Ankeny, IA
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Megan K. - Seeking Work in Ankeny

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I worked for a daycare Also been a nanny since 2007 till present
Valya B. - Seeking Work in Ankeny

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

My childcare experience is well, I am good with children, I enjoy watching them. I am comfortable being left alone with the children. When I did live in nanny, I would take care of the kids, give baths, make breakfast/lunch, drive them around, help parents with dinner and help with clean up. i did the kids and parents laundry also.
Amanda M. - Seeking Work in Ankeny

13.00 / hour
1 yrs of experience

Hello! My name is Amanda and I am currently a student in highschool. I am taking nursing classes currently as regular classes, so I am certified in CPR and BLS. I am available Monday-Friday from 4:30pm until 9:30pm (this will change to 7:00am-10:00pm after May 30th). I am also available on Sundays from 2:00pm to 8:30pm. I have experience with children from infants to 13 year olds, taking care of several at a time. I have my own vehicle and I am willing to pick-up, drop-off, take kids to activities, etc. Please let me know if you have questions!
Danielle  H. - Seeking Work in Ankeny

18.00 / hour
Full-time hours
3 yrs of experience

I have had quite a bit of experience as a nanny with varying ages. I have tons of experience with kids in general. I’ve been a lead teacher in an infant room and a two year old at a daycare. Growing up I helped out my mom with her in-home daycare that she ran for 16 years and have been babysitting since I was 11. I love doing crafts, learning activities, cooking, cleaning, playing outside and reading. I adore getting to work with kids and have found it to be my passion in life. There is nothing better than watching children grow and learn. :)
Jorja M. - Seeking Work in Ankeny

10.00 / hour
Full-time hours
8 yrs of experience

I'm a college student living in Ankeny for the summer! I'm transferring to Iowa State in the fall and am planning on majoring in early childhood education. I've had experience babysitting for different ages all throughout high school. In high school, I had experience working with preschool and kindergarten classrooms and help them learn in lessons I would teach them. I'm CPR certified and have some experience with children with disabilities. My schedule this summer is open so my availability is very flexible.
Megan L. - Seeking Work in Ankeny

15.00 / hour
Full-time hours
1 yrs of experience

Hello! My name is Megan, and I’m currently a surgical tech student at DMACC. Love being around kids, and pets. I have a reliable, SAFE, vehicle so I can take your little one on some adventures!
For the rest of the summer, I’m available every day, however when I start school I will be available on Monday, Wednesday, Friday. On Tuesday and Thursday I’ll be available at 4.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Ankeny, IA?

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 Ankeny’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 Ankeny 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 Iowa?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Ankeny?
  • 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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