Stratford, IA
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Lucy  B. - Seeking Work in Stratford

7.68 / hour

Baby sitting for my sister her two daughters Audrey who is 3 and Charlotte who just turned two. I have been there every step of the way babysitting late into the night , making breakfast lunch and dinner when I had them in the summer . Taking them to daycare on my way to school some morning when my sister in law worked earlier at the clinic. Taking them shopping going out to eat we basically do everything together they are my life but now that my brother is going into the army they will be leaving this coming spring I also have been baby sitting for numerous families around the area since I was about 12 off and on from weekend to weekend ranging from ages to newborn to 12
Aftin H. - Seeking Work in Stratford

17.14 / hour

I have been around kids all of my life. My mom was a stay at home mom. When I was born she started a daycare in here home. She had childcare in her home for 20+ years. I have done a lot of babysitting since I was 14 and still continue to do so. I also worked at the daycare center for 6 years in my home town as well worked in the school system for 2 yeats.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Stratford, CT?

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 Stratford’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 Stratford 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 Connecticut?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Stratford?
  • 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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