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Leigh L. - Seeking Work in Southington

10.50 / hour

I have watched children since the age of 13 and I am the mother of 3 grown up children.
Vanessa  K. - Seeking Work in Southington

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

Hello! I'm Vanessa I have been around and taking care of kids since I could remember. Growing up in a huge family I have little siblings, cousins, nieces and nephews! I am currently going to college now at the waterbury and Hartford Uconn branch to get a degree in human development and family studies and then i am going to get my masters in occupational theropy to work with kids! I was previously employed at the New Britain hospital for special care in their learning center where I am working with kids of all ages. Children in their infant from with children 3 months to 1.9 year old.Also in their toddler and preschool classrooms ages 1.9 to 5 years of age and I was employed at the Southington YMCA.I am CPR and AED certified, and First Aid certified . Thank you for your time.
Barbara (Bobbi) K. - Seeking Work in Southington

15.00 / hour
Full-time hours
28 yrs of experience

I have raised 3 children, taken care of disabled kids and elderly of all ages and genders. Helping and molding the young, helping and hearing stories from the elderly... knowing I made a difference in someone’s life makes me smile and feel special to also be able to have a child laugh giggle and know they are safe. Volunteered for Girl Scouts for 23 yrs, United Through Reading 2 yrs, American Red Cross as an instructor for CPR- Rescue breathing- first aid- childcare 7 yrs, Ombudsman for the US Navy 2 yrs, and helping anyone in need all my life.
This is who I am, with a clean driving record, clean criminal background, and I believe in the golden rule.

Thank you for listening to me.

Barbara Ann
Dawn B. - Seeking Work in Southington

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

I am a teacher of 24 years and I have raised 2 wonderful boys who are now 19 and 21
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Southington, 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 Southington’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 Southington 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 Southington?
  • 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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