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Elizabeth S. - Seeking Work in Ellington

11.00 / hour
Full-time hours

I starting babysitting when I was 16 years old until I had my first child at 23. I had 3 daughters within in 3 years and also took care of my friends' children. I raised my grandson who is now 17. I was planning to work in the child care field or education but was offered a position with the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch where I worked at the Child Support & Family Services until May of 2004 when I started with the Juvenile Court.
Tracy M. - Seeking Work in Ellington

17.14 / hour

I have experience as a childcare worker, a nanny, and I owned a home daycare. I have over 20+ years with children of all ages. I have cared for all of the children in my family including 2 with disabilities/illnesses.
Emily D. - Seeking Work in Ellington

10.10 / hour
< 1 yr of experience

I am young and energetic so I can run around with the children. I have been around kids my entire life I lived in a house of 6 children and always went with my mother to the daycare she worked at and helped out with all of the kids. I also have very flexible hours and can be available anytime!
Laurie B. - Seeking Work in Ellington

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

Raised 4 children Have worked 22 years as RN on newborn unit
Kari Z. - Seeking Work in Ellington

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

Over 15 years of experience as a nanny licensed childcare provider (daycare) special needs para educator children's art instructor mother of two
Anna T. - Seeking Work in Ellington

12.00 / hour
< 1 yr of experience

I have experience working with children ages 1-14. I am a lifeguard and a swim instructor. I also volunteer on an ambulance. In the summer I am available for a variety of hours and my schedule is very flexible. I have experience as a tutor and would be able to provide basic instruction and homework help. I am athletic and outdoorsy but also love arts and crafts.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Ellington, 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 Ellington’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 Ellington 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 Ellington?
  • 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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