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Kerrie H. - Seeking Work in Meriden

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

my childcare experience started when I was 16 I cared for my cousins then as time pasted I worked as a Flight Information Clerk at the airport in my country and I got a sit job to sit for my boss's two kids ages 0-9yrs for 3yrs... Then a few yrs later I cared for a family of 4 "tourist" who came to my island every summer and winter, i did it for 5yrs I met the family while I was working at the Airport, very lovely family, they lived in new york. I havent done any childcare since I moved here to the USA but would love to get back into it because i love and miss working with kids, actually anything that has to do with helping out im always ready to work!
Robin D. - Seeking Work in Meriden

17.14 / hour

Majority of my babysitting experience has been within my own family, with an occasional job for family friends, or families within the community. Outside of babysitting, but still childcare related, I have worked in a kindergarten classroom for the past three years as a teacher's aide. I am responsible for watching anywhere from 18 to 23 4-6 year old's. My primary responsibilities have been supervising and assisting during snack, lunch, recess, math, and writing times. As for babysitting jobs I have held, most recently, I babysat for a family of two young girls whom I have had both in the classroom I work for; their ages 5 and 7. Prior to that, I have babysat for my two cousins ages 2.5y/o and 7 mos. Otherwise, I have been responsible for watching my younger siblings for the past 7 or so years.
Karla V. - Seeking Work in Meriden

10.40 / hour

Working with children is my passion. I am a fun, responsible and nurturing caregiver with over 10 years of experience working with young children and families in different settings. I recently graduated with my BA in Spanish and will begin my graduate studies in Early Childhood Education soon. I am currently a preschool paraprofessional, CPR/First Aid Certified with wonderful references in the area. I am looking forward to helping a family with their childcare needs.
Heather R. - Seeking Work in Meriden

20.00 / hour
Full-time hours
< 1 yr of experience

I started with my first family when I was 20 years old. I worked with them for 7 years. The two girls were 6 weeks old and 4 when I started. They started school full time so I found a new position with a family in West Hartford for their two boys, one of which has type 1 diabetes sadly after 2 wonderful years and an great learning experience they had to move. The most recent family was in Farmington and I was with them for 2 and a half years, a beautiful 4 year old girl when I started and a new baby boy a few months later. Unfortunately I had accident and needed to take some time off but I am now ready and eager to continue to do what I love so very much. I love working with children, it's been such an blessing and incredibly rewarding knowing I have an impact on their lives as they do with mine.

Experience -
11 1/2 years of paid child care experience with:
Newborn
First year
Toddlers (1 to 3 years)
Preschooler (3 to 5 years)
Grade School (6 to 11 years)
Pre-teen/Teenagers (12 years and over)
Will care for up to 3 children
Experience with twins
Willing to provide sick care
4 years of infant care experience
Infant Care:
Instruction (proper swaddling, feeding, changing, bathing)
Assist with setting a routine
Overnight care

Looking to work as a live in/out care provider (live out preferred)
Temporary (4 to 12 months)
Permanent (1 to 2 years)
Permanent (2 or more years)-
Prefer long term
Start date is flexible

My availability-
Open (all day weekdays/ weekends and overnights negotiable)

Skills & Abilities-
Meal Preparation
Laundry
Light Housekeeping
Swimming Supervision
Crafts
Potty Training
Travel with Family
Willing to run errands as needed
Willing to drive children to events, school, appointments, or carpooling.
I love animals- comfortable with pets
Musically inclined- singer/ learning to play piano and guitar

Has own transportation
Has a driver's license
Non-smoker
Excellent references

**Review from a previous family from sittercity.com-
**We have loved having Heather as our nanny! Sadly we are moving and will be losing Heather who is currently the nanny to our 2 boys one with special needs and diabetes. She is extremely capable, reliable and trustworthy. She is a part of our family and we have loved partnering with her in raising our children. She is very mature and the kids love her! She will be missed tremendously when we move. You will be lucky to have her if she ends up with your family!
- Pam N.
Elizabeth B. - Seeking Work in Meriden

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

20+ years working with children ages infant through 13 years. I've been a nanny, pre-k teacher, afterschool director and nursery school director.
Thais M. - Seeking Work in Meriden

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

Im a mother of 2 a 10 yrs old girl and a 9 1/2 boy. My experience with children has grown from taken care of my own children.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Meriden, 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 Meriden’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 Meriden 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 Meriden?
  • 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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