Orinda, CA
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Gregory S. - Seeking Work in Orinda

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have worked with children of all ages for 9 years in all types of settings. I was a camp counselor for 4 years, a high school after school program director for 2 years, sports director that works directly with special needs children for 2 years, and currently I am working with children who are on the autism spectrum. I have a huge passion for working with children and mentoring them. Enriching their lives is the most rewarding feeling ever. Please feel free to contact me. Have a great rest of your day.
Inger O. - Seeking Work in Orinda

25.00 / hour
Full-time hours
2 yrs of experience

I have 30 years of experience.
I am a Certified Newborn Care Specialist and a Certified Postpartum Doula.
I am also CPR and First Aid Certified and registered with Trustline.
I have experience with twins and also share care.
I am fluent in Swedish and English and I also speak some Spanish.
My availability is fulltime starting in September 2018.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Orinda, 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 Orinda’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 Orinda 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 Orinda?
  • 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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