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Belinda M. - Seeking Work in West Lafayette

8.57 / hour

I have babysat for many different ages and group sizes. I used to take care of a group of children twice a week ranging from 4-9 children at a time. I am majoring in Special and Elementary education and all together enjoy working with children very much. I also was a nanny for two little girls and a baby boy one summer and it was a wonderful experience, we had a lot of fun!
Jane G. - Seeking Work in West Lafayette

8.57 / hour
Full-time hours

I have baby sat for many families and was a part time nanny last summer and am looking to gain more experience nannying!
Amelia S. - Seeking Work in West Lafayette

14.28 / hour

I have been a full-time nanny on and off for over 6 years. I have worked as a residential nanny as well as a live-out nanny, but the common denominator is that I love working with children!
Hannah M. - Seeking Work in West Lafayette

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

I have over 7 years of experience with children. I have worked as a nanny for almost a year, babysat for long periods of times, and I worked at the Boys and Girls Club for a few years.
Sarah D. - Seeking Work in West Lafayette

13.00 / hour
Full-time hours
16 yrs of experience

Hi! My name is Sarah. I have cared 17 different children over my seven years of experience and have quickly learned that not all children are the same. I strive to spend time with and build a relationship with each child so that I can learn how to correct and encourage them in a way that is best for them individually. I love working with kids! Nannying is not just a side job for me it is what I have chosen for my career. I am looking for a full time nannying job for kids of any age range starting in August. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask!
Lauren T. - Seeking Work in West Lafayette

15.00 / hour
1 yrs of experience

Hello! My name is Lauren and I am a Sophomore at Purdue studying Hospitality and Tourism Management. The past three summers, I have been a family nanny as well as babysat on the weekends and week nights. I love creating activities for kids and caring for them. I had so many great memories with my babysitters and I love creating those experiences for other kids! I have experience with kids of all ages. I have taken the SafeSitter course and feel prepared to take on challenges!
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in West Lafayette, 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 West Lafayette’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 West Lafayette 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 West Lafayette?
  • 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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