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Holly E. - Seeking Work in Muscatine

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

I’m Holly. I am a 33 year old college graduate. I have been caring for children, ages infant through teen, since I was in my early 20s. I am state certified in first aid, caring, compassionate, and believe in incorporating learning into playtime. I have my own vehicle and am happy to run errands, do housework, prepare meals, help with homework, and be a hand’s on caregiver. I have experience with special needs children as well. I’m available full- and part-time, nights, and weekends as well as on-call.
Nicole S. - Seeking Work in Muscatine

14.28 / hour

I am the oldest of three. With a single mom, I stepped up at young age to help my mom with my younger siblings. I have always cared for children, including a full time summer nanny position and many other references. I have cared for chidren of all ages from newborns to 11 year olds. My most recent experience has been with two lovely baby girl twins who will be turning one soon.
Rylee  W. - Seeking Work in Muscatine

11.42 / hour
Full-time hours

I have cared for my sister since as long as I can remember. I have also went to houses to babysit for children while parents went on date nights and I also have a two year old.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Muscatine, 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 Muscatine’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 Muscatine 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 Muscatine?
  • 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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