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Jennel G. - Seeking Work in East Lansing

20.00 / hour

I started helping my mom watch kids when I was around ten. We had a daycare in our home so from a very young age I learned how to take care of kids of all ages. In my home I watched my four younger siblings (ranging from ages two to ten). Along with watching my siblings, over the summers I also watched two boys (ages seven and nine, when I first started to babysit them) full time, where I watched them grow up until they no longer needed to have a babysitter at the home while their parents weren’t. I have two families who have used me as an occasional babysitter for the past two years in the Grand Ledge area, where I live. Recently I have been working through xx in the xx as a substitute teacher. I have now worked in elementary, middle school and high school levels. Through this opportunity of varying ages I am very open to providing childcare to all ages. My primary focus is substituting in the elementary level. I have been given a lot of positive feedback about my classroom management. My goal is to remind children what they’re supposed to be doing in a positive manner where they also have a fun time. I feel that kids get the most out of what they are doing when they enjoy it. What I have learned through my many years of working with children will make me an excellent nanny for your family.
Kate K. - Seeking Work in East Lansing

14.28 / hour

I'm currently a senior at Michigan State University studying Elementary Education, and I will be graduating in May 2016. I have over 9 years of experience as a babysitter and nanny, and I have over 5 years of experience working in elementary schools as an aide. I have been a babysitter and nanny for children ranging in ages from newborn to 12 years old. I love being able to help make a family's life easier by caring for their children. I love providing fun experiences for the children in my care. I have been a nanny for a few families for many years, and there's nothing better than being able to watch the children I care for grow from tiny babies to active and exciting schoolchildren! I currently work in a school as an intern, and I have worked with children in grades Pre-K through 8th grade. Each age has different qualities, and I love learning about, and from, the children I work with!
Geanina R. - Seeking Work in East Lansing

9.71 / hour

My babysitting experience includes caring for several different families with 2-6 children. These families included children as young as four months and as old as twelve. I have taught religious education to second grade students for two years and third graders for one year at my church and supervised up to fourteen students at a time. I have had several voluteering opportunities and experiences with kids with special needs.
Kaily K. - Seeking Work in East Lansing

9.71 / hour

I decided I wanted to get into teaching/working with children my first year of high school, and I attended the Career Center for Early Childhood Education. Since then I have had many experiences in and out of classrooms in the field. I have been a nanny for two families with three children that have both lasted around a year and worked as an assistant preschool teacher for about a year and a half. My major in college has since changed to Communications but I still have a great love of working with children and I couldn't imagine a better job as I work my way through school!
Mary M. - Seeking Work in East Lansing

9.34 / hour

I am a student teacher, completing my elementary education certification through EMU. I have 10+ years of childcare experience. In addition to babysitting children of all ages, I am a children's dance teacher and have volunteered as a tutor in many schools.
Victoria G. - Seeking Work in East Lansing

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

I have a degree in Early Childhood Development. I have been a live-in nanny, preschool teacher and babysitter. I have a deep respect for children and enjoy encouraging them to expand their horizons and learn new and exciting things, with loving guidance.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in East Lansing, 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 East Lansing’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 East Lansing 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 East Lansing?
  • 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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