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Carrie G. - Seeking Work in Fowler

20.00 / hour
Full-time hours

I grew up in a home where my mother provided childcare. Around the age 13 I started babysitting for local families and continue to do so. The summer after I graduated for high school, I worked at my first daycare in the 3s and 4s room. During college I spent a lot of time volunteering in my church and working with kids who were ranging in ages from 3-12. After I graduated college, I worked in a with school age children for their summer program. After that I worked in an elementary school for 2 and 1/2 years as a Teacher's Aide for 1st grade then 3rd grade. I then worked for the . At one point or another, I worked with all the different ages birth through pre-k. I then was a nanny for a year and a half for a little girl who was one when I started. The reasons I no longer watch her are: they decided to send her to pre-school and I was having to work two jobs to make ends meet and my other job offered me a full time position. I currently work for the, which is a boarding school, with high school aged children.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Fowler, 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 Fowler’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 Fowler 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 Fowler?
  • 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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