Everyone at TLC for Kids is so happy to help families find great childcare. Read what happened to Adriana, our Nanny Placement Counselor in Florida, the other day.
“The funniest thing happened to me the other day while I was getting my hair cut at a salon in Coral Gables, Fl. While I was talking to the hairdresser, she asked me what I do for work. I told her I hire and help place nannies with families all over South Florida and we often placed nannies in the Coral Gables area. She mentioned that there were a lot of families with children living in the apartment building the salon was located in. She said she often sees a pair of twins in the building with their nanny and began talking about how cute they were. When she described the nanny and the kids, I realized it was a TLC nanny! One of our nannies had been placed to work with twins in that building!
She went on to tell me how the kids always seemed to be having such a great time with the nanny. The nanny also seems to be happy, and that she could tell they had a very close and happy relationship.
I am so glad to know that here at TLC we are making a difference for the families in this community by providing quality childcare!
It’s here…our newest blog feature. We’re excited to announce our newest blog series, “Three minute Q and A with TLC nannies.” Each month we’re going to bring you some great Q and A with our nannies so they can share some info and insight about the nanny profession and educate others on some of the fun aspects of the job. This week we interviewed Judy.
1. Why do you want to be a nanny?
I became a nanny after college when I realized teaching in a daycare setting was not for me. I have always enjoyed working with children, so when the opportunity arose, I jumped in with both feet! I love being a nanny, and can no longer imagine having a career in anything else!
2. What’s your favorite thing about being a nanny?
Being apart of a family! Working together as a team in raising the kiddos!
3. What activity are your looking forward to doing with your charge(s) this week?
This week we are going to grants farm and to the train store to play with friends!
4. Where do you get your ideas for creative activities? What’s your favorite craft?
Pinterest, Facebook groups, friends, and google is my best friend!
5. Do you follow any blogs or websites to share with other nannies?
Every child will receive care from someone other than their parents. Having a nanny or babysitter over for the first time can be difficult for both the parent and the child.
TLC For Kids would like to share some tips to help you both through this new challenge.
1. Preparation. A few days before start talking to your child about what is going to happen. Tell your child about the sitter who is coming over to to play with them. If you have hired a new nanny have the nanny come over to visit first before she starts work.
2. Communication. Tell the new nanny or babysitter all about your child. Share routines and likes and dislikes. You can also tell the nanny about recent events that might help build a relationship.
3. Transition objects. Let your little one keep something with them that will remind them of you. This can be comforting for your child. A transition object might be a blankie, favorite stuffed animal or a picture of mom or dad.
4. Play Games. For a younger child playing games like peek-a-boo and hide-n-seek help with separation anxiety. Kids learn that things continue to exist even if they are out of sight. It also helps teach children the idea of a reunion and that objects and parents do come back.
5. Aftermath. Finally be prepared that your child may react to the separation after the fact. This may come in regression in toilet training, temper tantrums, or low levels of frustration. Remain calm and talk to your child about their feelings and reassure them that everything is going to be OK. Let the nanny or caregiver know about these new feelings too.
TLC’s nannies and babysitters have experience working with kids and come ready to help make the transition a smooth one.
Working as a nanny is a fun and rewarding job. In fact, more and more people with experience in childcare are finding that being a nanny is a great career. Nanny jobs allow skilled social workers, teachers, daycare providers and nurses the same thing: the opportunity to help children.
As a nanny you are with children everyday in their home. You are able to provide a loving and stable environment for kids. Childcare experts and parents agree that this type of environment is beneficial for kids. Being a nanny allows you the opportunity to spend time with a child everyday. You watch them grow and develop. You will be there to see a child sit up for the first time, you will be there when they are learning to crawl, then walk and run.
A nanny also has the opportunity to teach kids. You are one of the child’s first teachers. Everyday nannies are singing the ABC song, counting out the number of swings at the playground, and talking about what color the flowers are in the garden. Watching a child learn is very rewarding. Along with teaching, nannies are coloring, cutting, gluing and stamping fun art projects and gifts for mom and dad.
Being a nanny is all about taking care of children while providing support for the family. It is a fun and challenging career for anyone with childcare experience.
If you are interested in becoming a nanny in Missouri of Florida please visit our website today to learn more and fill out an application.