Holyoke, MA
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Diana Y. - Seeking Work in Holyoke

22.85 / hour

I have extensive experience caring for children between the ages of 0-13. Here's some information you might want to know about me and my qualifications: * A passion for youth. My experience includes over 10 years of caring for children of all ages from newborn through junior high. In addition to caring for children one-on-one, I have also helped organize an lead several community children's programs. I have taught four introductory Spanish classes covering grades 3 through high school. I am also a social dancer and have had a few opportunities to teach teenagers various forms of swing dancing. Currently, and for the last three years, I am involved with mentoring through Big Brothers Big Sisters and help out with the children's program at a church in Springfield. In my current job, I am a GED Instructor/Case Manager where I help teen parents get their GED. * Creativity. I believe children should have fun and explore their imagination. I am a huge advocate for outdoor activities when appropriate. My methods are fun, hands-on, and I am not afraid to get on the floor and play games or make up activities (I even bring my own!). Some of my past exploits with various ages have included making forts and pirate ships out of blankets and furniture; making homemade play dough; creating musical instruments out of coffee cans; enjoying musical fun with my personal collection of shakers and hand drums; acting out stories; and using flash cards along with playing simple games to encourage learning colors, numbers, and words (for the younger children). I am an avid reader with a large collection of children's books (over 500), so i always try to slip in the fun of reading whenever possible. I also love animals which means pets are no problem at all. Despite my many experiences, I consider my greatest creative achievement to be mastering the game of pretend. Through one-on-one child care, I have learned to travel to enchanted forests, storm castles, sink pirate ships, free the princess, and find the buried treasure. * Responsible adult, reliable transportation *Competent swimming supervisor. *Willing to become CPR certified
Meagan J. - Seeking Work in Holyoke

11.55 / hour

I have cared for a few different families children. loved every minute of it, i have remained close with the families.
Jesmarie D. - Seeking Work in Holyoke

11.00 / hour
Full-time hours
< 1 yr of experience

I am a online student. I have many years of experience with children love to care for them very generous
Maylene M. - Seeking Work in Holyoke

11.00 / hour
5 yrs of experience

I'm loving , caring ,giving,helpful ,kind,harderworker,and willing to go out my way when I can to help out any way I can to make as easy for you or your busy days . I'm flexible on times need. I cook , clean I do laundry . I have a license just in case of any appointments that come up and if you need me . All I need is a chance to show you if my skills and experience is Worthy of your time . I speak Spanish and read Spanish just in case .
Percy O. - Seeking Work in Holyoke

11.00 / hour
Full-time hours
< 1 yr of experience

I love playing with them,helping out on there home work
Neyshmarie R. - Seeking Work in Holyoke

11.00 / hour
< 1 yr of experience

Respetuosa, cuidadosa,atenta y responsable
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Holyoke, 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 Holyoke’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 Holyoke 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 Holyoke?
  • 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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