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Family

Nanny

May - September 2019 • Provo, UT

What I liked

Have time with kids

What I wish was different

I would love to have prior experience

Advice

always being prepared with everything you need to be prepared with
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Nanny

March 2018 - August 2019 • The Woodlands, TX

What I liked

I have never had a more challenging or more rewarding job! I know I made a huge impact in my girls lives

What I wish was different

The family was somewhat unstable which led to the job being challenging and emotionally demanding. I was a returning summer nanny and fought for a raise, but i was still underpaid for the area and the work i was doing. i went back because it was still more than my job in waco and i felt like the kids needed me.

Advice

go into any babysitting/nanny job knowing your worth and having a fixed rate. Don’t leave it up to the family, (unless they want to give you more), because in my experience, they are looking for the least amount to pay. i know this isn’t the case with every family so find the family that’s the best fit for you.
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Babysitter

June - August 2019 • Dunkirk, MD

What I liked

Working with children

What I wish was different

More time to babysit

Advice

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Nanny

May - August 2019 • Meridian, ID

What I liked

It was normal 8-4 hours and a lot of fun!

What I wish was different

I wish it was a little more professional

Advice

I would definitely recommend a job like this!
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Nanny

April - August 2019 • Falls Church, VA

What I liked

I loved the children. The family and I became very close-knit.

What I wish was different

The hours occasionally felt very long.

Advice

I did negotiate my pay at one point which was a great learning experience!
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Nanny

May - August 2019 • Austin, TX

What I liked

I liked how flexible the schedule was and the kids were easy to handle and interact with!

What I wish was different

Wish it would’ve been more organized in terms of what the plan was to do with the kids each day, and them also know what we’re doing.

Advice

Don’t be afraid to speak up, communicate, and do things the way you need them to be rather than allowing others to determine how things work.
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Nanny

May - August 2019 • Lexington, KY

What I liked

I liked being able to work directly with a family.

What I wish was different

I hoped that I would be able to have more freedom in taking time off. There weren't other people to replace me if I wasn't there, so it left me unable to spend much time traveling during the summer.

Advice

I would tell people to make sure that they are doing something they enjoy (at least a little bit). I put myself in a position that left me unable to do a lot of things that I enjoy because of the timing of the job.
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Family Nanny

May - August 2019 • McMurray, PA

What I liked

It was good experience with kids because I am going to be a teacher.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Nanny

May - September 2019 • Chico, CA

What I liked

Hanging out with kids all day can be exhausting but fulfilling. I felt like I really connected with my kids and helped them have a great summer.

What I wish was different

The amount of guilt I felt when I took 10 days off to visit my family in Chicago was really rough. When your job is caring for others it’s hard to separate work and your personal life because it all feels so personal.

Advice

Nannying teaches you patience, responsibility, and boundaries. I highly suggest everybody try it just for a little.
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Babysitter

May - September 2019 • West Frankfort, IL

What I liked

Very flexible hours, being able to work with small children

What I wish was different

I wish I’d worked more hours

Advice

Ask their mom or dad specifics about how they like their lunch fixed. Nothings harder than trying to get a little kid to eat
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Summer Nanny

May - August 2019 • Rapid City, SD

What I liked

The children Hours

What I wish was different

NA

Advice

Never be discouraged by something new, like in my case an autistic child. It was a great experience and opened me up to more opportunities.
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Nanny

June - August 2019 • Iowa City, IA

What I liked

I liked the flexibility of the hours and being able to just hang out with a sweet family

What I wish was different

It was hard punishing the children since there were certain things they did that I did not agree with but I could not really say anything about

Advice

It’s a great job if you’re looking for something temporary, but make sure you know the family before starting.
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Nanny

May - August 2019 • Spokane, WA

What I liked

I enjoyed planning and taking the kids to different activities.

What I wish was different

I wish the kids would have been more receptive to my ideas about activities.

Advice

Nannying is a great summer job and you learn how to work with many different personalities. Be careful to choose the right family to work for.
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Farm hand

June 2012 • Oakley, KS

What I liked

Since I work for my grandpa, I enjoyed getting to see him every day. I have worked for him every summer since 2012 I probably enjoy checking the cattle the most. Wheat harvest is also enjoyable as I get to see more of my family that also help us.

What I wish was different

The only thing I didnt enjoy about this summer is that I didn't really have any friends in the area so I didn't do much fun this summer. But on the other side of that, I used that time to work more and save up money for when I returned to Hays.

Advice

Some advice I would give others is to take advantage of the time off in the summer to make money so you may not have to add on the stress of a job throughout the school year or be able to pay for more of your tuition out of pocket instead of getting student loans.
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Nanny

January 2019 • Orem, UT

What I liked

I loved the family I worked with and that I got to take the children to do engaging and fun activities.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more hours

Advice

Nannying is a great job, very rewarding!
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Nanny

May - August 2019 • Grand Island, NE

What I liked

Easy relaxing and nice break from all the math at school

What I wish was different

Had more career value, I mean it’s great I’m good with kids but that’s not really necessary for engineering

Advice

Really good gig that’s flexible and allows you to develop relationships with kids
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Nanny

May - September 2019 • La Crosse, WI

What I liked

Learned patience, work ethic, and problem solving

What I wish was different

I wish it was more applicable to my resume

Advice

It is great money and you do learn some skills however, it is not something that is a huge resume builder.
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Farm hand

May 2010 • Natoma, KS

What I liked

Being close to home.

What I wish was different

Been on top of things better.

Advice

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Nanny

May - August 2019 • Zionsville, IN

What I liked

I liked my pay, the family I worked with

What I wish was different

I wish I would’ve been able to go out more to have people to talk to.

Advice

Nannying is a great experience and seeing the kids grow and learn is so fun
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Construction

April - August 2019 • Cedar Hills, UT

What I liked

I was given creative freedom in improving my cousins yard

What I wish was different

Advice

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