Bay City, MI
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Anna D. - Seeking Work in Bay City

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I started really getting involved with babysitting when I was 12. That's when I became an aunt for the first time. Now I have 3 nieces, aged 8,6, and 5. I watch my 5 year old niece, Violet, at least once a week. I am a currently working at a daycare center too. I babysit for a family with a 10 year old boy and a 6 year old girl regularly. I worked at xx. I then nannied for a 5 year old that sprouted for that counselor job. I then moved to TX and nannied for a 9 year old boy for 9 months. After that I moved back to Chicago and nannied for 9 months for twin girls who were 9 months when I began and 18 months when I left. Then I moved back to MI to be with family and have my daycare and babysitting jobs. I want to relocate back to Chicago for a live-out nanny position.
Diamond S. - Seeking Work in Bay City

22.85 / hour

My past childcare experiences have been great. Children love me, and they take to me easily. I've never had a complaint.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Bay City, 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 Bay City’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 Bay City 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 Bay City?
  • 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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