Negotiating a contract- desperately need advice!

Hello all!

Thank you for taking the time to read this. I desperately need any and all sound advice from other city nannies out there.
I began working for a very affluent family here in NYC one month ago, and we are still ironing out the terms of contract...

Here is the background info:
*I care for one child, a 2 yr old. Well behaved, but very active and entering the terrible two stage....however is truly sweet and better than most kids I've seen. I love him already and he is very bright!

How Do I Respectfully Quit My New Nanny Job?

It's been almost 3 months that I have worked with this family as a live in nanny(for room and board). When I started, I couldn't tell the future, and my relationship is more serious than I ever would have thought it would be three months ago. I initially thought I would be spending a lot of time at the house just doing homework. I spend a lot of time at my other job, school, the library, and spending time with my boyfriend, and fitting my family into that. I have nothing bad to say about the family, they are wonderful people.


Hey there, I've only been with my current nanny family (after many months of a live in nanny job that was down right horrible) for around a month. We don't have a contract and originally I said I could stay until the fall or longer but there's nothing in writing. However health stuff and a possible promotion at my first job that would include benefits have come up and the nanny job is getting it the way. And I'm really just not wanting a nanny job any longer.

Is this a fair live-in trade? I'm new to this!!

Hello! I am fairly new to nannying (Only about 1.5 years doing it "professionally") I have had 100% great reviews from families and have been offered 2 live in positions. I have been seeking a live-in position to help me save on rental costs because our rental market has skyrocketed here in Santa Barbara.

The one position I'm leaning towards is as follows:

I would be caring for a 3 month old girl, Monday-Thursday from 8:30am-5:30pm (9 hours/day)
On Wednesday's I would also be caring for the 4 year old.

In return I would get:

Am I doing too much for too little.

Hi y'all. Are there any live-in nannies from the Los Angeles area I could seek advice from when it comes to pay? I have been with my current family since January and as the months go by my pay stays the same but my work load is starting to become a lot more than what was agreed upon. Sometimes I feel as if I am being highly taken advantage of but there are times where I feel as a person living in the house I am obligated to do some of the house hold duties that are requested. I also have curfews on my off days, is that a common thing?

What to do when my employers want me to watch their friends' kids

This has only happened once so far, but I need to know what to do since I'm sure it will happen again sometime. My employers had friends over one weekend and had me watch their friends' 2 kids along with the boss's 2 kids who I already care for while they went out. Of course I didn't mind but I asked for extra compensation since 4 kids is a lot. I was only given $10 extra by my employer and I feel like it should have been the other parents to pay me instead of my boss since they are not her kids.


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