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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

nanny expectations.

Here is a list that I created detailing what I would like our nanny to do. This is just one example of nanny responsibilities and may be used as a guide for other families. Please note the responsibilities that are nanny share specific.

Provide three references
Must have infant and toddler experience
Must have some twins experience (nanny share specific)
Monday-Friday, 8am-6pm, with occasional evenings
52 weeks of pay
Weekly salary
Paid each Friday
10 days vacation: 5 days own choice; 5 days family chooses (may need to be adjusted due to nanny share)
Provide at least one month notice for week long vacation
Provide backup babysitter when not available (this is especially hard because the back up care has to be comfortable taking care of two kids at once)
Must be comfortable with parent working from home occasionally
Experience with working moms
Familiar with neighborhood
Must be comfortable with participating in nanny share with another
family (nanny would watch two children at once)
Must be comfortable with other people in apartment (cleaning lady,
grandparents stopping by, parents coming in/out of apartment)
Light housekeeping and running errands
Walking baby in stroller
Playground when age appropriate
Singing
Reading
Arranging playdates - if you want your nanny to arrange playdates, it's helpful for her to be friendly and social
Attending activities including: music class, Story hour at library, nearby bookstores
Keep baby on sleep schedule, 2-4 naps a day (a nanny share requires the nanny to accommodate two different sleeping schedules)
Keep baby on feeding schedule (a nanny share requires the nanny to accommodate two different feeding schedules)
Prepare bottles and food (when age appropriate) (for both kids)
Cleaning bottles and all items related to feeding (for both kids)
Changing baby's diaper and throwing diaper away in garbage can in kitchen
Bathe and feed baby each evening before parents arrive (this may only apply to one of the kids) Stock diaper bag
Clean stroller
Clean up after play
Maintain baby's room
Do baby's laundry (washer/dryer in apartment)
Letting each family know when an item is needed (i.e. formula)
Nanny should not talk on cell phone for any extended period of time while baby is awake
Nanny should not watch TV when baby is awake
Trial period - $15/hour

Some very specific nanny share things to consider:
*Nanny must be comfortable taking direction from two different families who may have varying opinions on sleeping, eating, activity and gd knows what else

*Nanny must be able to communicate with each family separately; One family should not be communicating with the other family on behalf of the nanny (this happened to me; not good!)

*Each family must decide on how they will communicate with nanny (either text, email, phone, whatever works) and nanny must be aware and comfortable with this arrangement

* Nanny must have lots of energy; taking care of two walking, active toddlers takes a lot of stamina; there is not really a time to just sit and relax

*Nanny must keep track of when supplies are running low for both families (i.e. diapers, wipes, formula, jarred food, etc)

*If nanny is doing pick up and drop off for one family, the other family should not be involved at all except to know when they should expect the nanny each morning and when a parent needs to be home in the evening

Family with Nanny Seeking Nanny Share to start ASAP (East Harlem)

Your email should include the following information:
1. First name: Nancy
2. Contact information – email address or phone or both: nmarshall0808@gmail.com
3. Age of child: 8.5 months
4. Already have a nanny. Looking to share.
5. Days and hours needed: M-F 8:30 - 6:30
6. Neighborhood you live in: East Harlem
7. Are you willing to drop off your child at someone else's apt? We can alternate or my home can be host home.
If yes, what area are you willing to go to? Within 10 blocks either way.
8. Do you have any pets? No pets.
9. Does your child have any allergies? No
10. Does your building have an elevator (think double stroller!)? Townhouse. Strollers can enter through ground floor.
11. Does your neighborhood have a playground, nice places to walk? Mount Morris Park and Central Park
12. Would you be interested in signing up (and paying for) a "nanny and me" music class or gym class? Yes.
13. Does your household have any dietary restrictions (vegan, vegetarian, kosher, etc)? We have both vegetarian and meat eaters at the home so it doesn't matter.
14. When would you be able to start nanny share? Immediately
ASAP or beginning of the month, etc.
15. Any other relevant information you would like to share? Would like to nanny share with family that has a child close to my son's age so they can be playmates.
16. How did you find out about www.shareournanny.com? H4K yahoo group

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

REPEAT POST: If you want to post on this blog...

