Fruitport, MI
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Alissa D. - Seeking Work in Fruitport

9.89 / hour

While I don't have profession childcare experience, I do have a lot of experience with taking care of children. Ever since I was young I have always loved children, I began watching children at a young age. I began watching children during parent meetings at school back when I was in 5th grade, I also use to watch one of the teachers children at her home on occasion, back then she had a new born and a 2 year old. I have watched many of my mothers friend's children as well as my friend's children in the past. I have little exoerience in watching disabled kids, but that is something I have also done. When watching the diabled boy I also watched his siblings, got them off the bus, and made them dinner. I also have current experience in childcare as I have my own child who I spend most of my time home with.
Alissa  . - Seeking Work in Fruitport

9.34 / hour

While I do not have much nanny experience, I have lots of childcare experience with all ranges of age. I have watched children all my life since I was younger back in 5th grade until now when I had my own child in June. I have experience in watching infants through ¹5 year olds who parents just don't feel their children are stable enough to watch themselves. I have watched many friends kids, family members kids, teachers kids, I did watch one 15 year old boy with diabilitys who couldn't talk as well.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Fruitport, 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 Fruitport’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 Fruitport 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 Fruitport?
  • 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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