Caring for 7 kids??

I am a nanny for 3 kids. Have been for the past 2 years. I do EVERYTHING for this family. I mean that. Rub every errand. Schedule appointment. Take kids to appointments. Do groceries. Clean the house. Do laundry. The parents put their laundry into the kids laundry sometimes so I'm forced to do their laundry. Then they say they don't expect me to do it. They always schedule play dates and don't tell me until I'm picking up the kids from school and another kid is coming along. I haven't gotten a raise once. I asked for a raise 4 months ago and was denied one.

taxes or school

I'm a 60 something nanny for a great family that from the start set up a contract to pay taxes. Twice this year they wanted to go cash cause of the amount of taxes they pay. I was not going to take that on myself. I watch a 3 y.o and 2 y.o. The older brother is in pre school 1/2 day while I watch baby brother. Mom told me this week that they got a sibling discount and both will be going full time!! Tho she told me she could not afford me and school, as grandma helped her last session. The school offers only 5% discount for sibling, not much.

Dealing with car seats.

So I drive a 2013 Ford Edge and can comfortably and safely fit 3 car seats in the car. I am a share nanny and watch 2 kids (4,2) m-f and the two (5,2) m/t/th, though a lot of the time I also end up watching them or one of them m-f. So when I have all 4 of them, I drive the second family's Tahoe. This is the part where I wish I knew nothing about car seat safety haha kidding sort of but being so educated on keeping them safe is really making my job difficult. In my car, the 2 year olds are still rear facing and probably will be until 3..? Not sure yet.

Nannypalooza

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Has anyone ever gone to nannypalooza? I'm considering going this year but I don't know anyone who is going. It's about a 5 hour drive for me and it's sort of expensive. Trying to decide if it's worth going. It sounds great. Just curious to hear reviews from someone who has been.

HELP-- 2 weeks notice for an unconventional boss

Currently I am a nanny for a first time mom who, from day one, hasn't been able to keep her child on a regular schedule. Not just because baby has had an issue sleeping, but because she also works from home and any time she had a moment she would come and intervene without knowing what was going on... for example I'd have the baby almost asleep and she would barge in and baby would then fully wake up disrupt their sleep cycle and now force themselves to stay awake sorhey could play with mom.

Dealing with dirty nanny family home

Just wondering if any other nannies deal with a dirty nanny family home? Here's my situation, I've been with my NF for almost 2 years. They have a house cleaner that comes once every other week. She cleans their entire home top to bottom which usually takes her 3 hours. The home looks great afterwards-obviously. I make sure to leave the house looking great until dad comes home. Next morning when I arrive their home is gross again. Sometimes even unsanitary.

Bright Horizons Nanny Care Job

Someone from bright horizons has reached out to me and asked if I was interested in a position. Basically bright horizons has a program for back up care. Families that have tmobile or microsoft, etc can go to bright horizons and hire a back up nanny. I was told that this job is on call with 2-3 days notice, possibly 1.

Difficult nanny share - help!

Hello fellow nannies!

I'm the nanny in a nanny share. I've got two 7 month old babies - a boy (C) and a girl (F). Both families are wonderful; they live on the same block; and they each have a 4 year old who are friends. It's a great set-up. I've got a baby carrier, double stroller, bouncy chairs and jumpers and a high chair, and the babies sleep in different rooms with their own noise machines. Both babies eat some "solids" with their parents, but are currently only getting bottles with me.

Helicopter parents

I'm working for a family of 4 (2 kids, 4B and 8G), and so far I've had minimal issues with the kids. The real problem is the parents. They're so used to helicopter-parenting their kids that they do it to me - I don't need to be reminded to buckle my seatbelt, pack myself a lunch, bring my bus pass, "keep a close eye on the kids", or to GO TO THE BATHROOM BEFORE LEAVING THE HOUSE. It's wearing me down and I don't know how to prove to them that I'm a responsible adult who doesn't need to be checked up on.

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