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Mandi K. - Seeking Work in Downey

22.85 / hour

I have been a nanny/babysitter for almost 7 years now and I also have experience as a mothers helper/assistant. I have experience with kids of all ages, from newborns to teenagers. I love to be outside, play sports, read, do arts n crafts and just be creative, have fun and stay active. I also helped my mother raise my brother and sister who are now 18 and 21.
Kristin B. - Seeking Work in Downey

22.85 / hour

I have grown up caring for children of all ages as my mother does childcare in our home. Through out high school I would babysit family friends children ages 2-10 and through out college had multiple nanny/babysitting jobs caring for children 2 months - 13 years old, including children with special needs.
Carly J. - Seeking Work in Downey

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

I am 25 and have watched kids since I was 13. I am the children's pastor at my church. At my past job I directed summer camps for kids. I love kids and went to college to major in children's ministry. I have never been a nanny but have always worked with kids in some capacity. For almost 3 years I worked at an after school program in Paramount.
Maria M. - Seeking Work in Downey

20.00 / hour
Full-time hours

i took full care of the child laundry light house keeping play dates walking parks and librarys i also assisted intaking child to the doctors with the mother
Benita E. - Seeking Work in Downey

11.33 / hour

I worked with the Chicago park district also i spend nine years raising my nephew who is nine and also raising my niece who is six. Also Have babysat children of different ages throughout the years.
Magdalena M. - Seeking Work in Downey

11.66 / hour

I took care of 4 neices and nephews from infancy to childhood. I have also cared for an 8 month old infant and newborn twins.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Downey, 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 Downey’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 Downey 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 Downey?
  • 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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