Burnt Out and Want to Start My Own Childcare Business

I've been working as a nanny for years and I feel like my time is coming to an end. My current family is super nice, but they have been getting comfortable with me taking on extra duties. Within my first six months working I got a raise and I even received a bonus for potty training the oldest. It has almost been a year and a half since working for them and I haven't received another raise, no bonus for potty training child #2, and I am doing chores that belong to the family.

Helping out! (First of many) post to come!

I have 30 years experience 8 grown children (4 biological and 4 step children ) and 7 beautiful young grandbabys and really raising little ones is all I know! I'm 45 years old.
I've been compared to a mix of Peter pan and Mary Poppins! Lol
My hair dresser had client he recommended me to.
We she is GRANDMOTHER who is fighting for custody of the two year old!
As a mother of 8 and a grandmother of 7 I feel very amorous of this lady cause!

Bratty 11 Year Old

I just started nannying for a family. The parents are divorced, lovely, funny and quite wealthy.
I have had much experience with kids from teaching and nannying all ages 3 months-13 years.
This family has one 15 year old who I understand want to keep to himself but the little girl is just...awful.
I was warned by the mother that she was a typical tomboy and not to be offended that she doesn't want to hang out with me and likes to keep to herself...

Not being paid AND being ignored

I have no idea where to even begin with this post. First of all, thank you for any advice or help... I'm completely lost!

Here's some background: I get paid $10 an hour to watch 3 girls ages 2,5, and 6. The girls are pretty behaved, but the older ones are very needy (I can handle that). I've been watching them for two months now, the parents are military that moved to a nearby base.

hey nannies

a few months ago i had to quit nannying for my family of two years. I was their full time nanny from the time their daughter was a newborn until two years old. I experienced almost all of the child "firsts", went on family trips with them, and I really felt apart of their family. I had a really close bond to the entire family, and especially their child. I was her main caregiver, so as a nanny you can only imagine the bond we had. I had to quit because unfortunately the dad started to hit on me, and it just got very out of hand and inappropriate.

Re Nanny Insurance

Hi there, I will be starting a job as a Nanny in Madrid. There will be quite a bit of travelling involved. I'm pretty new to this and I am struggling to find Nanny Insurance that covers me. I currently live in the Uk. I would need insurance that covers, health, public liability and travel insurance.
If someone could advise me on this, that would be great. Stressing out trying to sort everything out. I only go the job last week and have to pack my life up in 5 weeks along with continuing to work as a Teaching Assistant.
I would be very grateful for any advice.

Interview / Job Limbo


I'm currently looking for a new nanny job and I have found a family I am really interested in working for. We've had two interviews so far and they are going to schedule a couple of trial days in the next few weeks. The job would start in the middle of June.

They are a great family and I could see myself being very happy working for them.

However, I feel like I am in limbo as they haven't committed to hiring me. Do I keep looking for other jobs?

Trouble putting a 1 year old down for naps!

Hi there! I've been a nanny for 3 1/2 years now, and I recently picked up another nanny job taking care of a 1 year old boy, and every time I try to put him down for a nap, he screams bloody murder. I try everything to soothe him (rocking, walking around with him, giving him a stuffed animal/blanket, singing to him) but nothing has worked. I hate to see him cry so badly when all I want to do is comfort him. Do you have any tips on other ways to get a stubborn baby to nap? I've never had this problem before, and he's such a happy baby before it comes to nap time.

Aggressive toddler! HELP!

I have been a nanny for many years and I know that boys can be VERY aggressive, but the family I'm currently with has an extremely aggressive 2YO. His brother is 8 months and like any little brother, he wants to play with his older brother. I have tried keeping them in separate corners and changing the play when they are around each other, but it's not working. Today I went to the garbage can to throw away a diaper. I was literally out of the living room for 20 seconds!!! I come back and the 8month baby is screaming crying and his brother is laughing.


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