I am an Older Mature Arts Educator deciding to Nanny PT for extra income. I have worked with children teaching art for years and even a long history of Baby Sitting in General.
The world of being a Nanny is new to me and a bit baffled at the moment with one Family asking for a few Trail Runs.
I do understand Parents wanting the best for their kids yet at the same time, not wasting my time. Also letting me be with Child one on one long enough to see if Child is comfortable & relaxed with me to see if a good fit understandable.
Would Appreciate hearing from you all being a Trail Nanny and for how long?
The Parents looking for a PT Nanny 3 days a week~ from 8 am til 5 or 6 pm. I responded to their request since available for days & times. I would basically be with a 1 1/2 yr old the duration of the day and 4 yr old the last 2 hrs of the day.
I went to interview and they told me they had a long term nanny( found out only 2 yrs or so) and that previous Nanny of only a few months was stealing or using their credit card fraudulently. So understand them being cautious no doubt.
They know I am a long time resident of Community, Older and Mature. They have spoken to my references about me already.
They have had me come to home at least 3 times but not long duration's of a full day but at least 4 hours. I have gone to 2 child play times one at Gym with Parent present and one at Play Group and being in the home while at least one Parent there as well.
Both are writers, were Dad comes in and out and the Mom leaves to teach classes at a College in the next state out side of NYC 2 to 3 days a week.
I was scheduled to be with 1 1/2 yr old Child Dec. 14th for another Trail of 11 to 5 pm and got a day before text from Parent saying they are cancelling due to taking Kids to where they are teaching in other State instead.
Wow I am baffled because I set time aside to schedule that day and yes not being hired can't claim to pay me time lost by it being a trail still.
My question is to you all how long to you Trail as Nanny? Do You Up Front say if you Book me for dates/times and cancel I still need to be paid or a portion?
At this point they changes times up I am thinking they will even do this with being a Nanny sure if so will say I still need to be paid for my time in a Nanny agreement if not will not take job to begin with.
Just in General want to know how many of You work out being a Trail Nanny and creating boundaries around such, so no time is wasted.
Thanks for any input!