Barkhamsted, CT
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Kathryn O. - Seeking Work in Barkhamsted

10.20 / hour

1. Worked at two day cares. Collinsville, ct, New Hartford, ct. 2. Babysat for various families for mom and dads friends. 3. I have 3 younger siblings that i babysat for till they were old enough to take care of them selves. 4. First nanny job was in Barkhamsted, Ct for a family with three young children and mother was expecting another on the way. I came soon to be a nanny for four children one being a new born infant.I stayed with their family for over four years as a live-out nanny, till the mother decided to be a stay at home mom. 5. My next nanny job was in Simsbury, ct for two girls who were 8 and 6. I stayed with the family for almost a year until the school year began a gain and the girls wanted to go to after school programs and by then the parents were able to pick them up. 6.Since my last nanny job i have been currently working and was trying to get my associates degree but couldnt support myself, so took more hours at work. School will always be there, i just need more time. 7. I have never been fired from a job. 8. I currently have two children of my own
Emily O. - Seeking Work in Barkhamsted

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

Currently work at a daycare as co teacher of the toddler classroom. Duties include watching the children, daily lessons and activities, potty training and more.
Kristen V. - Seeking Work in Barkhamsted

11.42 / hour

I have been babysitting since I was 11 years old and nannying since I began college (3 years). I have always had a love for children of all ages and enjoy being around them, teaching them new things and having fun! I have been a lifeguard and have taught swimming lessons for the past 5 summers.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Barkhamsted, CT?

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 Barkhamsted’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 Barkhamsted 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 Connecticut?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Barkhamsted?
  • 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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