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Jamie S. - Seeking Work in Bradford

22.85 / hour

I have been a childcare provider for roughly four years, with three of those being as a nanny, and I have gotten to work with children in my other years as a lifeguard and swim instructor. My first job was as an open-water lifeguard and swim instructor at a lake for three summers. This was an informative experience for me, as I learned a great deal about how to deal with crises, including those that deal with the safety and well-being of children. It also made me realize how much I enjoyed working with children and having the opportunity to teach them something that will stick with them for their whole lives. During high school, I worked as a part time babysitter both before and after school. It was my job to take care of morning routines for two elementary-aged children and make sure they got to school safely. After school, I cared for four children (two boys ages 7 and 5, and a set of boy/girl twins age 2). Both of these jobs were helpful in allowing me to hone my skills as a childcare provider (and it helped that the kids were absolutely fantastic!). For my last semester of high school, I decided to finish my required courses at a local community college, which gave me a lot of free time. I then took my first nannying job, which began as 3-4 days per week and became more frequent as the summer approached. I was with three boys, ages 5, 3 and 2 at the time of being hired. I stayed with them for about a year and then moved on to a retail job once their mother’s work hours changed and she no longer needed a nanny. Since then, I have been able to do a few babysitting jobs here and there, but have not been consistently with one family for about a year (mainly because I have been attending college full-time).
Taylor D. - Seeking Work in Bradford

11.88 / hour

i have babysat a 10 yr old, 7yr old and 5 yr old
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Bradford, RI?

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 Bradford’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 Bradford 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 Rhode Island?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Bradford?
  • 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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