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Sarah C. - Seeking Work in Mechanic Falls

20.00 / hour
Full-time hours

I've been a nanny for the last 5 years. In this time I've worked with 2 different families. I have my degree in Early Childhood Education and have also worked in a family daycare, worked as an aide at an elementary school working with special needs children, and have also helped raise 11 out of 16 of my nieces and nephews. For the last 13 yrs, I have worked with children on a professional level. I have worked with children at all levels, ranging in age from newborn to 13 yrs old. Children bring such joy to my life! In the past, I have taught children in a daycare setting, nursery school setting, elementary school, as well as homeschooling. I love watching the children grow. Reading is also very important to me. I enjoy reading chapter books to kids to help boost their comprehension skills. The little girl I work with now was started off with the BFG, Charlotte's Web, and other books of that sort. We just now finished the 3rd Anne of Green Gables book. Her comprehension level grew tremendously within these 2 yrs. She begs for the next book to be read. I also enjoy baking with children. I've been doing this for the last 10 yrs and have started with the children as early as 18 months old. It's a great activity for the both of us. As well as going to school for Early Childhood Education, I also went back to school for Culinary Arts. The fancy cooking really isn't my style, but I love to bake! I am CPR/First Aid certified.
Jessica N. - Seeking Work in Mechanic Falls

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have worked as a Childcare Educator for 12 years now. I received my CDA (child development associates). my experiences are with infants and toddlers
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Mechanic Falls, ME?

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 Mechanic Falls’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 Mechanic Falls 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 Maine?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Mechanic Falls?
  • 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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