Hopedale, MA
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Karen L. - Seeking Work in Hopedale

20.00 / hour

I have been a caregiver for over 30 years and I am a Mom of 3 grown children (21, 18 & 13). I have been a Nanny as well as a Babysitter. While in college, I worked in a day care center and was also a camp counselor. I have coached my children in youth sports and I have provided care for many wonderful families as well as my nieces and nephews - 2 of which are twins. I started babysitting when I was 12 years old and have always loved children. I have always had a passion and sincere love for childcare. I am patient, loving and outgoing. While in college, I worked in a day care center and was a camp counselor. I have coached my children in sports and I have provided care for many wonderful families as well as my nieces and nephews - 2 of which are twins. I started babysitting when I was 12 years old and have always loved children. I enjoy reading, arts & crafts and playing sports. I was recently laid off from my job of 22 years and would love to take this opportunity to do something I truly enjoy, care for children. I am active and enjoy keeping busy. Children are the most precious gift on earth and I would love to provide a safe, fun and caring experience for your children where you can feel confident that they are in the best care possible. I have been certified in CPR and first aid. I have been a mom for 21 years and it has been the most rewarding experience of my life. I would love to share my passion for childcare with your family. I have over 30 years of childcare experience with being a Nanny, Babysitter & Mom of 3 older children
Genevieve K. - Seeking Work in Hopedale

15.00 / hour
2 yrs of experience

I love kids and have been babysitting for over 6 years! I have a little 3 year old half sister who I looked after almost everyday before my dad and his wife moved overseas, so I have lots of experience. I am also decent in American Sign Language (ASL) which has been proven to help infants and small children learn to communicate very quickly! I am available full time until late August when I go back to school.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Hopedale, 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 Hopedale’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 Hopedale 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 Hopedale?
  • 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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