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Allison S. - Seeking Work in Canton

12.00 / hour
< 1 yr of experience

Hi! My name is Allison Sugar and I am 20 years old, and currently finishing up my sophomore year at Franklin Pierce University, in New Hampshire. I am a student athlete, and am a member of the Women's Ice Hockey team. I am majoring in Psychology and minoring in criminal justice and I hope to work with children once graduated. I'm looking for a mother's helper job opportunity for the 2018 summer. I love kids and enjoy being around them, I am the third of four kids so I have always been around a variety of age ranges. I am pretty flexible and open once I get out from school in early May. I would love to work as a day nanny over the summer, whether that be just a few days a week or a 5 days a week kind of deal! But preferably I am looking for a more frequent and often opening. I currently live in Canton, CT but am willing to commute to other times within reason. I have lived in CT since I was in second grade, having also lived in PA and NH. I grew up in a very active family, with my parens and 3 siblings, and two dogs. I graduated high school from Berkshire School, a boarding school in Massachusetts.
I am comfortable doing play date supervision, afterschool care, and swimming supervision, or just watching the children during the day! I am comfortable working with sick children. I first started off as a lifeguard for two summers, during those two summers and then last summer I worked both day and overnight camps in Avon, as well as in New Hampshire and Vermont.
Jorge T. - Seeking Work in Canton

10.10 / hour
Full-time hours
2 yrs of experience

 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Canton, IL?

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 Canton’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 Canton 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 Illinois?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Canton?
  • 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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