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Nicole R. - Seeking Work in Colorado Springs

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been babysitting for six years with experience in sitting for babies and multiple children. I've babysat for children as young as two months, and have experience watching children of all ages overnight. For the last two years of my high school career, I helped plan and run a summer program at my church and was in charge of ten or more children during the snack and crafts portion of the day. My last job ended in 2012, when I was a senior in high school, and I've since then been focusing on my education. I babysat for that family quite regularly for almost two years and became very close with the young girl I watched. We would often visit the library or park, or when it was bad outside, we'd go back to my place and make forts or learn new dances or bake. She'd occasionally even accompany me to the grocery store or local coffee shop where we'd lounge outside for a bit. The job I had before then was my first real babysitting charge that wasn't related by blood, and the relationship with this family lasted for three years. I've had other occasional babysitting opportunities between the two jobs, but none lasted very long. With my first job, I was in charge of two boys (ages 7 and 9, when I first began) and a girl (age 4), and they were all much more active than the young girl in 2012. I began watching them in the summer, full time, and had the challenge to keep them entertained for the whole day, which took lots of outdoor activities and craft ideas. We spent a lot of time at the pool or out back with the jungle gym. I also spent a lot of nights over at their house while their mother worked the night shift and would get off duty in the morning or around midnight. I was in charge of dinner most nights, then putting them to bed with a book or two or four, then I'd lightly clean up the place.
Nadia L. - Seeking Work in Colorado Springs

14.28 / hour

My most recent childcare experience is where I am currently working. I've been with this family for the past two years working as part -time nanny caring for two children ages 12 & 15. My responsibilities include driving them to and from school, sports practice, and other activities, help with homework, grocery shopping, and preparing family meals 3 times a week. I also help running errands, and feeding pets. And I'm responsible to keep track of the kids busy schedule and car pools. I'm only leaving them because I am moving across country to Colorado Springs in mid September.
Shannon C. - Seeking Work in Colorado Springs

20.00 / hour
Full-time hours

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Erin S. - Seeking Work in Colorado Springs

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

For the past three years, as my husband went through Seminary, I spent 20 months working in a daycare center and the past year working as a nanny. At the daycare, I was a teacher in a room with 15 toddlers. I was responsible for the direct care of five children, contact with their parents, and planning and executing lessons for all children in the room. I also spent time as a teacher's assistant in the infant room with eight babies. I was directly responsible for the care of four infants, keeping them to a parent made schedule, and helping them reach their developmental goals. I then was a nanny for one girl and was with them for ten months, before I moved from the area. I was with the girl from six months old to 16 months. I was responsible for meal times, nap times, educational play, and planning outings to play places and play dates. During these years, I also babysat on a very regular basis for six families. There were families with one child and families with two, ranging from infants to seven years old. I was responsible for dinners, structured play, bath time, and bed times.
Danielle H. - Seeking Work in Colorado Springs

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

I learned how to stand on my own feet and learned the value of hard work and honesty, as well as fun and laughter. I've worked with children since I was 12 babysitting for various families as well as to my younger siblings and two wonderful nieces both of which i started babysitting and carring for at infant age. I've worked at camps as a counselor in various places for the past three to four years and have paid experience and training working with special needs children for the D20 school district. I go to school online and because of this my scedual is pretty open and i'm ok with anything from part time to full time, live in or out. Working with kids is something I love to do and I look forward to meeting and talking with you.
Courtney R. - Seeking Work in Colorado Springs

11.42 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been taking care of children since I was in daycare myself! I ADORE kids. I have worked with newborns to age 15. I have taken a CPR course and child development course. I have my food handlers license. I have been babysitting solely since I was 9. Starting with my baby cousins, then for friends from church and family friends, then moved on to friends of friends and even some new families I'd met because of babysitting, and have never had a complaint. I have great references! I am used to looking after a large number of children all age ranges but am also very comfortable with one or two. The last 2 years I have been working as a Nanny, and I LOVE it! I love doing crafts with kids, playing outside, going on field trips, swimming, zoo, movie, etc. The most recent family was 3 boys ages 11, 9, and 4. The previous family had 5 children ages, 10, 6, 4, 3, and 2. And the one prior I was a nanny for part time (evenings and weekends) while I was still in school, their kids were 4 months and 3 years old. I have also been working at a daycare for the last 4 years, watching up to 30 kids with 2 other preschool teachers! I would be more than happy to share my stories and experiences in person!
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Colorado Springs, CO?

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 Colorado Springs’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 Colorado Springs 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 Colorado?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Colorado Springs?
  • 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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