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Brooke B. - Seeking Work in Deep River

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

Taking care of two very active girls, ages 2 & 4, on a 136ft sailing vessel for one year in the South Pacific. While at sea organize fun constructive educational activities while ensuring their safety on board. Including but not limited to story time, painting, counting, ABC's, foreign language, memory puzzles, plant/animal identification. On anchor activities expand to swimming, park runs, beach play. Prepared meals and healthy snacks 5 days a week. Cared for the girls when mother and father requested, average 60 hours per week. No set schedule. Live in gig. Dec 1014 during major construction project on the sail boat mom was away 3 weeks. I was responsible for the girls all day and most nights during this period.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Deep River, 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 Deep River’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 Deep River 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 Deep River?
  • 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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