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Alyson F. - Seeking Work in Walnut St

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I was presently employed by a family in Wilton, CT. Sadly, The Family let me go due to Financial reasons and unfortunately they no longer need my services as their nanny. I had worked for this family for 8 months and they have one small child age 12 months. Previous to my employment with the Family in Wilton, CT I worked for a family in Stamford, CT for 5 years. They have Two children. I started when her oldest was just about to turn 2 years old. When the family no longer needed my services that is when I began to work for the family in Wilton, CT. Prior to my employment with the Family in Stamford, CT I worked for family in Greenwich, CT for 12 years. They have 5 Children. I started when her oldest was 3 years old. My duties for the Families were transporting the children to and from school as well as bringing them to the gym, swim lessons, library, parks, play dates, laundry, making homemade baby food and preparing their meals as well as some light housekeeping.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Walnut St, 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 Walnut St’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 Walnut St 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 Walnut St?
  • 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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