Topsfield, MA
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Courtney R. - Seeking Work in Topsfield

22.85 / hour

I have babysat for multiple families since I was about 13 years old. This includes infants, school age children, and preteens. The past two summers I have also worked at a summer camp in New Hampshire. This job included caring for children from ages 6 to 17. I worked as a day camp counselor the first year and a resident camp counselor the second year. Therefore, I have tons of experience with planning activities, cooking meals, playing games, doing arts and crafts, as well as putting children to bed. I am studying early childhood and elementary education at Hofstra University on Long Island. This gives me the chance to work with children in classrooms. I have had the chance to work with preschoolers through fourth grade. I also take many classes regarding child development, special education, child art and movement, as well as general education classes. In addition, I am CPR and First Aid certified with an impeccable driving record and my own car.
Lindsey J. - Seeking Work in Topsfield

15.00 / hour
2 yrs of experience

Hello! I am a new graduate from UMass Amherst as of May 2018. During my time there I studied Psychology and Education and this summer I will begin a Master's Program at Salem State for School Counseling. I have a lot of experience working with children of all ages. I have been a Group Leader at a before/after school program, a summer nanny, babysitter, and ELA tutor for the last several years. Working in a variety of places, I have had experience with all types of children as well as children of all ages (ranging from newborn to 11 years old). In my spare time I enjoy traveling, spending time outside, baking, cooking, and doing arts and crafts. My availability will begin September 2018, Monday-Friday with varying times Tuesday and Wednesday. :)
Beata R. - Seeking Work in Topsfield

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

My name is Beata and I am an experienced nanny (I took care of 2 children, they were 4 and 7 years old) seeking a full time live out position starting October 2009. I am looking for a position with a relaxed and healthy family. Ideally a long-term position with the right family.
Nicole N. - Seeking Work in Topsfield

17.00 / hour
< 1 yr of experience

 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Topsfield, 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 Topsfield’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 Topsfield 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 Topsfield?
  • 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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