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Care.com

Nanny

June 2019 • Tampa, FL

What I liked

I love working with children and having a second family

What I wish was different

I wish I could pick up more hours somewhere else

Advice

Make sure you are completely comfortable with children and can be flexible for a family. Also be able to not only communicate with the children but with the adults of the family as well. They love personable people.
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Baby Sitter

May - July 2019 • Lakeland, FL

What I liked

I liked that when and if I babysat was up to me. The website offers plenty of one-time job opportunities which work for people with hectic schedules.

What I wish was different

Nothing.

Advice

Make sure to ask any questions you may have before being left alone with the child. Know their allergies, where any toys are placed, any words they may say that are specific to them, as well as anything else that you may need to know.
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Nanny

November 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Schedule flexibility, variability in setting.

What I wish was different

My rate of pay.

Advice

Be on-time, rested and prepared.
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Nanny

June 2018 • Iowa City, IA

What I liked

Being around kids. Doing lots of activities. Having a flexible schedule. Good pay.

What I wish was different

N/a

Advice

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Nanny

May - August 2019 • Logan, UT

What I liked

Loved working with kids and enjoying logan

What I wish was different

Had been paid more

Advice

Have fun with kids, make it something you both want to do
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Nanny

June 2019 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

I love being a nanny because I love working with kids and being able to accomplish school work during my work day.

What I wish was different

Nothing!

Advice

Babysitting/ nanny jobs are great jobs for students!
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Nanny

July - September 2019 • Saratoga Springs, UT

What I liked

I loved how flexible the job was. It was also really simple to get in contact with employers.

What I wish was different

It's hard to change my profile on care.com if I need to.

Advice

Care.com is a great way to connect with people who need a babysitter. I would recommend it to people.
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Nanny

May - September 2019 • Towson, MD

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

It’s a great summer opportunity and weekend and after school for extra money for college students
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Childcare Worker

May - August 2019 • Hershey, PA

What I liked

I loved the children that I watched. They were so awesome and outgoing.

What I wish was different

I wish the hours would have been more flexible.

Advice

Kids are awesome.
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Summer camps and nannying

May - August 2019 • Birmingham, AL

What I liked

Working with kids

What I wish was different

Safer way to get in touch with people.

Advice

It's great to volunteer and get a lot of experiences.
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Nanny

May 2017 • Hopewell, NJ

What I liked

I loved the family I worked for.

What I wish was different

Part of me wishing I could get more money but I work so often that I don’t mind.

Advice

Be safe about who you choose! I researched the family on Facebook and tried to get more info on them before accepting the job.
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Nanny

June - August 2019 • Dunkirk, MD

What I liked

Loved spending my time with children and helping them to have a fun summer!

What I wish was different

Wished I had started the job earlier.

Advice

Encourage children to get outdoors more and enjoy the nature!
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Nanny

May - August 2019 • Omaha, NE

What I liked

Very simple to use and find a family

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Be very open with who you are, what you want, and what your background is.
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Nanny

July 2017 • Towson, MD

What I liked

Love being able to care for kids because it’s what i’m best at.

What I wish was different

Nothing I absolutely love my job!

Advice

Be sure to create a nanny contract, so there is no confusion about benefits and pay and such.
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nanny

May - August 2019 • Delmar, NY

What I liked

I loved being able to work with kids

What I wish was different

Nothing it was an amazing experience

Advice

Always make sure to understand what exactly the job entails such as hours and care.
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Nanny

May - August 2019 • Racine, WI

What I liked

I loved that I was able to have a job that I really enjoy. Since I’m planning on becoming a teacher, this was a job that was perfect for me. The children were very entertaining and I loved being able to care for them.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have done more with the children but the work shirts weren’t long enough to go do fun things.

Advice

I would advice other going into the nanny field that it’s very important to create relationships with the children rather than just seeing it as a paying job.
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Baby Sitter

July - August 2019 • Jersey City, NJ

What I liked

It’s an easy job

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Make sure you drive to babysit.
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Nanny

May - August 2019 • Rio Grande, NJ

What I liked

Love the kids

What I wish was different

More fulfillment

Advice

Be patient
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Baby Sitter

May - August 2019 • Atlanta, GA

What I liked

I loved that I was in control of everything such as the children I watched, my hours, and I got some great experience with negotiating pay.

What I wish was different

More availability outside of Atlanta but that’s not the company’s fault.

Advice

Definitely stick to your choices. You make all the decisions and if you don’t want to do it, then say that and stick by it.
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Babysitting

June - August 2018 • Texarkana, TX

What I liked

The kids I was taking care of.

What I wish was different

The pay

Advice

Patients is key when babysitting.
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