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Shannon M. - Seeking Work in Wilmington

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

Babysitting since I was 13,working in daycares with all ages,Nannied for 2 families and a mothers helper. I have worked in families with twins. I also come from a very large family of over 50+ cousins, many of which I have cared for growing up. I also have twin nephews that are one and an eight month old nephew and other nephews that are on grade school. I currently babysit in my free time for two families with children ages 1 to 4 years old. I worked as a nanny for two twin boys from infancy to a year. I would dress them,feed them,change them and give them baths. We would play outside on a blanket with toys,go on walks,have snuggle time and I would sometimes rock them to sleep. We also read books, had one one playtime with plenty of talking and interaction. I would make them homemade toys to play with. I made sure all bottles were made for the day and did extra house work that I did not have to do. I have worked in daycares since high school with newborns to school age. I had to go on a class trip and had my own group of children to moniter thoughout the day. I have learned how to teach developmentally appropriate activities on a variety of topics in different ways. On a daily basis we did circletime:sang songs,counted,learned flash cards of words and pictures, colors,calendar, weather,read books and asked questions. We did art projects,had outside play and did many other activites related to a theme or just something that would be enjoyable. I have given my children a lot of positive reinforcement and prasie. I have assured them that if they try, they will suceed. I have taught them manners,how to use nice hands,listening ears and inside voices. I have been there to listen to their problems or a story they wanted to share. I have given them comfort when they were hurt or are missing their parents or just becasue we both want someone to hold. I have dealt with sick children,administered first aide and have met their daily needs. I have provided them with love and care and fun things to do. I have also supervised swimming since I grew up with a pool. I have done light housekeeping and prepared meals for the children as well as caring for the pets. I have been babysitting since I was thirteen with newborns to eleven years old. I am nineth in the line of sixty-four first cousins and have always taken on the role of watching the little ones during many family functions.
Emily J. - Seeking Work in Wilmington

Hourly rate14.28 / hour

I have been caring for children since I was 14, working consistantly in childcare. I love the opportunity to teach children fun activities and stimulate their minds. I am very responsiple, and care for them like they were my own. I enjoy taking children to libraries, parks, and creative events. I have cared for children overnight and while parents were out of town for several days. All of my babysitting experiences have been wonderful with no problems. I have had multiple childcare jobs throughout my years and all the parents love me and will be great references.
Whitney S. - Seeking Work in Wilmington

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

I've been babysitting for the over 9 years, and have experience with children from newborn to age 12. My first nanny experience was with a premature infant who required extra love an attention. Soon after, I began nannying for a 18 month old with a little brother on the way. Once the new baby joined the family, I helped out caring for both children. My most recent experience was caring for a little boy from 4 months through 19 months old. With all the families I've worked with in the past, I've worked to form a relationship with the parents, as well as a close bond with the children. It's important for me to understand the goals the parents have for their children, as well as the parenting methods they use in order to remain consistent with the children. I love working with and caring for children, and watching them grow and learn. I constantly look for new ways to teach the children through play to keep the children active and happy.
Rebeca B. - Seeking Work in Wilmington

Hourly rate9.88 / hour

My first experience was with a family in South Jersey where I used to take care of 2 children (of 5 and 7 years old). I was responsible for watch them after school, some evenings during the week and some weekends as well. My kids were very active and I was also driving them to their sports practicing. (a workload of approximately 35 hours per week). After that, I was an Au Pair in a family in Delaware where I watched a 2 years-old little girl. My job was basically to feed her, bathe her, play with her, do arts and crafts and even teach her some words in Portuguese. In short, spend the whole day with her! (It was very fun). Back In Brazil, I also had a year of experience in a Day Care and I worked every morning with children between two to three years old and there I could play, teach, watch the kids grow and develop new skills and, of course, I also learned a lot! It was a very important experience for me.
Kathleen C. - Seeking Work in Wilmington

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

Nanny for 4 children: pre-teen & teens, pt after school & dinner prep for single dad. Live-in Nanny care for family with 6 children-; live-in nanny care family w/4 children-both short term assignments. Wk in day care Ctr.; wk as personal nurse aide for 4yr old with CP; F/T homeschool mother of 4 for 11 years; Substitute teacher (all grades) 3 years; Sunday school teacher
Jennifer S. - Seeking Work in Wilmington

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

I have been a nanny for the last 17 years, and with the same family for 15 of those years. I have taken care of infants and make sure teens were making the right decisions for themselves. I have looked after two boys with ADD/ADHD and learned to be patient with them and help them stay on track and organized. I took the children to and from school, doctor appointments and any activities they had where their parents were unable to make it. I cooked meals, played games, did arts and crafts and read with them.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Wilmington, 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 Wilmington’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 Wilmington 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 Wilmington?
  • 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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