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Meredith M. - Seeking Work in Council Bluffs

8.57 / hour
Full-time hours

I have always babysat since I was 14! I part time nannied my friends children 2 girls ages 2 & 5 for 2 years. Took them to and from school , made them meals , & put to bed. I was in Australia for 1 year being a live in Nanny for 2 9 year old girls and an 8 year old boy. It was the most amazing experience of my life ! Currently I work at a pre school / child care center where I work with infants and toddlers. I have also worked as an assistant teacher in a pre school room. Lastly I was a lifeguard/ swim instructor and I taught kids ages 1-13.
Stefanie M. - Seeking Work in Council Bluffs

8.57 / hour
Full-time hours

Since I was old to enough to care for children alone I have been doing random sitter jobs with various ages(infant-teenager) For three years I worked in a before and after school child care as a director working with pre-school up to 6th grade. Currently nannying for a family that has a 3 month old and a 2 year old. I also have a one year old son myself that I bring along to my nanny jobs.
Malynda D. - Seeking Work in Council Bluffs

11.42 / hour
Full-time hours

I am the oldest child of 11 kids. I have been babysitting my younger siblings since I was 10 years old. I also nannied a little girl from birth to 1 year old and I still continue to babysit her on occassion. I took babysitting classes through the American Red Cross in 95. I am not currently cpr and first aid certified but have been up until this last certificate expired. I have a cousin with down syndrome and care for him on a regular basis.
Madi C. - Seeking Work in Council Bluffs

7.61 / hour
Full-time hours

i have babysat for a long time and i am in my first semester of college. I am going into early childhood development and i enjoy working with kids a lot. I do lab in college that has me working with toddlers.
Bailey S. - Seeking Work in Council Bluffs

8.57 / hour

I have been babysitting for 6 years. I am also a youth cheer coach and I volunteer as a JAMbassador at the Joslyn Art Museum teaching art classes to 5-7 year olds.
Susan S. - Seeking Work in Council Bluffs

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

worked in church nursery since 2007 and babysat throughout high school.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Council Bluffs, 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 Council Bluffs’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 Council Bluffs 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 Council Bluffs?
  • 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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