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Ashley R. - Seeking Work in Riverbank

11.44 / hour

Most recently, I have been employed by xx for 18 months, working with children from First to Fifth grade. I would work at camps during the summer and after school care during the academic year. I also planned and implemented classes for children ages 4 to 12. Previous to that, I was a nanny for a child 9 months and older, twelve hours a day. During my second year of college, I was a babysitter to two families, bother with one infant and one three year old. I watched these children 3 to 4 days a week. Since the age of ten, I have been watching the children in my neighborhood, sometimes as many as ten at a time during neighborhood gatherings. I did this, along with babysitting other families randomly until I graduated high school and moved out of town. Also in my church , I began childcare in the nursery in fourth grade.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Riverbank, 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 Riverbank’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 Riverbank 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 Riverbank?
  • 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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