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Ronni P. - Seeking Work in Iowa City

8.57 / hour
Full-time hours

Babysitting care for infants and toddlers one full summer, 2 nieces and nephew I've babysat since birth they're 3 and 5 now.
Callie D. - Seeking Work in Iowa City

16.00 / hour
Full-time hours
2 yrs of experience

Hello! My name is Callie. I am a University of Iowa student majoring in Therapeutic Recreation and on the Pre-Occupational Therapy track. I have been a nanny for 5 years and before that I worked for a school district with preschool through 8th grade kids. I also have worked in 3 different daycare centers and eventually managed my own daycare room in the center with 2 and 3 year old kiddos. I absolutely love watching children learn and grow and I want to be a part of that accomplishment in their lives. I am very responsible, have my own transportation, CPR certified as well as premie/infant CPR trained. I have my Lifeguard certification(not kept up to date) and also and WSI certified(swimming lessons instructor-also not kept up to date). I have education in Early Childhood Education which has given me a love of lesson planning and creating fun activities to do with children. I am a very creative person and love arts, crafts, and music. I have a very bubbly personality which makes me a great fit in any situation. Can't wait to meet you!
Shelby  L. - Seeking Work in Iowa City

12.00 / hour
Full-time hours
3 yrs of experience

I am 19 years old and I’m very reliable and nurturing and love to work with kids. I worked in a in home daycare and loved it and I also watch my little brothers occasionally. I love the outside and going on walks and doing crafts.
Kelley  M. - Seeking Work in Iowa City

11.00 / hour
Full-time hours
< 1 yr of experience

My name is Kelley , i have experience because i used to work w disable women and men for 4 years i have a 2 year old son so i know a few things about how to take care of a kid
Bre H. - Seeking Work in Iowa City

12.00 / hour
1 yrs of experience

Working with kids is my passion and is something that I love to do. I have worked in daycare facilities and babysat many children before but this will be my first nanny job.
Mindi G. - Seeking Work in Iowa City

17.14 / hour

I was a nanny for a familiy with a boy and a girl for 2 years. Started when the boy was 3 and the girl was 5, and ended when they were 6 and 8 respectively. Still have a strong relationship with the family. I cared for the children part time during the school year and full time in the summer. I was able to tranport them to and from school, and to various activities. We went swimming, to play groups, and various activities such as the children's museum, the Playstation, etc.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Iowa City, 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 Iowa City’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 Iowa City 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 Iowa City?
  • 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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