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Evangeline P. - Seeking Work in Benton Harbor

20.00 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been babysitting since I was 16 years old I have 3 sons Cared for my sisters children
Mandi H. - Seeking Work in Benton Harbor

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

My experience in taking care of my 2 year old niece and nephew made me love working with kids I feel like what makes me such a great nanny is my cleanliness, my increasing their hand and eye coordination using songs and crafts they can enjoy while learning at the same time, I love making healthy snack time fun for them so they find a way to enjoy being healthy, and of course finding anyway possible to teach them new things in ways they will remember and understand on a daily basis.
Cara W. - Seeking Work in Benton Harbor

9.62 / hour

In the past I have baby sat an 8 year old, there was some challenging times but I always make sure we are always happy in the end. I have also babysat a 2,4,7 year old a few years ago they were well behaved and we always had something fun to do beside watching tv. I have babysat a few other times but didn't have much trouble with any of the kids
Ana M. - Seeking Work in Benton Harbor

9.52 / hour
Full-time hours

My past childcare experience was taking care of my cousin's son in my house for a few hours in which he was tooken care of very well.
Rhianon W. - Seeking Work in Benton Harbor

9.25 / hour
4 yrs of experience

I have experience with carrying for twin baby boys plus their sister and brothers ages2-9. I have carried for a girl since she was a newborn off and on from
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. That's just a few so basically I have a lot of experience carrying for others children as if they was my in.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Benton Harbor, 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 Benton Harbor’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 Benton Harbor 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 Benton Harbor?
  • 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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