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Norma Jean C. - Seeking Work in Lakeland

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

.I am a retired dental hygienist after working 30 yrs in the same office. I have 4 kids and 8 grandkids I am Available now for full time work, Saturdays and Sundays date nights and overnights. I just finished a position working 3 days a week for a couple in Valrico taking care of a 2 yr old She was 4 mo when I started) and 7 and 8 yr old. She is now attending Montessori school. I also worked doing overnights for a 6 month old in tampa Previous to that I was working full time in Tampa watching a yr old but that ended because he is going to the same school as his brother.Previous to that I was working for 2 lawyers who have a 4 mo old and a 2.5 yr old. but they moved to Tallahasee. And I also worked for a couple in Plant City who have a 2.5 yr old son during the week. I am cpr certified and do not have a criminal background.. I love children and when I retired from the dental profession I knew I wanted day care to be my next profession.. I live in Lakeland but I don't mind driving 45 min to an hr away. I did it for 30 yrs and in the snow!! I have a 2012 Toyota prius and it's great on gas and I have a clean driving record. I devote my whole time to the child and children. I HAVE a copy of my background report that I had done
Tracy M. - Seeking Work in Lakeland

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

I am a 38 year old with 20 + years of childcare experience looking for a position with a family to take care of their children. I have two beautiful daughters, 8 and 2. I have a lot of experience with newborns up to pre-teens. I absolutely love children and taking care of them. I am a NANNY not a babysitter. I will kindly teach respect, read, potty train, do homework, play fun games, color, I like to take the precious children to interact with others in play groups and story time at library. I have been with my current family for 4 1/2 years. I'm sad to say this position is ending due to job transfer out if state. I have great references upon request. I'm a very dependable, honest, caring person. I'm willing to work with you anyway needed. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me and I will get back to ASAP. Let me know what you are looking for and I will do my best to accommodate you. Take care and have a great day!
Kendall Y. - Seeking Work in Lakeland

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been babysitting for 6 years. The last 4 years I have worked in a nursery caring for children newborn-4yrs of age. And over the last year I have been working in an afterschool care program as well with ages 5-15yrs old. I drop off and pick the kids up from school, work on homework, play games, and in the evenings I teach dance classes to the kids.
Rachel S. - Seeking Work in Lakeland

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

I was a nanny for a family for 3 years, then they moved out of state. I watched the house, 3 pets, and little boy for up to 2 weeks at a time while they were out of the country. I also have done nursery for church and babysat for a family of 5 children. My 2 cousins visit from NC and I babysit them and friends while parents are busy! This summer I am watching my room mates 3 boys, aged 5, 7, and 9. I do have references if they are needed! I am currently working for the Department of children and Families investigating child abuse and neglect, where I have been for 3 years. I assist in caring for my niece and have been caring for children since I was a child in Sunday school classes.
Sierra K. - Seeking Work in Lakeland

9.07 / hour

I have babysat for many years for children of all ages, working in my church's nursery for summer of 2015, a camp counselor in summer of 2016, and volunteer in the pre-school located on my college. I am adult/child/infant CPR and first aid certified. I also have my own transportation as well as being very flexible.
Justine B. - Seeking Work in Lakeland

22.85 / hour

I have been babysitting since the age of 13. I have cared for children from infant age to 14 years of age. I worked at a gym as a kids club attendant, where I would care for up to 20 kids at once. I nannied part time for a family with four children ranging in ages 6-14.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Lakeland, 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 Lakeland’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 Lakeland 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 Lakeland?
  • 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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