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How to broach the subject of bringing your child along

I take care of my 1 year old niece. If I were to get a babysitting or nannying job I would need to bring her along. How would I go aboit bringing that up in interviews or do I put that info in my bio as well?

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I would put it in your bio, this way they know up front that she will be with you at each babysitting job they hire you for. No one will be caught off guard. If they read first they will already have a heads up on your situation. During the interview process a friendly reminder that your niece will be accompanying you should suffice. Hope this helps.

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I know I would not personally hire anyone asking to bring another child along. It seems quite unprofessional.

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Its important to be honest, some people may feel you would be distracted, where other may like, it if they have children and if your niece is of a simular age they could play together.

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User in Portland, OR
March 6, 2019

I would put that in your bio so that you aren't wasting your time talking to people who wouldn't be ok with it.

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Be up front about you needing to bring your niece. Put it in your bio and see what happens

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User in Laredo, TX
Feb. 24, 2019

Not many families will want that due to the fact being, you are going to babysit their children and they are going to want all eyes, attention on their children. SO, I don't know about that. I guess, just be straight forward, but before, doing so let them know how much you need this job and if they can take their children to your house because you are already caring for one child, and if they say no, then just ask if she can go.

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no children should be brought to work.

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Find a baby sitter for your child you are there to complete a job.

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I would put it in bio.,as well tell them in a interview. Best to be honest & up front.

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i would add it to your bio so they know up front what to expect, some people may welcoem the idea so to have a play mate for their child but may need some reasssurance that it wont affect the care you give to their child.

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I feel it is always best to be upfront in certain situations. Putting it in your Bio would help but also in the interview ask them if that would be an issue.

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Asya in Visalia, CA
Jan. 24, 2019

Put it in your bio and dress it up as a bonus. You should be prepared if your niece doesn't get along with the clients child, that could mess up a work opportunity.

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I would both put it in your bio AND the interview........make sure both parties know what is expected!

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just be honest with the people you're dealing with. if your getting a babysitting job it shouldn't matter to them if you bring your niece with you

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don't You have a job not a good practice

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some people don't mind others think it will take time away from their child and the job your being paid to do.

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put that in your bio, that way it is out there in the open and when you are interviewing they will be able to listen to you instead of thinking if they want the child to come.

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I'd put the info in your bio to weed out any replies that might have a problem with it. Some parents are concerned that a babysitter or nanny will show favoritism toward their own child in a mixed child environment. Others may feel the quality of service provided to their children will be less as you will be caring for your own too. Then there are some who have no problem all. If the info is clear in your bio, it will make it easier to find the right match.

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Sure take the barato the interview with you

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Put into your bio, some people would love a built in playdate and some might not want the extra liability. Plus you don't need to waste your time :o)

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I would add that to your bio, if you know that your niece will be with you the majority of the time. You may see this as a negative, but it's better to be clear and communicate, because maybe the family wouldn't mind their child having someone new to play with. Good luck

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You have to be honest with people and tell them your situation.Or you could bring the child or children to your place. Good luck

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You don't bring a child to a job.

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I would put it in your bio but also make sure to let them know once they ask about you or your experience and availability and all that. Make sure its the first thing you let them know about because a lot of families don't really like that idea.But at the end of the day you have to do what needs to be done.

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i would put it in the bio and remind them at interviews

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User in Algonquin, IL
Sept. 24, 2018

Yes. Put that into your bio. My daughter years ago was looking for pt help. She preferred someone coming in with their toddler and it worked out GREAT!!

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Hello. I don't think that you need to put that in your bio, however I think before the interview, ask the interviewer if you can bring along your niece to the interview. At the interview you can ask the question there with your niece present, so that the interviewer will get a feel for your niece and they can give you a direct answer. Try and keep in mind that the client may not feel comfortable having your niece in their home due to liability circumstances that can happen, so don't be surprise if they were to decline.

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Jackie in Eldred, NY
Sept. 1, 2018

Hello! A lot of people would be happy if you brought her along with you. Ive seen a lot of people actually prefer them to bring another child so their child has play time with others. I would simply just put it in your bio to give them a heads up and probably get accepted for jobs more! (:

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Be upfront and put that information in your bio so people are aware before you go in for an interview as that may be a deal breaker from r some people and you wouldn't want to waste their time. Be upfront and honest, always!

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You should describe this situation in your profile, put the child's age, if she is a quiet child, but I find it difficult for someone to hire her. It's not impossible, but you can try and get lucky.

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Definitely maybe talk about it during the interview.

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Karen in Galt, CA
Aug. 18, 2018

Divulge this information upfront and see if they are accepting of the situation. I think you will find many parents are in favor of nanny sharing. Being honest is always the best policy.

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Just be upfront and honest. I would bring it up during the interview conversation

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You should definitely mention that fact to the prospective client. They may consider another child an asset. They may also feel that less attention would be given to their child and/or children.

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User in Oakland, CA
Aug. 4, 2018

for about for 1hr extra

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I think that's something you could place in your bio ,but also make sure to remind the client during the interview. I don't believe most family's would have a problem with it as your niece could be an excellent playmate for the child you are babysitting. It's important to make sure everyone is on the same page so that you know what the client expects but they Also know what you can provide as well as your current situation.

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Amber C.
July 28, 2018

Don't do it! Clients are paying you to direct ALL of your attention to THEIR kids, not yours... They don't get to take their kids to work with them; they have to pay for childcare, why shouldn't you?

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Stacie in Humble, TX
July 23, 2018

I think that you should let people know up front.

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Jean in Olyphant, PA
July 19, 2018

I would put it in your bio or mention when you get an interview right from the start

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the best thing to do is to put it in your bio, so that way people up front know that you have a child to bring along, some people get upset if you wait till a interview and tell them.

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User in Boston, MA
July 18, 2018

put that information on your bio and say that you are in the nanny share business meaning they should expect that you will have another child with you

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That's hard since someone is paying you to take care of their child(ren), they might feel having your niece their takes attention away from their child. however, you can find jobs where families are willing to drop their kids off instead. they usually don't mind the latter

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Amber C.
July 14, 2018

Hi. How do you bring this up?? You don't! In my experience, Care.com clients expect your full, undivided attention when caring for their little ones, and rightfully so! If you feel you are capable and qualified to care for multiple children (that are not related), it may be necessary (and wise) to obtain a child care license and provide accommodations for your families.

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I think that it has to be brought up on the interview.

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Melissa in Merced, CA
Jan. 25, 2018

If you are going to get paid to watch someone else's child you should watch that child not some child you are bringing with you. Very rare would someome allow that. If you want to try just explain to the person thats what comes with you and see if they would allow it.

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Ruth in Dunn, NC
Jan. 14, 2018

You never take children to work.

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Ryan in Sandy, OR
Jan. 10, 2018

Just put it in your bio. You don't want to wait until the interview stage to find out that it's a dealbreaker.

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I do not look for babysitting job.

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User in Cambridge, MA
Jan. 10, 2018

yes you definitely should put it in your bio,most people are pretty comfortable with other children being in their home but there is always that 1-2 people that may have a problem with it. So you want to tell them right away. I hope this helps Thanks

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