2013

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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 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 4, 2013

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    What Would You Do In This Situation?

    I have been nannying for this family now for almost a year. I love my job and everything for the most part has ran smoothly. However, I have noticed something that concerns me. The little boy (who is 5) seems emotionally disturbed. I say this after I have been educated on it...
    Berry19 Berry19 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 4, 2010

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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 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    I am working for a family

    that pays $15 an hour. I am suppose to get 20 hours a week minimum but if there is a holiday or something they don`t pay me. I get no sick pay or vacation pay. The mom would not do a nanny contract at the beginning and I am now running errands and more like a personal assistant...
    shoppergrl4 shoppergrl4 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 9

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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

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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

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    I am a nanny and have been working with families

    for over 20 years. I've recently began working with a family and they have never had a nanny before and have created a contract that caters to them completely. I have been completely spoiled by my previous employers and they have been much more giving and thoughtful. But they...
    Preciousj2014 Preciousj2014 41-45, F Jan 26

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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 26-30 3 Responses Apr 3, 2013

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    I have been asked to come up with a contract

    for a family that I will be working for full-time starting in September. I want this to be a fair working relationship, and feel confident that these first-time parents want to make this relationship work. I have been taking care of children for the last three years, but no...
    FrueleinTT FrueleinTT 56-60, F Feb 23

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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 1 Response Jun 17

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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 22-25, F Apr 2

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