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Kelly W. - Seeking Work in Norridgewock

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I am a 28 year old female currently residing in Maine but looking to relocate as soon as possible! I am very adventurous- looking to to travel some place new and experience an exciting change. I am looking to become a full-time nanny once again and creating a close bond with a special family! Let me tell you a little more about myself.. I graduated from Mount Ida College (Newton, MA.) in 2009 with a degree in Criminal Justice, earning a 3.8GPA. I am also a part of the Alpha Chi National Honor Society. I currently work at a Police Department in a small town in Central Maine. I have been babysitting since I was 14 years old and became a full time nanny in 2006. I have experience with infants through teenagers, multiple children and even twins. I have four nieces and two nephews and have been very involved in their lives since birth. I am able to give you at least 8 excellent references for families I have worked with over the past ten years (all of which I stayed for 2+ years). I am fun, trustworthy, extremely flexible and reliable and I love children! I have a very thorough resume which includes past families I have worked for as well as all duties included. I am more than willing to share that, please just ask!
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Norridgewock, 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 Norridgewock’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 Norridgewock 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 Norridgewock?
  • 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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