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Michele T. - Seeking Work in Nevada City, Ca

20.00 / hour

I am currently working with toddlers at a local daycare, 3 days a week. I was the nanny for one child back when I was in college for a few years. When I began he was 6 months old and when they no longer needed a nanny, he was almost 3 years old. I cared for the boy day in and day out, sometimes I had him overnight. I enjoyed my time with him so much and still keep in touch with him and the family today. More recently, I have been babysitting for two different families, both since their children were newborns (on the weekends at first, and now five days a week). I had a full time job as a legal marketing assistant, but my true passion is in helping and caring for young children. The children I babysit are now 1 1/2, and 6 years old, and I watch them every day after work, and overnight on most fridays. I really enjoy how full of life and happiness children are. I find their joy contagious and love to watch them learn, grow, and build relationships along the way.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Nevada City, 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 Nevada City, 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 Nevada City, 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 Nevada City, 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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