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Is it appropriate?

I am a full time nanny for a two year old. I also have another babysitting job every other weekend evening. The part timer is looking to put her newborn in care of someone for July, August and part of September. Both families are very comfortable but never have meet. Is it okay to ask about caring for newborn at 2 years olds home? 2 year old is going to be a big brother- October/November and I thought it would be great practice.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your posts are so questionable! Keep it going! You are definitely not the nanny anyone wants to have! I love that though -- you are so irresponsible and incorrect in everything you post! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Jesus fucking Christ. No.

Unknown said...

How is asking if a nanny share is something her nanny family will consider "questionable" and make her a nanny no one wants?? You have any idea how many nannies out there do nanny share?? Grow up

Unknown said...

How is asking if a nanny share is something her nanny family will consider "questionable" and make her a nanny no one wants?? You have any idea how many nannies out there do nanny share?? Grow up

Anonymous said...

Unknown- thank you

Anonymous said...

Anonoymous.... Back in action again, I see!!!!

Jaxx

Anonymous said...

Why would you even talking like this, Us more mature Nannies have no interest in your opinion when this is all you education level is!
You are the one who needs to grow up!
Jaxx

Taleia said...

IF you're talking about raising the possibility of a setting up a nanny share - go for it. Both parents could potentially benefit by sharing the cost of a nanny, and it doesn't do any harm to ask.

If you're asking if you can bring an additional child to your job, while pulling your regular wages from both parents - no. Not only is it a bad idea, but it's incredibly unprofessional. Your full time family would basically be doing you a huge favor, and that's not fair to ask.

Anonymous said...

I actually found that reply blunt and honest, and I for one enjoyed a good chuckle. Carry on.

Shannon said...

I think it would be fine to ask, the parents might also think it's a great idea, seeing 2yr old will be having a new born come about the time the part time will not be their. About pay yes, it's two different jobs and you are bringing this to the table,it's not like the parents put this together and had this set up befor you stared. Also it is a newborn so that child really will not use any space in the home, play with toys or eat any of the food. So it is like having two separate jobs, you might offer the full time to take a small deduction in your pay, for the fact that you are using there home to provide care for another child, which I highly doubt they will do. It's worth a shot it will benefit the 3 year old. Good luck!

Miss Dani The Nanny said...

Oh gosh. You sound like a very young, inexperienced nanny. still earning her stripes, so to speak. Nothing against you, but as an agency owner, if you responded verbally the way you write, I'd tell you flat out you are not fit to be a nanny (at least for my agency) just yet, until you get more experience in communication and working with children and families.

In all honesty, shared positions work out best between families with similar personalities and lifestyles, along with parenting styles. I once interviewed for a share position between two families. One family I talked with over the phone and we clicked, while the family I met in person I didn't click with. Neither of these families knew each other: the first family was relocating from out of state, so they only Skyped eveyday. After the in person interview, I got the message I'd been expecting all along:

" 'Thanks for meeting with us. After careful consideration, we've decided the share will not work out'..... "

Who knew that I figured this out from my side of the state line? Lol

I would make a suggestion to each family about a share position, and do some research on the benefits Be careful on your presentation, and offer to introduce the families to each other over coffee. Good luck!

mandynanny said...

I agree with miss Dani,and Taleia...Even though the OP does sound very young and inexperienced, there's no need to be rude people. We were all new nannies at some point needing advice and I respect the OP for asking!
Nanny shares are difficult I attempted one,but it didn't work out . families need to feel they're "getting a deal" or they won't go for it ,especially if the care is at their home.So get ready to compromise and maybe not make as much cash as your expecting.
Good luck, let us know how it turns out! Some of us care and would love to hear how it ended up for you!

Anonymous said...

Whose child do you care for with a mouth like that??? ��