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Alyssa T. - Seeking Work in West Des Moines

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

I have worked at a daycare for two years, five days a week. I have loved every minute of it. In the daycare I have worked with infants through preschoolers.In those rooms I have been with up to 14 children on my own. Beyond that I have had many a babysitting jobs for approximately 9 years. While babysitting, I worked closely with church small groups, in which there would be anywhere from 4-8 kids, aging from infant to about 10/11 years old. This past summer I nannyed for a teacher for a week when she was out of town. She had two 5 year olds and a seven year old. I was Constantly driving to appointments, their friend's houses and the pool. I am quite a good cook and have made food for a large number of children many times. I have done many nap/bedtime routines. I have learned to flourish under the pressure of children, who have taught me more than I ever imagined. I work very well with kids of all ages, and enjoy what each of them can bring to the table. I have the joy of working in a very fun environment!
Katie G. - Seeking Work in West Des Moines

10.00 / hour
4 yrs of experience

I love working with kids because I know I can make a difference in their lives, just by showing them love and compassion. I am 16 years old, and looking for a part time nannying position, on weekends during the school year, and weekdays and weekends during the summer. I am CPR certified, and excellent in a crisis. I love children, and it is one of my personal philosophies that every child has good in them. I am an excellent cook, and will be willing to cool meals for children. Overall, I'm very mature for my age, and would absolutely love to work with your children!
Belinda  B. - Seeking Work in West Des Moines

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

I take care of my sisters and my Anty kids
Brienne E. - Seeking Work in West Des Moines

12.00 / hour
< 1 yr of experience

Dymond C. - Seeking Work in West Des Moines

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

Alexandria  D. - Seeking Work in West Des Moines

11.42 / hour

No past nanny experience but I am great with kids and looking for a family that will allow me to be the best nanny I can be for them.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in West Des Moines, 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 West Des Moines’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 West Des Moines 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 West Des Moines?
  • 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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