Personal Nanny (Former Employee), Davenport, IA – March 27, 2014
Pros: i love working with children
Cons: i love working with children
This job was lovely in every aspect of the word. My ability to take a step back and become part of a childs life was an addition to my life in so many ways. I enjoyed the ability to help with daily scheduling within academic aspects as well as culture, music and art.
Nanny (Former Employee), Batavia, OH – February 12, 2013
Pros: fun activities, constant engagement
I was a personal nanny for a young couple who had a daughter, their work schedules collided, so I was called in. I worked about 9 hours a day, from around 4pm til 1am, about 5-6 days a week.I loved the job very much, I started watching their daughter at 9 months and was their nanny until their daughter was a little over one. A typical day was a lot – more... of running around mostly, I liked to do as many outside activities as possible. I took her to and from doctors appointments, or the store, wherever really. I did light housekeeping, and had to prep dinner. I got paid very little, which was the worst part but I still loved every second. The best part was I could do all the things I needed to do throughout the day and still do my work! The parents turned out to be sketchy people and after some conclusion I decided to quit (with notice, of course). All in all, it was a great experience for me and one day I hope to do it again! – less
Nanny (Former Employee), Claremont, CA – July 29, 2012
Pros: full-time with weekends off.
Cons: no healthcare.
A typical day is waking up and getting the children ready. They watch a little television, have breakfast, and play for a little while. The 4 year old gets ready for preschool, I bring her. The 2 year old and 6 1/2 year old and I get back home and throughout the day we play, read and write, do art and crafts, and get some exercise outdoors. We pick – more... up the 4 year old at school, we go to swim lessons in the afternoons and then when we get home we prepare for dinner. After dinner they take a bath, watch a movie, brush teeth, go potty and off to bed.
I learned to have patience. Also different ways to go about certain situations like teaching them how to share and respect other bodies (I.E. no hitting). I learned to ask them what they want.
Sometimes the hardest part is that it can sometimes be stressful.
The parents are great they respect me, and I get paid on a scheduled date.
The most enjoyable part of the job is connecting with the children, doing the things they enjoy, doing what I love, and seeing their smiling faces.
I love the job as a nanny and sorry it has to end when summer does. Next time I rather be a live-out nanny, but the experience was great! :) – less