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Aimee B. - Seeking Work in Metairie

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

I have had the pleasure of working with children and families for 7 years now. I have been a nanny for over 4 years. The first family I nannied, in 2007, was an 18-month-old girl and a 6-month-old boy. I loved it! We spent the week days doing crafts, reading books and playing outside. From 2008 - 2010 I studied Early Childhood Education at the University of New Orleans. While in school, I worked at the campus daycare with children between the ages of 6 months and 4 years. Later, in 2010, I met a wonderful family, the oldest was an energetic 3-year-old girl and her sweet 6-month-old sister. Working for this family, I realized I wanted to make nannying a career. I worked for them until their youngest started school. In 2012, I met new family with a happy little 2-month-old boy. After two years of watching this adorable little boy, the mother found out that she is able to now work from home until her little boy is ready for preschool. I am sadden to leave this great family, but I am looking forward to the next chapter of my nannying life. Growing up I was always around other kids. My Aunt lived around the block from my siblings and I would spend our afternoon with her 11 children. It was then, in my teens that I first realized I enjoyed hanging out and watching children. I babysat every chance I could get as a teenager. I loved helping the little ones with their homework, or just watching their imagination grow while playing in their fort in the backyard or house with their kitchen toys. When I was 14-years-old I began teaching swimming lessons during the summer at a local daycare for 8 years. The inquisitive attitudes and loads of energy children have makes them a joy to be around. I am a great multitasking person, especially when there are multiple children that needs help with homework, snack time or just finding fun activities for each of them. I am fun, energetic, and caring for every child's needs. Also, if you ever need a last minute sitter or need me to come early to nanny I pride myself in being very reliable and responsible.
Matthew C. - Seeking Work in Metairie

22.85 / hour

20 years ago, at the age of 23 I began babysitting to help friends. I found it both challenging and very rewarding. After the parents and later the children I cared for all telling me that I "truly understand children" and give great care, I decided to continue on this career path. I have continued with child care employment, as both nanny and babysitter and went to a fine local University to study child psychology (10 credits shy of a degree) to better understand children to ensure quality care.
Victoria H. - Seeking Work in Metairie

20.00 / hour
Full-time hours

My name is Victoria and last year I graduated from LSU majoring in child and family studies with a minor in psychology. Since my graduation I have worked at St. Louis King of France School as an infant teacher and LSU Health Science Center as a Child Development Specialist with the infant classroom as well. I have babysat children from 1 month old - 11 years old for about 10 years now, watching 4 at the most during one time. I have also had experience working in a daycare in New Orleans over a couple of summers that has children from 4 months old to 6 years old. Also for two years, I worked at the preschool on LSUs campus caring for 3-year-olds and 4-year-olds.
Nyle F. - Seeking Work in Metairie

17.14 / hour

I am currently a teacher in Orleans Parish. I have been working with and caring for children since 2007. Aside from teaching I've worked with children in multiple settings; babysitting, after school programs, children's museums and tutoring.
Sandra L. - Seeking Work in Metairie

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

I enjoy taking care of the little ones. They can teach you a few thing or two. I have watched 6 sets of twins in my life time as a nanny. All children have a lot of love to give. I treat all my children as if they were my grandchild. I love to play, walks, reading rocking my little ones,arts and craft etc...
Ashley S. - Seeking Work in Metairie

22.85 / hour

I worked in daycare's as a voluntary while in high school, then professionally in college, I worked for xx as a sub while in college and I worked at a daycare about 2 years ago.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Metairie, LA?

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 Metairie’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 Metairie 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 Louisiana?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Metairie?
  • 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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