Holden, MA
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Lauren G. - Seeking Work in Holden

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I've been a professional nanny (50+ hours a week) for the last 5 years. And a part time nanny in college for 2 years before that. I've spent the last 3.5 years with a family I completely adore, but I am moving to Holden the first week of august, and commuting to my current position will be too far for a daily commute. I'm looking for a September or October start but timing is very flexible. I have my bachelors in psychology, and a certificate in Integrative Nutrition Health coaching. My experience ranges from itty bitty newborns to pre-teens in both private home settings, and at the newton ymca where I worked for 10 years in various areas of the childcare department. Currently outside of childcare, I do laundry, meal prep, and tidy up after the kids and I. When I was working with a baby I would make homemade baby food as well. I also plan a variety of activities and play dates with local nannies and stay at home parents in the area, and take advantage of free activities in the area at libraries etc. Please feel free to send any questions!
Michaela G. - Seeking Work in Holden

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

Growing as the middle child in a family of 12, caring for children comes naturally to me. I started babysitting when I was 13 and have held many occasional and regular jobs through out the past 10 years. Most recently I was full-time nanny for a family with four kids ages 7-14.
Veronica S. - Seeking Work in Holden

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

Previously, I have worked for a large home daycare (10 children). The daycare provided childcare for children from the ages of 3 months old to 4 years old. This job included supervising the children, feeding, changing, putting down for a nap, etc. Most recently I have been employed as a nanny for a family in Westborough and they have three children. This job includes feeding, changing the youngest, picking up and dropping off from school, housekeeping and after school activities.
Donna B. - Seeking Work in Holden

15.00 / hour
30 yrs of experience

Hello,
My name is Donna Brunelle. I have raised my five children and am looking for a nanny position. My children enjoyed an active, learning environment growing up. I enjoy keeping children envolved in active, learning, social situations.
Kayla H. - Seeking Work in Holden

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have a daughter of my own, she's 3 years old. She loves other kids though, so if I could bring her some days that would be great but is not required. I have my own vehicle that's already been inspected and is safe for children. The last 4 months I was a full time nanny for two girls, ages 1 and 3. I also used to sit my 4 year old nephew 4 days a week all last year. I have been babysitting on and off since I was 12 years old, I'm 25 now, and I took a babysitting course when I was 14. I am great with kids, and I don't mind doing housework or running errands.
Maty D. - Seeking Work in Holden

20.00 / hour
Full-time hours
1 yrs of experience

I am a reliable, energetic, loving college junior looking to help a family in need. Whether it’s for a date night or long term, my large family of 20 aunts and uncles has provided me a platform to understand children. I am available everyday.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Holden, 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 Holden’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 Holden 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 Holden?
  • 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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