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Lauren K. - Seeking Work in Crows Landing

11.11 / hour

Professional Objective I would like to care for children, in a day care setting, pre-school or Nanny Position. I love children and seem to have a natural instinct in dealing with them. My goal would be to obtain my pre-school teaching credential at MJC, while working. I am hoping to combine my experience and knowledge, to become a valued member of your team. I feel I am qualified as I have experience in this field as well as caring for my own ten year old daughter, Alexis, and son Logan that is 2years old Education and Certifications I graduated from High School, with a GPA of 3.0. I also have a current CPR card for the adult, child and infant, as well as advanced first aid and use of the defibrillator. I am also cleared through “Trust-Line“. I am a mandated reporter, I trained at UC Davis. I have completed 26 units of child development and I have almost completed 6 more now. Work Experience I have worked in day care, as a Nanny and in licensed day care homes for the past six years. April 2, 2008 through the present time, I am a Nanny for an infant since birth. July 30, 2007 through the present at a Child Care facility. Duties included caring for sixteen children ages two months, to thirteen years of age. I Picked them up after school, helped with home work and did activities i.e., crafts, helped with Pre-School time. I made all meals and snacks and cleaned up the children’s area. April 19, 2007 through June 8, 2007 I worked for a wonderful family. I did transporting children to and from school and after school activities. I assisted with home work. The children ranged in age from, five to thirteen years, and there was a total of three. From February 6, 2007 through June 8, 2007, I worked for a Temp Nanny Agency. I was contracted on several families, through this agency. I took care of children of many ages and helped with all their needs. From November 11, 2005 through May 17, 2007, I was a Nanny for a family. There were four children ages five to ten years of age. I performed complete care, feeding, transporting, cleaning, helping with home work or any other requested duties. I was very attached to these children and was very disappointed when they moved out of our area. I also was appreciated as a baby sitter for my brother’s two children for many years. Other jobs I have had was as an independent contractor for approximately one year in 2005. I have also had smaller baby sitting jobs from the time I was twelve years old. Thank you for your time and consideration in considering me for this position. I would love the opportunity. Sincerely Yours, Lauren
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Crows Landing, CA?

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 Crows Landing’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 Crows Landing 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 California?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Crows Landing?
  • 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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