Rolling Prairie, IN
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Linda C. - Seeking Work in Rolling Prairie

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been taking care of children since I was a child myself. I was 6 years old when my parents let me take care of my new baby brother with their supervision and I have been interested in doing that my whole life since. I babysat for many people in our neighborhood and when I turned 21, I became a live-in nanny for a very active blended family which included 4 children, a foreign exchange student, many visiting guests and grandparents. There, I learned how to become a household manager as well as a child care provider. The children ranged in age from 9-16 when I started. I was with that family for 14 years - even caring for children of the original children! I am still considered part of their family and get invited to visit with them regularly. During that time of employment, I became married and a mother to my own 2 boys who are now 20 and 22. I also worked part time and on a as needed basis for a family with 3 children for a few years. My current position is full time with a family with 3 children ages 9,11 and 13. I have been with them since the oldest was 4 months old. I was originally hired to be a nanny, but as the family grew and kids went off to school, my job has morphed into that of nanny/household manager. I love what I do!
Amanda  A. - Seeking Work in Rolling Prairie

11.42 / hour

I have previously worked at a daycare for over a year. I worked as an assistant teacher in the 3 year old room. I also would get moved around to school aged kids and even infants. I have two children of my own. My son is 8 and my daughter is 6. I also have a niece and nephew I enjoy spending time with. I have off and on watched children at my church since I was 10years old
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Rolling Prairie, 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 Rolling Prairie’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 Rolling Prairie 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 Rolling Prairie?
  • 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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