Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. FOR NIGHT NANNY JOBS: I provide night feedings and know how to get infants sleeping though the night. I also will do baby and family laundry and in the morning make sure the bottles are loaded in the dishwasher (or do them by hand) and run the dishwasher.
FOR OTHER NANNY JOBS: I am educationally programed and have done research and put into practice infant, toddler, and preschool curriculum. I have multiple undergrad degrees, ranging from Civil and Chemical Engineering to Drama/Theatre to Nursing so homework from kindergarten to senior year of high school is not a problem. I also love to cook and can manage food allergies.
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Remember that to hire a quality caregivers you may have to pay a high rate but the quality care is really worth the extra money and your children deserve the quality it will buy. If you really can't afford the rate, talk to the quality person and explain your situation, they may be willing to help you out because they are likely not in it for the mo0ney but for their love of children.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. I'd want to know how the caregiver managed my child's behavior, even when it's not so wonderful. The biggest secret I can share is that children want and need consistency. They want to know that when X happens Y is the consequence or reward.
Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?
A. They should provide how many children with ages they need cared for, the hours they need care giving for, what additional expectations they have, and any specific requirements you want from the care giver in order to hire them. (educational requirements, years of experience, etc....)
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. I am truly drawn to what I do. It is a part of me and that shows. I can sit with a screaming baby all day and it doesn't faze me but a complaining elderly person and I lose my patience easily.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. I like that children, especially infants trust people automatically. Adults have become conditioned that people are not to be trusted but babies just trust you and that is humbling but it also feels incredibly great.
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. They are me about my most challenging cases so I talk about my families with multiples.
Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?
A. I am working on getting my Masters of Nursing and will be a neonatal nurse practitioner when I am done.
Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.
A. I charge a base of $12 per hour for 1 child. I charge an additional $2 per hour for each additional child up to 4 children, then it goes to .50 cents per hour for 5 or more.
I also expect there be discretionary money for activities for the children. I am willing to do grocery shopping/errands. family laundry, and cooking. I am willing to keep things tidy but because I am there to provide a safe and fulfilling experience for your children, I do not provide full house keeping. I can make beds, do laundry and the other for-mentioned duties because I can involve the kids but I don't want to take my attention away from the kids.
For night nanny jobs I am willing to make a flat rate. Here are the rates for the hours 8pm-8am. The flat rate is the same if you need less that 12 hours but it will go up for more than 12 hours by $12 per hour.
Singleton: $120 for 12 hours.
Twins: $150 for 12 hours
Triplets: $170 for 12 hours
Quads: $180 for 12 hours
I CAN handle multiple over 4 however we would have to discuss the rate.