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Madison M. - Seeking Work in Lexington

22.85 / hour

I've only babysat for money for a handful of families, probably totaling around 80 hours of experience. I have always had excellent feedback and references. The majority of my experience with children has come from my own family and volunteer work at my church--too many hours to count. At church, my tasks have included preparing food and drink, supervising, coordinating small groups of kids, setting up, cleaning up, planning, leading small groups of kids, performing skits, leading games, leading worship, accompanying kids on outings, teaching lessons, playing with kids, etc. At home, I've done everything from changing diapers and giving baths to changing brake pads on the family vehicles (true story--I am versatile!), scrubbing kitchens and bathrooms, and making pizza from scratch (dough and all!).
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.
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.
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.
Jessica C. - Seeking Work in Lexington

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been babysitting for eight years. I have the most experience babysitting young children, newborn - 6 years, but I have experience with children up to 16. I babysat my younger brother from the time he was seven, and I occasionally watch him on the weekends now. I babysat a 12-year-old boy and his 9-year-old sister every day after school for six months, providing homework help and meals. I was a nanny for three years for a family of three children. When I started babysitting for them, the youngest was a newborn, the middle was 5 years old, and the oldest was 7. The oldest had ADHD, so I have experience working with children who have attention problems. I have babysat several other children for single date night jobs, their ages ranging from newborn to 6 years. I was a camp counselor for two years for preteens, and I was the assistant soccer coach for coed elementary teams for two years. I have, in the past, cooked meals, helped with homework, played sports, done laundry, and cleaned the house for families I have babysat for. I am willing to continue providing these things. In addition, I provided overnight care for a newborn several times, until he was around 4 months old.
Cynthia W. - Seeking Work in Lexington

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

Besides raising and even homeschooling 3 of my own children (of which they are all grown and almost all off to college), I have worked with children from infancy up to 18 years+ in the sport of gymnastics (teaching life lessons as I teach the sport) for the past 25 years. I am 1st aide certified, safety certification qualified, and have undergone back ground checks as well. My children's successes and those that I have coached have been great and have given them paths to a rewarding life. I have also dabbled in the teachings of sports psychology with my students (and my children) that have aided them in their abilities to understand the emotional and mental aspects of growing up.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Lexington, TN?

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 Tennessee?
  • 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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