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Ferdinand, IN Nannies

Carmen  U. - Seeking Work in Ferdinand

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

I have 7 siblings, 4 older and 3 younger than myself. Coming from a big and loving family I have learned much responsibility and acquired great experience through babysitting for them. I have enjoyed taking care of my younger siblings and love future opportunities to connect and work with other young children as well. I am very involved in my church and the activities they have for children. I have volunteered every year in the Vacation Bible School Summer Program, leading young children in groups of 15+, since I was in the 6th grade. I'm a nanny for twins (3 years old) and a 6 year old. I have been caring for these children for 1 year and 7 months now. These wonderful children have allowed me to experience many immeasurable memories with them. From trips to the zoo and learning about all the animals, to learning and singing the alphabet together, to potty-training days, to learning how to be patient and kind. . . these are just a handful of examples of what it's been like caring for young children! On a daily basis, we of course learn from each other in language skills, social-emotional skills, and gross and fine motor skills, and in cognitive skills as well. I also believe that it is also important that children learn self-help and safety skills. I am CPR and First Aid Certified, and will renew my certifications as needed.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Ferdinand, 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 Ferdinand’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 Ferdinand 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 Ferdinand?
  • 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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