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Jen J. - Seeking Work in Harper Woods

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have had the absolute pleasure of watching and supporting children grown for over 20 years. I started young, around the age of 10, helping anyone around me with babies. I was particularly attached to my cousin and spent most of my time with him. Changing diapers and teaching him etiquette and speech. From there I had many babysitting jobs and was frequently called by the same families. Towards the end of high school, I got my first nanny job with a little baby whose father was in the military. I watched him grow from 4 months old to 4 years old before they were relocated. He was my first baby and I was heartbroken when they had to leave. I continued babysitting all through college. I began substitute teaching shortly after I stopped nannying and did that for 6 years. K-12, special needs and the arts.
Jen J. - Seeking Work in Harper Woods

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I've been caring for children since I was about 10 years old as a mothers helper. This later blossomed into babysitting and eventual nanny positions in high school and college. I have a Bachelors degree in communications but I began my college career pursuing early childhood education with a concentration in reading. I currently babysit a few children during the week along with my two children and I implement a multicultural play based curriculum. I practice attachment/RIE parenting techniques, baby wear, teach the children yoga and meditation (starting school for teacher certification in February) I was a substitute teacher for 6 years for K-12, special needs and the arts.
Grace  K. - Seeking Work in Harper Woods

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

Multiple years in different childcare centers, babysitting and some nanny experience. Most recent nanny job was taking care of newborn twins and their 6 year old sister.
Taylor H. - Seeking Work in Harper Woods

10.00 / hour
Full-time hours
1 yrs of experience

I absolutely LOVE children and entertaining them. I have been working withs kids forever. I am young but I have a lot of experience with children from babysitting to running the daycare at my church. I am responsible, caring, fun, and a bright spirit. I promise your kids will love me! I am willing to go through background checks or whatever is needed to ensure that your children will be in great hands. I am also working on getting CPR certified. My availability is very flexible. Please reach out, I look forward to looking after wonderful children.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Harper Woods, 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 Harper Woods’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 Harper Woods 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 Harper Woods?
  • 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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