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Kira T. - Seeking Work in Colchester
Kira T.
Colchester$22.85/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
<p>Full Name: Kirstin     Nickname: Kira</p> <p>Age: 24 years of age</p> <p>Years of Experience: 11 years of child care experience</p> <p>I've also worked for a Center from March 2013-June 2013 for the Spring season with 4th, 5th and 6th graders.</p> <p>Reccently I was working at a before and after school program [MECCA] from 7:00am-8:30am and from 2:15/45pm until 5:30/6:00pm Monday through Friday. </p> <p>I worked all summer (from 2010-present) at a camp as the Unit Leader for the Senior Unit (Ages 14-16) a senior counselor, trip leader, life guard and assistant horse back riding staff. I have worked for two years as a teachers assistant at an elementary school.</p> <p>A little about me:<br />I have a mother named Sharon and a step father named Steve who live in New York with our lovely black lab Jack. <br />I also have a father named Don and a step mother named Elaine they in Connecticut with my eight year old brother Jake, and two pets Max and Maverick. <br />I have a sister named Kelsey who just graduated from Unity College in Maine. We are very close and I am so very proud of her.</p> <p>Here are some things that my campers have said about me:</p> <p> "I think it's fantastic that you know the names of every single camper in your Unit and that you truly care about every single one of them. You amaze me."  Natalia</p> <p>"You always make me feel better when I am down." Cayla</p> <p> "You are an awesome counselor, and I love how you care about your campers." Emily</p> <p>"You are an amazing person. You are so nice and sweet. This summer you are making an impact on so many girl's lives, including mine. Thank you!" Lauren</p> <p>"You are my role model, friend, and counselor all-in one. Everything you do makes me want to be a better person. You're funny, charming and sweet. Thank you for being there and being somebody I look up to. Love you forever." Em</p> <p>Here are some of the other counselor's quotes:</p> <p>"It was great meeting you this summer. You're so sweet and you were always willing to talk to me no matter how busy you were." Sara</p> <p>"You are one of the lovliest, most genuinely kind people I have ever met." Leah</p> <p> "I couldn't have gotten through this summer without you." Emily</p> <p>"You are always so nice and friendly!" Nora</p> <p>"You have such a great way about you, people arre so comfortable around you. I am so glad to have gotten to know you, I feel very lucky." Sam</p> <p> "You are the sweeest person at camp. Always postive with something nice to say. I always cheered up when you were around." Ashley</p> <p>"Your always so happy and full of spirit!" Katie</p> <p>"From the start you were always super open and welcoming, and it's great! Your girls obviously love you and so do all of the staff!" Alison</p> <p> "Thanks for all your hard work and effort. you are willing to do anything which is fantastic!" Jaxie <p>If you need any more references I would be more than happy to give them to you.</p> <p> </p> <p>Classes taken that apply to job:<br />Early Childhood (Formerly Child Development I) (0832)<br />Level 2 Semester 1/2 Credit<br />This course is for any student who may be considering the fields of education, healthcare, social work, or human services. It<br />is also for the students who would like to effectively interact with children as a relative, future coach, mentor or parent. Child<br />development topics include: the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of infants and toddlers, conception,<br />pregnancy, prenatal care, birth defects, child abuse, child birth and the impact of an infant on a family through the use of<br />infant simulators. This course is part of the Early Childhood College Career Pathway with Three Rivers Community College.</p> <p>Middle Childhood & Exceptionalities (Formerly Child Development II) (0833)<br />Level 2 Semester 1/2 Credit<br />This course is a continuation of Early Childhood and addresses the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of<br />children ages four to twelve. Typical and atypical development will be addressed. Students will explore various exceptional<br />children topics. Students will explore national and state special education laws and practices as well as gain experience in<br />working with preschool children and students with special needs. Instructor approval is required.<br />Prerequisite: Early Childhood</p> <p>THE PRESCHOOLER (0824)<br />Level 2 Semester 1/2 Credit<br />Students interested in the field of early childhood education would benefit from this course. This course is an extension of<br />Early Childhood and will emphasize learning the Child Development Associate competencies. Only students seriously interested<br />in interacting with young children should sign up for this course, as we will be operating our own preschool, The Beginner<br />Bobcat Preschool. Students will be responsible to create, conduct, implement, and evaluate lessons for preschool<br />students. Students will also create bulletin boards, story books, finger plays and other preschool based assignments. It will<br />be required that students arrange to make formal observations at a daycare, preschool or kindergarten setting. This course<br />is part of the Early Childhood College Career Pathway with Three Rivers Community College. Instructor approval is required.<br />Prerequisite: Early Childhood</p> <p>CULINARY ARTS I (0811)<br />Level 2 Semester 1/2 Credit<br />Students will apply basic cooking techniques to food preparation in the areas of: breakfast foods, salads, vegetables, grains,<br />sandwiches, casseroles, some basic desserts. This course begins with the study of kitchen safety and sanitation and includes<br />a focus on personal nutrition, kitchen math, lab organization, and equipment.<br />Open to grades 9-12.</p> <p>CULINARY ARTS II (0812)<br />Level 2 Semester 1/2 Credit<br />Students will apply basic and advanced cooking techniques to food preparation in the areas of stocks, soups, sauces, poultry,<br />meats, fish, and shellfish. This course begins with a review of kitchen safety and sanitation and includes a focus on menu<br />writing, food presentation with garnishing, recent topics in nutrition, and working with more advanced recipes. Students will<br />work to perfect mise en place, kitchen math, and their overall understanding of culinary principles.<br />Prerequisite: Culinary Arts I</p> <p>I have also taken a course called INST 202 The School and Society at Virginia Wesleyan College.</p> <p> </p>
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Faith D. - Seeking Work in New London
Faith D.

