First time Nanny- Help

Hello, Everyone

Im a first time full-time nanny to an awesome 11 month old. I work in lower Manhattan and also live here. In a few days, I will have completed 5 months at my job. Although, its my first time as a full time nanny I have babysat 2 year old twins for a summer and a 4 year old part time for a year.

Nanny family going on vacation

The family I have been working for, for over a year now, is going on a week and a half vacation in April. They have gone on week long vacations in the past and every time I have gone without work or pay for the entire time. I am a full time employee and rely on these pay checks to pay rent, my car payment, bills, etc... I am always very flexible with their crazy work hours and am available to them every week. When they will be going away, I will be without a job. Going without over a week of no pay will make my financial situation very tough.


Discipline hindered when mom stays home

I need some and advice on what to do when the kids mother does work from home while I’m there it makes it extremely difficult to keep the kids on a schedule and in line when they think that the rules don’t apply when mom is home. They always want to go crying to her if they don’t get their way and I’m not sure if I’m totally backed up by their mom either. She uses baby voice a lot which drives me crazy because I can tell that the kids are being manipulative how do I bring this up and how do I ask them if they think that my discipline is too harsh?

Parents and Me and Baby Seperation Anxiety- What to DO?

My nanny kid is a recently-turned-1yr old boy: VB. I am his full time nanny, and his most present caregiver. I honestly spend more time with VB than both of his parents ever actually do. Not to say that they don't care about their son, I am simply saying that they aren't exactly as "clued in" with this kid as well as I am, because I am the one caregiver who spends the most time with VB.

Kid I nanny will start preeschool soon

Hi, i have been with this family for almost 2 years, I nanny 1 kid who is 3 and wilk start preeschool this fall according to parents. They talked to me ahead of time and said they want to keep me but want me to run errands for them while kid is at preeschool since I would be dropping him off, i am sure they dont want to pay me to not do anything. I said yo them that I will think about it. I haven't gotten any raise since I started, and no benefits. I work hourly. The pay is a little under 17 and they have money, great careers, their house is almost 2 million.

Oh! The Chaos!!

I am 51 and was a nanny for 6 years before I had my first child 24 years ago. I have subsequently parented 3 amazing kids into adulthood.
I am back in a Nanny position and have been with the family for a week. And I am shocked!! These kids run the show. There is no respect for the parents or any adult for that matter. They set the schedule, "order" dinner and are so entitled.

Perfect Nanny job...but I have to leave!

Hey guys,

I’m new to the nanny world and need some advice! I’ve short term nanny-ed on and off through the years but just landed my first long term job this last summer. I love my job, and when I was hired on they were looking for someone long term...well my husband and I just got to the point where we want to get a puppy and start having kids - for us to do that I would need to leave my job. Am I an awful nanny for only staying on with them for a year when they were looking for long term? It may seem like a silly question but I’m really struggling. Thanks!

Why am I here if the dad is off work?

If a father is off of work at 4 and has no other jobs to be done, why I am still nannying until 7 o clock when the mom gets home? He grabs a beer, or goes to a Home Depot or plays with the dogs while I am taking care of his children? I want to quit this position (not only because the hour to pay ratio is outrageous $300 for almost 60 hours of work a week), but also because I do not want to encourage this kind of behavior from a father. If you have children, in my opinion, each parent should be willing and able to watch the children without their spouses help.


Live-In Nannies help!!

Live-in nannies can I pick your brains a bit?? I'm currently in a position where I nanny for my nephew (have been for about 14 months) and also live with them (sister and brother-in-law). I work 40+ hours a week, clean, help with the two dogs, grocery shop, etc. I live in San Diego and make $1,100 per month. I am well aware I make WAY under minimum wage but I also live here for free.

What do you guys get paid per hour or week? Is it minimum wage or more?


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