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Family

Nanny

May - July 2019 • Lawton, OK

What I liked

it was pretty laid-back

What I wish was different

wish i had more time

Advice

it’s a pretty nice job if you like kids
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Babysitting

June 2018 - August 2019 • Defiance, OH

What I liked

I liked getting to better know the kids, and be able to further my knowledge for my major in early childhood education.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have babysat more than three days a week, but I was content with the days I was able to come in and help the family out.

Advice

Babysitting does not have to be just watching the kids, but it can also include helping the busy family take care of their house by doing simple things like doing their dishes or cleaning.
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Nanny

April - August 2019 • High Ridge, MO

What I liked

Working with kids!

What I wish was different

The pay.

Advice

It’s nice to have a non school job while you can!
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Nanny

July - August 2019 • Grand Forks, ND

What I liked

It is laid back and easy going

What I wish was different

Advice

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Nanny

May - August 2019 • Fowlerville, MI

What I liked

Easy way to earn money over the summer.

What I wish was different

Having a bigger pay day

Advice

Great way to earn extra money
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Nanny

May - August 2019 • Perrysburg, OH

What I liked

I loved spending my summer with kids. It was really fun to plan things for us to do and to help them have a fun summer.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Nanny

May - August 2019 • Charlottesville, VA

What I liked

Flexible, fun

What I wish was different

More structured hours

Advice

Amazing! Definitely worth it when you have a great family.
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Child care taker

May - August 2019 • Fowler, CO

What I liked

I enjoyed the kids that I took care of and taking them to swimming lessons and their summer camps.

What I wish was different

The hours and the wages are some things that I wish would have been different.

Advice

Pat attention to the children’s needs and have good communication with the parents.
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Log Truck Tractor-Trailer Driver

February 2010 • Monterey, VA

What I liked

I enjoyed the custom hours I can make because it is a self employed business.

What I wish was different

I wish that the other truckers were not as selfish with the loads that people take in and out.

Advice

worry about your own trucking, because everyone will have a problem whether you haul too much or too little.
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Nanny

May 2017 - August 2019 • Naperville, IL

What I liked

The children were so sweet to me. I enjoyed doing free fun things with them all summer. E.g we went to the pool, the movies, out to eat, etc. I loved going to all their soccer games and supporting them through everything. The older child had just entered middle school and he needed advise on what to do about the girl he liked. I love that he came to me over his parents because we had a strong bond. I felt like I was their older sister.

What I wish was different

I wish the parents did not have differing ideas about the daily schedule. E.g the mom wanted me to take them to the library, the dad wanted me to take them to a water park. The two were married, but did not communicate and it left me in lots of difficult situations.

Advice

Nanning allows you to be a role model to children that didnt even know they needed you. You become apart of the family and begin to love them all. You adapt to their cultural values and eat their cultural food. I recommend being a nanny to out of high school students as a summer full time job. It is easy and pays well.
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Nanny

June - August 2019 • Phoenix, MD

What I liked

The laidback environment and freedom to go do activities outside of house with the kids

What I wish was different

Proximity to my house. I drove an hour there and back

Advice

Make sure you charge extra for gas if driving far
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Nanny

June - August 2019 • Sioux City, IA

What I liked

Getting to hang out with kids all day and the flexibility of being able to go out and do things

What I wish was different

Making more money

Advice

Being a nanny is great if you like kids and want to enjoy spending the summer with them!
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Nanny

June - August 2019 • Williamston, MI

What I liked

Consistent hours, very enjoyable, family was great

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

It was tiring at first but goy more and more rewarding as I got to know the kids better.
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Baby Sitter

May - August 2019 • Elgin, NE

What I liked

Working with children and working close to home.

What I wish was different

More hours and more experience

Advice

This is a great job for anyone who wishes to work with children in the future.
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Nanny

May 2019 • Chico, CA

What I liked

I loved getting to form relationships with the children.

What I wish was different

Sometimes arriving at 6am was hard but it was worth it.

Advice

Every kid is different so every childcare job experience will be different!
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Nanny

June - August 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

It was nice to get to know the kids

What I wish was different

The Family

Advice

make sure that your rights are heard an understood by the employer
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Nanny

June 2019 • Lakeville, MN

What I liked

I love kids so the fact that I was working with kids all summer didn't even feel like a job. It was very laid back and I did a lot of different activities with the kids.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Nanny

May - September 2019 • Provo, UT

What I liked

Have time with kids

What I wish was different

I would love to have prior experience

Advice

always being prepared with everything you need to be prepared with
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Nanny

March 2018 - August 2019 • The Woodlands, TX

What I liked

I have never had a more challenging or more rewarding job! I know I made a huge impact in my girls lives

What I wish was different

The family was somewhat unstable which led to the job being challenging and emotionally demanding. I was a returning summer nanny and fought for a raise, but i was still underpaid for the area and the work i was doing. i went back because it was still more than my job in waco and i felt like the kids needed me.

Advice

go into any babysitting/nanny job knowing your worth and having a fixed rate. Don’t leave it up to the family, (unless they want to give you more), because in my experience, they are looking for the least amount to pay. i know this isn’t the case with every family so find the family that’s the best fit for you.
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Babysitter

June - August 2019 • Dunkirk, MD

What I liked

Working with children

What I wish was different

More time to babysit

Advice

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