South Hadley, MA
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Caroline S. - Seeking Work in South Hadley

22.85 / hour

I am a lifeguard, a swim instructor, and work part time at my college’s day care on campus. I have experience with infants, toddlers, and young teens and love to be active and outside.
Christine F. - Seeking Work in South Hadley

20.00 / hour

Hi! My name is Christine and I am a 25 year old recent college graduate. I have been babysitting since I was thirteen years old and I enjoy it. I love young children and have plenty of experience. My sister happens to be 12 years younger than me and I grew up helping to raise her. I have plenty of babysitting experience outside of the family as well. I have worked for several different families over the years caring for children from ages 6 months to 11 years. I am energetic, responsible and reliable. I like to have fun!
Evelyn J. - Seeking Work in South Hadley

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I raised two children successfully on my own while working and going to college. My children are college-educated, have good paying jobs and are well adjusted.
Ariana  W. - Seeking Work in South Hadley

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

Hi! My name is Ariana and I am 20 years old. I study at Westfield State University during the school year and am studying Elementary Education. I have worked at the YMCA for 5 years and I am CPR and First Aid certified. Along with working at the YMCA day camp, I have volunteered at different preschools as well. I work at the YMCA starting in July but, I am willing to make your family my first priority. Hope to see you soon!
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in South Hadley, 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 South Hadley’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 South Hadley 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 South Hadley?
  • 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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