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Shea G. - Seeking Work in South Bend

17.14 / hour

Children are my passion.I currently teach 5th grade. Also obtaining a Master's degree in education. n the past I have babysat/nanny for several years now and feel extremely comfortable doing so. This includes a very close family of four children ranging in age from 2 years to eight years old. This then led me to my nanny job, which I was actually recommended for with whom I have been with for three years now and those children are now eleven and fourteen. I have also had experience in day care where I was the two/three year old teacher with a ratio of 6:1 children to teachers at a time. I progressed onto the toddlers class which consisted of one year old to two, along then with very young infants of only a couple months.I've also been a personal nanny for 2 week old newborn twins. I have much experience with feeding, cooking, changing diapers, sticking to a routine nap schedule, chauffeuring to events, parks, etc, and of course keeping the children happy. My most recent babysitting position is back with a newborn as well as a 2 and 4 yer old family.I understand children and feel that you can really find out a lot about them by just talking and interacting thoroughly.
Corey C. - Seeking Work in South Bend

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been a nanny for almost 22 years. My career started when I took a parenting class in high school. I love to teach children and watch them grow and change, while they go through the many stages of life. It is a wonderful feeling, knowing that I have a small part in a child's life as they grow. I have had experience with older children as well, but many of my years have been with infants and toddlers. All have been long-term/full-time positions with professional and well-known families. Although I am shy at first, I can be talkative at times. I feel I am pretty energetic. I enjoy taking children to the zoo, beaches, pools, movies, play dates, parks, etc. I even have taken them to doctor's appointments, swimming lessons, and ball games/practices. I also take them to and from school and help with homework. I have also worked overnight and on a weekly basis, traveling with families on vacations. Even though the main focus is the child and the care that I provide, I am also able to do house cleaning. This service is usually performed during the child's nap or rest time. My parenting class taught CPR and I also had it in a health class I had taken. I was updated in CPR in 2003, when a nanny position I had involved a premature infant. I will have no problem if I need to become certified again. I have been screened and passed a four-hour interview with a nanny service (information available). I have letters of recommendations. I have a recent driving record available, along with a police background clearance record. This was all required through the nanny service. My husband and I have been together for 12yrs and out of those 12 have been married for 8. We have a little girl who is 4yrs old. Please email me if you have any questions. Thanks for taking the time to read my profile and I hope to hear from you soon!
Brandon S. - Seeking Work in South Bend

22.85 / hour

I have babysat since the age of thirteen for children of all ages. I have had times where I had to stay the night for families to help out which I have never minded. I have taken care of families from 3 children that included a set of 3year old boy twins to just one child who was really quiet and kept to theirselves but by the end of the time they were very outgoing and asked to have me back for later dates. I have also worked at a couple day cares. I have worked at one at my church where I took care of infants to three year olds during service. The other day care I worked at I worked in the room that children ranged from 5-9 years old and the children were always wanted to come back to play with me.
Tiffany B. - Seeking Work in South Bend

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

I have never been a nanny, but I began babysitting when I was 10 years old. I cared for my siblings while my mother worked (7 children aging between 2 and 12). As I got older, I began babysitting for neighbors and relatives. There are a few families that I continue to care for now. I am most experienced with children between the ages of 2 and 10 but have cared for older and younger children. I am accustomed to preparing meals, helping through bath-time, and taking children out for extracurricular activities. I have worked over-night sessions where I put the children down for bed and checked on them throughout the night.
Robyn C. - Seeking Work in South Bend

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

I babysat my younger sister and brother when they were little and now I baby sit my 3 year old nephew on weekends. I have also watched my other family members kids when they have to be at work and can't find a sitter, and have kept them over night if need be. I am also a mother of 3, I have a 3 year old, 5 year old and a 11 year old. I would like to have my own daycare business.
Sheila H. - Seeking Work in South Bend

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

I have done a lot of babysitting growing up. But I was also a nanny two different times and would like to get back into it. I have a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in South Bend, 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 South Bend’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 South Bend 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 South Bend?
  • 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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