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Amy P. - Seeking Work in West Melbourne

22.85 / hour

I have extensive experience (6+ years) babysitting children from infants to teenagers. I also was a nanny for 2 children (ages 8 and 12) for two years, where I provided childcare, light household cleaning, meal preparation, transportation to/from school and other activities, tutoring, accompaniment to doctor's appointments, caring for sick children, and overnight childcare. As a therapist, I have worked with children of all ages and have a strong background in working with adolescents, especially those with behavioral/mental health difficulties.
Nina C. - Seeking Work in West Melbourne

14.28 / hour

I started out babysitting at age 13. I was the neighboohood sitter & I ejoyed every min of it. I became close with one family inpaticular. They had 3 kids (Infant, 2 & 4 yrs old) What started out as a babysitting job, quickly grew to a full time position including overnights & family vacations. I love arts & crafts & I implemted that into my plan of care. Along with that, I also planned & prepared meals, assisted with homework, planned & participated in outdoor activities, Read story's, Did housekeeping, laundry and what ever else was asked of me. I worked for 3 families in my neighboorhood. We all new eachother & often the kids would play together. I remained close with all the families through the years & I even attended the wedding of the youngest child I care for. It was an emotional day for both of us.I have fond memories of those years that I will hold close to my heart.
Lynn B. - Seeking Work in West Melbourne

11.42 / hour

I am extremely experienced in childcare for all ages backgrounds and temperament.I have my 90 ECE, and classes in early childcare education and psychology,I have worked with a child with severe RAD and abuse issues as well as children with special needs. I am CPR/First Aid/ AED certified and a few yrs back was certified to teach these classes.I have just ended working with a family of two children after almost two yrs due to job status changes.I have a lot more to add to my credentials and will be happy to share these with you.
Mariela B. - Seeking Work in West Melbourne

11.42 / hour

I have been a baby sitter during ten years specially looking after newborn babies and toddlers. I have the greatest experience as a mother as well as a very honest, caring and reliable baby sitter. I can provide excellent references and I have an impeccable background. I am responsible enough to make sure my baby sitting duties are carried out up to the parents expectations. Surely, I proudly offer my services based on my responsible, honorable and caring mannerism.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in West Melbourne, 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 West Melbourne’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 West Melbourne 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 West Melbourne?
  • 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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