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Jenny S. - Seeking Work in Hawthorne Ca

17.14 / hour

My name is Jenny I'm a professional nanny and live in Hawthorne. I have been mainly working in the South Bay area ( Rancho Palos Verdes and Manhattan Beach). I provided full time and part time childcare starting in 2001 for children of all ages,from infancy to toddlerhood,through preschool and school-age years. Infant care included: changing diapers, bathing,feeding, and preparing bottles, intellectual stimulation and interaction. I was also responsible for infant's naptime and laundry. The early years,during toddlerhood, I focused on meal planning, age-appropriate motor skills development, toilet training, reading and singing, setting up arts and crafts, playing with play dough and participating in other fun activities. During preschool years and school-age years, I transported children to/from school and other after school activities. Other duties included: assisting children with their homework and preparing them healthy well-balanced meals.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Hawthorne Ca, 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 Hawthorne Ca’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 Hawthorne Ca 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 Hawthorne Ca?
  • 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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