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RESOURCES WE KNOW OF:

- Rudra Nanny Agency - Nepali agencies (Fee charged from nanny): Tell: 718-205-9870,718-205-9870,Cell : 646-508-4014

Tibetan Nanny - TibetanNanny.com (No- fees): 212.335.0017

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Comment by AA 20 hours ago

Nimu Hasben is available for Full time/Part time Nanny/care giver position. She has been very good with my daughter throughout her tenure. My daughter will be going to day care. Hence I am trying to find my care giver a new home. Happy to provide any reference. Please reach out to Nimu @ 201 442 1804.

Comment by AA 21 hours ago

My nanny is avaialable from Feb 1st 2019. Nimu Has been. Very reliable and good care giver/nanny and a very good cook. Please reach out to her @ 2014421804

Comment by Deepti Puri yesterday

Looking for a Nanny for my 22 months old girl. 

5 days a week, time is 12pm to 7pm.

Contact me at 9147155844, references will be required.

Comment by Madhura Roy on Saturday

PART 3

  • And oh your nannies have access to Newport Mommies. Yup. When my nanny was leaving, she knew exactly what my new ad said.  It's probably some kind, thoughtful employer helping her out. My nanny is used to say Newport is a very small place and word gets around and I didn't quite understand until I was actually part of the mommy-nanny circuit. 
Ok mommies, good luck with nannies and momming. This stage is so hard and being a mom is a difficult and an isolating feeling. You are probably doing the best you can. Please don't hesitate to reach out to me with further questions or if you just want to chat. If you are so lucky to have the perfect nanny and faced none of what I listed then I’d love to learn more about how you trained and managed your nanny.  
Comment by Madhura Roy on Saturday

PART 2

  • They are very quick to speak ill of employers that they feel that they have been wronged by or other nannies have been wronged by. She often came up to me with stories of how a nanny was fired in a day and what an terrible person the employer was, or how her previous employer (who actually wrote her a glowing review on Newport mommies) actually a cruel, unfair person because she tricked her into believing she would hire her for a year even though she knew in advance she was returning to India. And so on. There are possibly things that go horribly wrong between mommies and nannies, however, its usually a personality clash and it's never really one person's fault entirely.
  • There are nanny cliques. Apparently there is a Gujju group, and a Nepali group, and various other groups of nannies that rule Newport. I know about how the Gujju gang functions because my nanny was Gujju. They share notes about each others' per hour wage and what they get, so they all pretty much will have the same demands when you start interviewing. They function like a union. If one nanny charges less, other nannies gang up on her and belittle her about how she’s poorly paid and how much better their lives are etc. etc. 
  • They have strange concepts of what is standard rate etc. I tried to explain to my nanny that different people get paid differently for the same job because of the skill sets they bring, a nanny with a degree in early childhood education, a pleasing personality and great cooking skills will be paid a premium over the rest. It is a concept they have trouble grasping because of the union like structure that they function in.
  • Your nanny might be complicit. You define the standards for them. Be sure to set a good example for your nanny. If you take a quick and easy way once, it’s not the exception, it’s the rule for them. The logic is, if that is good enough for the mom then I can drop my standards too, even if they know better. So be extra cautious about cleanliness.
  • The nanny won't clean bathrooms. They consider it beneath them. Think about what this means for a moment. You live in America, it is unlikely you have a janitor coming in on a daily basis. It means your nanny will use the bathroom but expects that you clean after her, but she won't clean after you because it's beneath her. I had no option but to agree to this but I think if you are using the bathroom, it's fair you clean it too. 
  • Expect a bit of disrespect: These women are not accustomed to the American way to speaking directly . So you might have your nanny speaking in riddles or pass a snide comment here and there which you may need to ignore. I faced a bit of that too, I was once told by my nanny that I don't know much about child rearing. The fact of the matter is that I probably don't because I am a new mother but don't let anybody speak to you like that. Not your mother or in laws or the nanny. As moms, we need to trust our gut instinct and not question our abilities as a mother because nobody knows better than you what your child needs (well, maybe just your pediatrician). Advice can be well intentioned but harmful if coming from somebody who cannot explain logic behind why something should be done a certain way. 
  • Your nanny is more savvy than you think - Most of these women are uneducated but they know about emergency daycare that your employer offers you, or what River school daycare costs and that it has bad reviews or that jersey city schools are not the top schools. They also have hilarious ideas about the world they work in like a certain building is better than the others and nannies aspire to work there but the building allow all types of nannies.
Comment by Madhura Roy on Saturday

