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Family

Nanny

May - August 2019 • Marietta, GA

What I liked

I love children, and helping them learn to communicate and express their emotions verbally.

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

I babysit on the regular, and I would share that caring for toddlers specifically taught me more patience, and how to communicate physically and emotionally, rather than verbally with the child.
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Nanny

June 2016 - August 2019 • Abrams, WI

What I liked

Everything

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Worth it
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Independent contracter

May 2018 • Illinois City, IL

What I liked

Picked my hours

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

N/A
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Baby Sitter

May - August 2019 • Alexandria, VA

What I liked

I likes that I could spend time with my younger relatives.

What I wish was different

Nothing.

Advice

Be kind and compassionate. Patience is key.
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Nanny

June - August 2019 • Portland, OR

What I liked

I loved being able to have fun with the kids I was in charge of. I would consider this job, one of my favorites, as my kids and I were given the freedom to explore the Portland area, and make memories together.

What I wish was different

I have no complaints about my experience working as a nanny,

Advice

Always keep in mind that this is their childhood, and because you have already had yours, you should work hard and be flexible in order to give them a wonderful childhood.
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Nanny

June 2017 • Lake Stevens, WA

What I liked

I love working closely with children, and helping expand their worldview through new and exciting experiences.

What I wish was different

It's often challenging to find a family that is a good fit. This family was going through a divorce during the time that I worked with them, so the children acted out frequently. Obviously nothing could have been changed, but if the children had had a stable home environment I think I would have enjoyed working with them more.

Advice

Don't write off the job as a waste even if it's not everything you might have hoped. I may not seem like it, you make a difference to the children you work with.
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Nanny

May - August 2019 • Fort Wayne, IN

What I liked

working for family

What I wish was different

Advice

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babysitter

June 2018 • Los Angeles, CA

What I liked

I liked how flexible my hours were and being able to gain an ongoing relationship with the family as a result of the summer job.

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

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Nanny

May 2017 - September 2019 • Amarillo, TX

What I liked

The atmosphere.

What I wish was different

I wish it would have been longer.

Advice

Enjoy it while it lasts!
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Nanny

August 2018 • Sanford, NC

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

If you want to go into any kind of childcare work, make sure to be patient and communicable! Working with parents and their schedules is so important.
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Assistant

August 2019 • Montebello, CA

What I liked

Working with the elderly

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Make sure to ask a lot of questions and make note of small things that would make the clients happy.
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Nanny

May - August 2019 • Frisco, TX

What I liked

They cared for me as much as I cared for their kids!

What I wish was different

I wish my schedule had been more set in stone.

Advice

This job isn’t for everyone. If you dont love spending time with kids don’t do it.
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ChildCare

May - August 2019 • Eldon, MO

What I liked

That I was able to stay home with my son while making a little money as well.

What I wish was different

I taught at SFCC as well. I wish I had more classes to teach this last summer.

Advice

In order to care for children properly, you need to enjoy their company.
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Nanny

May - August 2019 • Commerce Twp, MI

What I liked

It was a monday-friday job working 4-5 hours, plus date nights on the weekends. I like being able to look forward to my job, and it taught me a lot of responsibility.

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

If you're looking to babysit or become a nanny, search on care.com! Communication with the family is very important especially depending on the age of the children! Writing down what they ate, how long their naps were, and how often you changed diapers was very helpful for the family.
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Nanny

May 2019 • Redding, CT

What I liked

I liked how I was taking care of children and getting very close to this family. Getting a relationship with your job is extremely important

What I wish was different

I wish that I did more activities with the children instead of bringing them to the pool club every day.

Advice

Always be happy going to work. Have a good attitude and be positive.
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Summer Nanny

June - August 2019 • Edina, MN

What I liked

I loved that I got to spend my day in a home, a very casual work environment!

What I wish was different

I wish the parents of the family had been better about making sure the kids respected me.

Advice

Clear and frequent communication with the parents is crucial!
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Nanny

June - November 2019 • Ann Arbor, MI

What I liked

I liked the freedom of scheduling and the casualness or talking with the parents (my bosses in essence).

What I wish was different

The job just wasn’t for me in the long term. I became impatient dealing with the child.

Advice

Only be a nanny if you like kids and are ok dealing with parents.
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Nanny

January 2015 • St. Louis, MO

What I liked

Gives me great experience working with kids of different ages for my futures career in educatikn

What I wish was different

Advice

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House Painter Helper

June 2019 • Longmont, CO

What I liked

Flexibility of schedule

What I wish was different

More Available time to work

Advice

Get in and do the work even if you don’t want to
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Nanny

May 2019 • Dallas, TX

What I liked

The flexibility

What I wish was different

nothing

Advice

be as interactive as you can
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