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Elizabeth W. - Seeking Work in Ashland

20.00 / hour
Full-time hours

I have many years of experience working as a babysitter and childcare worker. In 2005, I worked at a xx school for 7 months as a childcare worker for their after school and summer care program. The children I worked with there were mainly 1-3 years old but I occasionally worked with children up to 12 years old. I, also, provided childcare at xx Church during sermons and special events. In 2006, I worked as a daycare worker. I worked in the toddler class with children aged 1-2 years old. From 2010-2011 I babysat for a family with two boys aged 3 and 7. I would care for them 5-6 days a week. My duties included picking them up from school if needed on weekdays, providing meals, light housekeeping, and assisting with homework. From 2012-09/2014, I worked at the local xx where I would assist children in finding reading or research materials, assist with the computer, read to the younger patrons, and occasionally tutor a student. I, also, co-organized the 2014 summer reading program. I researched, presented, and assisted the children with educational and fun science experiments and art projects. In 09/2014, I began working at a group home for adults with intellectual disabilities. My duties there include housekeeping, cooking, changing or assisting with toileting, assisting them with their training goals, driving to and from doctor's visits or special events, and other duties as needed. I am CPR, First Aid, and MAC certified.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Ashland, NH?

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 Ashland’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 Ashland 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 New Hampshire?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Ashland?
  • 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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