Ionia, MI
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Emily T. - Seeking Work in Ionia

20.00 / hour

I have been nannying every summer since I was fourteen years of age. I work for one year as a paraeducator for children who were diagnosed with a severe cognitive impairment. I received my bachelor's degree in social work in May 2010. Before graduating I completed a school social work internship at an elementary school working with children grades pre-k through fifth. I am currently enrolled in an Advanced Standing MSW program in order to obtain my MSW and school certificate (I take night classes two times a week). I currently nanny for a 9 month old child for 30 hours a week, but my services will no longer be needed once summer vacation begins (June).
Sarah R. - Seeking Work in Ionia

9.80 / hour
Full-time hours

I've worked with children since I was ten. There has been ups and downs but that comes with the everyday parenting and or being a nanny. I personally enjoy working with children and they always bring a smile to my face! I've had good experiences with potty training the most stubborn kid. I'm the years of working with children I have potty trained four kids! I believe children must feel loved and a sense of security with whomever is caring for them.
Hanna A. - Seeking Work in Ionia

9.34 / hour

My mother has run a daycare all of my life so I am very experienced dealing with multiple children with multiple personalities! I've spent a year with the Heartlands Institute of Technology in the Child Related Careers Program in which I assisted with 4 year olds in the Michigan D4 program. I also interned at a catholic private school for a year with grades K-8. I am currently a student at Lansing Community College pursuing a degree in Sign Language Interpreting in addition to working as a progam assistant at CareTree Adult Day Services.
Jordan S. - Seeking Work in Ionia

9.25 / hour

Mackenzie  Z. - Seeking Work in Ionia

10.00 / hour
7 yrs of experience

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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Ionia, NY?

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 Ionia’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 Ionia 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 New York?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Ionia?
  • 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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