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Kennesha  R. - Seeking Work in Bowie

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

I grew up as the oldest of 5 children. Taking care of children has always been a part of my life. I have been babysitting for family friends since I was in highschool. Three years ago I found my first full time Nanny position, through this website, and began to nanny for a family with a five month old daughter. Three years laters, I am still working for them. The daughter is now nearly four years old. This has been one of the best experiences of my life. Katie has become a part of my family. I have watched her grow, reach milestones, learn to talk and walk. Now she is a vivacious toddler. We do preschool work at home and she is learning to write her alphabet, learning letter sounds, and we've begun adding. A typical day includes preschool work, a trip to the park or library or story time, playtime, nap time, and snack time. My responsibilities have also included overnight work both at their home and mine. I have also been a baby sitter for various families through this and other websites. Every time has been a wonderful experience. I have maintained relationships with most of the families and will often be called back to work for them.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Bowie, KY?

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 Bowie’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 Bowie 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 Kentucky?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Bowie?
  • 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?