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Debra D. - Seeking Work in DeFuniak Springs

11.42 / hour
Full-time hours

I raised 3 sons of my own. During my child rearing years I also babysat for several families in my home. I now come to your home. I have been a nanny for several years now and taken care of many families. My last nanny job just ended where I took care of a 6 month old little boy when I started. He just turned 16 months old when it ended. Mom was a school teacher and dad military. This was their first child. Dad was deployed 5 months of my employment and just returned. While gone mom needed a lot of help not only taking care of their baby, but also keeping the babies laundry done and the house clean. They also had 2 dogs that I took care of. Dad got orders to move which meant I would not be needed when school started back up. It makes me sad whenever a nanny job ends. I always get so close to the families I care for and enjoy taking care of the them. The previous family I cared for both mom and dad were military. Mom was at Eglin and dad in Alabama. He was only home on weekends. They had 2 little girls, one newborn and the other 2 years old. Mom needed a lot of help since dad wasn't there during the week. I worked 50 hour weeks because mom was a doctor on base. She also liked to workout before work so I would get there early. I also helped out around the house and did the girl's laundry. After only 4 months of taking care of the girls, mom and dad got their wish, they were being transferred out of state and on the same base. What a sad day that was for me. I have enjoyed every family that I have taken care of. We always build a bond and become close. It is important to me to make the parents comfortable leaving their child or children in my care.
Justina G. - Seeking Work in DeFuniak Springs

8.58 / hour
Full-time hours

I have over six years. experience with children. and two years. experience with special needs children . i have three years. of early. childhood. education classes. i am CPR. and first. aid certified. i. have two years. experience. in a preschool setting. and one year experience. Working in a preschool. with special. needs. children.
Morgan S. - Seeking Work in DeFuniak Springs

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

Have been keeping children for the last 6 years. Feeding. Changing. Playing. Some teaching.
Angela R. - Seeking Work in DeFuniak Springs

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

 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in DeFuniak Springs, FL?

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 DeFuniak Springs’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 DeFuniak Springs 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 Florida?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in DeFuniak Springs?
  • 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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