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Laurin B. - Seeking Work in Springfield

11.66 / hour

The experience that had the most impact on me as a nanny, and a person, was when I worked with a family of 4: twin newborn babies, and an 8yr old and a 10 yr old. I moved in with the family to do overnight and daytime duty, starting the first night the babies came home. I continued to work with the family full time until the babies were 16mo old, when the family moved out of state. A year later I moved down to Raleigh, NC and continued to work with this same family for another year and a half. I have now moved back to Massachusetts, but I keep in touch with them, and just returned from a working vacation on Martha's Vineyard with the family. The twins, who I've know since they were infants, are now 5, and I consider myself priveleged to have watched them grow up and still have a close relationship with the whole family. I have also worked full time with a family of 3 children in Sun Valley Idaho, a family of 2 children in Raleigh, NC, and a family of 3 children in South Hadley, MA. I have worked with 4 other families while attending college, and have worked with infants all the way up to age 12.
Cathy D. - Seeking Work in Springfield

20.00 / hour
Full-time hours

I was a nanny for 12 years with the same family. While employed I set up playdates,Doctor's appt,tutoring and music lessons. I was actively involved in the children's school ie lunch monitor and classroom volunteer. While employed I also started 2 Girl Scout Troops-one for each child. I have my Associate's degree in Early Childhood Education and have spent the last 11 years as a Preschool Teacher.
Sabrina W. - Seeking Work in Springfield

11.77 / hour

For the past 4 years I have nannied for a amazing family. I watched their daughter Jilli since she was 4 weeks old, and really became apart of the family. The only reason they had to let me go was they were both let go from their jobs (radio dj's on MIX). Before them I summer nannied for a couple of families and have been babysitting for 10 years.
Dawn D. - Seeking Work in Springfield

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

Babysitting as a teen. Ran my own in home daycare center caring for six children at once. Cared for my nieces premature infant twins. I was also a foster parent for approximately seven years through the Department of Social Services.
Luisa B. - Seeking Work in Springfield

14.28 / hour

I help them with homework,drive them around (they are twins) take care of extra curricular activities, doctor apps. go picnicking on summer, play at the house, we enjoy ourselves a lot!!
Kristal H. - Seeking Work in Springfield

14.28 / hour

I do not have professional childcare experience. I have babysat my nieces and nephew for most weekends as they grew from infant to currently 6 and 7.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Springfield, LA?

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 Springfield’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 Springfield 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 Louisiana?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Springfield?
  • 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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