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Nicole E. - Seeking Work in Colroado Springs

14.28 / hour

In the past I was a full time nanny for the same family for 5.5 years. I started with the Tate family when I was 19 and their oldest, Gwen, was 6 months old. 3 years later they had their second child, Kade. Within that 5.5 years my duties were changing diapers, feeding, potty training, bathing, cooking breakfast, lunch, occasionally dinner, getting both children on regular nap schedules, taking them to swim classes, tumbling classes, taking Gwen to pre K and doing homework. Some weeks my hours would vary because the father was a police detective and the mother was a psychologist. During football season I would work Sunday nights because the parents got season tickets for the Seahawks every year! I would still be with the Tate family if it wasn't for the military moving my husband and around.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Colroado 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 Colroado 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 Colroado 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 Colroado 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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