Sierra Madre, CA
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Melissa N. - Seeking Work in Sierra Madre

12.43 / hour

I was a full time nanny also was part time live in nanny for a family that that 4 children. For about 6 years I was with them.At the time I started the ages was 5 years old,2 year twins and about 5 months in there was a new born. I would help prepare , cook meals and bottle fed.Also I did light house keeping, helped with running some errands. I had a day to day schedule I would have to follow. I was a Temporary sitter for a family with 1 child. I was taking care of a 8 month old. I would bottle feed,put down for naps,go on walks, read,sing and play with
Elizabeth M. - Seeking Work in Sierra Madre

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

-I have been babysitting since I was 12. -I worked in a before/after school care center for 2 1/2 years working with grades K-5 -I worked with special needs children/adults for 1 year ages 4-24. -I nannied for 2 years with infant-2 year old (single child family)
Marcelle  F. - Seeking Work in Sierra Madre

18.00 / hour
Full-time hours
31 yrs of experience

I have a Master’s degree in Education. I am a near 54 young recently retired teacher (26 years) of grades 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8. My experience with children Outside of the classroom largely consisted of raising my own four very different children. They are now ages 17.5–31 years of age and I miss little ones! I spent summers in my young teen years caring for two toddlers who I helped navigate the fun years of growing older as they explored the world with me. I also took date night babysitting jobs for children of varying ages, including infants. I have a firm grasp of the developmental process of children, and with my extensive experience as a mother of four and the Many students I served, I believe in safety being first. Fun, and learning in unique ways helps develop the brain, and every child deserves to feel loved and cared for in the process.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Sierra Madre, 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 Sierra Madre’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 Sierra Madre 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 Sierra Madre?
  • 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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