Lyons, CO
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Allyson G. - Seeking Work in Lyons

20.00 / hour
15 yrs of experience

I am a retired public school teacher (18yrs). Parents at the ranch where my horses live say that their children really enjoy being around me and my horses. If you want your child/children to have outdoor activity in the countryside around Boulder and they need some help with homework and self discipline, I may be of great help! We all need to feel connected to Nature and Critters and I love helping to facilitate this for youths. I enjoy youths of all ages but love adolescents the most!!
Jocelyn E. - Seeking Work in Lyons

11.11 / hour
Full-time hours

Growing up in a small town in Montana, word made it around quickly if a reliable babysitter ever popped up in town. I started off, 11 years old, posting ads for having the ability to babysit. I have three younger siblings, and always felt like nurturing for them.. So thought why not try to help out others? Nobody called me.. For a few months. I was definitely discouraged.. But looking back on it, I was SO young! Finally, I got a call.. Surprisingly from a lady I didn't know personally. (The town is 500 people.. And I'm the granddaughter of a 35 year principle at the only school in town) I met the lady and her husband, and was then left to care for a three year old little boy. It was dark, so we stayed inside, played games and watched movies all night. After I left that night, the lady called me back the very next day to talk about how much fun her boy had, and how much she appreciated me tidying the place and giving her son a bath. She recommended me to at least five different families, and I had very steady work all through middle and high school! Ages of kids ranged from 3 weeks old to 12. A few families only needed a sitter once in awhile, and four families I worked with on a weekly basis. On several occasions, i spent a two or three day weekend with the children. The most kids I've ever watched at one time was seven. .
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Lyons, NY?

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 Lyons’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 Lyons 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 New York?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Lyons?
  • 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?