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Aphtyn M. - Seeking Work in Durham

14.28 / hour

In the past, I have cared for children of all ages. I have 8 years of experience babysitting my two older sisters' children from the time they were newborns. Boys and girls have specific needs when it comes to play time and social activities. I love to take kids outside to play rather than let them vegetate in front of a TV screen all day. I enjoy helping them master their creative and fine motor skills with crafts and fun activities during our time together. My nephew and a few other children that I have babysat have had allergies to be aware of and also Type 1 diabetes, which requires around-the-clock care. I can assure you that your child/children will be safe and have an educational and fun time while they are in my care. I look forward to hearing from you!! :)
Aphtyn M. - Seeking Work in Durham

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

I have 6 nieces and nephews between the ages 9 months and 11 years old. I babysat them throughout the years so I've dealt with children at every age. I was also a preschool teacher. I can confidently care for children with type 1 diabetes.
Aphtyn M. - Seeking Work in Durham

22.85 / hour

I have 6 nieces and nephews between the ages of 1 and 11. I grew up babysitting them a scaring for more than one child at a time. I was also a preschool teacher to 10 children last year. I have done multiple babysitting job on the side outside of my family and have 10+ years of experience.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Durham, NC?

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 Durham’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 Durham 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 North Carolina?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Durham?
  • 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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