Orono, ME
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Orono, ME Nannies

Nicole E. - Seeking Work in Orono

10.00 / hour
Full-time hours
15 yrs of experience

I'm a mother of (2) boy 13 and 16. I went to school for Travel and Tourism and knew that was not my calling. I absolutely love being around kids and watching them grow. Things that I enjoy doing with them are crafts, teaching them what they need before preschool, manners, taking them to the park, swimming and more. Summer is so fun because you can be outside. I have experience with special need kids as I was a Ed Tech in the Brewer School Department. I have many references and completed the State of Maine Background checks. I'm very reliable and willing to help out whenever needed and can. I can also speak and understand French as another language. I'm looking forward to hearing from you. If you have any questions please ask.
Jeremiah H. - Seeking Work in Orono

10.00 / hour
Full-time hours
< 1 yr of experience

I’m currently an elementary education major at the university of Maine. I am looking to hold off on my degree and work for a while. I really enjoy working with children, and would really much like to have this kind of opportunity
Savannah P. - Seeking Work in Orono

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I am a dedicated, responsible, energetic, fun, charismatic, loving nanny that is passionate about working with children! While it is my dream to one day become an Obstetrics Doctor I enjoy working with families until I am able reach that goal! I have been babysitting independently for almost five years, and have worked at a daycare for almost two. I am very flexible and willing to cater to the needs and request of each individual family. I strongly believe in building a strong relationship with each child, which I do by engaging in activities they like, among other things. Some of my favorite things to do are arts and crafts, reading, outdoor play, homework help, sensory activities, any type of sport, board games, age appropriate movies, dress up, educational activities, and so much more. I enjoy working with children of all ages, however; I have the most experience with infants to toddlers (especially infants).
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Orono, 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 Orono’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 Orono 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 Orono?
  • 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?