Leaving job, considering calling CPS

So I have been a live in Nanny for a family of 3 (B/G 1yr old twins and a 3yr old G). Things from the beginning were bad but I picked up and drove from Indiana all the way to Seattle to do this job so if I quit then I would be homeless, moneyless, and stuck in Seattle because my car will not make it back to Indiana.
Anyway. I have already decided I am leaving. It's all a matter of waiting for the pay to be able to either A. Fix my car or B. Afford a rental to get back to Indiana.

Should I leave my current job?

When I was hired for my current position I was told that I would be working Monday,Thursday, and Friday from 7-3:45, meaning I would be a part time nanny. I have been with this family for about a month and the days and times I work are never consistent. Some days I work till 4:30 or even 5 o'clock and I'm not told till the day of when I will be getting off. Another issue is the days that I work. Each week I work a different combination of days different from what I was originally told. Last week it was Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and this week it is Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.


It's soo hard to find a job. I've been applying to 30 or more jobs a day. I'm having no luck finding a nanny job, and with only having a nanny work history, other jobs might see that as not good enough. I have this lady that reached out to me on care.com she said she's low income and is trying to get state to pay for childcare. She said she doesn't know if it's a long term or short term position and she wants 10 hours for 3 days $10 an hour. Childcare and personal assistant duties. At this point i'm thinkin of taking whatever, but normally I would say no.

Love the kids but not the job...

I started working for a family about 9 months ago and it was great to begin with. Lately, I've come to have a really hard time at work but I'm so attached to the kids. The baby I'm with all the time and have been since she was 5 months, now 16... it's so hard to imagine leave her but the parents expect way too much out of me. I was told it would be all the kids and that's it, MINIMAL house keeping, now I'm asked to get the house spotless daily, there's always dirty dishes and messes everywhere that are left for me. The dad even asked me to wipe down the baseboard.

Thinking about leaving already

I just started a live-in position last week. The family is honestly great but I'm doing a lot more than I expected, I was told the kid, who is mostly independent would only need help rinsing hair after a shower but it turns out to be more than that, not much but I came into this thinking that was all they needed outside of regular care. That and I'm expected to wash and iron the parents' clothes which I am really not comfortable with with my pay, MB will do mine since we all put it in the same hamper but I don't really like that either.

Can anyone relate?

I am a nanny of the same family for 3 years. I feel like I am a 3rd parents. Does anyone out there feel like they're really hard on their nanny children? Does anyone deal with particularly difficult children? I'm struggling with how to parent these kids. I just need someone with experience and advice!

Two concerns in one!

So I have been the nanny for a little girl over two and a half years. She is turning three on Monday and I am not even invited to her birthday party this weekend. I mentioned it two weeks ago saying oh are you guys having a party? The mom said just a small family party. No invite then just this week the grandma was over the house cleaning and basically prepping for the party. They got some decorations and all. But I am not even invited?? They have an in ground pool so I am sure his isn't going to be something "small".

Is my kid normal?

I nanny for a 10 year old and a 6 year old. The six year old is unable to dress himself, wipe his own bum, wash his own hands, or even open a bag of chips. If I ask him to do anything for himself (such as carrying a small item from the car to the house) it generally ends in him crying, telling me he doesn't like me or that "it's not fair."
Maybe I'm overthinking and he's perfectly normal but from what I've read online he is at the age where he should be doing all these things himself. I would just like some feedback from fellow nannies as this is my first year as a nanny.


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