De Soto, KS
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De Soto, KS Nannies

Kelli R. - Seeking Work in De Soto

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been babysitting since I was 9 years old. I worked at a daycare for almost 3 years and worked as a PCA for 2 years, caring for special needs children, autism specifically. I spent three summers, from ages 13-15, living with and caring for a family with three children, at least 40 hours a week. I finished 100 practicum hours during my governess training, in which I cared for an infant and a toddler. I also worked at a daycare in college.
Kayla K. - Seeking Work in De Soto

8.57 / hour

Currently, during the academic year I provide after school care for an 11 year old and a 16 year old. I have began babysitting at 14 a Girl Scout, have worked in childcare at churches and preschools, and have 8 years of experience working in youth and children's ministry.
Lin K. - Seeking Work in De Soto

17.14 / hour

Worked for 1 family for over 4 years.
Clare  V. - Seeking Work in De Soto

12.00 / hour
3 yrs of experience

I am a loving fun college student who has cared for children since 2013. I play with them, do activities, learn new things, read, play outside, and have very limited screen time.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in De Soto, KS?

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 De Soto’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 De Soto 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 Kansas?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in De Soto?
  • 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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