Townsend, MA
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Ashley R. - Seeking Work in Townsend

11.44 / hour

I have been babysitting for a family with two boys ages 4 and 6 for a few years off an on now. They both have different severe allergies so I have been exposed to dealing with that. i have babysat them in the morning, all day, at night, really at any time. I also bring them places, cook for them, and play with them. In addition to babysitting those boys, I have been interning with a Special Education classroom, and I am going to be going to Bridgewater State University next year for my Master's in Special Education. From my internship, I have learned how to help, entertain, look after, play with, and teach children with special needs.
Susan H. - Seeking Work in Townsend

22.85 / hour

I have 30 + years in special education (classroom and as a home based educator). I have worked with all abilities and have a special talent for creating positive outcomes.
Devon L. - Seeking Work in Townsend

11.77 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been babysitting since before I was in high school. I volunteered at Camp xx for a summer looking after children from ages 5-13. I have a 2-year-old nephew who I have been regularly babysitting since he was born.
Pam P. - Seeking Work in Townsend

11.42 / hour

I have been a preschool/pre-kindergarten teacher for the last seven years. I have managed a classroom of 10 to 14 children, including organizing their daily activities, providing them with an enriching environment and inspiring curriculum, and monitoring/documenting their progress and development.
Jess P. - Seeking Work in Townsend

11.88 / hour

Lead teacher and co-director at childcare center for 4 yrs. Nannyed privately out of my home.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Townsend, 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 Townsend’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 Townsend 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 Townsend?
  • 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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