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Amy G. - Seeking Work in La Plata

11.42 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been babysitting since I was 13 years old. While I was in college, I was a babysitter/ nanny for 5 different families at different times. I love children and enjoy working with them. I enjoy to this day still keeping in touch with those families to see how the children have grown.
Marissa M. - Seeking Work in La Plata

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I started my first babysitting gig at 11 years old. Once I turned 18 I was a part-time nanny for one family in Tucson Arizona for 3 years and a Full-time nanny for a family in Upper Marlboro, MD for 1 year before the kids moved to North Carolina. Before I had my first nanny job, I would babysit for families at least 4 times a week. I have 12 years of experience. I have babysat kids with disibilities, ages ranging from 3 months-high school. I have watched 5 kids at one time. I was a full time nanny for 3 girls aged 6, 7, and 8.
Belinda M. - Seeking Work in La Plata

20.00 / hour
Full-time hours

I was a before and aftercare teacher for a school on capitol hill for several years, I later became a full time teacher for 6 years in Maryland before I decided to move away and start college. I attended several child care classes throughout my working experience.
Nicole G. - Seeking Work in La Plata

11.42 / hour

I worked with infants and toddlers in daycares for 8 years and after that I baceme a fulltime nanny for a family from Nigeria for 2 schoolage children
Nicole G. - Seeking Work in La Plata

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

I was a infant and toddler teacher in a daycare for 6 years. I found a add for a nanny on and decided to try it and I loved it I worked with many families over the years.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in La Plata, 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 La Plata’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 La Plata 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 La Plata?
  • 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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