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Amanda B. - Seeking Work in West Hartford

Hourly rate17.14 / hour

I have been a babysitter for 10 families in my hometown for almost 10 years! I was a nanny to a family for 3 straight summers and my duties for them included transportation, meal preparation, laundry, light house keeping, tutoring, and planning various, fun, outdoor, summer activities (especially arts and crafts- I used to be an art student)! I absolutely adore children. I have worked with kids at camps, shelters, church, other community service organizations, as well as volunteering in clinics abroad. I am graduating in May 2015 with a BS in Community Health, planning on a career as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner. I am moving back home to CT in May, and potentially looking to move to NYC or Boston. I have a lot experience in health and first aid. I am so excited to find new families to become a dedicated babysitter for!
Samantha K. - Seeking Work in West Hartford

Hourly rate14.28 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

My most recent childcare experience was with a wonderful little boy. When I started watching him he was 6 months old and by the time I was done he was just over 18 months. I performed the everyday duties a nanny is required to and we had a lot of fun during our time together as well.
Chelsey B. - Seeking Work in West Hartford

Hourly rate22.85 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

After completing my undergraduate degree, I've had several years of childcare experience. I was a live-in nanny for a family with 2 boys, ages 6 and 12, for nearly two years. I have since had multiple part-time nannying jobs in addition to attending grad school and coaching college basketball. I have worked with children of all ages, including infants, and I have thoroughly enjoyed my nanny experiences.
Debra O. - Seeking Work in West Hartford

Hourly rate20.00 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

Working in daycares for 30+ years being a Director and helping children to meet their goals in learning. Use age apporopiate activities as well as modifying or going beyond and above when a child needs to challlenged.
Elaine B. - Seeking Work in West Hartford

Hourly rate22.85 / hour

I have babysat since the age of 13 for various ages. Also, for three summers I worked at a summer camp for children ages 5-11. I am comfortable with all ages and genders!
Maya Z. - Seeking Work in West Hartford

Hourly rate14.28 / hour

I have worked with children ages 6weeks-5 years in a daycare capacity for 13 years, as well as babysit for children through elementary grade level. I have tutored school aged children and I currently hold my Masters in Education.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in West Hartford, 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 West Hartford’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 West Hartford 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 West Hartford?
  • 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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