Hi Nannies, I love this site, love reading all the comments and helping others!!!
Hello everyone! First, I so wish I would have found this site a long time ago! Secondly, I need help. So here is the story. I was a nanny for a family for 4 1/2 years for the two most amazing kiddos ever! I started when the oldest was only 3 weeks old and her brother came home from the hospital on her first birthday. Anyways, they started school and the family was in more need of an Au Pair instead of a full time nanny. If it was only me and not my husband, dog, and cat, I totally would have moved in. :) The family and I are still in touch and see each other every now and again.
Thanks for reading. I am a Nanny to a 23 month old boy full time, and also to an almost 4 year old girl part time. Earlier(April) I was told that the girl would have summers off from preschool. I'm fine with it, but I was not told this during the initial interview. I should have asked, but was so happy to find a position with good pay and hours. My pay was not increased when I started taking care of the extra child, and I do not get paid time off.
Hello all! I work for a few families regularly. And since I don't really have adult friends, working with neuro-typical and special needs kids while being a homemaker and full-time student, I thought I'd have a birthday celebration with my charges instead!
There are 6 kids total:
8B - N
6B - N
10B - SN
8B - N
5B - SN
4G - N
Trying to figure out either a fun outing we can do that is sensory-friendly, or activities to do at my home.
Any and all suggestions greatly appreciated!
The current family I'm with I have known for 3 years and I taught their oldest, 6 year old girl, for 2 years. They have 6G and 4G. The 4 year old has some pretty intense undiagnosed behavior issues. M and D are kinda tip toe-ing around getting an evaluation. Both preschool and myself have given them resources both written and in the community they can look into. Currently I am watching 6G and 4G 5 days a week. M works from home Monday and Friday. I am having a few issues and I could use some advice. 4G can be violent during her fits. Throwing, hitting and kicking. Making verbal threats.
I have a childcare at home. I was born in Europe and Worked as a teacher in the past . I have my daughter(2,5 of age)and take care of two kids(one is almost two years old, other one is 10 months). They are at my place on Mondays,Tuesdays and Wednesdays for 10 hours every day. I started to feel completely burn out although Family pays me 12$ per hour. These two kids poop never less than 3 times a day each, so usually I change diapers with poop from 6 to 8 times a day, that is too much. I take care of all kids by myself, then cleaning home and making meals for them and my family.
Two families which know each other, are both trying to pay me a monthly salary. I asked for $15 an hour and they insisted that I choose a weekly rate. One of the families then said $250 a week for 40 hours which breaks down to $6 an hour. Which is unbelievable! I am a nanny not a babysitter. They keep trying to compare a nanny to a school or daycare and saying that they don't pay that much at a school. I havn't told them yet that a nanny is sort of like a luxury. We come to their home and care for their kids, take them to activities or appointments.
So I've posted a lot about pay issues/ hour issues and an unappreciative bosses.
I have worked for this family for 6 months and i cant handle it! there are 2 boys, 8 years and 11 years. The 8 year old acts like a 4 year old!!!! He is spoiled beyond belief with their credit cards and the endless things they get away with. The only punishment option they gave me is to take away his ipad, and now during the summer only some of the activities can be taken away. He throws tantrums constantly, usually lasting about an hour. he has no respect for me or his brother. He spits on his brother, hits and screams till his face is red with rage!