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Kason A. - Seeking Work in Clayton

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

I grew up in a military family . I was taught respect, honesty, and punctuality. I grew up with 3 sisters and a brother. I helped my brothers and sisters from cooking food for them to helping them getting ready for the day. I'm looking for a job to support myself and pay for college.
Jennifer F. - Seeking Work in Clayton

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

Relevant Job Experience: xx Preschool and Kindergarten. -Assistant Lead Preschool Teacher. -After School Event Organizer. Some duties included, but not limited to: -Helping ensure a confident and smooth drop-off by parents or caregivers each morning. -Preparing breakfast, lunch, and/or snacks. -Creating engaging and age appropriate activities and lessons. -Helping and encouraging each child to be their best. -Preparing age appropriate and fun activities and art projects for children ranging from 2 years old to 12-year-old children. Attended up to 45 hours of continuing education seminars and workshops ranging from topics from child development to arts and crafts, family dynamics, and nutrition. Full-Time Nanny: - Nanny to a 2-year-old boy. Daily duties include: - engaging and age appropriate games and activities; - meal prep; - maintaining nap routines; - giving encouragement, feeling of safety and lots of love. I have been an avid animal lover and am passionate about all things outdoors and nature. I have been a horseback rider, coach, and trainer for over 24 years. I was head riding instructor at Fair Winds Farm in North East, Maryland for over eight years. I had a wide range of students, ages four through the early seventies. I helped organize and create the long time successful 4H group, The Tailwinds Trotters, for children years eight to 17. I'm the head director and counselor at Fairwinds Farm and Fair Hill Stables Horse Lovers Summer Camp.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Clayton, IL?

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 Clayton’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 Clayton 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 Illinois?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Clayton?
  • 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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