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Nicole  T. - Seeking Work in Big Rapids

10.45 / hour

I have a lot of experience with children. I have always had a deep love of children but my experience started when i was a sophomore in high school. I volunteered at a daycare center in my home town and i also worked in a 1st and 3rd grade classroom. Currently, i am a nanny for a family with a 7 month old baby and an 18 month old boy and am looking for a closer nanny job for next semester when they move to the Bahama's.
Kiralyn D. - Seeking Work in Big Rapids

9.25 / hour
< 1 yr of experience

I am currently studying nursing at Ferris State University. I also have previous work experience with children. I used to work in my churches nursery and I have 9 siblings so, I grew up babysitting and helping take care of kids. I also used to work for my neighbor I babysat her 3 children. My availability is early mornings and afternoons. I typically go to work around 4-5. I do work as a waitress at Applebee's as well. I am very friendly and love children! I'm very good at following schedules and directions, I also have experience with children who have Autism. I used to be my baby cousins babysitter along with helping at home teach him during the summer. If you would like to meet up please call or text!
Lindsay B. - Seeking Work in Big Rapids

9.25 / hour
Full-time hours
2 yrs of experience

Hello! My name is Lindsay and I am a student at Ferris state University pursuing Dental Hygiene. I have been babysitting since I was twelve and two years ago I was a Nanny for four amazing children. In 2010 I acquired my babysitters training and in 2017 was recertified in CPR. last year, I worked for several different physicians in the Grand Rapids area who had crazy schedules, so I am very flexible in that area. I loved being a nanny because taking care of another family's children is great practice for when I eventually have my own. Every child under my supervision is always treated with respect and in the safest hands. I look forward to hearing for you!
Mackenzie  P. - Seeking Work in Big Rapids

10.00 / hour
Full-time hours
1 yrs of experience

Hello I am Mackenzie. I am a senior at Michigan State living in Big Rapids for the summer. I am majoring in Elementary Education, Child Development, and TESOl. I have ten plus years working with children in childcare settings.
Christina  P. - Seeking Work in Big Rapids

10.00 / hour
1 yrs of experience

Hi, my name is Christina! I first discovered my passion for working with children by babysitting when I was a teenager. After that I got a job at a home daycare where I worked for 3 years with children ages 3 months to 9 years old. I currently work for a Head Start program and am looking for summer work in Big Rapids. I am taking Early Childhood education classes and if everything goes as planned I will graduate with an Associates degree in Early Childhood Education in May. I'd love to hear from families needing a full time babysitter for the summer or even a few days a week!
Katelyn C. - Seeking Work in Big Rapids

9.25 / hour
Full-time hours
1 yrs of experience

I am a 17 year old female, and I love looking after children. No I don't have any of my own because I can't I'm to young but also I have medical problems causing me to not, but I have 8 total siblings I have always looked after their whole lives. I love being active with the kids making them entertained also I am willing to clean and cook if desired. Any rules will be followed and regular routines that are wanted to be followed will be.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Big Rapids, 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 Big Rapids’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 Big Rapids 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 Big Rapids?
  • 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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