Topeka, KS
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Topeka, KS Nannies

Samantha Swindale
    - Seeking Work in Topeka

8.00 / hour
Full-time hours
4 yrs of experience

I've been watching kids since I was about 12, it started out with just family members and my own siblings! My mom had her own Daycare center and after my mom closed it to go work for the school, I had parents asking me to watch their kids for date nights or weekend getaways! I've always had a passion for kids, after I graduated high school I enrolled in Kansas State University to pursue an Elementary Educational degree, after graduating there I came back and worked as a para-educator at my small town school in Jackson County! When the school year ended I was asked by a student's parent if I would be interested in a full time nanny position and I gladly excepted! I worked for them throughout that summer and following school year!
Alexis Escamilla
    - Seeking Work in Topeka

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

I am currently a 19 year old. Who has graduated from saont charles easy high school. In illinois. I moved to kansas for my family. I am a careing, compassionate person. I like to have rules to follow. Not my own but a parents. I can drive and have flexible hours.
Katelynn Dunn
    - Seeking Work in Topeka

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

I have 2 younger brothers and a lot of my friends have children! I enjoy helping people who need it the most! I currently work in a retirement home but they can't provide full time hours. I would love to help out any family I can by watching their loved ones.
Cathleen Reed
    - Seeking Work in Topeka

10.00 / hour
< 1 yr of experience

Haley  Salmon 
    - Seeking Work in Topeka

18.00 / hour
Full-time hours
20 yrs of experience

Elisa  Luna
    - Seeking Work in Topeka

13.00 / hour
< 1 yr of experience

I am a hard worker, I love working with kids. I’ve watched my little cousins all the time, and I babysat three kids during spring break they were 8 months old, 1 year old, and 7 years old.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Topeka, 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 Topeka’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 Topeka 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 Topeka?
  • 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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