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I Am a Nanny

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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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    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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    Hi. I have been working

    for this family for about 3 months now. Everything would have been great if i got what I signed up for. my position is live in caregiver with 60-65 hours a week for 1300 gross or 1000 net , plus extra pay for extra hours and no weekend work. Things started happening the very...
    leyla7 leyla7 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 21

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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 26-30, F 9 Responses May 20, 2013

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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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    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'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 13 Responses Aug 3, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    And I love what I do.

    I'm not a live in nanny,just occasionally sleep over when the parents are gone during hunting season or occasional special trips. They're not a very big family,just four kids and occasionally I watch a few others here and there if they are compatible with my family. I'm just...
    NerdModeActivate NerdModeActivate 31-35, F Aug 14

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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 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 2 Responses 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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    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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    http://www.buzzfeed.com/alessias4/24-things-every-nanny-knows-to-be-true-oc28?utm_term=.pixr89jZMY#.qxmeY0PE43 Love this!
    MalloryAnn24 MalloryAnn24 18-21, F Aug 8

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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 1 Response Dec 3, 2014

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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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    Hay Iam a full time nanny of 3 children .

    .. Ones 7 ... 4 and 2 ...I have been with them for nearly a year .... Love them to bits they are great kids a family and iam so close to the mother but one day I know I will have to move on and not sure how I would go about it ..... Any ideas people !! Thankyou for reading my...
    Aishabella Aishabella 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 24, 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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    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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    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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    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 Apr 2

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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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    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 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 31

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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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    I hate to dance My body has never worked it

    out The rhythms foreign To my clumsy frame But you, little one Need me to move So I picked you up And I let the music drive it It isn't fun The shards of glass digging deeper into my feet Sweating and uncomfortable Graceless But it keeps you quiet Enthralled by the spinning...
    Searchingformyshalom Searchingformyshalom 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 21

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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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    Being a nanny is a strange job.

    It starts as just being there to make sure their kid doesn't die while they're gone. But it doesn't end there. Yes, my main concern here is keeping the baby alive and happy, but I always have a list of things to do for when he's quiet or napping. The list started simple: empty...
    Searchingformyshalom Searchingformyshalom 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 29

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    Hi nannies, First of all,

    I’m not a nanny :) I need your advice for choosing the best nanny for my 2-year old boy. What are the things to be considered before choosing a nanny? I have zero knowledge in this field so I had browsed for the best nanny agency in Toronto and ended up going with Diamond...
    jannelsgif jannelsgif 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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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 5 Responses Nov 29, 2012

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    Hello fellow nannies!

    I have been nannying a 4 yr old and a 1 yr old for 4 months now and have mixed feelings on the experience. The 4 yr old (m) fits the catagory of difficult temperment to a T. He throws fits when he doesn't get what he wants, he talks back, is violent with his little brother...
    cmcnitt cmcnitt 22-25, F 1 Response May 15

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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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    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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    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 2 Responses Jul 22, 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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    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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    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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    My DadBoss isn’t communicating with me.

    I struggle to figure out what he expects and when I ask questions I get vague answers. (English isn't his first language but he has an MBA from a prestigious American university so I think he probably knows English well.) LO (12 months) often has meltdowns when hungry, tired...
    greensapphire greensapphire 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 17

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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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    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 Jan 7

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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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    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 4 Responses Jul 21, 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 22-25, F May 28, 2014

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    For this nice big family I have the

    responsibilities from diaper duty to bedtime stories to spankings to educating them because you guessed it their homeschooled
    Maggiepepper34 Maggiepepper34 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 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 Jun 9, 2014