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Makayla  S. - Seeking Work in Lafayette

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

Hello, my name is Makayla and I'm 19 years old. I have many years of experience with children. I have watched my little sisters for many years. When I was 11 I took a babysitting class at a local YMCA where i learned basic skills. I made friends with some of the older teens that were in and teaching the class and they would take me with to go babysit with them when they could so I could learn from experience. After i turned 12 I started babysitting on my own regularly and did that through the age of 15. In high school I took a child development class and got CPR, hymlic and first aid certified for infant, child and adult. I then also took a living on your out class that covers a child part. through these years I continued babysitting. In the summer of 2013 I became a nanny for a woman in Lafayette, CO who had 2 children who were 7&9. Dylan was 7 and he had Down syndrome and was a flight risk so I've had experience with disabilities also. That was for about 6 months and then the dad had to move for work and so i started working at a babies clothing store in a mall. It was a job that involved kids but it wasn't a care job and that was what I really wanted. I then started getting more babysitting jobs for occasional help but I wanted something more steady so I worked for a family with 4 kids (ages 2 through 12) as a nanny. They only needed me a short time so I worked here and there. I am now working with a family and the job ended July 15 2014 so I need to find something new to start soon. Most of my experience is with 2 year olds but I have watched children from newborns-14. I also have watched up to 5 children at one time. I do have a lot of experience for someone my age. I want to become part of a family and would love to hear more about what u need. Jason (my dad)- can attest to classes iv taken and I grew up watching my sisters.
Molly L. - Seeking Work in Lafayette

11.42 / hour

I have been working with kids since I was 12. My first real experience was volunteering in my church's nursery, taking care of anywhere from 5-12 toddlers at a time. From there on, I started doing the occasional babysitting job for people in my neighborhood as well as for family friends. I've gotten to work with kids of all ages, ranging from infants to pre-teen/ early teens. I enjoyed babysitting so much that last summer I decided to find a job as a full time summer nanny. I worked for a single father with a 8-year old girl and an 11-year old boy. I was responsible for transportation, light housework and just watching over the kids. This job provided many learning opportunities and I am excited to find another position this summer.
Marsha M. - Seeking Work in Lafayette

11.42 / hour

I have been a preschool teacher since I was 16 just switched to nannying in July.
Claudia - Seeking Work in Lafayette

22.85 / hour

My work experience includes babysitting and being a nanny of triplets who they were 13 months old when I started with them (they are 7 years old now), then I took care of a baby of six months old for almost a year this job was a part time of 3 full days per week the other 2 days I was taking care of a little girl of 2 years old and also her 2 older sisters, after school hours .Also I was taking care of a newborn . Now I'm taking care of a little boy of 17 months old and this job is going to end in June (the first week)I will give the phone numbers of this families for references .
Christine C. - Seeking Work in Lafayette

10.30 / hour

My mother ran a home daycare our of our home so I have been caring for young children for most of my life. I have babysat for more than 6 different families with a variety of ages, abilities and disabilities. I have 4 years experience coaching youth soccer (ages 5-8). I am an elementary education major who has taught in grade K-8 classrooms.
Jessica H. - Seeking Work in Lafayette

11.32 / hour

I have 10 plus experience working with infants-teenagers. I graduate from Colorado State University with a degree in Human Development & Family Studies. While at CSU I did my practicum at the CSU Children's Center working in the infant and toddler room. I did my internship in a 2nd grade classroom. I have also been a Pre-K teacher at a daycare center. I have much experience working with all ages. Especially infants-toddlers.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Lafayette, MN?

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 Lafayette’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 Lafayette 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 Minnesota?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Lafayette?
  • 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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