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Mona O. - Seeking Work in Watertown

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I was a former preschool teacher for many years and became a nanny. I fell in love with being a nanny and have been doing it for many years now. I enjoy playing with the children taking them to the library, the parks, museums and other fun child related activities. I am currently working at a child care center with toddlers. I am certified in infant, toddler ,and preschool adhed childtrn.
Mona A. - Seeking Work in Watertown

18.00 / hour
Full-time hours
4 yrs of experience

Antaris D. - Seeking Work in Watertown

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have worked for the past 5 years as a preschool teacher and have been a nanny for 15 years. I really enjoy being around children and watching them grow. I have mostly worked for single parents taking on the role of nanny/house manager. I have worked with all age levels and my minor is child development. In the past some of my responsibilities have included; supervising children, errands, groceries, cooking, planning birthday parties, scheduling doctor visits, tutoring, motivating, supervising chores, laundry, ironing, light housekeeping, organizing garages, closets, and rooms, painting, pet care and grooming, and other odd tasks. I am very organized and flexible.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Watertown, SD?

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 Watertown’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 Watertown 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 South Dakota?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Watertown?
  • 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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