Faith has a great personality, not only have I seen her at work but in her siblings lives everyday she is VERY involved and over caring and considerate. Faiths had a great work attitude and positivity with people. I believe this job would be a great fit for her. - Dorothy

Faith D. - Seeking Work in New London
Faith D.

Faith is extremely attentive, helpful, and has an uncanny ability to anticipate needs. Faith was used as a mothers helper and made things extremely easy for after school for myself and my husband. I left my job which is the only reason faith was no longer needed. - Kimberlee

Taylor A. - Seeking Work in Fairfield
Taylor A.

Taylor is a great nanny. She goes above and beyon to ensure that the family’s needs are met. She is a team player that helps with scheduling and setting boundaries. She is an assest to any family she nannies for.. - Myrlene

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How to Find Infant Care in Colchester, CT

Start by posting a profile with everything candidates should know about your infant care position. Next, browse candidates and reach out to a few people you think might make a great fit. Once you find the right candidate, you can take advantage of Nanny Lane’s services, including background checks, PLUS, and nanny payroll.

Common Responsibilities of Infant Care in Colchester, CT

Infant nannies are best suited for families’ that have newborns. An infant nanny offers support with the care and well-being of newborns. Infant care nanny responsibilities include diapering and providing care for any rashes, swaddling, bathing, feeding, and burping. Infant care nannies are very skilled in caring for newborns, and some have experience specifically with premature newborns or multiples. It is important to take these factors into account when determining how much you should pay an infant care nanny.

If you’re looking for early socialization for your baby while saving on the cost of an infant nanny, you can try a nanny share. In a nanny share, you split the costs of an infant care nanny with another family. Alternatively, you could create a nanny share to create an infant care nanny position by having two families who want part-time child care. Beyond costs, there are other considerations in deciding between an infant nanny and an infant nanny share. It is essential to think about your family's additional desired responsibilities and the infant nanny when making this decision.

Nanny Interview Questions for Infant Care Providers in Colchester, CT

Once you start connecting with prospective infant nannies, the next step is an infant care interview. To make things a bit easier, here’s a list of some nanny interview questions to consider asking:

  • What do you love about being a nanny for infants?
  • What is your specific experience with this age group?
  • Are you Infant CPR/First Aid certified in Colchester, CT? If not, are you willing to be trained?
  • How do you handle a crying baby?
  • What do you feed an infant? At 0-3 months? 3-6 months? 6-9 months? 9-12 months?
  • How do you set up the infant’s crib for a nap?
  • What kind of activities will you plan to engage my baby?

At this stage, you can ask for references to better understand if they should move forward in your hiring process.

Contracts for Infant Care in Colchester, CT

After you’ve found the right candidate to be your infant nanny, writing a job offer can your family think through the what you’re asking of your infant nanny and help determine what compensation is fair. For your infant nanny, a job offer fosters understanding and enables them to commit more easily.

If you want to run a background check on the candidates for your infant nanny position, we recommend giving a job offer that is contingent upon the results of the background check.

After presenting your job offer, facilitate a discussion between your family and your infant nanny to clarify any confusion. Once you have found an agreement with your infant nanny, you can document this in a contract for your infant nanny. Setting clear expectations and fostering an environment for trust is essential to building the foundation for a good relationship with your nanny.

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