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Thea S. - Seeking Work in Dorchester

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been babysitting and doing mother's helper work for about 13 years (starting at age 11 after taking an American Red Cross Babysitting Certification course). Within that time, I have provided childcare to about half a dozen families, three of which were for extended periods of time. I have also provided child care as a volunteer at a day care during my time at college where I worked in the "Toddler Room" with children who were about 13-25 months old. As a babysitter, I have had provided the following services/held the following responsibilities: watching/caring for child(ren), help with pets, driving children during time with them, outdoor activities (time at park, playing outside, etc),meal preparation, house keeping duties (laundry, picking up after children with their help, dishes, vacuuming, etc), picking up children from camp/school, academic/activity support (puzzles, arts and crafts, games, homework help, reading), helping with bedtime (bath time, reading, maintaining routine)
Emily D. - Seeking Work in Dorchester

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

August 2011-July 2015 Director/Lead Teacher at xx September 1996- June 2002 Brighton MA Special Education Teacher’s Assistant Assisted teaching in multiple classrooms of physically, mentally, and medically challenged children, some of which had emotional difficulties, learning disabilities, developmental delays, behavioral disorders, autism, as well as attention deficit and hyperactivity disorders. Daily responsibilities included: Assisted the teacher with modifying and adapting curriculum for students while implementing each students individual education plan. Assisted in helping students to participate in school-based activities, every day personal struggles and social challenges while keeping with each child’s goals, objectives, and instructional profiles. Assisted the Speech, Physical, Occupational, and Music therapists, along with the psychologist in individual as well as in group sessions. Assisted teachers with assessment portfolios for students while preparing and administering MCAS exams. Assisted nursing staff with students medical issues including seizure monitoring and documentation. February 2005- July 2010 Quincy MA Nanny/Preschool Teacher Nanny/Preschool Teacher to 3 families with 9 children total. Daily lesson plans included working on academic growth, handwriting/fine motor skills, language development, reading/phonics, personal and social growth, work and study habits, art, music and physical education. Currently working as a child care provider for the 74 teachers, administrators, and support staff.
Letitia B. - Seeking Work in Dorchester

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been working in childcare for five years. Right now, I am a certified infant teacher. I have also had the pleasure of working with school-aged children working in an afterschool program for nearly a year providing homework help, meal prep, and extracurricular activities.
Ronneshia B. - Seeking Work in Dorchester

11.42 / hour

I currently work in residential care for at-risk children with cognitive or behavioral issues. I have babysat children since I was 14 years old.
Ursula W. - Seeking Work in Dorchester

11.77 / hour
Full-time hours

I worked in daycares,homecares, several years for one family. But I have references from other families. I raised two children and I interact with my six grandchildren on a weekly basis.
Kathleen S. - Seeking Work in Dorchester

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

I am a preschool teacher with over 10 years experience. My average class size over the years has been 16 children.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Dorchester, 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 Dorchester’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 Dorchester 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 Dorchester?
  • 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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