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Faith P. - Seeking Work in Gaitherbsurg

10.26 / hour

My name is Faith, I am 20 years old and very interested in your job posting. I'm currently attending school online so that my work hours could be more flexible. I'm the eldest out of 5 and I have a lot of childcare experience! I've worked at Church of the Redeemer as a child care provider and I've volunteered for the children's ministry. I've also babysat for numerous families. Overall I'd like to say that I love kids and I'd treat your two little ones as if they were my own. As of right now: -I provide childcare for a churches homeschooling co-op meeting, it's located in Damascus and its on Tuesdays. I watch about 12 children ages 1-10 for 8 hours. -I'm also a children's ministry leader at my church located in Ijamsville, MD. -I babysit 5-10 kids every Friday night so couples can fellowship together. -I babysit/nanny a number of families from my church, my family and my neighborhood. *I am allergic to cats *I'm rarely ever available Tuesdays and I can never work Sundays :( *I do have CPR training I am a non-smoker as well as have a clean driving record. I’d be happy to provide references as well as meet or chat on the phone. Looking forward to hearing from you and I wish you the best of luck with your search!
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Gaitherbsurg, MD?

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 Gaitherbsurg’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 Gaitherbsurg 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 Maryland?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Gaitherbsurg?
  • 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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