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Sarah E. - Seeking Work in Wasilla

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

Hello my name is Sarah. I have worked with children for over ten years, both as a babysitter and a paid city employee. Throughout high school and college I happily spent my time as a camp counselor, lifeguard and after-school care provider. A normal day usually consisted of 10-14 children within my care for 8 hours. However, even with such large groups, I was able to get to know each child's own interests and personalities. I can happily say that I have never run into a past camper at the grocery store and not known their name! With each year of care, I shared many experiences that were fun for myself, the children and their parents. I developed wonderful connections with families that have continued to last well beyond those summer and school months.
Mariah S. - Seeking Work in Wasilla

12.00 / hour
Full-time hours
< 1 yr of experience

Hi! My name is Mariah, I'm an Early Childhood Major at UAA who is currently(or about to be depending on when you see this) on break for the summer. I have always loved working with kids and am currently studying to become a kindergarten teacher. I have about 7 years of child care experience, 5 of them being paid. I have babysat since I was in middle school, and worked at my church nursery at the same time. Last summer I worked in a licensed day care where I was responsible for six 1-2 year olds at a time. Currently I'm working at the Alaska Club South playcenter, but I will be leaving there in early April and moving back to the Valley! I'm looking for something full time from May til late July!
Katriece K. - Seeking Work in Wasilla

12.00 / hour
< 1 yr of experience

Although I have never been officially a nanny, I have grown up my whole life being the go-to babysitter for all my family and friends. I am the first grandchild of a large family, so I'm always surrounded by kids. In my house alone there are four other kids ranging from 2 years old to 12 so I have experience nannying all ages. I am looking for specifically just a summer job because I am moving out of state for college in the fall.
Rachel G. - Seeking Work in Wasilla

13.00 / hour
5 yrs of experience

Hi there my name is Rachel. I love caring for children and want to help your family any way I can. I am confident that my skills are well-aligned with this role, and that I would be an excellent fit for your family. I am dependable caregiver with a Bachelor's degree in nursing with adequate varied babysitting experience caring for amazing kids! I look forward to speaking with you!
Lauren R. - Seeking Work in Wasilla

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been nannying for the last three years full time and taught as a lead preschool teacher in 2010. I have tons of experience with new borns and infants up to elementary kiddos, multiple kiddos / babies, infant twins and toddler twins! 
Anna J. - Seeking Work in Wasilla

10.00 / hour
< 1 yr of experience

Hello! Coming from a big family, I’ve been surrounded with children ages ranging from one month old to eight years old and up my whole life. My relatives have had me watch over their kids countless times since I was about 13 years old. My sister recently had a baby boy and gave me the opportunity to help her out with him in his first month home which was so much fun! I have also had experience with nannying through several nanny jobs throughout my high school summers. I am also First Aid and CPR certified through a high school course I took my senior year. (I graduated from high school May of 2017) I am available whenever and have transportation as well. I absolutely love children and would be more than happy to nanny for you!
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Wasilla, AK?

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 Wasilla’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 Wasilla 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 Alaska?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Wasilla?
  • 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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