Q: What is it like working as a Nanny?
Nanny in New Orleans:
Pros: Flexibility, like working with children.
Cons: Parents in the house and not back up simple discipline.
Nanny in Kirkland:
"My Nanny Job."
Pros: Helping to bring up a child in this world. Spending time with the child and providing for daily care. Teaching a child a new language, playing with the child inside the house and doing activities outside, such as playing at parks/playgrounds, beaches, activity centers and with friends of the child. Being present all the time; NOT ON THE PHONE, as I see most parents, and nannies preferring to stare at their smartphones instead of paying attention to their child they are supposed to be caring about or for.
Cons: Having home cameras staring at me all day long.
Nanny in Houston:
"Best job ever!"
Pros: I have worked as a secondary school teacher, teaching mathematics and Latin. I enjoyed that very much. I started a technology consulting company which was successful and very rewarding. But being a nanny is the best job I've ever had. I love every minute of every day. It doesn't feel like work.
Cons: The worst thing is the weekends. I miss the baby too much! I look forward to Monday mornings.
Nanny in Oregon City:
"Under paid and not appreciated."
Pros: The kids and seeing there smiling faces. As well as watching them grow as people into good children.
Cons: She doesn't give me enough gas money and I have to pay out of pocket.
Nanny in Seattle:
"The most entertaining and demanding job."
Pros: Being a nanny is extremely rewarding. I get to learn with and from children. I see their perspective and I get to laugh with them. Everything is an adventure and they have so much love!
Cons: Frequently nannies are under appreciated and taken advantage of.
Nanny in Staten Island:
"Working as a nanny has enjoyable experiences."
Pros: Watching the children grow and learning new adventures. I am in control. I like having a positive impact on the childrens lives.
Cons: When the mother babies one child more than the other.
Nanny in Crivitz:
"The parents are the hardest part . . ."
Pros: I love the flexibility of what I wear, the ability to determine what my work day generally looks like, and the kids are amazing.
Cons: I strongly dislike the constant changing, the unfair and sometimes unreasonable expectations from the parents, and the constant pressure of meeting the parents' expectations while nurturing the children (and often those two are in direct conflict with each other).