Needham, MA
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Maria R. - Seeking Work in Needham

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I was taking care of 3 kids 3, 7 and 8 years in Carlisle, MA my activities included driving them to their classes, playing with them, preparing lunch and meals. I also worked in Mexico with girls of 1 and 2 years doing the same. After I started working with 4 different families over this 3 years 2012 to 2015 with kids from 7 years old to 17. Activities included pick up/drop of school, driving to their activities, play with them , help with homework.
Monyka F. - Seeking Work in Needham

11.11 / hour

I am an au pair since September in USA.. i take care 2 beautiful girls 10 and 12. my activities are driving them to their class .. spend time with them .. playing .. homework.. practicing sports .. teaching Spanish.. but I mexico I take care kids since newborn until teenagers.. I am lovely .. patience .. fun responsible .. honest .. I am looking for work just on weekends
Valerie M. - Seeking Work in Needham

22.85 / hour

Having worked with many children in different settings, home and at school, I feel the best way to care for a child is to be nuturing and caring but allowing the child the freedom to explore and experience new things. I am organized, firm and require respect however, this can all be achieved with a kind and loving way.
Susan M. - Seeking Work in Needham

14.28 / hour

My last experience was before my children were born. I worked for a family who's children were three and six at the time. I had babysat both of them as babies, and was hired as there nanny years later. I worked with the three year old as a special needs aid where he attend preschool. I worked as there nanny for two years. I still keep in touch with them today, they are twelve and fifteen
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Needham, 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 Needham’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 Needham 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 Needham?
  • 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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