Mckinleyville, CA
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Mckinleyville, CA Nannies

Chelsea M. - Seeking Work in Mckinleyville

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

Provided day-to-day care for youth and adults with physical/mental disabilities Head Start (created and facilitated classroom lesson plans. Assisted in all day-to-day activities) Program liais- provided individual as well as group and family counseling to “at-risk” parents and families. Also attended weekly home visits with each family) Childcare assistant (created and implemented lesson plans for children birth to age three. Fulfilled infants basic needs- i.e. fed, changed diapers etc.) Camp counselor (provided assistance to children with special needs) Nanny Provided day-to-day childcare for three young boys CPR/AED Certified
Emma J. - Seeking Work in Mckinleyville

11.44 / hour

I currently nanny for a family with a two year old and a three year old, and have been for the past year. I have worked with the younger children on my swim team for the past six years, and volunteered at a local daycare every week day during the school year. I have been babysitting for various families for six years and continue to currently.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Mckinleyville, 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 Mckinleyville’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 Mckinleyville 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 Mckinleyville?
  • 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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