I Am a Nanny

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 407 People

    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...
    CherrybombBetty CherrybombBetty
    31-35, F
    Aug 14, 2015

    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
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Jul 21, 2014

    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
    22-25, F
    Oct 7, 2014

    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
    2 Responses Mar 31, 2015

    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
    6 Responses Oct 2, 2013

    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
    26-30, F
    10 Responses Aug 3, 2014

    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, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Jul 4, 2015

    alright; so I'm a nanny.

    and I thought it would be a great idea. because I'm pregnant so I figured I could bring my baby when she comes to work with me. but these kids don't listen.. they kick me in the tummy then laugh. they are absolute brats. I try to have patients but I can't anymore. Minsk beyond...
    Roseyyheart Roseyyheart
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 26, 2015

    My current boss will be moving out of state at

    the end of this year so it looks like I'll need to find a new job then. However, I have been hearing horror stories of nannies getting hired and never paid...or just simply being taken advantage of on a daily basis. I think that I got really lucky with my current family, but I...
    mcmkp94 mcmkp94
    22-25, F
    Apr 8, 2016

    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
    1 Response Oct 11, 2013

    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, 2015

    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
    16-17, T
    3 Responses Feb 5, 2013

    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, 2015

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/alessias4/24-things-every-nanny-knows-to-be-true-oc28?utm_term=.pixr89jZMY#.qxmeY0PE43 Love this!
    MalloryAnn24 MalloryAnn24
    22-25, F
    Aug 8, 2015

    My daughter is having a baby!

    I can't wait to be a nanny but it makes me feel so old! (:
    rosesblooming rosesblooming
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 21, 2016

    Hi! I'm new to this, I'm hoping this is still

    an active group because I just started nannying and boy has it been crazy! Definitely could use the support and advice. I'd also like to get to know other nannies! Where is everyone from!?
    jordankeaton jordankeaton
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 6, 2016

    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

    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

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 24, 2014

    I love it but my charge won't take her

    afternoon nap. Currently wasting time driving around hoping she'll sleep.
    MalloryAnn24 MalloryAnn24
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 3, 2015

    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
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jul 1, 2015

    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
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jul 22, 2014

    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

    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
    1 Response Jan 7, 2009

    Hello!! Id love your nannying support!

    ! https://m.facebook.com/AngelA.R.KCareAndEventPlanning
    AnonymousAngel13 AnonymousAngel13
    22-25, F
    Aug 17, 2015

    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, 2015

    On paper this job is perfect.

    I've never been paid more. Weekends off and I'm always paid on time and even extra money. Half the day I clean the house and do pick up from schools. I spend only 3 hours with the kids and mostly it's me trying to get them to finish their homework. Where I live jobs are...
    Nanny3x Nanny3x
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Oct 23, 2015

    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

    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
    22-25, F
    Aug 10, 2014

    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
    36-40, F
    Jan 7, 2015

    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
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jun 17, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Jul 29, 2015

    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

    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

    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
    2 Responses Mar 2, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 24, 2014

    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
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Apr 21, 2015

    20/03/2016 - I use to nanny 2 boys

    who I was with for 3 years before getting sick and having to stop being with them. Still keep in touch with the family but missing them like crazy.
    shecanonlydream shecanonlydream
    31-35, F
    Mar 19, 2016

    I love working with kids.

    I was a nanny for a while and I have also worked in daycares. I miss doing it sometimes. It was one of my favorite jobs.
    lexiamber lexiamber
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 27, 2015

    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

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 3, 2014

    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
    3 Responses Aug 19, 2013

    Planning to move to Gilroy ca

    and I'm looking for a job in childcare.
    blacksands blacksands
    36-40, F
    Feb 3, 2016

    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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