Help with nap time!!

I just started working with this family, they have a darling 7 mo. old and an active 4 year old. The whole day is perfectly fine, but when it comes to nap time, the 4 y/o WON'T go to sleep, or even stay in bed for quiet time... I feel like I've tried everything, having him jump on his trampoline during the day to get extra energy out, not eating a bunch of sugar, playing outside, making a deal with him that we can play scavenger hunt (his favorite game), or watch a show after nap and nothing has worked.


Hey nannies,

If your bosses go away for a week. What kind of information do you ask them to leave you with? Do you want to know their flights and hotel info? Or are you happy having their phone and email? If it's international would that make a difference?

Giving my notice this Friday and need suggestions

Hi Nanny community! I am so glad I found all of you:)
I have been with this family for almost a year and another family i thought was looking for date nights and coverage when their nanny couldnt make it to work offered me a full time position because they liked me so much
It's more money with just 5 more hours a week and an extra week of paid vacation.

Breach of contract? What are my rights?

The family I currently nanny for is having their Grandpa come and stay with me at the house for the next 2 months...I didn't know I would be alone with a strange man for 11 hours a day. This was never discussed or outlined in my contract. What are my right? Does this breach our contract? If I quit, can I still collect unemployment? I really don't feel comfortable working with an infant and a strange man I don't know..if it was short term, I feel like I could deal, but its a minimum of 2 months..

New nanny needs tax information help!!

For 6.5 months I was a full time nanny getting paid by checks from a family with no contract ever signed outlining the details of my job, just a verbal confirmation. Taxes were never brought up in conversation and as I was a first time nanny I did not think to ask about it. My job ended about 2 months ago and I just received a call from my old nanny family asking me to provide information for taxes. I am really unsure what to do since no taxes were ever withheld my my checks and I never filled out any tax forms.

Any house managers & nannies?

I came across an article on the other day that said a house manager salary starts around $50k/year. I am a nanny and house manager. But I only make $15/hour for 2 kids and doing all the house management tasks. When you are doing both how should you figure out your hourly rate? Like what would your base rate be and how much additional hourly would you expect for house management?

Any Austin Texas Nannies?

Hello I am a nanny in Austin, I am wondering what you guys typically make for 3 kids in this city. Everytime I look it up I get a different answer which I'm sure depends on a number of things. I look after an 11 year old, a 7 year old, and a 4 year old (who acts 2). ALSO I do all the families laundry (even though the parents throw their nicely folded laundry on the floor (so I have told them I will not do theirs any further, mom got really upset when I said that...) I do dishes, take care of dog, and clean house everyday.

Toddler hitting issues

Hi, this is my first time posting and really need some advice. I have been nannying for 3 years now and just started with an amazing new family. I look after a 3 year old boy (no problems) and an 18 month old little girl. The girl is my issue, i'v been with them about a month or so and about 2 weeks ago every time I would start work and see the kids in the morning the 18month old would just start saying to me hit, hit. I brushed it off at first. When I picked her up she hit me I said no put her down and said that makes me sad please don't hit she said sorry.

Question about NK siblings

I've been a nanny for almost 2 years with the same family so not much stumps me anymore. However, I'm at a loss right now and could use some advice. For a while now my 5 y/o (I'll call her M) has been whining and crying when she doesn't get her way. No big deal, I know how to handle this when it happens. However, she does it with her younger brother who doesn't know any better. For example, we were all in the car today driving home from pickup at their preschool. My 3 y/o (I'll call him H) got a special book to take home for the week.

Grandpa coming for a visit and leave date is TBD..

The gal I nanny for has a camera in every corner of the house. No biggie; I have nothing to hide. She smells like B.O., won't let me wash the cloth diapers more than once a week, yet they pile up in the buckets and smell terrible! All their food is canned goods and expired by 2-7 years and I was told I could take her son for walks, but on the one nice day this year, 62° out, I was only allowed to leave for 20min and had to text her when I left and when I came back..



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