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Lara B. - Seeking Work in Quitman

11.42 / hour

I am a practicing dental hygienist, one day per week, and I have been going to an orphanage in Honduras, Orphanage Emmanuel, annually for the past 20+ years. My husband and I have been involved in pastoring and ministry for the past 38 years together. I have taught children in choirs, missions, and Bible studies, including VBS. Presently, my husband and I have three grown, married children who have given us 6 grandchildren to date. Our grandchildren's ages are: 5, two 3 year olds, 1, 9 months, and 5 months. All our our children and grandchildren live out of state (AR and IL), and we miss them so very much. Our house currently has 5 bedrooms with two junior beds, two full size cribs, and a cradle/bassinet. We find great fulfillment when all our beds are full of our wonderful family. Unfortunately, our children can only visit once or twice a year.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Quitman, TX?

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 Quitman’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 Quitman 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 Texas?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Quitman?
  • 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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