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Anna B. - Seeking Work in New Plymouth

14.28 / hour

My mother owned a day care from the time I was a year old, until I was thirteen. Once I was twelve, I volunteered in the nursery and in the children's ministry at my church and contInued to do so for years. I'm a aunt to six kiddos, newborn to age 10 & spend most of my days with them.
Lacey N. - Seeking Work in New Plymouth

12.00 / hour
5 yrs of experience

My name is Lacey. I live here in New Plymouth, ID. Having two small children at home, I’m sad but excited to finally rejoin the workforce—at least part-time. While my college education led to a degree in accounting, I haven’t found the right fit for my family in the field yet. So, a part-time nanny position may seem unfitting. However, I love children and feel I could do well for your family.

Hearing the phrase “I love children” doesn’t qualify a person to be a nanny. Aside from the joy children bring me, I have experience nannying my niece part-time for the past 5 years as well as a neighbor’s two children at various stages in life for the last 4 years. Through these experiences I have gained the ability to organize everything from food prep to dentist appointments. It’s a given that I’m prepared to deal with any unexpected diaper blowouts or “accidents”, especially since I too am a parent. What is more important is that I work to be a very understanding person in all aspects of my life. That being said, not only will I respect the guidelines of an employee, but I always try and put myself in a person’s shoes to better understand their rules, actions, frustrations, etc., adult and child alike. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you,” is my personal “golden rule.” As imperfect as I may be, working to follow this rule has helped me to become a more compassionate, empathetic, and understanding person.

In closing, let me say that I set out to do all things in life to the best of my ability. I took every detail of waitressing just as serious as I took my college courses and secretarial positions. I received straight As and multiple raises, not because I was the smartest or most talented student and employee; but because I worked my hardest. Nannying for your family would be no different. I may not be the right fit for your personal preferences, but I would love the opportunity to meet with you and see.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in New Plymouth, ID?

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 New Plymouth’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 New Plymouth 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 Idaho?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in New Plymouth?
  • 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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