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Dawn Steele

Nanny

May - August 2019 • Newport, RI

What I liked

I liked the experience of learning to care for a baby and a 3 year old child

What I wish was different

I wish it was a more open environment

Advice

Always communicate with your boss about your needs
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Caregiver

June 2017 • La Porte, TX

What I liked

I enjoy being hands on with my patient.

What I wish was different

I wish I had started helping out sooner.

Advice

I am an overnight in home caregiver for one elderly patient. It isn’t always easy but it’s definitely worth it. It’s amazing experience.
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Nanny

August 2019 • Menifee, CA

What I liked

How much time I got to spend around kids.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Babysitter

May 2019 • Bakersfield, CA

What I liked

Everything

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

Be open & fun
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Unskilled labor

May - August 2019 • Trinidad, CA

What I liked

Working with my hands

What I wish was different

Wish I could have used my education

Advice

Consider an internship for less money and relevant experience
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Nanny

May - August 2019 • Kansas City, MO

What I liked

The opportunity to work with kids and be have the flexibility to enroll in online summer classes

What I wish was different

I worked seven days a week for up to 14 hours. Leaving very little time for much else

Advice

If you are working as a nanny for a family it can be the most rewarding experience but it’s very important to set boundaries regarding hours and pay
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Babysitter

June - August 2019 • Aurora, IL

What I liked

Flexible schedule when personal needs came up.

What I wish was different

More activities to do- more phone restrictions.

Advice

Whatever you do with the kids the first week will set a precedent for the whole summer. Remember, you are a role model to them and should take an interest in their lives. Don’t just sit on the couch on your phone and let them do the same all the time.
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Baby Sitting

June - July 2019 • Carol Stream, IL

What I liked

Getting close with the kids.

What I wish was different

I wish I would've planned better for daily activities with kids.

Advice

Kids take lots of patience.
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Nanny

May 2019 • Columbia, SC

What I liked

all of it. it's my permanent job

What I wish was different

nothing. it's perfect for me

Advice

learn more about what it takes to be a parent in order to better assist in child guidance
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Nanny

June - August 2019 • Grand Forks, ND

What I liked

kids

What I wish was different

nothing

Advice

it’s fun
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Spanish Tutor

September 2019 • Buena Park, CA

What I liked

They found tutors from Biola Handshake

What I wish was different

I wish there were more tutoring options

Advice

I would look for more jobs on Handshake
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Babysitting

June 2019 • Shreveport, LA

What I liked

The kids were very well behaved and I typically only babysat in the mornings, leaving the rest of the day to do personal things.

What I wish was different

I only wish that I could have worked more often!

Advice

Make sure you are patient, especially if dealing with small kids.
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Nanny

May - August 2019 • Bend, OR

What I liked

The kids

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Experience helps
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Nanny

May - September 2019 • Houston, TX

What I liked

The fun activities you get to do with the kids. Doesn’t always feel like work. Flexible schedule.

What I wish was different

Tiring and long days.

Advice

Be organized and prepare each day with activities and what you will Do that day with the kids.
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Babysitting

June - August 2019 • Glen Cove, NY

What I liked

I loved being able to make the boy’s summer one they wouldn’t forget. We bonded and they became attached to me by the end of the summer. Their mother adored our relationship and asked to hire me every summer.

What I wish was different

I wish I had met the family sooner and had the opportunity to watch the boys year round.

Advice

The impression you make on a family you care for matters more to them than to yourself. It can make or break their trust, spirit, and willingness to open up.
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Babysitting

June 2014 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I love working with children

What I wish was different

Sometimes I wish I was paid more because of my obligations and duties

Advice

Always be responsible
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Nanny

June - August 2019 • Canton, MI

What I liked

Great family, good pay & good experience with kids

What I wish was different

Would have liked to been paid a little more or re-imbursed for gas

Advice

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Prenatal and Labor assistant

July 2019 • Blaine, MN

What I liked

I am able to assist a military spouse through her first pregnancy and soon delivery during the deployment of her husband. I will then be able to assist her with navigating motherhood and how to manage childcare, nursing, managing her new home, and returning to work until her husband returns.

What I wish was different

The whole experience was amazing. The only thing that I could have wished was that this amazing woman would not have had to be in this position at all.

Advice

To reach out to people. If you are looking for volunteer hours or just experience in different settings, there is likely people out there in need of some additional hands that would be willing to train you to help, or that need help in an area that you may already excel at.
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Nanny

April 2018 • Springfield, MO

What I liked

I loved the experience for working with children, as that is what I plan to do with my degree.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Nanny

June - August 2019 • Milroy, MN

What I liked

I loved being able to spend one-on-one time with a child every day. I also liked that the “boss” was easy to communicate with.

What I wish was different

I wish there had been more warning that they would not be around as often as they were.

Advice

If you get the opportunity to nanny, take it. Get to know what the kid and enjoys and do those things with them.
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