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Alexis G. - Seeking Work in Ashburnham

14.28 / hour

I have done 3 live in nanny positions, my most recent one for a 4 month old girl. I have cared for a child with cerebral palsy as well and another child with down syndrome.
Christina C. - Seeking Work in Ashburnham

11.66 / hour

I nanny for 2 children a 10 year old and a soon to be 2 year old. But the husband got laid off work so they no longer need my services.
Valerie A. - Seeking Work in Ashburnham

22.85 / hour

I have been babysitting for my own family for nearly 10 years. I have two younger brothers (now 13 and 20) whom I watched after school from eighth grade until my graduation from high school. During my senior year in high school I watched a seven-year-old after schools on Friday afternoons. I was responsible for some homework help, creating activities, sometimes feeding her, picking her up from school and generally taking care of her. During my sophomore year in college, I was responsible for a four-year-old girl in Keene, NH Mondays and Fridays during the day. I was responsible for feeding her, and providing a loving, fun, enriching environment. I also have a great deal of experience working with children of all ages. As a graduate from Keene State College with an Elementary Education major (and English Major with a writing minor) I have worked in classrooms ranging from first to fifth grade. I currently working as a 3rd grade teacher at Clinton Elementary School.
Heather S. - Seeking Work in Ashburnham

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

Nanny for 10 years, along with being a mom and a teacher.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Ashburnham, MA?

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 Ashburnham’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 Ashburnham 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 Massachusetts?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Ashburnham?
  • 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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