When I first got this idea, a blog about being a nanny, I hadn't done any research. I knew there probably had to be several of such blogs, even ones specific to New York City. (there are) However, I also knew that being a unique and creative individual, I was bound to come up with things special to my nanny blog. And that's another thing--- People in my profession seem to be on the fence about what they like to be called: Nanny, Care-giver, Friend, Babysitter, etc. I'm deciding for the remainder of this entire blog I am comfortable with the title "nanny" and will hence refer to myself and others as such.
Not being a veteran, I knew I couldn't offer a lot of experience advice. (I definitely call my mom all the time for advice) I'm a young woman who loves children. I'm also a young woman who loves to play and create and laugh--much like the two girls I care for. I suppose it's not a rarity to come across other such young people who are nannies, yet, when I find nannies who are in my age bracket, they seem to either not care as much as I do, or feel as if their resources are lacking. It's a lot of responsibility to care for other people's children. It's also a lot of responsibility to find fun, engaging activities and outings that are safe and relatively easy to execute.
Knowing all of this, with the limited background I have, I came up with my own niche. Not advice, but "tips" and not solutions, but "ideas" as to how to improve and accentuate your nanny experience, as I discover my own.
So, welcome! Stay tuned and best of luck becoming the nanny of your client's dreams.