Chesterton, IN
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Amber K. - Seeking Work in Chesterton

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

I have had a lot of experience with children. I have 5 nieces and 3 nephews, I come from a large family so there are always new babies in the family as well toddlers. I work in the children's department and have been there for two years. I was a summer camp counselor for the past two years and work as an after school teacher during the school year. I do a large variety of activities with the children ranging from crafts to games as well as homework help. I am also very involved in the children's ministry at my church. I babysit for a ladies bible study once a week for children who are 10 months-7 years old. I teach a 2 year olds Sunday school class and work the music program during the summer bible school. I also have an internship during this school year where I co-teach 4 preschool classes working with children in group and individual settings.
Emily K. - Seeking Work in Chesterton

11.42 / hour

My past Childhood experience was absolutely successful. I got along with the children well, develped stimulating games for each child cognitive ability. I an well prepared in the most stressful situations and can remain calm. I diligently listen to parents instructions. I am very reliable and will even clean house for you if need be. I will always make sure the house is cleaned and organized when you come home!
Brooke V. - Seeking Work in Chesterton

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

I was a babysitter for 4 years for 4 children under the age of 6, one having autism. I also spent two days a week with a newborn until he was 5 years old. I basically raised my step son who is now almost 3 years old. I have experience with many different age groups and love to help children grow and learn!
Ittaya P. - Seeking Work in Chesterton

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

Helped raise up my niece and nephew since they were 1 and 2 years old.
Cheyanne C. - Seeking Work in Chesterton

7.61 / hour

I have 2 years experience working with children of all ages.
Sarah S. - Seeking Work in Chesterton

7.25 / hour
1 yrs of experience

I have watched via family and friends children of all ages since my own childhood. I frequently babysit for neighbors but am currently looking for more steady appointments. I have my own car, CPR and first aid training, four years of German language experience, a top 5% in my class, and ability to do clerical/all household/pet sitting/tutoring/odd job/childcare jobs in a domestic or casual setting. I am willing to travel to Valparaiso, Chesterton, Porter, Michigan City, Portage, Lake Station, and farther with more consultation. I am currently flexible in hours and pay, and I am open to all negotiations.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Chesterton, IN?

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 Chesterton’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 Chesterton 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 Indiana?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Chesterton?
  • 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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