I just joined the site a day ago and am so happy to see that there is a group to ask/answer questions and support other nannies & sitters! With that being said I have a question / concern regarding the feeding of a 9 month old I work with.
So, I've helped this family out for the this child's whole life. They are 18mo and have been looked after by me at least once week since they where born. All a sudden they get really distress when mom leaves. Has soon has I get there they know that means moms to going to leave and starts crying. I know at that age children can do through a separation anxiety stage. I just really worried it's going to get me fired!
After awhile they are fine giggling and running around. Any tips in how to approach this? Thanks
So I currently nanny for one toddler and the mother is expecting twins. I live in Illinois and was wondering if anyone had any ideas of what I should be making for full time hours for twins and a toddler.
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I currently nanny B/G twins who turned 3 last month and have been with them the past 2 years. Recently they started having a harder time going to sleep at night and also waking up for hours at a time during the night (6pm bedtime) so they pushed their bedtime back to 8pm and things were fine. Now the parents want more alone time so they want their bedtime back to 6pm so they have decided to cut their naps out. The problem is, the children are still refusing sleep until 8-9pm and also waking during the night. The parents wake the children at 6:30 before I arrive and refuse to let them nap.
So I’ve started another position. I’ve done live in for 12 years. I’ve got great experience and last fam I worked for was for just shy of 8 years. I’ve done Household Manager, live in nanny, personal care assistant, special needs. And so much more. The fam had 7 kids.
So this round I decide to take it easy two or three kids no fee cleaning and just Household Manager type duties.
So I have worked for this family for almost a year and a half (not a live in, but 45hrs/week). They have 4 kids aged 2-11. The 11 year old is awful. The 7 year old is either great or awful. It's a 50-50 chance on what you're going to get with her. The 5 year old literally haunts my nightmares. The 2 year old is usually pretty good, but I have a sneaking suspicion it's bc he's so young. The thing is. Even with the kids being bad, I could handle that, but the parents have almost zero respect for me or my time.
Okay so the lady I worked for (nanny/tutored a 9 yr old girl) was really wishy washy. She changed up the date I was supposed to start 3 times, she made me lower my price like 3 times, and then cut me from being full time to part time so then I was barely making half of what I was supposed to. Then last Friday she was supposed to pay me, and she did but I had to like pull it out of her even though we’d already agreed she was gonna pay me. Bleh. So I decided that we eventually would need to part ways and started looking for a new job, I was gonna give her two weeks notice.