Indianola, IA
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Tarica R. - Seeking Work in Indianola

22.85 / hour

I have worked with kids for a long time. I started baby-sitting at a young age. I have worked in daycare and also school settings. I was a nanny for triplets for 2 different families. I have worked with special needs children, with special care and training in autism. I have also nannied for 3 other families over the years.
Kaci J. - Seeking Work in Indianola

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

I've always had a passion for childcare. I love kids! Babysitting is really the only job I've had since the age of 13. Busy, active households don't scare me. I am a confident multi-tasker. I am comfortable with light cleaning, cooking and can provide my own transportation to haul little ones! Excited to meet a great family!
Adriana S. - Seeking Work in Indianola

10.00 / hour
< 1 yr of experience

I am currently a sophomore at Simpson College and will be a junior in the fall. I am great with kids, I come from a family with a lot of younger kids to where I babysit them all the time. I have experience with special needs children. As of now I am currently available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday all after 12pm. I'm fluent in English but am able to speak some Spanish.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Indianola, 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 Indianola’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 Indianola 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 Indianola?
  • 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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