PART 1

Hi mommies,

I am the mother of a one year old and wanted to share my experience with you so maybe lessons that I learnt will save you a lot of time and effort. Obviously this is not EVERY nanny in Newport so you might disagree and that’s fine. These are just my observations from my own experience. I had a nanny who came highly recommended on this website, while the quality of her work was very good, there were a few lessons for me along the way. 
  • Nannies can be unreliable: if you have a nanny that keeps her word about a notice period etc you are lucky. My nanny worked for me for 7 months and gave me a weeks’ notice. This can be a nightmare situation for many of you working moms as it was for me. This was after she insisted that I hire her for no less than a year. Please back up your phone with as many nanny numbers and interview as many as is possible because at a pinch you may need help. Keep in mind there is no contract and they will move on to the next job for half a dollar increase in their per hour pay rate. The unfortunate truth is that nannies in Newport demand all the benefits of a full time job but you cannot expect the same level of performance, professionalism and expertise. They expect paid vacations etc, fixed hours, steady salary but it is unlikely you will have a proper notice period or any kind of professionalism on their end unless you are exceptionally lucky. My nanny got paid for my month long India trip and then waited till she got paid for two Thanksgiving holidays and a $100 Diwali holiday before she decided she wanted to move on to the next thing. 
  • Don't expect honesty. I got some hogwash story about her having a backache and then I was told she and her husband bought a store and were moving away. And also she didn't want to do a nanny job anymore. Sure enough, she had another kind, trusting employer put up an new ad for her in the next week. 
  • There are constant not-very-subtle hints about gifts. Your nanny will possibly “in casual conversation” bring up how ex-employers have gifted them branded bags and constantly ply her with cash gifts that she refuses. A couple of my friends have said their nannies have told them that their previous employer gifted them gold jewelry. I’m skeptical for obvious reasons. 
  • Nothing about your life will remain private. Understand that they will discuss details about you, your family and how much money you have and make, to other nannies and every household they work at. I heard stories about other employers and watches that were lost that costs lakhs of rupees and how the dad instantly bought her another. Or another employer with a home in short hills and 10 rooms. My nanny wistfully said, when will I have a house like that? Some stories are harmless but there are some stories I am pretty sure her employer wouldn't have wanted her to share with strangers. While my nanny was extremely honest in the terms that my things never went missing, it generally is not a good idea to flash any form of wealth because of the people they might be sharing information may not have the right intentions and you need to be careful. I learnt too many private things about her other employers than I cared to know.  
Comment by vasudha khanna on Wednesday

Excellent, young, energetic, loving, honest, and reliable nanny is available for a full time position from 17th of December 2018/ 1 January 2019 (9 or 10 hours). She has had more than 3.5 years of experience as a baby sitter in New Jersey. She has worked with me as a weekend nanny for the last one year and came to me highly recommend.  She has an excellent work ethic, is punctual, extremely caring and patient with kids, an excellent cook and a perfectionist. She took over my kids and tasks at home seamlessly with little instruction. She has worked with 3 more families before and come to me as highly recommended. I hope she can find a good family to be with.

If you are interested, please call/ message me at +1 734 447 6510 or email me at vasudhakhanna2000@yahoo.com. Happy to provide a reference for her. You can also call her directly at +1 646 894 9123.

Comment by Kavita Kotte on December 4, 2018 at 7:34am

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Our full time nanny available from next week. She was with us for 6months and we had a fair experience. She is very loving and patient towards my son.pls feel free to call Pramila Ben @ (201) 667-4028. Msg me if you have any questions. Thanks Kavita801-897-4667.

Comment by Navya Chaudhary Igarashi on November 29, 2018 at 9:35pm

Hi, our nanny - Sonam is available from 8th December as our kids are now in full time day care and school.  She has been a live in nanny for my 2 yr old and 4 yr old and is also very good with housekeeping, laundry and great with kids. She has a lot of experience with kids and doesn’t take time to engage them and entertain them. She is from bhutan and has a valid working visa. She is looking for live in or live out full time nanny/ housekeeper job . Please reach out to her at ‭+1 (929) 328-3970‬ .

Thanks,

Navya 

Comment by Sachita Laddha Dhoot on November 29, 2018 at 3:28pm

Hi All! I am looking for a nanny for my 8 month old son. Looking for someone who is willing to work part time between 8 am to 2 pm M-F. Please feel free to pass on my number to anyone who might be interested. My cell is 917-971-4052. 

