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Maegan S. - Seeking Work in La Fayette

15.00 / hour
3 yrs of experience

Hello there! I am a well experienced 16 year old babysitter. I have worked with many children from newborns to preteens. I have 7+ years of experience. I am trustworthy, dependable, and very hardworking. I am in homeschool, so I am mostly available through out the week. I am very comfortable with pets, either you have a reptile, amphibian, bird, etc I will love it! I do not have a car yet, but I do have a older driver. I am very artistic and creative for all kinds of fun activities! I do include house cleaning, meal preparation, and pet care. I am very organized and I am really responsible for my age. I am patient and extremely understanding with all my children I take care of. I have manners and I have a sweet personality. I can't wait to meet you and your family!
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in La Fayette, AL?

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 La Fayette’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 La Fayette 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 Alabama?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in La Fayette?
  • 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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