Flying with little ones

Hello! I'm just hoping for some advice, pointers, or feedback.... in less than a month I will be traveling with my nanny family. Going to Hawaii, and my daughter is coming along which is great for me! She is 11 and we will have fun.. The thing that mostly concerns me/ makes me feel a bit anxious is that the parents are leaving a few days early to have some quality time before we all arrive. That means I am flying 6 hours with an 11 year old, 5 year old, 3 year old, and a newborn! Have any of you traveled like this with your nanny children?? Any tips on keeping them entertained?

Families AFTER you leave

Been a long time since I have posted here ...

Short background. I was a live in nanny for a cheap family who has a tween boy who is socially delayed due to parental babying. I left after two years.

Shortly after I left I would get these texts...
* where do I buy the dog food?
* where are the batteries?
* do you know where J put his ...?
* how do you bake the cookies in the freezer? but? really? are you sure? ...

This happened multiple times week for the first month!! (I SO wanted to tell them I was charging a consultation fee!!)

18 month old for $500/wk. Yes or No?

I have a job offer to take care of an 18 month old boy for about 45 hours a week and get paid $500 wk (taxes reported).

I would be in charge of wiping down toys, mopping kitchen floor, kid and mom's laundry, kid and mom's dinner.

I'm a new nanny so I'm trying to figure out if it's worth it. What do you all think? Is $500 a decent wage for the work?


Upset when mother leaves

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


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