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Tara R. - Seeking Work in Claymomt

22.85 / hour

36 Year old mother(non smoker) of two beautiful girls 11, 9 and a 4 year old boxer! Working in child care through my high school and college years as a teachers assistant and holding various positions in private child care, I had the opportunity to care for children with disabilities such as twins with down syndrome and autism. After much thought, I changed career paths to health care,I graduated from CHI Institute in 2003 with a medical assistant diploma. With being able to work only part time positions that accommodated my husbands work schedule of unplanned days, nights and weekends I was no longer able to commit to any scheduled positions, being able to stay home was the best job, my youngest daughter, now 8, I am anxious to return to work as a nanny. With over 19 years experience I have worked with children ages infant to 15 years old ranging from day care facility to in home care.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Claymomt, DE?

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 Claymomt’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 Claymomt 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 Delaware?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Claymomt?
  • 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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