Email shareournannycom@gmail. com

Your email should include the following information:
1. First name
2. Contact information – email address or phone or both
3. Age of child
4. Already have a nanny
OR
Searching for a nanny and a nanny share
5. Days and hours needed
For example, full time, M-F 8 am – 6pm
OR
Monday, Tu, Wed 8 am – 2pm
6. Neighborhood you live in
7. Are you willing to drop off your child at someone else's apt?
If yes, what area are you willing to go to?
For example, you live in Washington Heights but work in mid-town. You are happy to drop off your child somewhere on the UWS providing it's off the 1 subway line.
8. Do you have any pets?
9. Does your child have any allergies?
10. Does your building have an elevator (think double stroller!)?
11. Does your neighborhood have a playground, nice places to walk? You will want the nanny to be spend time outside with the children.
12. Would you be interested in signing up (and paying for) a "nanny and me" music class or gym class?
13. Does your household have any dietary restrictions (vegan, vegetarian, kosher, etc)?
14. When would you be able to start nanny share?
ASAP or beginning of the month, etc.
15. Any other relevant information you would like to share?
16. How did you find out about www.shareournanny.com?

Family Seeking Nanny and Nanny Share (UWS)

1. First name: Stephanie and Gideon
2. Contact information – email address or phone or both:srglenn@gmail.com, 917-951-1067
3. Age of child-- 2 weeks (willbe 4 months at time of nanny share)
4. searching for a nanny share
5. Days and hours needed: Full time (M-F, 8am-6pm)
6. Neighborhood you live in: UWS (90s/CPW)
7. Are you willing to drop off your child at someone else's apt? Yes
If yes, what area are you willing to go to? UWS in the 90's preferred
8. Do you have any pets? No
9. Does your child have any allergies? No
10. Does your building have an elevator (think double stroller!)? Yes
11. Does your neighborhood have a playground, nice places to walk? Yes, building has a playground and is across the street from central park. Also has indoor playroom.
12. Would you be interested in signing up (and paying for) a "nanny and me" music class or gym class? Not yet but in the future
13. Does your household have any dietary restrictions (vegan, vegetarian, kosher, etc)? Kosher but the other family doesn't have to be.
14. When would you be able to start nanny share? End of October preferred but willing to consider sooner.
15. Any other relevant information you would like to share?

Family Seeking Nanny and Nanny Share (UWS)

1. First name Camille
2. Contact information – email address or phone or both cgp15@columbia.edu
3. Age of child 2,5 months old baby boy
4. Searching for a nanny and a nanny share
5. Days and hours needed full time Monday-Friday 9am-6pm
6. Neighborhood you live in UWS West 70s
7. Are you willing to drop off your child at someone else's apt? yes in UWS too
8. Do you have any pets? no
9. Does your child have any allergies? no
10. Does your building have an elevator (think double stroller!)? no
11. Does your neighborhood have a playground, nice places to walk? You
will want the nanny to be spend time outside with the children.
Central Park is around the corner.
12. Would you be interested in signing up (and paying for) a "nanny
and me" music class or gym class? may be
13. Does your household have any dietary restrictions (vegan,
vegetarian, kosher, etc)? no
14. When would you be able to start nanny share? mid-september 2009
15. Any other relevant information you would like to share? Looking
for a nanny with experience in taking of infants and good references
in same shared situation. French speaking a plus

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Family with Nanny Seeks Nanny Share (Upper Manhattan)

1. Liz


2. Contact information – 312-401-4114 ecichon@mac.com


3. 8 months


4. Already have a nanny


5. Sheena is available full time, manhattan preferred


6. Washington Heights


7. Are you willing to drop off your child at someone else's apt? yes
we prefer Upper Manhattan, but we are open


8. Do you have any pets? yes, a st. bernard.


9. Does your child have any allergies? no


10. Does your building have an elevator (think double stroller!)? yes, but on first floor


11. Does your neighborhood have a playground, nice places to walk? 2 playgrounds within 4 blocks, tot playground about 10 blocks away.


