Bethel, AK
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Nichole S. - Seeking Work in Bethel

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

I have cared for children since middle school through HS, babysitting as much as possible from infants to young school age. In my late teens and early 20s, I taught horseback riding to teens. In my mid-20s, while going back to school for Massage Therapy in Sacramento, CA, I was a part-time nanny to my friend's kids (4 boys and 1 baby girl). Their ages ranged from 12 years to 3 months. I would pick the 3 youngest up from daycare about mid morning, bring them to my home & prepare a snack, play games, swim in the pool, then in the evening take them to their home, prepare their dinner and work on homework when applicable, and prepare them for bed, then mom or dad would get home and I would leave. I also tutored my mom's friend's son, who was 15 at the time. In middle school, I took babysitter CPR for children and infants, and have taken 1st Aid/CPR courses since then. As of 2007, I have maintained my certification in CPR & First Aid/AED from infants to adults (healthcare provider certificate). I did let my Oregon food handler card laps in 2010 but have no problem retesting and getting it back should you desire. I love to educate, from reading, math, & science, to art and cognitive development and skills in infants and toddlers. I love seeing how different children's minds work and processes information, and love playing out doors when weather permits. On here, I am looking for a full-time live-in nanny position. I do have experience with cloth diapers. I support breast-feeding/pumping. I also don't mind cleaning up after the child (children) including food prep and their laundry.
Saundrea  M. - Seeking Work in Bethel

10.00 / hour
< 1 yr of experience

 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Bethel, PA?

As a parent, it’s natural for you to ask your nanny for a little extra help around the house. However, the boundaries for a nannies duties vary from person to person. In general, a nanny is responsible for making sure your children’s needs are met. This includes things like ensuring they have opportunities to play and be active, that they have a healthy diet and a sanitary home. When tasks go beyond child care, for example scrubbing kitchen counters, folding laundry, gathering groceries, or teaching a language, you will likely need to provide additional compensation.

How can I ensure I have a great relationship with my nanny?

To start, it’s important you set expectations and are aligned on compensation from day one. This includes outlining vacation days, a protocol for sick days, and everything else you would want your own employer to cover. From here, spend time getting to know them. Take your nanny out one of Bethel’s great restaurants, learn about their childhood, and discuss your parenting philosophy. Finally, be sure to resolve conflicts as they arise. Open communication is crucial to ensuring a healthy long-term relationship.

Questions to ask prospective Bethel Nannies:
  • Have you been a nanny previously? How long did your employment last?
  • Are you trained in First Aid or CPR?
  • How would you handle a situation where our child began choking?
  • How do you handle tantrums? Can you share an experience disciplining children?
  • What sort of household tasks are you open to doing?
  • Are you open to a live in arrangement?
  • Do you plan to work for our family over multiple years?
  • Do you have a driver's license in Pennsylvania?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Bethel?
  • How flexible are you on weekends and evenings?
  • What salary are you seeking? Are you comfortable being paid by direct deposit?
  • Are you able to help with food preparation?
  • What could you cook for a child aged 2-5? Do you know how to make baby food?
  • Are you comfortable facilitating play dates?
  • Have you ever potty trained a child before?
  • Have you worked with newborns? Do you know how to change a diaper and prepare formula?
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