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Leah C. - Seeking Work in East Haddam

11.42 / hour

I have worked closely with a family of 2 young boys from the time they were 6 months and two years to the present. They are now 4 and 6 years old. I have worked various hours for the family, from 32 hours/week to 10 hour/week. I play with the boys, clean, and cook. I spent a lot of time working on potty training, diaper changing, alphabet skills, and walking. I have also watched a baby girl from the time she was about 6 months old until she was 2 or 3 years old. My responsibilities with her were to drive her, play with her, cook, and clean. There have been other small side jobs for families of 2 or 3 older children that I helped out only on occasional weekends where the responsibilities are usually just dinner and bedtime.
Alexandra S. - Seeking Work in East Haddam

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have worked with kids a lot through out my life, and i absolutely love it. I work 5 days a week working with children. I've babysat for numerous families for years and i really enjoy it. When i was in High School i worked at the middle school and taught gym classes there to grades 4th-8th. The children really love me and trust me, as i do them! I currently take care of three kids in my town where I grew up, they are an awesome family and I love the kids.
Carly G. - Seeking Work in East Haddam

18.00 / hour
Full-time hours
2 yrs of experience

I'm a small town girl and a single mother of a smart and handsome 7 year old boy. We love to play sports and explore the outdoors. I am currently coaching my sons baseball team and just finished coaching his basketball team. We live to travel and love the sun and the beach. I also just started back to school for dental hygiene.
Mallory D. - Seeking Work in East Haddam

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

A little history: I was a daycare teacher for kids pre-k through fifth grade for 2 years and absolutely loved the experience! I went through CPR training to qualify for the job and studied Early Childhood Ed courses in school. I have many family members that range in ages from infant, toddlers and pre-teens so I'm confident I can handle any age group as well as more than one child at a time
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in East Haddam, 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 East Haddam’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 East Haddam 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 East Haddam?
  • 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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