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Sonja M. - Seeking Work in Fort Dodge

11.42 / hour

been in childcare for the past 12 years both in my home and in centers. I am CPR and First Aid Certified and have also had mandatory child abuse training, universal precautions and other trainings during my years of childcare. I am also the mom of three and grandma of 2. Parents have always been happy with the care I have provided.
Sheyenne K. - Seeking Work in Fort Dodge

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

Babysat for families in my hometown almost everyday. And also worked as a lifeguard in a small town so I had to constantly look out for children. My friends all have children and I will watch them when they need it!
Scottie D. - Seeking Work in Fort Dodge

10.00 / hour
< 1 yr of experience

Hey guys! I would be perfect for babysitting your children because I’m very good with children! I’m very creative minded, and it’s really just something I love sharing with kids. I’m willing to do art projects, take them to the park, go on walks, etc. I am a certified CNA, so I am trained in the medical field, but I am not a licensed babysitter. I am available Wednesday and Thursday one week, and every opposite week Monday- Thursday. I’m pretty flexible with times. I’m hoping to do I’m home daycare maximum of 3 children. Open to any ages.
Bethany A. - Seeking Work in Fort Dodge

10.00 / hour
Full-time hours
6 yrs of experience

My mom ran an inhome daycare my whole life growing up, I always did babysitting on the side as a teenager. My mom is now the administrator for a daycare in Webster City where I work for her, but am always looking for more to do!
Shelby  N. - Seeking Work in Fort Dodge

14.28 / hour

I have babysat every summer in between school and during the school year I would watch a family friends kids quite a bit!
Hally  B. - Seeking Work in Fort Dodge

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

I have worked with children of all ages from infant to children up to 13 years old! I have also worked with children who have special needs and behavioral disorders! I have also worked in many daycares!
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Fort Dodge, 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 Fort Dodge’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 Fort Dodge 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 Fort Dodge?
  • 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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