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Doreen M. - Seeking Work in Bridgewater

Hourly rate17.14 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

"The next best thing..." to being there yourself is to provide your child with a loving, educated caretaker who has years of successful experience in home based care. I consider it a privilege to play an active role in the lives of children and look forward to establishing another long term, mutually respectful relationship with a new family. I have spent the past 10 years providing high quality care for children ranging in age from infant to 8. A typical day could include anything from a fabulously messy finger paint project to a relaxing cuddle in the rocking chair and everything in between. In addition to at-home games and activities, I am happy to provide children with access to lessons and programs that stimulate their learning and activate their imaginations. Most important, however, is my commitment to the safely, security and well being of your child. My first and foremost priority is to ensure that he/she is safe, secure and stimulated with age appropriate activities. I will support you as you help your child to develop his/her character and am happy to share my experience as you navigate the challenges of parenthood (tantrums, potty training, limit testing, etc.). No one can take the place of a parent, but the families I serve are all in agreement that Doreen is "the next best thing". Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you and learning more about your little one.
Melissa Q. - Seeking Work in Bridgewater

Hourly rate22.85 / hour

As the oldest growing up in a small neighborhood with 12 children ranging from infant to 7 years old, I was "the babysitter" at 11 years old. I watched each an every child grow. Ten years later, I still support the four families on a regular basis. From late nights, over nights, early mornings, weekends, after school, driving the children to sports, I have done everything! I have worked for afterschool programs, have been actively involved in supporting teachers within the classroom grades 1-6 for the past 5 years, and volunteered time in supporting disadvantaged children in the local area.
Adrienne L. - Seeking Work in Bridgewater

Hourly rate20.00 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

I have eight years of childcare experience from ages 2 months - 10 years. I have worked with families of one, two, three, four and five children. My most recent position was a full time nanny position for four children, three boys ages 7, 4, and 2, and a 2 month old baby girl. Daily responsibilities included drop offs & pick ups, meal preparation, light housekeeping, homework help, nap time, play time, and transportation. Previous babysitting jobs included before school care, after school care, and weekend jobs of putting the children to bed. I've also worked as a summer day camp counselor with large groups of 5-6 year olds.
Tracie M. - Seeking Work in Bridgewater

Hourly rate22.85 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

I have been a nanny/sitter for more than 20 years. I was always there for anyone that needed me at short notice. I am also available on weekends, and overnights.
Jenna P. - Seeking Work in Bridgewater

Hourly rate11.88 / hour

I have been baby-sitting for at least 4 years. Right now I baby-sit for a family with 3 children (two 7 yr olds and one 11 yr old) during the summer. I occassionally baby-sit a six year old. I also sometimes baby-sit for my relatives.
Alyson G. - Seeking Work in Bridgewater

Hourly rate14.28 / hour

I love children! I have a daughter who was born on September 19, 2009. I have been home with her for her whole life. I have also been babysitting all through out high school and some in college.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Bridgewater, VA?

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 Bridgewater’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 Bridgewater 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 Virgínia?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Bridgewater?
  • 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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