Topsham, ME
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Andre N. - Seeking Work in Topsham

18.00 / hour
Full-time hours
1 yrs of experience

Kaylin  L. - Seeking Work in Topsham

11.42 / hour
Full-time hours

My work experience includes time in the xx Hospital working with infants. This experience was particularly rewarding and is a field I wish to pursue. As you review my resume you will note I have worked the past three years at Southern Maine Healthcare / Goodall Hospital as a Certified Nursing Assistant. During this time, I have developed significant skills in this field and often spend time working in the Special Care Unit. Currently, I am entering Central Maine Community College as a third year nursing student. My prior education includes achieving a Certified Nursing Assistant certificate from Sanford Regional Technical Center, participated in a voluntary internship at Portsmouth Regional Hospital, and volunteered over one hundred hours at local assisted living facilities. Working on a surgical floor for three years, I have gained compassion, experience, and excellent patient skills. I have proven to be a reliable employee with compassion, effective documentation experience with electronic medical records, and current CPR certification. My dream is to become a nurse in labor and delivery, I have so much love and passion for children I have a long history of babysitting I babysit many of cousins who I watch often and friends of the family to my friends children from newborn and up. They put a smile on my face. Growing up, I always new I wanted to do something with children weather it be working as a nurse or running a daycare. My passion for children is well known amongst my peers. I have many years of experience and I am CPR certified. Thank you for taking the time to review my resume. I look forward to the opportunity to meet and discuss my qualifications and enthusiasm to work in this field.
Tammy M. - Seeking Work in Topsham

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

I ran a home daycare for 12 children 22 years. I have experience with all ages and large groups, mostly newborns and toddlers. I have been a nanny for the past 3 years.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Topsham, 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 Topsham’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 Topsham 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 Topsham?
  • 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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