Bolton, CT
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Cynthia F. - Seeking Work in Bolton

11.41 / hour

I have babysat for the children on my street since the day I was old enough! I am certified to teach Elementary school, so I have taken classes in child psychology and have worked with children since High School. For two years I was a tutor for first grade students who had trouble reading, and the only reason I stopped is that I moved to school. One of the kids I babysat for five or six years was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and also had severe food allergies, so I have experience in dealing with medications and special diets. I often helped the children I babysat with their homework as well as prepared them dinner. I have been a teacher's aide in several classrooms of different grades. Four years ago I was a nanny for two families. One family was a single mother of five children ages 3, 4, 7, 9, and 10. The other family was a single father whose wife passed away two years ago. He had two sons ages 10 and 12. I moved from Stafford Springs to Bolton, so I no longer nanny for either family, but still keep in touch with both. Since then I've had two children of my own, and stay home to care for them every day. I'm hoping to watch another child in addition to them, either in my home or the child's.
Ashlee K. - Seeking Work in Bolton

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

I worked as a preschool teacher and head coordinator for the preschool program on high school. I have also worked as a nanny before with a family who had a one year old and an eight year old. I have a huge polish family so I've gained extra experience outside the classroom and the work field caring and attending to the children's needs.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Bolton, MA?

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 Bolton’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 Bolton 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 Massachusetts?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Bolton?
  • 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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