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Ashley K. - Seeking Work in Ledyard

17.14 / hour

I have been working with and caring for children since I was 14 as a job; but not only have I been a babysitter and nanny, I have helped care for my younger siblings. There are 7 years between my brother & I and 8 1/2 between my sister & I. With such an age difference growing up with them fostered a different role in the sibling dynamics of our family. Every move I made was watched, as I set the best example possible to be an amazing role model to their growing minds. In my 12 years of working with children I have learned to adapt to each child, as every child is different. I have experience working with kids anywhere from newborns to Pre-Teens, and up to 4 children at a time. I worked with one family from the age of 14 to 21, of which 3 years I spent as their sitter and 4 years as their nanny. I have also worked with other families, both relatives and not, throughout the years.
Cherokee S. - Seeking Work in Ledyard

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have worked for a child development center for 11 years. I come from a large family with a lot of children that I helped raise. I have a love for children and connect with them easily throught my laid back nature and unconditional love and nurture to meet their needs
Joann R. - Seeking Work in Ledyard

20.00 / hour
Full-time hours

19 years as a professional/career nanny.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Ledyard, 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 Ledyard’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 Ledyard 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 Ledyard?
  • 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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