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Drew K. - Seeking Work in Cedar Rapids

20.00 / hour
Full-time hours

I just graduated from University of Northern Iowa in May. I received a degree in Elementary Education and a minor in mathematics. As for previous experience, I worked in the same daycare for around 5 years until the director retired August 2010. Before and during working there, I babysat for neighbor's children, families my parents knew, and families my friends knew. I have also been nanny/babysitter for the same family for 5 years. When I started, the kids were an 8 year old girl and her 13 year old brother. Now they are 14 and 19 and I still keep close contact with them. I continue my, now sister-like, relationship with their daughter. I, also, occasionally stay with her while her parents are out of town. In addition, I have provided care for a couple kiddos who are 3 and 5. I picked them up from school and cared for them until their mom returned home from work.
Deanna H. - Seeking Work in Cedar Rapids

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

I am a Christian. I have owned and operated an in-home licensed/registered daycare in my home for over 20 years. I was a nanny for the past 1 1/2 years for 2 doctors. My own children are ages 30, 29, 23 years. All 3 are either married or engaged. All 3 went to college. All 3 and their spouses have a strong Christian faith and are active in their own church. I feel my children are an important indication of my views and beliefs on raising children. Which is why I explained so much about them. I recently earned a certificate as a Newborn Care Specialist and Night Nanny. I've also attended many educational classes on children and caring for them and teaching them.
Sarah G. - Seeking Work in Cedar Rapids

14.28 / hour

I have been babysitting since I was 10 for families of all ages and sizes. I nannied for a summer for a 5 yer old and 10 year old, another summer for 10 mo. old triplets, and currently watch three children ages 7,8, and 10. I am comfortable caring for multiples, children with disabilities, or any other special circumstances. I have also provided respite care for a 3 year old with special needs. I love children, and think that nannying is the best way to spend the summer! I will be graduating college in May 2011 and entering Law School in lat August 2011 and need a summer position.
Morgan M. - Seeking Work in Cedar Rapids

17.14 / hour

I have always grown up loving children. I took a babysitting class when I was 10 years old and quickly started watching children by the time I was 12. I first started watching kids for my neighbors a few hours a week. As I got older I started babysitting more children ranging from newborns to 13 year olds. As I became able to drive, I started watching kids over the summer while their parents were at work. Even at the age of 20 I still love kids and would love to spend my summer with them.
Kandis C. - Seeking Work in Cedar Rapids

8.57 / hour
Full-time hours

I have over 11 years teaching experience. I have also raised my own son who is 25 now. I have also supervised in 2 afterschool programs where i was in charge of more than 5 children at a time from 2 to 12 years old.
Katherine B. - Seeking Work in Cedar Rapids

8.57 / hour
Full-time hours

I have babysat since I was 14 for one family and babysat for 2 years for a different family. I usually watch them overnight at my house. I cook for them, play with them, take them to splash pad and the pools. I picked them up from school when they went to grade school. I bathe them and put them to bed and read bedtime stories. I still am a part of these kids' lives and talk to them almost daily or weekly.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Cedar Rapids, 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 Cedar Rapids’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 Cedar Rapids 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 Cedar Rapids?
  • 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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