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Laura F. - Seeking Work in Valley Center

7.90 / hour

I have just under ten years of experience when it comes to kids of all ages. When I was just barely nine my mom started caring for my neighbors newborn son, and I was one of the main caretakers (under my moms close supervision) for him as I was homeschooled and was home during the days. Now, almost ten years later, we are still caring for him and his younger brother after school, and his baby sister during the day about 2-3 days a week. As you can imagine, after knowing these three kids all their lives they're all like family to me. In addition to helping take care of my neighbors I've held countless babysitting jobs since way long before I was old enough to drive, 8 different families, each at a different time and some more regular than others. I've also held 2 summer jobs for the same people, taking care of a 9 year old and a 12 year old. They wanted me to work for them again another summer but she got fired and couldn't find another job so there was no need for me. I hold a current job for a family with 2 year old (almost, one more month) twins, I babysit for them twice a week in the afternoons. I've been with them since the twins were 5 months old. So, as you can see I have lots of experience with kids of all ages. I absolutely adore kids and I can't see myself doing anything in life that does not include them in a major way somehow.
Mikayla P. - Seeking Work in Valley Center

12.00 / hour
Full-time hours
1 yrs of experience

Hi, my name is Mikayla Peterson. I attend Tabor College, and will be finishing my Bachelors degree In December 2018. I am a behavioral science major with a minor in biology. With this degree, I intend to apply to grad school for physical therapy. I have two younger brothers, an older sister, and a younger sister who has Down syndrome. I have several years of babysitting experience. I’ve been a lifeguard for 4 years and have also taught swimming lessons. A few summers ago, I spent half the summer working at a family camp (Kanakuk) in Branson, Missouri. I spent my time in the nursery caring for children 0-2 years-old. I have experience carin for children with disabilities, diabetes, and a g-tube. I am very active and enjoy spending time outdoors. I am available to nanny/babysit throughout the summer until August 1st.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Valley Center, CA?

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 Valley Center’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 Valley Center 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 California?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Valley Center?
  • 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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