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Margo M. - Seeking Work in New Washington

8.57 / hour
Full-time hours

I often joke that I have been a babysitter since I was 8 years old. (I'm the oldest of 7 children.) I have cared for children who range in age from infants to 8 years old. I've worked with twins and children who are very close in age. I have also worked with children who need extra care. I have worked as a tutor and teacher's aide in a small private school. I worked closely with children in Pre-K through the third grade. As the care provider for after school care, I watched over the children who stayed at school until they were picked up by their parents--keeping upwards to 30 kids happy after a day of school was sometimes challenging. My goal each time I meet a child is for that child to be happy to see me again. I think children need to be held when they cry, to be fed when they're hungry, and to nap when they're tired. I relish the company of children and enjoy their views of life.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in New Washington, 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 New Washington’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 New Washington 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 New Washington?
  • 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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