Urbandale, IA
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Kim D. - Seeking Work in Urbandale

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

I have nannied for two years for a family of three. I also currently nanny for a family of one, one day a week, and a family of three everyday after school. I have babysat for many years for all ages of children. I have also worked at a childcare at a YMCA for infants up to 5 years old.
Andrea T. - Seeking Work in Urbandale

17.14 / hour

I have over 4 years of babysitting experience, as well as over 2 years experience in working with individuals that have disabilities.
Taneia H. - Seeking Work in Urbandale

20.00 / hour
Full-time hours
2 yrs of experience

Kind women with a big heart for others. I've taken care 2 step kids since they were 3 months old and 4yrs old. I got married back in oct 2015. Ive babysit friends and family kids all ages play games get to know what they like.
Emily E. - Seeking Work in Urbandale

11.42 / hour
Full-time hours

I have watched children since before my teens and have worked in a daycare for a year dealing with infants to teenagers.
Stephanie C. - Seeking Work in Urbandale

13.00 / hour
Full-time hours
20 yrs of experience

I have been babysitting since I was 10 years old. I started out with a friend of my mom's from church. ( 3 total over the years). Next came the opportunity to babysit my second cousin as an 8 week old boy. Throughout the years I have babysat over 5 differ family's between friends and church. I have become very close to the parents and children of all the families. They welcomed me into their children's lives and trusted me with them. I love watching/teaching children new skills sets and what they can achieve. I am a clean and organized person that enjoys multitasking. (Doing dishes, cleaning up after meals, interacting with children).I graduated from Mercy College of Health Sciences in 2008 with a degree in "associates in science and radiologic technologist." I worked in the medical field right after college up until 2017. I moved to Utah May 2017- June 2018. I recently moved back to Iowa to spend more time with family.
Cleanna C. - Seeking Work in Urbandale

15.00 / hour
Full-time hours
1 yrs of experience

I have been working with kids for about 10 years now! I love all ages and I am certified in many different things. I have education in early childhood education because I went to Dmacc for two years. I have experience with twins also kids with special needs. I’m fluent in English I understand Spanish very well I don’t speak very much of it though and I know quite a bit of ASL . My availability is very flexible and I’d be willing to work with your schedule I also have my own car and would be willing to transfer for children around to activities .
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Urbandale, 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 Urbandale’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 Urbandale 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 Urbandale?
  • 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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