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Keisha P. - Seeking Work in Bowie

Hourly rate22.85 / hour

I started babysitting when I was 15, usually just for my neighbors. I would watch their children after they got out of elementary school for about 2-3 hours. At 16 I got a job for an After-care Program, working with 3-6 year olds, I worked this job for 2 years. Through that same company I worked for the summer camp, for 4 summers. Throughout this time I was babysitting on a consistent basis, for parents I met through the after-care program; these children ranged from ages 1-8. The summers of 2010 and 2011, I was a nanny for a family of three aged 7-10. On occasion I would also take care of the family's neighbor's 2 children aged 10 and 12. On my days off during the week in the 2011 summer I would help another family by taking care of 3 girls aged 7-12. For 5 months in the spring of 2011 I was a tutor/youth worker at a community center, that was near my university in Virginia. At the center we would work with all ages of children, most of the children were aged 6-16. Beginning in the fall of 2011 until the present, I have been babysitting/nannying for a family of 2 children aged 2 and 5. Most times (including my present position), when I babysit and nanny I have to take and pick up the children from activities such as camps, sports, school pick ups, birthday parties, and other things that need to get to; due to that I am very used to being able to pay attention to driving while still being aware of what the children are doing in the car. Also when I take care of children I love to do fun, creative activities, trying to stay away from television and video game as much as possible.
Kaila L. - Seeking Work in Bowie

Hourly rate9.25 / hour

Prior to the nanny experience, I have worked as an aftercare teacher and summer camp counselor for the duration of almost 2 year between 2 locations. At the first location I worked primarily with 2-5 year old children planning lessons and activities, monitoring behavior and maintaining a safe environment. My next location required me to work with elementary school age children doing much of the same tasks, but at a level more appropriate for their age. The two jobs have given me a broad range of age experience. I most enjoy witnessing the positive impact the care of a teacher can provide. While children need structure and monitoring, they also need positive relationships and support. My past experience has included all of these things. As I have made a difference in the children's lives, they have also made a difference in mine.
Meaghan O. - Seeking Work in Bowie

Hourly rate14.28 / hour

I have loved children since I was a child. I was babysitting beginning at age 12. I volunteered at the daycare at my church every Sunday for over a year while in middle school. I have babysat for a variety of ages and family sizes. I began nannying while in college and have worked for many families. My nanny experience totals at five years. I have worked for two families with twins, one boy/girl set and one set of boys. I have also worked at a day care and been a counselor at summer camps. I have a bachelor's degree in psychology and a solid background in child development. I am currently pursuing my master's degree in mental health counseling through an online university. I also have an amazing two and a half year old daughter.
Sarah  C. - Seeking Work in Bowie

Hourly rate11.42 / hour

I have been a Part time nanny, mothers helper, baby sitter, tutor, sunday school worker, and swim instructor. I love working with kids, in groups and one on one. I have been working with kids since i began as a mothers helper at 12. I have extensive experience with children ages 18months-8 years and additional experience with children 8+
Jessica D. - Seeking Work in Bowie

Hourly rate20.00 / hour

I have helped raise my neice and nephew who are now 9 and 7. I have also baby sit my friends daughter from infant to now who is almost 5!
Natalie W. - Seeking Work in Bowie

Hourly rate20.00 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

I am currently a Preschool teacher looking for a new career.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Bowie, KY?

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 Bowie’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 Bowie 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 Kentucky?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Bowie?
  • 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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