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Kim S. - Seeking Work in Porter

8.57 / hour

Caring for children, whether my own or those of others, has always been the most fulfilling part of my life. I have been employed as a nanny for two families, and babysat family members continually in my lifetime. As the oldest cousin on both sides of a LARGE family, I have always been the "go to" person for child care in my family. I suppose this is why I've grown to enjoyed interacting with children so much. While raising my 3 adult children, I was scout leader, t-ball coach, tutor, classroom volunteer, substitute teacher, part-time daycare teacher, and finally am now a highly involved grandmother.
Kayla P. - Seeking Work in Porter

20.00 / hour
Full-time hours

I have over 10 years of childcare experience working with infants, toddlers and school-age children. I have a degree in Social Work and I have been working as a tutor with children with behavioral problems, autism and other special needs for the past year. I have been a part-time nanny to a child with special needs for the past 4 years. I was a pre-school teacher's aid at our local xx childcare facility for several years during high school.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Porter, TX?

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 Porter’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 Porter 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 Texas?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Porter?
  • 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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