12. Would you be interested in signing up (and paying for) a "nanny and me" music class or gym class? maybe.


13. Does your household have any dietary restrictions (vegan, vegetarian, kosher, etc)? just healthy eating, minimal processed foods


14. When would you be able to start nanny share?
immediately


15. Any other relevant information you would like to share?
We hired Sheena last January, but we ended up only using her on an "as-needed" basis since I was laid off while on maternity leave. My husband works freelance so our needs are for odd bursts of time (2 weeks here, a month there, etc.). She is available for full time work. Our son Dylan is happy with her and I love having her around. She is a good soul. Sheena is also a nursing student, so she will need a schedule where she can fit a class either in the morning or evening. Please don't consider our location or needs as a restriction as I do not know where/if I will be teaching this fall. You can contact me or Sheena directly.


Sheena Bailey
sheena_bailey1985@yahoo.com
347-327-4137

Monday, July 20, 2009

REPEAT POST: what to do if you want to post on this blog.

Email shareournannycom@gmail. com

Your email should include the following information:
1. First name
2. Contact information – email address or phone or both
3. Age of child
4. Already have a nanny
OR
Searching for a nanny and a nanny share
5. Days and hours needed
For example, full time, M-F 8 am – 6pm
OR
Monday, Tu, Wed 8 am – 2pm
6. Neighborhood you live in
7. Are you willing to drop off your child at someone else's apt?
If yes, what area are you willing to go to?
For example, you live in Washington Heights but work in mid-town. You are happy to drop off your child somewhere on the UWS providing it's off the 1 subway line.
8. Do you have any pets?
9. Does your child have any allergies?
10. Does your building have an elevator (think double stroller!)?
11. Does your neighborhood have a playground, nice places to walk? You will want the nanny to be spend time outside with the children.
12. Would you be interested in signing up (and paying for) a "nanny and me" music class or gym class?
13. Does your household have any dietary restrictions (vegan, vegetarian, kosher, etc)?
14. When would you be able to start nanny share?
ASAP or beginning of the month, etc.
15. Any other relevant information you would like to share?

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Family seeks Morning position for their Nanny (UWS)

Your email should include the following information:
1. First name: Nomi

2. Contact information – hnomi@walla.com
3. Age of child: 2 and 5
4. Searching for a nanny share, we have a great full time Nanny, our youngest is going to school in September so we will need her to pick up both chhildren from school everyday from 2:30 (roughly) to 6:00. I am looking for a morning position for our nanny, can be 3-5 days a week.
5. Days and hours needed: roughly 3 full days per week, but we are flexible
6. Neighborhood you live in: upper west side

7. Are you willing to drop off your child at someone else's apt? NA

8. Do you have any pets? NA.
9. Does your child have any allergies? NA

10. Does your building have an elevator (think double stroller!)? Yes
11. Does your neighborhood have a playground, nice places to walk? Yes

12. Would you be interested in signing up (and paying for) a "nanny and me" music class or gym class? NA
13. Does your household have any dietary restrictions NA

14. When would you be able to start nanny share? Fall '09 - September.
15. Any other relevant information you would like to share? Smada, our nanny is great! she speak both english and Hebrew, she has a dgree in teaching and has lots of good energy!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Seeking Nanny and Nanny Share (West Harlem)

Your email should include the following information:
1. First name: Shadi
2. Contact information – snchowhound AT gmail DOT com
3. Age of child: 12 months
4. Searching for a nanny and a nanny share
5. Days and hours needed: roughly 3 full days per week, but we are flexible
6. Neighborhood you live in: West Harlem
7. Are you willing to drop off your child at someone else's apt? Yes, preferably between 110th and 130th in West Harlem, or in the UWS on the B/C or 2/3. On the D train between 34th and 205th St is potentially doable, although closer to us is better.
8. Do you have any pets? No, but ok with pets.
9. Does your child have any allergies? Penicillin
10. Does your building have an elevator (think double stroller!)? Yes
11. Does your neighborhood have a playground, nice places to walk? Yes, very close to Morningside Park; Central Park and Mount Morris Parks are also nearby.
12. Would you be interested in signing up (and paying for) a "nanny and me" music class or gym class? Maybe.
13. Does your household have any dietary restrictions (vegan, vegetarian, kosher, etc)? Our daughter is vegetarian now, but we don't mind other children eating meat.
14. When would you be able to start nanny share? Fall '09 - September (or November at the latest).
15. Any other relevant information you would like to share? Our daughter is a very social and active one-year old. We would love an option that allows her to interact with another child or other children and so would be happy with a situation where the nanny takes care of both of our children at the same time on a regular basis. We are happy to bring her to your place as long as it is appropriately child-proofed for her age and there is a space for her (like a pack and play) to take her naps twice a day. We also would be happy to host at our place.

