So I recently changed my career path because of losing my job at the daycare and I am now a nanny for a lovely family in my local area. I absolutely love my job and can’t wait to see how the children grow as I am looking after them.
So while I have the experience of working in various daycare's over the last five years, becoming a nanny was a very different scenario for me. While it is a change; it is a welcome change and I am loving my job. I find that the differences while small make the job more enjoyable so that it doesn't seem like I'm actually working because it is so much fun. Getting this new job has made me look to the future now after being stuck in a depressive state for almost a month; I can't wait to see what the future holds for me.
What does my day look like?
So my day starts at 6:15 am at my house, when I wake up and start getting ready for the day.
I arrive at their house between 8:00-8:15 am. At this point both the parents and the oldest child leave the house; for work and school respectively. When they leave if the middle child hasn't eaten yet, I will make him breakfast and if the youngest is awake she eats at this time as well. Between 9-10 am if the youngest wasn't awake when I got there she will usually wake up between this time. Around 10-10:30 am the youngest will go down for a nap if she was awake earlier if she woke up later she will go to sleep between 11 am-12 pm. Throughout this time I am playing with the middle child and having fun in the big room of the house. At 12-12:30 pm I make lunch for the middle boy it will usually take him 20-30 mins to eat because he gets distracted. :) The youngest will usually nap till about 2:30-3:00 pm and then she is up for the rest of the day. I will feed the youngest and then we go and play in the big room. The oldest gets home about 2:30-3:00 pm and we spend time together playing until I start making dinner about 4:30-5:00 pm. By 6 pm the parents are home and my day ends.
Now throughout the day I do dishes, laundry, sweeping and cleaning of the playroom. I also cook dinner for the whole family.
Is it rewarding?
The simple answer to the question is YES!!! I was working for exactly 1 week when the middle child told me that he loved that I was there and wanted to make sure that I would be coming back. I get lots of hugs throughout the day and when those happen you really know that you have made a connection with the child.
Now yes not everything is good, you get those moments when the child doesn't want to listen or is having a bad day but you handle those in stride and they don't affect the rewarding aspect of the job.
Why I love it?
I love looking after children; that's why I worked at the daycare but I love this job because it lets me connect with the children on a more personal level. I have never had the opportunity to actually forge a relationship with a school age child and with this job I can and I am able to see the world from a different perspective.
So I hope you enjoyed that look into my life. I am hoping to film a video about it soon.
See you Next Time :)