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BreeAnna K. - Seeking Work in Whittier

12.43 / hour

Nanny, March 2010-August 2013 Private Home, Claremont, CA Responsible for all aspects of daily care for two boys. Worked with the 5-year-old on his Speech and Language Pathology exercises. Transported boys home from school, tutored, helped with school projects, read books, sang songs, planned and implemented activities, played sports and games. Teacher’s Aide, January 2012-June 2012 Preschool, Pomona, CA Created craft projects, led circle time, played with children. Fostered a fun, safe, nurturing environment for the children to learn, thrive, and grow in. Helped children develop interpersonal skills and acquire self-control. Supervised children during their hearing screenings. Worked with culturally diverse population. Nanny, April 2008-February 2010 Private Home, Redlands, CA Lived with family and cared for two internationally adopted children. Worked with them on their language skills. Responsible for: all aspects of daily care, tutoring, and teaching children social and life skills. Planned and implemented activities—art, music, baking, reading, hiking, bike riding, trips to libraries, museums, zoos etc. Counselor, summer 2004, 2006, 2007 Frazier Park, CA Supervised counselors-in-training, oversaw females 6-17 years of age, boosted development of individuals, counseled in areas of: anxiety, guilt, grief, pain, parental divorce, loss of loved ones, physical sickness, homesickness, shyness, lack of self-confidence, negative self-image, inappropriate behavior, apathy, and anger. Teacher’s Aide, September 2006–July 2007 Preschool, Huntington Beach, CA Planned and executed learning activities, helped students develop appropriate social and interpersonal skills, taught in the areas of: patience, sharing, independence, responsibility, self-control, anger management, and conflict resolution, worked with first generation immigrant children from many different countries.
Melyssa R. - Seeking Work in Whittier

17.14 / hour

I have baby sat for family members ever since i was in high school. I was a Special Ed. TA for a year in an elementary school where i have worked with autistic children. I am now a general ed TA where I have shared supervision of about 60 kindergartners. I have worked with children who have learning and behavior disabilities. I was to conduct small intervention groups with at risk children and have my own lesson plans with different strategies to best fit the child's needs.
Frederick S. - Seeking Work in Whittier

17.14 / hour

I SPENT 17 YEARS AS A DEPUTY PROBATION OFFICER WORKING IN THE JUV. RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT BUREAU. I HAVE FOUR CHILDREN 8, 10, 17, 18. AFTER RESIGNING FROM PROBATION IN 2007 I WAS A STAY HOME DAD.I AM CURRENTLY A SPECIAL EDUCATION CERTIFICATED SUBSTITUTE.
Veronica A. - Seeking Work in Whittier

12.43 / hour

I love working with children! I used to take care of my cousins' children over the weekends. I am currently a college student, I attend Cal State Long Beach. My major is liberal studies (Elementary teacher) and I am currently enrolled in the credential program (methods about teaching the different subjects to students). This is my last year in college. I will be graduating this May. I am a current tutor. I have worked tutoring students in their classes for 6 years now. I have also tutored after school. I have gone to their homes and tutored a group of 3 students at a time and one to one. I tutor students in different subjects. I love reading to the children and enjoy teaching math problems to students. I have worked with K-1 for majority of my tutoring years. I have tutored students from K-6th grade.
Natalie G. - Seeking Work in Whittier

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

While working on my B.A. in Child Development, I was working with infants and toddlers (for about 4 years). Occasionally, I'd work with school-aged children during those years and more recently (the past 2 years) I work with school-aged boys on the Autism Spectrum. I love working with children and having an opportunity to be a positive figure in their lives.
Keri L. - Seeking Work in Whittier

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

I have worked with children my whole life in all capacities. I have been a babysitter since I was in Junior High. I have tutored and mentored all ages of children since high school. I love camp ministry and worked with children in that capacity for 5 summers. I work at a gym for kids age 5 month to 12 years, where I taught Motor Skill Development and gymnastics. I love Jesus and I know His love for me spurs me on to love people.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Whittier, 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 Whittier’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 Whittier 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 Whittier?
  • 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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