REPEAT POST: Seeking Nanny Share (Morningside Heights, UWS)

> 1. First name: Stacy
>
> 2. Contact information – email address or phone or both:
> stacy.cousino@gmail.com
>
> 3. Age of child: 18 months
>
> 4. Already have a nanny: YES
>
> 5. Days and hours needed
> Full time, M-F 9 am – 5:30pm
>
> 6. Neighborhood you live in: Morningside Heights/Columbia University
> area: Claremont and La Salle (between Broadway and Riverside, near
> 123rd St.)
>
> 7. Are you willing to drop off your child at someone else's apt?
> Possibly; right now we host it at our apartment.
>
> If yes, what area are you willing to go to?
> Preferably Morningside Heights area. But we would consider UWS, along
> the 1 subway line.
>
> 8. Do you have any pets? NO
>
> 9. Does your child have any allergies? NO
>
> 10. Does your building have an elevator (think double stroller!)? YES
>
> 11. Does your neighborhood have a playground, nice places to walk?
> YES, Riverside Park, Sakura Park, and may playgrounds are around the
> corner.
>
> 12. Would you be interested in signing up (and paying for) a "nanny
> and me" music class or gym class? POSSIBLY.
>
> 13. Does your household have any dietary restrictions (vegan,
> vegetarian, kosher, etc)? NO
>
> 14. When would you be able to start nanny share? October 1 but could be
> later.
>
> 15. Any other relevant information you would like to share? We are
> currently in a share with another family; we've been in a share since
> October that takes place at our apartment. It has worked out very
> well, but the other family is leaving in the fall because they are
> expecting their second child. We would love to find a family with a
> child who is either close to our son's age (18 months) or older. We
> have a wonderful nanny; both of the children love her. She is
> incredibly nurturing, has a ton of energy (so necessary when taking
> care of two toddlers), and we feel she has contributed greatly to the
> development of our son.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Family with Twins Seeking Nanny and Nanny Share (Washington Heights)

1. First name: Diana
2. Contact information – dianasaez@gmail.com
3. Age of child: b/g twins, currently 7 weeks
4. Need nanny share with another family
6. Neighborhood you live in: Washington Heights
7. Are you willing to drop off your child at someone else's apt? yes
If yes, what area are you willing to go to? WaHi/Inwood
8. Do you have any pets? yes, two cats
9. Does your child have any allergies? no
10. Does your building have an elevator (think double stroller!)? No, but we are on the first floor.
11. Does your neighborhood have a playground, nice places to walk? Yes, Bennett Park is very close by as are several other parks.
12. Would you be interested in signing up (and paying for) a "nanny and me" music class or gym class? possibly when they're older
13. Does your household have any dietary restrictions (vegan, vegetarian, kosher, etc)? No
14. When would you be able to start nanny share? End of July, beginning of August
15. We need someone who has experience with handling multiple children (prefer someone with twin experience)

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Family's Nanny is looking for an add'l day of work (UWS)

1. First name: Dani
2. Contact information – Dani: dkoch123@yahoo.com (ok to contact me for reference but contact Eliza directly otherwise), Eliza (Nanny) ecsmcnally@yahoo.com, 917.538.2570
3. Age of child: newborn +
4. Eliza (our nanny 2 days per week) is looking for a third day of work. She is available Monday, Wed or Thursday.
5. Eliza is available Mon, Wed and Thurs.
6. Neighborhood you live in. She lives in and will work in the UWS.
7. Are you willing to drop off your child at someone else's apt? N/A
If yes, what area are you willing to go to? N/A
8. Do you have any pets? N/A
9. Does your child have any allergies? N/A
10. Does your building have an elevator (think double stroller!)? N/A
11. Does your neighborhood have a playground, nice places to walk? You will want the nanny to be spend time outside with the children. N/A
12. Would you be interested in signing up (and paying for) a "nanny and me" music class or gym class? N/A
13. Does your household have any dietary restrictions (vegan, vegetarian, kosher, etc)? n/a
14. When would you be able to start nanny share? n/a

15. Any other relevant information you would like to share