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DISENCHANTED NANNY GIVING NOTICE

Hello Girls: I have been a nanny FT since 2009. Prior to that, I retired from medicine early in 1999 and young, when I lost my hospital job due to sale of the hospital. I worked in My toddlers daycare for 7 years after 1999, and really enjoyed caring for babies and moms. I was the lead teacher for 7 years, plus I got insurance and an 80 percent discount in child care, and had a large divorce settlement, so it was a win, win for me at the time. Fast forward to 2016/2017. I work as a nanny for two families, which is all I could find two years ago.

DISENCHANTED NANNY GIVING NOTICE

Hello Girls: I have been a nanny FT since 2009. Prior to that, I retired from medicine early in 1999 and young, when I lost my hospital job due to sale of the hospital. I worked in My toddlers daycare for 7 years after 1999, and really enjoyed caring for babies and moms. I was the lead teacher for 7 years, plus I got insurance and an 80 percent discount in child care, and had a large divorce settlement, so it was a win, win for me at the time. Fast forward to 2016/2017. I work as a nanny for two families, which is all I could find two years ago.

Leaving ...

Ok ... so if you have followed my story ... you probably want to slap me for still hanging in with the same family ... but I am at a breaking point...

The dynamics in the household ... parents and kid (I could go on forever...) have made me depressed. I always want to cry (or I get agitated first, then cry); I have trouble going and staying asleep and I just wish I could stay in bed all day with the covers pulled over my head; I have lost weight (not good ... I am tiny to begin with); my only true outlet ... hiking ... just isn't fun anymore .

Need help on leaving a great family

Hi everyone! I'm new to the site and would like any advice that anyone may have. I've been a nanny for about 13 months to a little girl who is 19 months now. The family is great however financially they can not give me a raise or even pay for extra incentives like indoor play spaces, museums, etc for the child to do during the winter months. I'm at the point where I definitely need more financially and want to move on. The parents are super attached to me especially the mom. They don't trust too many people and even didn't allow me to drive the child around until recently.

Kids do not respect me

I just recently graduated high school and this is my first full time live in nanny job. The girls are 10,9 and 6 and the baby is 1 year old. The girls and I are pretty close and get along well but recently the kids have been fighting back pretty hard when i give instruction. recently the oldest child hit me in public when I took them home from a parade for fighting each other. The parents have been backing me up and she is in a lot of trouble. But the 6 year old constantly whines and will not do anything you tell her to without you dragging her there and telling her multiple times.

VENTING NEEDED/Dress code??

I've been working with my family for a little over three years. When I first started, I had two tattoos. There was never a rule about needing to have them covered. They were always visibile. I got a third one about a year ago and nothing was ever said. In June, I dyed the tips of my hair blue. Nothing was said. In October, I got a fourth tattoo. Nothing was said. Over the weekend, I shaved part of my head. It's one side and, if I part my hair the opposite way, it's not even visible. My boss freaked out.

Inviting families to wedding?!?!

Hey! So first of all I have been working with 2 families for over a year now. My main family I have an almost 2yo girl and a 5yo boy and I work with them 50 hours a week M-F. My one year "nanaversery" was November 5th and I love them all so much. I have already asked if the kids can proceed me down the isle in my wedding in July of next year and they have said as long as nothing big happens like I get fired that would be lovely.

Frustrated

The girl I nanny is 10 going on 14. She has always had a problem hear no and taking no for an answer. She likes to get her own way with everyone. She has lost friends ( parents have told me and her parents their kids won't play with her because she always has to have her own way). Every report card I've seen says needs to learn to compromise or needs to learn cooperation.

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