St. Simons Island, GA
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Pam S. - Seeking Work in St. Simons Island

14.28 / hour

I come from a family of eight, and have over 54 nieces and nephews. My husband (of 41 years) and I have three children, plus one foster son who are all grown. We have six grandchildren. When my children were preschool age, I did childcare in my home, until they went to Kindergarten. That is when I started my accounting career of 36 years. I also worked as a teachers aide for severely handicapped for a year, and loved it so much that I went on to college to major in speech pathology. I have done various volunteering for cerebral palsy children, and other disabilities
Kathryn D. - Seeking Work in St. Simons Island

17.14 / hour

I am a Nanny for a 3, 2, and 5 week old baby. I have been with them for 3 years in South Carolina. My previous work was on St. Simons Island , Ga where I resided. I was a Nanny to a family of two as well as many vacationers who used me year after year. I have two grown sons and one 4 yr. old granddaughter.
Krista S. - Seeking Work in St. Simons Island

22.85 / hour

I am an elementary teacher, work in the afterschool program, and tutor students elementary age through high school.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in St. Simons Island, GA?

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 St. Simons Island’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 St. Simons Island 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 Georgia?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in St. Simons Island?
  • 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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