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Jenna C. - Seeking Work in Amherst

20.00 / hour

Hi my name is Jenna xx and I am a junior at UMass Amherst. I am a double major in Sociology and Communications as well as a minor in Spanish at UMass. Since my freshman of high school, I have worked alongside kids as young as six weeks, ranging all the way through early teen years. I have been employed as a Child Care Assistant since October 2012, as well as worked as a Summer Camp Counselor since July 2013 both for the xx. My specific age of concentration has been working with 3, 4, and 5-year-olds, however I have had experience with both younger and older age groups. I am CPR and First Aid certified and have provided swim lessons to campers as well. I nannied for one family for the entirety of the summer and am looking to do so again.
Kasey H. - Seeking Work in Amherst

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

Experience - Camp Counselor at xx Nursery School (Framingham, MA) - Medical assistant at the xx(Framingham, MA) - Intern teacher at the xx (Southborough, MA) - Tutor for seven-year-old child with Autism (Amherst, MA) - Intern at Whole Children (Hadley, MA) Certifications - Certified Nurse Aid - First Aid and CPR certified Degree - University of Massachusetts Amherst, B.S. Psychology with a specialization in Developmental Disabilities and Human Services (May 2015)
Ellerie B. - Seeking Work in Amherst

15.00 / hour
9 yrs of experience

I looked after Tristan (3), Ian (5), Charlie (8), Max (10). These were the most independent children I had ever taken care of before. We would film our own DIY cooking shows, take long bike rides to and from Northampton, work on homework, write stories and songs for fun, play pretend, make crafts, and other such things. The most exciting and challenging aspect of this job was mediating the relationship between all four siblings.

I looked after Cole (age 1), Sophia (3), and Jaden (8). I performed all the basic caretaking duties: made sure everyone had full bellies, changed diapers, got them off to school and down for naps, played, helped with homework, etc. We spent a good bit of time outside, and there I taught them about wild edible plants. Sometimes we would have impromptu quizzes matching leaves to their respective flowers. We also wrote songs together, and worked everyday on how to treat others with love and respect.
Samaneh N. - Seeking Work in Amherst

12.00 / hour
2 yrs of experience

My name is Sama. I am 32 years old and married. I live in Amherst and can drive my own car.
I have experience in babysitting. I have taken care of my 1 and 8 years old nephews for two years. I do love playing with kids. I am also helping my friends to take care of their kids occasionally.
I also have a Bachelor's degree and am able to help the kid with Math problems if needed.
I should mention that I am allergic to pets.
Thank you.
Leah S. - Seeking Work in Amherst

11.22 / hour
Full-time hours

I have worked as a babysitter, camp counselor, camp director, nanny, and infant/toddler teacher at a preschool I have worked with children of all ages. I really enjoy and am fascinated by children!
Rebecca T. - Seeking Work in Amherst

12.32 / hour

I've babysat for several years, and have been a nanny to the same family at home for over three years so they've grown up a bit now but I have experience working with kids, ages three to thirteen. In high school I participated in the xx as well. I don't mind light house keeping, cooking, supervising play dates, helping with homework as well as doing some arts & crafts or fun outdoor activities! I also have my own car, so transportation is a definite and I don't mind running errands occasionally either.
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14.00 / hour
Full-time hours
3 children

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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Amherst, OH?

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 Amherst’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 Amherst 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 Ohio?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Amherst?
  • 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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