Hello Nannies: Have any of you had this experience and how did you handle this?
I have a very good job for the most part. The kids are wonderful, my live in apartment is the nicest I have ever had as a nanny. I'm not leaving my job, but I do need advice.
I have been unemployed since Aug 2014 when my family of 4 years moved away. Now trying to figure out how to get back into looking for work. Expectations for most jobs I've seen are silly in reference to the pay. Also, I guess I was really lucky as this was the first family I worked for but they were honest to a fault we had nothing in writing but they kept with every aspect of everything they offered 4 weeks vacation a year paid, sick days & what was expected of me, etc. I have no idea what route to take to create a "contact " as I keep hearing so many nannies here referring to.
So I recently posted about the awful situation I was in at my pprevious position. Thankfully I have since left the job, but now I'm left with another problem: I CANNOT FIND AN OTHER POSITION!
There are so few opportunities in my area. I have tried care.com, Craigslist, and a few other sites. There is one nanny agency in my area, but I haven't had a chance to get in touch with them and they are on hiatus for the month.
I've never been more stressed and emotional about a family before!
I love the family I work for. So MUCH! The children are the sweetest things ever. I don't think I have ever met kids so sweet! They are my BEST friends.. When they told me they won't pay me overtime I still stayed(even though this is illegal as an hourly employee). A year later when one parent decided to go part time I still stayed with them. Took 8 weeks to get a proper part time pay I could afford, but I still pushed through it.
I've been a live-in nanny for just over a year now, and have searching for a place to connect with other nannies. This place looks great! I can't wait to hear all about everyone and the kids you care for. I nanny for twin one year olds and a five year old. I absolutely love it! And I have a great little set-up here at the house to live-in.
Thanks for reading!
I was just hired as a new nanny for another family. I met with the mom for the interview and she seemed very sweet and by a first judgement seemed like it could be a good fit.
I met with her again a few days after she hired me, so I could be formally introduced to all her children.
I noticed at this 2 hour visit that she's really unorganized and often forgets her train of thought. I'm super organized and lateness is a huge pet peeve.
I regularly care for "my kiddos" when they have a cold or a low fever, etc. But this situation is new to me, and I'm honestly a little miffed and at a loss how to address it with the family.
I arrive at my client family's home yesterday morning to find the happy healthy 3 and 5 year olds running around the living room. Also home was their dad, who had taken the day off from work because he was dreadfully ill.
First point: *Thank you for the heads up about illness in the house. "*" denotes sarcasm
Hi. I have been working for a family for 6 months now and take care of their two infants, 7 and 8 months old. (They are cousins) I have been a nanny for over 8 years now and have a lot of experience with newborns thru toddlers. When interviewing with this family they told e other ladies who they interviewed were asking too much for too much money every week. One woman wanted $1000, which I thought was crazy and the other wanted $800 (still a bit too much). The family told me they were offering $450 to care for the two infants 4 days a week, 8 1/2 hours a day.