Dodge City, KS
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Kelsey A. - Seeking Work in Dodge City

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I began working with children by volunteering at my church at the age of 11, at which time I also began babysitting. In the summer of 2008, I began working at my xx as a camp counselor and have worked there every summer since. I worked with 10 kids, ages 6 to 17, so I am comfortable working with multiple children. In the fall of 2010, I worked as a tutor/mentor for the local school district's program for 7th to 12th graders, so I have experience with older kids as well. I spent May to November 2012 working at a special needs camp in Texas for ages 6 years and up (our oldest I believe was 89 years). There, I began as an activity director where I lived and worked in a cabin as well as planned and implemented lessons for my activity area. I then progressed in the fall season to the camp photographer position which also includes "support staff" responsibilities. In the winter of 2012/2013, I worked at a resort daycare in Colorado where I spent 4 months running a classroom - most often the 3 year to 6 year age group but also worked in the infant room and toddler rooms occasionally. While attending Baylor University (2007-2010), I took 6 credit hours (two courses) in RLS (recreation, leisure services); specifically, Outdoor Adventure Activities my first semester and Wilderness Leadership my second semester. Camping, hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, kayaking, canoeing, spelunking, mountain biking, road biking, etc. were all a part of those programs. I have worked as a supervisor at a girl scout camp (summer 2013) and love to go camping as regularly as possible. I substitute taught in classrooms in western Texas September 2013-Feb. 2014. I have also worked at a xx.
Yamila T. - Seeking Work in Dodge City

9.00 / hour
Full-time hours
< 1 yr of experience

Im a nice person and i really love kids and i enjoy to play with them
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Dodge City, 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 Dodge City’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 Dodge City 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 Dodge City?
  • 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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