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Tara K. - Seeking Work in Lewes

11.42 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been babysitting for about 9 years and have watched children from many different ages ranging from newborn to 13-years-old. Over the years I have learned a lot and now I am enthusiastic to get a position in a household where I can take advantage of my qualifications and babysitting skills.
Melanie Y. - Seeking Work in Lewes

9.32 / hour

I have cared for children of all ages from newborn to early teens some with special needs. I have worked for many doctors and other health care providers and I am able to be on call or be flexible with last minute changes to the planned schedule. Your childs safety and well being is my main priority. I will make sure your child/children will be well taken care of and always have a fun day to talk about.
Elizabeth W. - Seeking Work in Lewes

8.57 / hour

majored in early childhood development, work in my mom's daycare center for about 13 years, work in my high schools childcare center babysit kids that goes to my mom's house if their parent won't be there on time. and i babysit my boyfriends sister's twin boys when there's no-one to help her.
Deborah B. - Seeking Work in Lewes

8.82 / hour

I am a retired certified pediatric nurse of 30 years. Have 3 children and 2 grandchildren of my pwn and last year was a nanny to an infant boy.
Jennifer - Seeking Work in Lewes

22.85 / hour

 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Lewes, 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 Lewes’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 Lewes 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 Lewes?
  • 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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