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Zenia G. - Seeking Work in Columbia

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I’m extremely organized and very detailed when it comes to the needs of any child. I do not believe in any form of physical punishment however I do believe that there should be some form of correction or redirection when a child has done something wrong or dangerous. For example time out or what I like to call let’s take a minute. Children need guidance and structure. I believe that children understand and comprehend well. So instead of reprimanding in a negative way I would prefer to reinforce in a positive way. I have worked in the field of child care for over 10yrs. I stared as a CNA (certified nursing assistant) in 2000 working on the maternity floor of the many different hospitals in Maryland. After aiding in the care of newborn’s and new Moms I met many different families who offered me jobs as a Newborn care specialist I also worked as a nanny part time and full time. I receive my child care certification and worked Tied point Daycare in Baltimore md as a lead teacher in the infant and toddler room for 2 years. In 2010 the daycare center went out of business from 2010 to 2014 I nannie for the xx Family until the children became older and no longer need my I currently hold certifications in child care, Nanning and Newborn care specialty. I decided to become a nanny because I love the one on one interaction with children. I love the personal feeling you get when you and a child bond and they know that you care for them. You learn everything about that small person and how amazing they are. When working in a center it hard to form a bond because it’s so many children and you are moved around so much. All so it’s disappointing because children come and go in centers and you never really see them again. I am looking for long term full time or part time employment. I would like stern hours meaning a strict schedule. I can allot some flexibility however, I prefer a set schedule. I am currently looking for afternoon - late evening hours.(12pm-8pm or 9pm or10pm) I can take care of some things in the morning if needed but I prefer a set schedule. Sorry I am only interested in working on the books (Taxes being taken out of my pay). If Driving is required for employment and a car is not provide the mileage must be included in the pay.I am open to nanny share however, it is only sharing of the nanny( Each family must have separate contracts) I enjoy what I do and love children very much so once you hire me I become a part of your family for life
Zenia G. - Seeking Work in Columbia

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have experience in many areas of caring. I have 4 children of my own, so I am excellent with children and babies and always treat them like they are my own. I have a natural way with children and they always enjoy me as much as I enjoy them. I am a very dependable, trustworthy, patient and caring person. I adore spending time with children and have over 10 years of experience caring for toddlers and infants. I pride myself on my integrity and honesty. I am currently enrolled at the Anne Arundel Community College and am majoring in early childhood development. I have a certification in child care for infants and toddlers as well as school age children. I am have been certified if First Aid and CPR. I am certified as a Newborn care specialist (NCS) and I am a member of the International Nanny Association (INA). Not only am I patient, caring and nurturing, I’m also extremely organized and very detailed when it comes to the needs of any child. I do not believe in any form of physical punishment but I do believe that there should be some form of dispend or reprimanding when a child has done something wrong or dangerous. I believe that children understand and comprehend well if adults treat them like the can.
Hope G. - Seeking Work in Columbia

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I am a mature, energetic, professional Montessori educator with over 30 years of experience working with children between the ages of 2 ½ to 6 years of age. In addition to my professional experience, I am the Great Aunt to a family of five children, ages 10, 8, 5, and a set of 2-year old twins, and delight in being a very active participant in their day-to-day lives. My experience in being around from their births to the age they are today has given me insights and additional understanding of children’s needs before the age of 2 and beyond 6. I have been blessed to be part of the hectic lifestyle that this large family deals with from individual schedules to group activities that include the whole family.
Melissa I. - Seeking Work in Columbia

22.85 / hour

I am currently a middle school health and physical education teacher. I have been babysitting for over 10 years and have worked with children of all ages. I am also a USA Swimming certified coach and am able to teach swimming lessons to children of all ages and abilities. I have a Master's Degree in Education and I am CPR, First Aid, AED certified. I was the assistant director for the Special Needs Activity Program in graduate school, so I do have some experience working with children who have special needs. I'm looking for daytime, summer work through the first week in August. I am extremely reliable, have my own car and can provide references at your request. Please feel free to reach out if you have any further questions.
Stori L. - Seeking Work in Columbia

14.28 / hour

I started babysitting when I was 12 years old and babysat pretty regularly until I was 16 for families in my church and neighborhood. Later I worked as a camp counselor for three summers and was a cabin counselor for girls between the ages of 7 and 13, although I also taught classes for campers up to 15 years-old. Following my years as a camp counselor, I taught English in Taiwan at a private school for six months (2006) and South Korea for 2 1/2 years to students between the ages of 3 and 12 years old (2014-2016). In 2007-2008 I worked as a nanny for two families that "shared" me as I watched all three of their children and alternated between the two homes. I really enjoyed my experience and was sad to leave when I accepted a job as a professor at a college in Sanford, Florida.
Darcel W. - Seeking Work in Columbia

9.71 / hour

I have over 7 year experience working in child care from infant rooms up to pre-k. I have worked with infants in the center I have been employed in as young as 2 months old. I have worked at a number of child care centers along with summer camp programs. I have had past and current experience babysitting for various clients which all was an enjoyable experience for me and the clients alike.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Columbia, 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 Columbia’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 Columbia 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 Columbia?
  • 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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