GREENPOINT BROOKLYN, NY- Wonderful family with one 1-year-old son and a friendly cat is looking for a long-term, FULL-TIME LIVE OUT NANNY, to join their family! LOCAL CANDIDATES ONLY. They live in Greenpoint, but also spend stretches of time throughout the year as a family on Long Island. While they are both primarily work-from-home parents, they also attend meetings on a fluctuating schedule at outside locations. Due to the flexible nature and location of their jobs, they are able to and very much enjoy spending extensive periods with their son daily. This time is focused on enriching activities ranging from musical instruments, reading and language skills, numbers and counting, outdoor walks, building and crafts and more. They would love to form a relationship with a childcare provider who is comfortable with their regular participation and who not only proactively seeks to support both the safety, happiness and development of their baby but also their own time caring for him.
The ideal candidate is ready to see themselves as a support for the family, i.e. both as parents’ helper for childrearing tasks and caring for their son in their absence. He or she will be ready and comfortable engaging with primary childcare, supporting childcare with parents as well as occupying him or herself appropriately during parent - child times. Key values of theirs include friendliness, positivity, optimism, thoughtfulness, self-awareness and self-assuredness. They try to comport themselves accordingly and are looking for a new team member that both appreciates and conducts his/herself similarly.
They have a specific vision for rearing their son including positive reinforcement, appropriate patience and confidence when needed to control behavior with focus on learning and developing effective decision-making parameters. They require support and compliance with these efforts with him and hope to find a lasting relationship with a loving natured teammate who takes pride in both childcare and all around household helpfulness.
Must be passport ready, able to travel and spend overnights/extended stay when needed,- and often- able to swim; Ideal candidate has a COLLEGE DEGREE, a love for music and enjoyment of dancing with baby highly encouraged. He is a music lover and household.
Qualifications of Ideal Candidate:
Must have upbeat and very professional, can-do attitude, seek ways to be helpful and
follow instructions that may vary on a day to day basis
Must be comfortable with varied schedule and being on stand-by to engage with baby
care at different times on different days within a weekly shift
Must be comfortable with parents working from home and going back and forth
frequently between baby time & work time **Comfort with our very hands on parenting
and can offer a compatible support role with our parenting style and directives
Must be willing to adopt the parenting/child-rearing style of the parents
Must be willing to adapt speaking styles to parents’ preferences where teaching and
responding to baby are concerned, must refrain from uses of undesired phrases or
descriptions of baby
Must feel comfortable regularly helping with thoroughly cleaning baby gear and areas
used by baby including kitchen, washing dishes & floor for baby and adults, vacuuming
& mopping as needed in his room, living room, hallway and including furniture in those
Must be comfortable occupying themselves during times when parents assume central
Must be detail-oriented and organized, able to follow organization system laid out in
Must keep personal sharing with family on a professional level
Must be able to safely pick up and carry baby/toddler at his weight and strength
Must be capable of setting and maintaining behavioral boundaries with child according to
Strict adherence to safety and safe practices
CPR and first aid certified and confident / ready to perform as needed with a strong
preventative vigilance and capability
Must be willing and able to play walking and / or crawling games, reasonably able to
bend over, crouch down, move quickly and engage repetitious games; ie a good toddler
playmate as needed and able to respond quickly to any unsafe movements by baby
Must be willing to spend longer stretches with family in second home or occasional
longer trips if needed and / or must be willing to travel if needed
Must be comfortable taking train and hired cars to join family on Long Island
Must be able to fly with current ID and to/from international locations
Must be comfortable with family cat and show loving attitude towards him
Must have many years experience
Must be willing for occasional evening/weekend care
Must have excellent personal hygiene and in reasonably good health (no major chronic
Must be willing to follow phone / device protocol around baby
Example Tasks Performed by Ideal Candidate:
Maintain a safe, clean and developmentally stable environment for baby in home and
during outings. This includes scanning for any items/situations/environments that could
lead to accidents, cleaning his area, tools and toys, being prepared to act according to
safety standards if required and monitoring for encroaching strangers in public contexts,
Playtimes with baby to include reading aloud, encouraging his own operation of books
and book page turning, selecting books and using different/energetic voices where
possible to show enthusiasm; guiding use of toys like baby musical instruments, soft
cars to encourage safe crawling and walking, discovery toys, packing and unpacking toy
boxes, developmental play, practicing works, etc.
Feed and hydrate baby according to parent guidelines.
Help with food preparation, preservation and storage.
Consistent and confident interaction with baby according to his current developmental
stage, experience and mental/emotional well-being while parents are absent / providing
similar support when they are not.
Regular, thorough cleaning of all baby feeding and drinking tools including high chair.
Weekly (or more often if needed) deeper cleanings of bottle warmer, bathing tub and
other similar tools
Disinfecting new toys and products when they arrive/prior to baby’s usage
Cleaning any/all other baby gear such as stroller, car seat etc.
Maintaining clean floors (mopping and vacuuming help) and surfaces in baby’s pathways
Regular bed and diaper station linen changes
Assistance with laundry (according to family preferences)
Discard and replacement of diaper pail bags and related dispensables.
Flag baby-related items that need restocking such as diapers, wipes, ointments,
pacifiers, bibs, handheld distraction toys for changing times. // Refill related areas with
these products when needed and available.
o encouraging word formation
o speaking clearly
o introducing vocabulary words in causal usage
o strategically ignoring tantrum and/or whining responses
o encouraging healthy forms of communication patterns
o helping baby to understand safety and danger diferences
o encouragement of new discoveries (things and people)
Support parents as needed during their own interactions with/care for baby
Occupying oneself appropriately during designated parent-baby interaction.
Regular hourly wages: $25/hr.
Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day with reasonable flexibility to work on some of those
days if needed/requested in exchange for an alternative paid day off. In the event
that a paid holiday falls on a weekend or falls on an otherwise non-working day, you may also
expect an alternative paid day off.
requested monthly and paid at a rate of $300/day.