Swansea, MA
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Lauren  W. - Seeking Work in Swansea

22.85 / hour

I have been passionate and interested in caring for children from a young age, starting at the most important level- family. Since then, I have babysat and cared for children of people in my community privately as well as family members. I am comfortable and able to care for children of all ages. I look forward to getting to know you and your family. Most recently, I spent 3 years nannying for a family of 2 children, ages 12 and 14. While with this loving family, I was responsible for their daily routines, scheduling and leisure time, transportation, appointments, homework help, cooking, light house work, laundry, shopping, and pet care. I quickly adapted to whatever they needed and turned it into a valuable learning experience. But most of all I fell in love with the children and those relationships are still very special to me. I am leaving my current employer to return home, start school, and be closer to family.
Stephanie  P. - Seeking Work in Swansea

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

babysitter for 2 to 3 years: multiple ages preschool and elementary assistant 3 years caretaker 9 years excellent with special needs children worked with children with behavior challenges responsible for household related tasks, appointments, organizing and heading out into the community assistance with homework engaged in activities that your children will enjoy motivated, positive attitude and patient
Cindy P. - Seeking Work in Swansea

11.42 / hour
Full-time hours

I raised 2 children that are full grown. I also was a teacher's-aide in pre-k and a teacher in K, and First Grade for 26 years.
Kara M. - Seeking Work in Swansea

11.77 / hour

i was a nanny for 8 years for 3 children from when the first was 3 months old through the other two births. I have 3 children of my own ages 8,10,13
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Swansea, IL?

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 Swansea’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 Swansea 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 Illinois?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Swansea?
  • 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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