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post #21 of 23
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Originally Posted by daniellebluetoo View Post
NOt that I'm biased or anything ...cough* cough* holistic nanny here :-)

I chose to become a nanny after my DS was born, and I needed to be able to do 3 things

a.) support us
b.) Do something that spoke to my heart
c.) raise my child MYSELF, (I detest daycares!!!!)


With the right nanny, you will be able to stave off most illness's, provide more individualized attention, keep you dc's in YOUR home, decide what when and where they learn.

your not restricted to daycare times and locations.
A good nanny will be VERY proactive in your childs care happiness and health, and will respect and honor YOUR families values.
You won't have to conform to the rules of a daycare setting.
Depending on the nanny you hire, you might even get a little bit of cooking and housework done.

There are MANY advantages of having in house help, you just have to find the right person.

I can't speak for others, BUT, I charge 15/hr. AND bring my 6.5yr old homeschooling ds with me. I am a FULL service nanny, light housekeeping, driving, cooking ect ect ect.....

for YOUR situation I would absolutely recommend that you consider a nanny with a child, and OR a nanny share, especially if you only need part time work.

blessings, D
I just had to come back and say kudos to you - waht an awesome arrangement.
post #22 of 23
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Originally Posted by daniellebluetoo View Post
With the right nanny, you will be able to stave off most illness's, provide more individualized attention, keep you dc's in YOUR home, decide what when and where they learn.
Thanks, Danielle, but staving off illnesses and keeping my children in my home are not my top priorities - in fact, I like that they have a change of scene and get out of the house during the day (I like it for myself too).

It souds like you're an exceptional nanny - one of a kind, maybe even. I almost certainly won't be able to find a nanny like you. I definitely don't think that with any nanny I could actually hire, I'll get to "decide what and where they learn" - the nanny will decide that, and I'll have little control. A nanny is certainly not going to have a daily curriculum like a good daycare does, and any learning will probably be incidental - to be realistic, I think nannies for the most part are just focused keeping the kids safe and entertained, rather than on learning.

But in any case, do you happen to know anyone in Queens you'd recommend?
post #23 of 23
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Originally Posted by daniellebluetoo View Post
NOt that I'm biased or anything ...cough* cough* holistic nanny here :-)

I chose to become a nanny after my DS was born, and I needed to be able to do 3 things

a.) support us
b.) Do something that spoke to my heart
c.) raise my child MYSELF, (I detest daycares!!!!)


With the right nanny, you will be able to stave off most illness's, provide more individualized attention, keep you dc's in YOUR home, decide what when and where they learn.

your not restricted to daycare times and locations.
A good nanny will be VERY proactive in your childs care happiness and health, and will respect and honor YOUR families values.
You won't have to conform to the rules of a daycare setting.
Depending on the nanny you hire, you might even get a little bit of cooking and housework done.

There are MANY advantages of having in house help, you just have to find the right person.

I can't speak for others, BUT, I charge 15/hr. AND bring my 6.5yr old homeschooling ds with me. I am a FULL service nanny, light housekeeping, driving, cooking ect ect ect.....

for YOUR situation I would absolutely recommend that you consider a nanny with a child, and OR a nanny share, especially if you only need part time work.

blessings, D
So the rest of us aren't raising our children? Hmmm. I take issue at that easpecially in the working and student parents forum!
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