Comment by Smrita Sinha on November 29, 2018 at 9:35am

Hi, We are looking for a nanny for my 16 month old son.  Live in only.  Sun evening - Friday evening.  Long term commitment.  Hindi and/or English. Should be young'ish, high energy, loving, gentle, playful and hardworking.  Cooking for baby and family (simple meals, veg and non veg).  Must be self-motivated to help me manage the house.   References needed. Good salary and good family.  We are in Cliffside Park (accessible from Jersey City via bus - 1 hour).  732 259 1196 

Comment by Surabhi Singhal on November 28, 2018 at 8:31pm

I am looking for a full time nanny from Jan 10 onwards for my 20 month old daughter in Harrison NJ, close to PATH station. Please leave a message / call me / share any references you may know of. It would be great if you could also share any nanny hiring tips as well since i am relatively new.

Comment by Janeane Ferrari on November 27, 2018 at 12:02pm

Am looking for a full-time nanny (Monday through Friday, probably 10am-6pm but slightly flexible) for our five month old. To start around January/February (but start date flexible). Spanish speaker required (must also speak English). Must have references. Would also prefer someone who can occasionally work later if I need to work late (and possibly adjust hours accordingly) and would also love someone who may be interested in picking up some weekend time here and there (but by no means are either of these required). Would also love someone who can cook for the baby when he starts solids, do some light baby housekeeping/tidying up. Any leads would be wonderful you can reach me at 202-746-7143. Thanks!!

Comment by Madhura Roy on November 26, 2018 at 4:24pm

Hello Mommies, 

Can you please recommend a nanny for my one year old baby? He is very active and needs a nanny who can play with him. I also need a bit of help with household chores. Cooking skills are appreciated but not essential. 5 hours a day Monday - Friday is what I need but I am flexible. 

Thanks!

Maddy

Comment by Suhasini S on November 26, 2018 at 11:26am

Hello - We are looking for a nanny starting in December for our daughter who will be 5 months old. Looking for someone who is patient, reliable, comes with strong recommendations and has recent relevant experience. Job would require basic childcare duties M-F, light housekeeping and Indian cooking. Prefer someone who can converse well in both English and Hindi. Any leads would be very helpful. Please reach out to me at 267-210-5423. Thanks!

Comment by Arpi Singhal Gupta on November 21, 2018 at 6:07pm

Hi. We are looking for a nanny/cook for weekdays mornings from 7 to 9am. Responsibilities include vegetarian cooking and dropping our son to school. If you know of someone looking to pick up additional work for these hours, please reach me at 9174859212. Thanks, Arpi

Comment by Munira Lokhandwala on November 17, 2018 at 7:19pm

Hello All,

We are looking for a full-time nanny to start in January for our son who will be 4 months then. We live in Edgewater, NJ. Hours will be from Monday-Friday 8 AM - 6 PM. Responsibilities include light housekeeping and help with cooking. We are looking for an energetic and reliable person with strong references. If anyone has any recommendations, please contact me at 347-924-5856.

Comment by Radhika Mehrotra on November 17, 2018 at 5:16pm

Hello. Am looking for a nanny starting asap from 12-5 everyday. Job includes school pick up, housekeeping and top help in the kitchen. Would need references. Please contact me on 9178725572.

Thanks! 

Comment by Pooja Shindey on November 14, 2018 at 10:03am

i am looking for cleaning lady  to clean 1  bedroom apartment  if any one interested plz let me know  start date from dec 1 st  thanks     

Comment by vasudha khanna on November 14, 2018 at 3:56am

Excellent, young, energetic, loving, honest, and reliable nanny is available for a full time position from End of December 2018/ early January 2019. She can manage multiple kids well ( she looks after my 4 year old and 18 month old over the weekends). She has had more than 3.5 years of experience as a baby sitter in New Jersey. She has worked with me as a weekend nanny for the last one year and came to me highly recommend by a friend. She has an excellent work ethic, is punctual, extremely caring and patient with kids, an excellent cook and a perfectionist. She also assists me with other household chores on the weekend. She has worked with 3 more families before and come to me as highly recommended. I hope she can find a good family to be with.

If you are interested, please call/ message me at +1 734 447 6510 or email me at vasudhakhanna2000@yahoo.com. Happy to provide a reference for her. You can also call her directly at +1 646 894 9123.

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