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Alexandra L. - Seeking Work in Fort Collins

Hourly rate17.14 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

I have been working with children through teaching at camps and schools, volunteering and other forms of education for most of my life. I teach children’s theatre ages 5-18 : basic theatre, Shakespeare, movement, voice, and miscellaneous creative work . I am used to dealing with 10 or more kids all at one time; sometimes the classes I teach have been up to 16 in number. I also work as a performer with a children's theatre company. We bring theatre to schools all over Colorado. With this company I have spent the past 2 years of my life in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins schools. The shows we bring to the schools are purely written by children. We also go to the schools and workshop the kids writing with the kids themselves. They get to see the process of us, the actor/educators turning their words and poetry to theatre. This is a company that best exemplifies why I love to work with children through theatre and creative process. Kids benefit from creative expression because their creative juices are flowing, they learn to write comprehensively, learn the process of overcoming challenges in order to turn out work with integrity, they learn how to achieve accomplishment, they learn to communicate with groups, and learn that working can be fun. I taught dance when I was in middle school and as an adult. When teaching dance I was teaching ages 5-15. I spent a lot of my teenage and high school years baby sitting. I am also 9 years older than my brother so I did a lot of babysitting as a young girl as well. I also work with Seeking Sitters. This agency requires that I pass criminal checks as well as background checks.
Lisa C. - Seeking Work in Fort Collins

Hourly rate22.85 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

2001- Certificate in Early Childhood Education. 2001-2002- 1 year with 6 month twin girls plus another family newborn twin boys and their 3 year old sister. end of 2002- a few months working for a family with 5 children ages 10, 7, 5, 3 and 18 months. after that I spent a few months with an 18 month little girl that had her femer broken which caused her to be in an 85% body cast. Moved to USA Feb 2003 Spent 6 months with a 5 year old boy in S.D. That was a Live-in position. 2004 - spent a year with a 5 year old boy and his sister was 4 months old. July 2005-March 2009- 3 year old boy and his newborn sister. I spent 4 years with them, my duties were to prepare them for preschool, plan activities while on school break, take them to after school activities and practice our classes, home management. May 2009- July 2011 worked with a family in Irvine, their son was 4 months old. Duties were childcare, prepare him for preschool and home management. Currently work part time for great family in Newport Coast and their 7month old daughter however at this time a full time position is what I'm looking for. I'm willing to move to a full time position for the right family.
Madison H. - Seeking Work in Fort Collins

Hourly rate11.76 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

My first time as a babysitter was when i was 11yrs old for 2 boys who lived across the street, one of which had a disability. I would watch them for about 4hours here and there. When I was 16, my oldest sister had a baby girl, whom I would watch from late afternoons through the following morning. Since then, I have been a fill in babysitter for family friends who were in need of a sitter on short notice. When I turned 20, I had my own son. All summed up, I know how to change diapers, prepare meals (including for infants), bathing, go on fun outings, and keep to a necessary schedule such as school.
Karen S. - Seeking Work in Fort Collins

Hourly rate14.28 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

I have been caring for children since I was 11 yrs old. I worked in the church nursery, bible school and sunday school. I watched infants-10 yr olds almost every weekend, overnights, etc. I raised my three children to adulthood as a stay at home mom. During that time I also did childcare daily for friends and family. My daughters are currently in nanny/daycare positions and one of them is a junior in the Early childhood education program at UNC. caring for little ones is in our blood.
Jessica P. - Seeking Work in Fort Collins

Hourly rate17.14 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

I have been caring for children in one form or another for most of my life. It began with caring for my brother when we were young, then it graduated into me caring for a family of 3 children, all girls, ages 11, 6 and 1 month, when I was about 13 years old. I cared for that family on almost all evenings as the parents worked odd hours and occasionally enjoyed a night out together. During the summer I took over most of their daily care. Once I went off to college, I parted ways as their care taker, but I kept in touch with them for quite some time. During the summers while I was in college I cared for another family of 3 children, 2 girls and a boy. The girls were 5 and 6 months and the little boy was 3. While caring for them, I fixed them their meals and snacks, took them to the park, and arranged crafts and other activities that also incorporated some educational aspect.
Kristen  F. - Seeking Work in Fort Collins

Hourly rate11.76 / hour

I just moved back to Fort Collins from Florida. I was working there full-time, watching a 7-month old baby boy. Before leaving Colorado previously, I left a nanny job behind that I absolutely loved for the desire to experience new things in a new place. I watched three girls (infant, 3 years, and 6 years). I worked about 25-30 hours a week, and loved every minute of it! I also acquired CPR and first aid certification to make me feel more comfortable about being with the kids. I have always had a strong love for children, ever since I was a young girl. I actually found my love for them when I started baby-sitting when I was about 12 years old. I had random neighborhood baby-sitting jobs which continued to boost my experience caring for kids.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Fort Collins, 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 Fort Collins’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 Fort Collins 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 Fort Collins?
  • 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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