Gorham, ME
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Karen S. - Seeking Work in Gorham

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I became a nanny right out of high school at the age of 18 for a family with a baby girl (6wks old). I took care of her, later her brother, and several of the neighborhood children, as well as my own 2 until the little girl turned 8 yrs old. Then I moved into my first home and had an in-home daycare for the next 12 years. I had up to 8 children at a time from infancy on up to age 12. Some with handicaps from hard of hearing to cerebral palsy, and 1 child with Pitt-Hopkins Syndrome. Now I am a nanny for a wonderful couple in Falmouth with 3 children, but the children will all be in school full time this fall and I won't be needed as much. I've been with this family for 6 years and will miss them dearly, but am looking forward to my next fun adventure.
Laura  C. - Seeking Work in Gorham

11.42 / hour

I have been babysitting since I was 14 years old. I have taken care of a wide variety of age groups from 5 months to 11 years old.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Gorham, NY?

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 Gorham’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 Gorham 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 New York?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Gorham?
  • 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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