Atlantic Mine, MI
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Shawnee R. - Seeking Work in Atlantic Mine

22.85 / hour

I have 8+ years of childcare experience. I am the oldest of eight children and have gained a lot of knowledge and experience over the years! I truly enjoy watching and playing with children:). I am a responsible and trustworthy individual, with a hardworking and positive attitude.
Kamara R. - Seeking Work in Atlantic Mine

22.85 / hour

Hi there, my name is Kamara, and I am extremely interested in your job offer. I am 18 1/2 years old and love playing with kids of all different ages. I come from a family of 8 kids, being the second oldest. I have babysat for my family ever since the age of 12. I also have babysat for multiple neighborhood families ever since the age of 14. I have experience with children from the ages of only a few months old to teenagers. I have babysat overnight and for long hours in a row. I know how to handle tough or nervous situations. Coming from a family with a lot of food allergies, I know how to care for the children and am cautious of the allergy consequences. I’ve always been happy when I got called to babysit, so I know that I would love to babysit for you. Thank you for your consideration, and I hope to hear from you!
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Atlantic Mine, MI?

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 Atlantic Mine’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 Atlantic Mine 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 Michigan?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Atlantic Mine?
  • 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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