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Sadie L. - Seeking Work in Battle Creek

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

About two and a half year ago I graduated from the University with a bachelor's degree of arts in Early Childhood Education. I have been working with children since I can remember. When I was in high school, I was a nanny to four children during the summer for three years which created in me a love for nannying, little did I know that a few years later I would become a professional nanny. I have a wide range of experience with age groups starting with newborns all the way to 13 years old. Working with children at a kid's club weekly became a hobby of mine when I was in middle school and continued all the way through college. Since I was an education major I also have volunteered in many elementary classrooms. I have also worked at a preschool where I organized fun games and activities that are learning centered. I love pets (especially kitties) and have skills at both cooking and cleaning and am certified in first aid and CPR.
Brooke M. - Seeking Work in Battle Creek

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I am an 18-year-old experienced babysitter and child care provider. I am looking for a full or part time Nanny position with a great family. I am available every day of the week except Saturdays (negotiable). I absolutely love kids. I have prior experience working with special needs children, twins, and children under 6 months old. I am certified with The Red Cross in Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED and First Aid. I also love animals and do very well with pets. I enjoy cleaning and organization. I am very active and love the outdoors. I am also an avid reader and love to write. I adore teaching and learning. I am willing to help with homework or tutoring as well. I enjoy playing games with kids and encouraging reading and self-expression. I am also passionate about art and being creative. I love to cook. I am a vegan, but it is not an issue when it comes to preparing children's meals. I have transportation, but not my own car. I also have references available upon request.
Jaimee M. - Seeking Work in Battle Creek

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

I babysat for my brother and sister when I was 8-10, I helped in the nursery at church from 13-19, I also babysat for friends and family between 16-29, I also have two children of my own. A 4 yr old girl who lives with me full time and a 9 yr old boy who loves with me part time.
Taylor M. - Seeking Work in Battle Creek

11.42 / hour

hello my name is Taylor and i am a certified baby sitter. i have been certified with the red cross since i was 16 years old. i will be 20 in november i graduated from high school in 2013. i have my own car. i also have a four year old sister that i have been taking care of since she was born. i also have 10 years of baby sitting practice of my neighbors children since i was nine years old.if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me at anytime. if i do not answer just leave me a detailed voicemail and i will get back to you as soon as i can. i look forward to hearing from you soon :) have a great day!
Heather V. - Seeking Work in Battle Creek

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have 3 children myself. I taught all of them to read before they started Kindergarten. My children are all very well behaved and A students. Top of their class!
Michelle K. - Seeking Work in Battle Creek

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I started out babysitting for my parents, watching my sister at age 11. Then I started watching my tutor's grandchildren towards the end of high school, there were three kids ages ranged from 1 year-6 years old. I have also watched my friends two children ages 2 months- 2 1/2 years old. Right now I currently nanny for a family with three kids ages 8-15 and have been with them for 5 years in August. I also have another part time job where I watch a set of identical twin girls who are 4 and their baby brother who is 8 months old.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Battle Creek, 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 Battle Creek’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 Battle Creek 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 Battle Creek?
  • 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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