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.
I am a nanny for a 4 month old boy. I see him once a week for about 12 hours a day (I am a full time student so this is a way for me to get a lot of hours in in one day)
I have had experience with little ones this age before, but I only was with them 4-5 hours at a time.
The family has nanny cams *which they did tell me about before I started and I am 100 percent fine with that* so they can peek in and see how there baby is doing and what not.. I know this sounds bad, but how much time should I be playing with the baby in a hands on, interactive manner...
I've been working PT with a family for a few months now and while I still enjoy working for them, it's just not working for me. I recently got married (3 weeks ago) and I'm finding that this family's schedule just doesn't fit with my new married life. I usually work until 8:30 pm, sometimes later depending on when mom gets home. There's nothing wrong with the job, just that I can't be working so late any more. They also only use me one day a week, I have a second family that I get almost 20 hrs a week with so it's no biggie to give up the income.
Boy am I relieved to find a site where nannies can get advice and rant! So here is my issue..
So I am fast approaching my 3 year mark with the family I work for, however I desperately need a schedule change. I work 9-5 Monday through Friday, Wednesday my schedule is 9-5 a one hour break and then back on till 9pm, Fridays I work 9-5 then 2 hour break and back on 7pm and on sometimes 1130 sometimes 1230. Those 2 nights are killing me. I'm exhausted all the time and I feel like I have no time to take care of myself or my home. Is this an unjust request?