Searcy, AR
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Rebecca M. - Seeking Work in Searcy

11.42 / hour
Full-time hours

While living in California I was a nanny for a family with three young girls. The two oldest girls had just turned 3 and 5 and the baby was born shortly after. I worked full time Monday through Friday and some occasional over nights. My duties included housekeeping, dog walking, laundry, preparing meals, running errands but most of all having FUN! I love children and enjoy getting down on their level and being fully involved in their play. I occasionally drove the older girls to school and picked them up. Basically anything asked of me, I've always been willing to do. Once all three girls were in school I left to find more work due to lack of hours. I truly loved their family and was treated as if I were a part of it.
Bethany B. - Seeking Work in Searcy

9.52 / hour
Full-time hours

Years of babysitting. Same clients for multiple years with experience in caring for more than one child at a time. I love with a single mother. Her child was one year old through three years old when we lived together. I spent a lot of time with him.
Kerri W. - Seeking Work in Searcy

9.43 / hour

I have worked for a day care center in Jonesboro Arkansas for a year working with children from infants to 5 year olds. I have also babysat for a 9 month old and a three year old. Recently I have been working with a family in the Olympia area. The children are 1 and 3 years old. I have worked for them since March of 2009. I worked with them for two years and they became like my family while my husband was deployed to Iraq. Me and my husband have since moved back to Arkansas.
Bethaney H. - Seeking Work in Searcy

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

Worked for two daycare/preschools and also student teached kindergarten my senior year in school.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Searcy, AR?

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 Searcy’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 Searcy 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 Arkansas?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Searcy?
  • 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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