Lake Station, IN
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Shanell H. - Seeking Work in Lake Station

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

i am currently a live-in nanny in Chicago and I'm looking for a new job. The live in situation isn't what I thought it would be. Although I love the family and kids im not comfortable. I've previously worked at a preschool for about 2 1/2 years I've also nannied for a single mom in the military for weeks at a time. I was also a live in nanny for about 6 months.
Rachel  T. - Seeking Work in Lake Station

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I love childcare and it makes me feel very fulfilled.
Jenna K. - Seeking Work in Lake Station

8.57 / hour

I've been a babysitter since I was 12 and started nannying in 2009. I absolutely adore children and would one day like to be a preschool teacher.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Lake Station, 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 Lake Station’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 Lake Station 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 Lake Station?
  • 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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