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Pamela K. - Seeking Work in Hamden

22.85 / hour

Being a nanny has been my chosen career. I am not your average babysitter. Children find comfort in my presence and look at me as a parental figure. I enjoy children of all ages. I am very familiar with feedings, napping, bathing, upgrading the nipple size and the amount of formula, starting cereal, starting baby foods, what to look out for as far as allergies to new foods. I have always kept a journal of what happens during the day and have spoken to the parents during the course of the day to let them know how their children are including using Skype when they were out of the country. I have been certified in child/infant safety and CPR. I have a very flexible schedule and would be available to stay over on nights if you were on-call. I have been involved in the birth to 3 program and I am able to teach age appropriate developmental skills so that your child is ready for preschool. I have worked long term for 4 professional families over the past 20 years. Lawyers, doctors, Teachers, and High Ranking Corporate Executives. I understand the commitment you have to your employer and take my commitment to your family very seriously. I do bring so much to the table as far as experience from taking care of children of every age and participating in all of their after school and sport activities (childcare resume available).
Linda M. - Seeking Work in Hamden

20.00 / hour
Full-time hours

I have worked as a nanny and sitter for more than 20 years. I am fun-loving and energetic and I genuinely enjoy caring for children. I’m also reliable, hard-working, and trustworthy, with a strong work ethic and a sharp eye for detail and organization. I’m seeking a full-time child care position (with optional light housekeeping) in a single household with one to four children. I worked as an assistant aide at a Daycare Center in New Haven, CT for a year, but most of my experience has been in private homes. I have cared for single infants, twins, and up to four children of various ages at a time. Most recently I spent 8 years keeping house and caring for the two children of a busy professional couple, and for 6 years I served as housekeeper and nanny for a single mother with two children. My duties included chauffeuring the children and running errands as well as entertaining the children and cooking. In all of my work I am dedicated to meeting the specific needs of every family I assist. I’m happy to add tasks that don’t fall strictly within the definition of child care or housekeeping if it will help you manage your time and your days better. In the event of an emergency I am quick on my feet, and will take the necessary actions that are required by the family.
Lauren S. - Seeking Work in Hamden

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

My past positions as a nanny was for a family with 1 child a boy who was 18 months when i started and was an only child. Before was a family of 3 children a 2 year old boy, and a 4 and 6 year old girls. I cooked all meals for them, bathed and dressed. Drove to school, ran errands and light housekeeping. Before becomming a nanny i worked at a Daycare/ preschool in ridgefield ct, i was the head teacher in the three year old room, as well as caring for the children i also was in charge of lesson plans for the classroom. other child care i have been involved with is the boys and girls club i worked there as a camp councelor over one summer. I also babysit on regular basis. My most recent nanny position was for a family with 2 children, both boys a 2 year old and a 5 year old. As well as nanny duties i was a household manager for the family. I recently worked for a family of 3 boys ages 9,13,16 the youngest has a disability so I am skilled working with children that are disabled. I was with the family for 5 years.
Raquelvy J. - Seeking Work in Hamden

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I am currently married and I come from a family of four brothers and sisters. I am the eldest and have been working with children all my life. For 20+ plus years my mother has hosted a family day care center for children ages 0-12. I have served as her assistant for 12+ years. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction. I have completed 8 years of teaching greades Pre-K through 4th.
Samira B. - Seeking Work in Hamden

14.28 / hour

I have been taking care of children since the age of 14-15. Whether it be family members or friends of the family, I have taken on the responsibility of babysitting their child(ren) either before school, after school, or just when their parents felt like they needed a break and went for a night out on the town. Other than personal childcare, I have also worked with Summer Camps every year since I was 16. The children's ages varied from 7-13.
Carnillia C. - Seeking Work in Hamden

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I've been a Nanny for 12+ yrs and I am passionate about my job. I am hands on, reliable and hardworking. No matter the task I am able and committed in getting it done. I love children and have taken care of newborns through school age and older. I enjoy my craft and it's always a wonderful experience for me always.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Hamden, 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 Hamden’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 Hamden 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 Hamden?
  • 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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