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Patricia

Puyallup, WA

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🌴how Do You Handle Asking For Time Off For The Holidays? 🌴

The best approach would be to ask 2 to 3 months ahead. If you have just been hired, make sure that you tell your new family while you are interviewing about your vacation that is already planned. The answer can only be yes or no, usually they will arrange a... more

πŸ€’how Do You Handle Work Days When You're Sick?πŸ€’

Work days and your feeling ill. The best answer would be if your feverish, coughing, congested, sneezing, stay home so you would not spread to family. Call as soon as you can so the family can call their stand by.

How Can I Be Less Awkward During Interviews?

Practicing in front of a family member and mirror can help.

πŸ’what's Something Your Family Has Said Or Done To Make You Feel Really Appreciated Lately?πŸ’

My family has repeatedly thanked me for all the focus on preparing their daughter for preschool and kindergarten. Helping their son prepare for preschool. Working on their manners and sitting correctly is still a work in progress. There is always something new to learn! :) I love my job as a... more

πŸ“ Do You Use Written Agreements With Your Families? Why Or Why Not? πŸ“

I feel that a written agreement as to the parents expectations of their Nanny is a wise choice. The amount of weekly wage plus any overtime should be written so there is no question at the end of the week. Any paid holidays should be noted and holidays not paid... more

πŸ† What Moment Are You Most Proud Of As A Caregiver? πŸ†

My most precious and proud time is when the children in my care have confidence and are proud of themselves with what they have learned and want to continue learning! Their smiles of joy make everything worth while as a nanny! :)

πŸ’°what Are Your Tips For Negotiating Pay Rates?Β πŸ’°

Firmness in what the nanny feels is a good rate with her experience and references. It is always best to negotiate a fair rate with the family that will meet both family and nanny needs.

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I have been a Nanny/sitter for 14 years. I have never cancelled a day of care for any reason. I am respectful of my Care Family and am devoted to them while their children are in my care. Sitters should have the same respect.