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Alyssa I. - Seeking Work in Ottawa

22.85 / hour

I worked at a ymca day care as a 2 year old classroom teacher for a year. I have also worked at a YMCA summer camp for the last 2 years with ages 4-13.
Carrie P. - Seeking Work in Ottawa

17.14 / hour

I have watched children from the age of 11- current
Alyssa I. - Seeking Work in Ottawa

22.85 / hour

I am an elementary education Major at EIU. I have worked at a summer camp for the local YMCA for the last two years with ages 4-13, but my class was mostly 4-6 year olds. I was also a day care teacher for a two year old class at the YMCA.
Kristina  C. - Seeking Work in Ottawa

11.42 / hour
Full-time hours

I have raised 2 kids and I have a 3 year old grandson
Ariona  I. - Seeking Work in Ottawa

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

Hello! I am an upcoming sophomore in college. I have plenty of experience with children. I grew up in a family of 7 so I became a Aunt when I was 5. I’ve nannied and have done childcare. I love children and getting to know them! I am available Monday through Friday afternoon.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Ottawa, OH?

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 Ottawa’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 Ottawa 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 Ohio?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Ottawa?
  • 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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