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Mary R. - Seeking Work in Portage

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

The best way I can describe my childcare experience is I have seen everything. Or pretty close to it. I have grown up in a big family and been around children since I was five years old. I have extensive experience with twins/multiples and children with disabilities. I am CPR certified. I have also taken a few child development classes while in college. Please feel free to ask any other questions.
Emily H. - Seeking Work in Portage

8.00 / hour
Full-time hours
3 yrs of experience

Hi there! My name is Emily henley, I am currently a high school student still, I want to study to be a vet tech, and/or a child educator. I would love for you to give me a chance as your baby sitter, I am super flexible and always have my own transportation:) I love crafts, movies, games, outdoors, and snacks (Heathy of course😁) I would love to hear from you!
Nicole R. - Seeking Work in Portage

13.00 / hour
17 yrs of experience

I am an outgoing person love to be outside. I love reading playing games and much more 💙
Patricia C. - Seeking Work in Portage

7.25 / hour

Just completed 2 yrs as a sitt/nanny for a family in Portage, Ind. The job ended July 1,2015, due to mother being laid off. I am ON CALL FOR PARENT DATE NIGHTS. The children are now 3 and 6. I worked part time ,2 days a week. The relationship was wonderful I was very attentive to their needs for meals, snacks ,naps, art work, baking , playtime inside and outside. Whenever weather permitted we had picnics on frt lawn, long walks in stroller as the older child rode is bicycle with helmet on . Nature discovery of insects, various leaves, soil,etc. I am all about well being and safety of children. I am mother of grown college grad daughters and 2 bright loving teenage grandkids.
Samantha A. - Seeking Work in Portage

20.00 / hour

I started babysitting for friends and family in high school. During my last two years of high school I worked at the YMCA with the middle school after school program as well as summer camp. My major in college was Educational Studies. I was in the xx program for one year. Through out college I did numerous programs with elementary students. For two summers I was a live in nanny for three boys. I then went to teach English to elementary students in Korea for four and a half years.
Lenore C. - Seeking Work in Portage

11.42 / hour

I'm a retired teacher. I started babysitting in junior high school. I raised my daughter, who is 23 this year, she graduated from college, and has a great job. I also teach Sunday school when needed. My last job was teaching, which I would still be doing, had we not lost our funding.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Portage, MI?

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 Portage’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 Portage 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 Michigan?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Portage?
  • 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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