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Kim W. - Seeking Work in Elkhart

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have worked as a babysitter all through my high school and college years. Nannied for professors at N.D., families in NE Tennessee and Jacksonville, Florida area. I studied in Monterrey, Mexico; Ball State U,IN, Asbury College,KY. I have taught English as Second language in Japan and trained cross- culturally, taught preschool, assistant teacher in the public schools, taught my 3 children up to 6th grade in a community school in Orlando, coordinated nursery duty at a training center, and have volunteered many hours in children's programs. I taught 3's in reputable preschool franchise. I worked as house manager/nanny for a large estate in Gainesville, FL. I worked for 4 families, two were combined day jobs and two were Friday and Saturday nights. I just returned from Australia working with a family of 5 and a sweet beagle. Current job as a Substitute teacher in all grades, and part time nanny, 10 hours/day, 3 days a week. A Resume available upon request.
Jenna S. - Seeking Work in Elkhart

8.57 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been babysitting since I was in 6th grade. I had two specific families I would always watch, then it grew to four families when I got into high school. I also nannied two boys two summers ago while their mom worked long hours.
Courtney C. - Seeking Work in Elkhart

7.97 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been babysitting for 9 years. I started when I was 16 and I am almost 25. I have worked in daycare for 4 1/2 years. I have done meal preparation, activity planning, etc.
Charlene A. - Seeking Work in Elkhart

11.42 / hour

I have cared for my two younger brothers since I was young. I have also acted as a Cabin Leader for fifth graders during a week long trip in the forest.
Shannon P. - Seeking Work in Elkhart

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

Lots of coaching/summer camp/summer nanny experience/tutoring 2yrs
Sara S. - Seeking Work in Elkhart

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

4 years Certified Infant care specialist. 10 years nannying.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Elkhart, 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 Elkhart’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 Elkhart 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 Elkhart?
  • 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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