Chimayo, NM

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How Do I Get My First Job As A Caregiver?

If you have never been a nanny before, look for volunteer jobs with children, help out at a family center that provides care for low income families, or perhaps help out in a church nursery. You can offer to babysit for friends kids for free, in exchange for a good... more

How Do I Discuss With My Family A Better Way To Do Dinnertime?

I always approach things with the preface of allowing the family to be first in their own lives. Say something like, "Are you satisfied with how mealtimes are going right now? If you are not, I have several methods that do work, would you like me to share them with... more

Is It Important To Have A Certification To Be A Caregiver?

It is great to get your CPR and First Aid training. There are also online programs for nannies, some are very expensive, some are not. Some are one time online classes that take a few hours. Others are year long courses out of high end organizations in the U.K... more

How Much Should I Be Charging?

You are being grossly underpaid. It certainly depends on where you live in regards to HOW MUCH you are being underpaid. You are currently not a nanny, you are a governess! This position hardly exists these days, but it is exactly what you are doing. A quick Google search states... more

What Are Fun Activities For A 5 Month Old?

Activities I always provide for a 5 month old would include: -- Walks outside -- Putting a blanket outside in the sun and playing -- Going to the park and swinging -- Reading books -- Going on outings to the library to check out new board books -- Singing and dancing -- Blowing bubbles -- Finding meet-up groups... more

What Do You Do If You Are Being Asked To Work Overtime?

It is a very tricky subject in the nanny field. I choose to not work positions that would begin to reach into major overtime mode. I have seen nannies do one of two things... 1. Advocate for overtime after 40 hours, 2. Demand a high enough per hour wage that... more

What Are Other Care Providers In The Area Charging Per Hour For Special Needs Children?

Today I worked a job through a high end nanny agency in Santa Fe, NM. There were four children, one child had multiple special needs. I was paid $30 an hour for a 6 hour job. In Tucson, I was a part-time after school nanny for a 10 year old... more