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Amanda B. - Seeking Work in Sterling

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

For as long as I can remember, I have had such a strong and enduring love for children, so in high school I took an Early Childhood Education internship while working as a customer service associate at Brooks Pharmacy. After graduating, I was promoted to Pharmacy Technician and persuaded by the pharmacy manager that I should go on to study in this field since I was learning so quickly. I changed my major to pre-pharm, but not long afterwards I realized that childcare was truly what I am living to engage in. So, I got a job at a preschool as an assistant teacher but left after realizing that was not the setting I wanted to work in. So, I became a nanny for three young children ages 2, 4 and 5. I nannied for them the summer of 2009. After finishing that, I went to hairdressing school and have been practicing hair styling since I graduated in June of 2010. I love doing hair, but I miss working with children. I am hoping to nanny full-time and do hair on the side, or nanny part-time and do hair part-time. :)
Cecily R. - Seeking Work in Sterling

11.88 / hour
Full-time hours

Hi, I saw this job opening and I was wondering if the job was still available. I live in Sterling and I graduated from Monty Tech in May 2013 in the business program. I am very organized and the hours are terrific for me. I am currently working at a movie theater in Worcester mostly Saturday and Sundays and was a nanny to a 2 year old boy but unfortunately they recently moved. I also babysat two young girls before school last year and babysat a family friends son on Tuesdays until he went into kindergarten and occasional Friday nights. I have been an all star cheerleader since the 5th grade and love being outdoors. I am very athletic, fun and organized. I have a big family and love watching my younger cousins. I have my own car and would love this job opportunity. Thanks, Cecily Renauld.
Debbie H. - Seeking Work in Sterling

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I owned /taught and was the director of a center with 80 children ages infant-12 years. I have extensive experience with and knowledge of the growth and development of young children. I have worked with children with challenging behaviors, autism, and physically challenged.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Sterling, AK?

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 Sterling’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 Sterling 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 Alaska?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Sterling?
  • 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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