The care you need. The jobs you'll love.


Rahway, NJ

Storyteller. Globe Trotter. Creative Soul. Writer. Educator. Learner. Humanitarian. Reader.

  • 1 story
  • 0 questions
  • 87 answers

Uchechukwu's Activity

Does Being A Parent Count As Child Care Experience?

I think it can count as a bonus since it involves directly working with children and taking care of them in different capacities. That said, it's NOT a professional childcare experience... the same way cooking for ourselves at home doesn't count as professional culinary experience, taking care of... more

How Do I Tell The Parents That Their Child May Have Autism?

Hi Steffany, I think it's great you're alert and able to notice when something is going on with your charge. I also applaud you for wanting to address it with the parents. That being said, do not use the word "your child may have autism while discussing your... more

Is It Normal For A Four Year Old To Show No Emotion Over A Pet Dying?

Hi Kimberly, I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your cat. In response to your question, it's possible that your daughter is mourning the cat by not mourning the cat. Let me elaborate. When I was about 10, one of my closest friends lost her (older) sister... more

Hi There, I Need Advice On What Sorts Of Questions To Ask A Parent Who Has Offered The Following Gig (Below). They Live In Nyc And My Standard Rate For Childcare Is $25/hour. How Do I Determine How Much To Charge For The Added Needs (Shopping/meal-Prep)?

After reading the listing, there are few things I suggest you bring up when/if you meet the family to help you determine how much-absolute minimum after knowing all the details- will make the job worth it for you? It goes without saying, do make sure that your professional experience... more

Iā€™m In A Nanny Share. Legally Does Each Family Have To Pay Me At Least Minimum Wage.

You're being ripped off. However, it is your responsibility as a professional to assert your worth to those who seek your services because many of them will not recognize it or respect it without you asserting it (in a professional manner of course). A lot of people fail to realize... more

Paying Taxes On Your Nanny In The Year They Turn 18

To my knowledge, if she provides her services to you for X number of hours annually, then it would fall under taxable income. Like someone already mentioned, it's better to reach out to an employment/tax expert to make sure that the information you're getting is accurate. If... more

Back Ground Check/ Driver's License

That is standard procedure, so don't bother to hire anyone who objects to provide that. However, don't ask for that kind of information right away unless you're sure that's the individual you want to hire or at least one of the individuals you are seriously considering... more

šŸ˜³ What's The Most Embarrassing Moment You've Had On The Job? šŸ˜³

Many years ago while walking upstairs with a pile of my laundered clothes in my hands- because heaven forbid that I use a basket-, I accidentally dropped some clothes from the very top of the stairs. As the universe will have it, one of my underwear landed on my employer’s... more