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Hope B. - Seeking Work in Honolulu

Hourly rate14.28 / hour

I have done occasional babysitting since the age of 15 and began nannying in college. I worked (technically it was for class credit) for a year in the toddler program at the childcare center at UC Davis during my third year as a student there. While there got my first nanny job with 5 1/2 year old twin girls who had mild special needs. Over the next few years I worked with four other families with twins in varying capacities, as a nanny, mother's helper and/or babysitter. I have performed various duties for each family depending on the situation. I've done everything from changing diapers and potty training, to folding laundry and cooking for the family... it all depends on the situation and what the family needs. . All of the families I worked for were in Davis, CA but I moved to Palo Alto (in the San Francisco bay area) in June of 2009 where I took a job at a childcare center in Palo Alto as an infant teacher. I loved the children in my class, but I was not impressed by the company I worked for and the way this center was run. When my boyfriend received a job offer in Honolulu at the beginning of 2010, I thought it might be a great time for me to find something new here. I worked for a year and a half at a small non-profit, parent directed center downtown for about a year and a half, but unfortunately it closed at the end of Sept due to financial troubles. .
Lynnette L. - Seeking Work in Honolulu

Hourly rate11.42 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

I first started caring for infant cousins while in high school before moving to professional babysitting. Back in 2004 to 2005, I ran a day care taking care of six children, ages 1 to 10 in IN. From there I babysat for twin toddlers and a 5 year old when my family moved to IL, as well as assisted in caring for three infants, from newborn to 9 months of age. When that family moved away 3 years later, I went on to being a live in nanny for a family with 4 children, aged newborn to 12 when I started. I stayed there for 3 years until the family moved to Georgia. I then accepted a position in Ohio for six months with a 4 year old daughter. After the family separated from their employment, and informed me they no longer needed me services. I have also been a live in nanny for an 8 year old for a year and a half in North Carolina, then worked as a babysitter here in Hawaii, caring for up to 8 children at one time, aging from 9 months to 12 years old. I have experience with 2 sets of twins, one set who where also preemies. I have worked with children with ADHD, Bi polar disorder, and depressive/anxiety disorders. In addition, I've dealt with CP, autism, and developmentally behind children, and am comfortable with any special needs a child would have. I am able to assist in early learning development of toddlers, such as ABC's, learning to speak and increasing vocabulary, counting, simple math, recognizing colors and shapes, and learning nursery rhymes and songs. I have also taught a three year old to read and write, and have experience with teaching children the proper social skills they need to function successfully in school and other social settings. I am also comfortable working with and around older children and assisting them with their homework.
Ashley  B. - Seeking Work in Honolulu

Hourly rate22.85 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

My name is Ashley, and I am an active, energetic, organized, caring, responsible college senior. I currently live in Saint Paul, Minnesota however I am planning a move to Oahu between June and August of this year. I have over 10 years of childcare experience and I am currently working with two local families, both of which can be contacted for reference. For the last several years I have worked as a part-time certified personal trainer and a part-time nanny. I have previous experience working for a family for six years and have a letter of recommendation available to view. I am CPR and AED certified. I drive a fully insured 2011 Chevy Aveo and have a good driving record. I am also Red Cross certified as a babysitter (a course I took several years ago) although I now consider myself a nanny because of the unique skill set I have developed over the last several years of working with children. I love children and hope to start a family of my own after school and I believe that while providing child care for families, I am being trusted with their most precious assets and that I should put as much care and focus into my work as possible. I am looking to form another long lasting relationship of trust with a family in Hawaii and hope I am who you are looking for to care for your children.
Kristina B. - Seeking Work in Honolulu

Hourly rate10.30 / hour

Throughout high school I had three families that i would baby sit on the weekends and during the week days. I would pick them up from school do their homework with them and fix dinner and put them to sleep. During the summer i nanny one family which duties include picking up and dropping off kids at activities and camp, taking them surfing or hiking, to the bike park, and more. I also was in charge of feeding them three meals a day, and prepping meals for the parents. I also was sometimes asked to help with the laundry or cleaning the house, whatever they needed help with i did. Also during the summer i babysit on the weekends and late nights after im done nannying. My duties include putting the kids to bed and cleaning the house. I have also been a soccer coach for kids 5-13 for the past four years through camps and programs for the mentally and physically disabled. I also grew up with my mom working as the office manager at a small private elementary and middle school, so i have been helping out with children for as long as i can remember.
Victoria G. - Seeking Work in Honolulu

Hourly rate22.85 / hour

I have always loved children! When I was about 13 i started to babysit, and I loved it! When I go to church on sundays, I always help in the childcare area for various ages. I have been on several trips to mexico to build houses for/play with children. When I was in high school, I worked at a daycare/ party place for children and I absolutly loved it! My Responsibilities included child supervision, conducting snack time, art time, play time, music time, and hosting birthday parties. I loved it and had a ball with the children. There I cared for children from ages 1 to 12. I have also helped out with several summer programs and camps.
Jacqueline J. - Seeking Work in Honolulu

Hourly rate20.00 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

My last job was a full time nanny position in Berkeley, CA. I was taking care of a baby boy and he was 5-month-old when I started (13 month when I left) Other experiences are: A full time living-in nanny position (Au Pair) San Francisco, CA for two years. I took care of two lovely girls age 3 and 5 when I first started. In addition to that job, I worked for different families as a babysitter with children of all ages (4 months - 11 years). I'm used to work with multiple children as well as children of all ages!
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Honolulu, HI?

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 Honolulu’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 Honolulu 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 Hawaii?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Honolulu?
  • 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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