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Alexis P. - Seeking Work in Lexington

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

My experience caring for children started at a fairly young age. My mom passed away when I was only 16 years old, leaving my dad behind with myself and my two younger brothers (aged 14 and 11) to care for. As the eldest child, I had to step up and help care for my brothers my junior and senior years of high school. Things like helping cook meals, clean the house, do laundry, help with their studies, and oversee their involvement in extra curricular activities became the norm. I would help drive them to sports practices and school as well. I have also helped babysit my younger cousins (aged 4-12) when family has been in town over the holidays, completing similar care as to that above, and my college advisor's daughter (age 7) during my time in college.
Alissa W. - Seeking Work in Lexington

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I absolutely love children! I started babysitting at the age of fourteen. I have babysat children ranging from a few months old to thirteen years old. I was a camp counselor for three summers and had up to 25 girls from the ages of ten to fourteen in my care. I have nannied numerous children over the last 6 years. Also, with the partnership of Towson University, I was fortunate enough to pilot a teaching program in an elementary school where I taught second grade for four months. I have also learned the Montessori approach to education. Most recently I nannied for two boys, 2 and 5 years of age. I nannied 5 days a week between 8-12 hours a day. I absolutely loved nannying for them! My time with them came to a happy ending when the youngest went to preschool. As a nanny, I am the extension of the parents. I am very loving, kind, and patient. I look at each day as an opportunity to grow and learn. A typical day involves educational activities, outdoor activities, developing the senses, teaching age specific skills, reading, crafts, teaching and reinforcing the use of manners, providing discipline, providing help with homework, cooking, completing chores, etc. I partner with parents to ensure that their children are meeting their developmental milestones. A typical week usually involves one field trip, ranging from story time at the local library to a trip to the zoo to learn about animals. I love playing board games with children, inventing games, playing cars/army men/barbies/dolls/tea party, building forts, reading stories, coloring, etc. I am also athletic and enjoy teaching children sports. I feel children should be well rounded and experience life to the fullest! In my opinion, creativity unleashes a world of opportunity and growth. Also, who wants a boring nanny/babysitter watching them or watching their children?! I hope that I am a perfect match for your family and cannot wait to meet you and your children.
Erica L. - Seeking Work in Lexington

8.57 / hour

My previous experiences are: *Full time Nanny (meaning in families home roughly 7:30 a.m. -5:30 p.m. , M-F) for 5 years (mostly caring for newborn-2 years old, also infant twin experience). *Worked in a daycare part-time while attending college. *Camp Counselor at a summer camp *Over 12 years experience as occasional babysitter. *Oldest of 5 kids in my family (I am now 30 and the youngest is 12, seems there was always a baby in the family). I Love to get down and have fun with the kids! Be goofy and enjoy what they like to do, but at the same time contain control and structure about our day. In everything we do I see opportunities to learn something new! I personally Love the outdoors and animals! I have a background in music; so I love to sing, entertain, and play piano.
Taylor C. - Seeking Work in Lexington

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

I love working with children, and I am very experienced :) I have worked part-time for 2 years as teacher's aid (and volunteered for another year) with preschool-aged children (3-4) and kindergarteners (5-6). During that experience, I have worked with many children with special needs, including ADD/ADHD and Aspergers/Autism. I was a one-on-one aid with a student for 2 years who struggled with both ADHD and Autism. I am comfortable and know how to use any modifications for children who struggle with those same types of things. I have had the full 12 hours of training it takes to be a preschool aid, and attended a 4-hour training at Kaplan University's Chilcare Council program. I am CPR/First Aid certified. I have also been a regular babysitter for many different families in the community. I love children of all ages, but I am best at working with children between the ages of birth to 8 yrs. old. I was a full-time nanny for several months to a family with three young girls, ages 8 days, 21 months, and 9 years old. This included driving the oldest child to and from school, cookig meals, and often staying overnight. The family is currentlly listed as one of my references. I love playing games! I am known for making crafts with the kids and teaching them songs while on the job :) Sometimes, if allowed, I will even bring my ukulele and play music for the children! Who doesn't love dancing? My favorite things to do with the children is read to them or take them on a walk. Being outside is fun for everyone, and I've blown bubbles and drawn with sidewalk chalk many times. I consider myself calm under pressure, responsible, and fun-loving. :) Please contact me if you are interested!
Janine A. - Seeking Work in Lexington

20.00 / hour

Over 20 years of varied experience as a Household Manager, Professional Governess & Nanny. Teaching in pre-k through adults in private, public & daycare & pre-school related employment. I have recently volunteered for children's hospitality ministry and prior to that as a sub para-educator & teacher for the . I have home schooled as well. I also have worked in the food industry and have learned to throw a pizza and to work with frozen confections. That has come in handy in teaching children how to cook & bake! My experience in working with children in religious and community service organizations have enhanced my skills in creating my own curriculum. Working with the , corporate & private daycares, Scouting programs have also enhanced my different levels of knowledge. Summer camps & vbs's are also a favorite of mine. Play dates, Birthday Parties, etc. Please see my resume & porfolio for full details.
Katelyn M. - Seeking Work in Lexington

8.57 / hour
Full-time hours

I have babysat for many families, with children of different ages and abilities. I have also volunteered at chid care facilities and in the nursery at church. I am currently working at a pediatric day treatment facility, a daycare center for medically fragile children, and have been there for 10 months.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Lexington, OK?

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 Lexington’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 Lexington 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 Oklahoma?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Lexington?
  • 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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