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Grace G. - Seeking Work in Kalamazoo

14.28 / hour

Hello. My name is Grace. I'm 18 and have been a child care provider for about 3 years. I just graduated from Loy Norrix High School on the high honors list. In the fall I will begin college at WMU to pursue a major in child and family development. I am CPR qualified. I have a lot of experience with children of all ages. I have cared for children from the ages of 6 months-12 years old. I currently care for a 5-year-old boy and 3-year-old girl that are siblings every Sunday from 12 a.m. -7 p.m. This is my only job commitment over the summer so I am looking for a full time nanny position preferably Monday- Friday. I have experience with special needs children as well as hard to handle children. I have cared for many family friends children including my now 2-year-old step niece, a 8-year-old girl and a set of brothers ages 4 and 8. I cared for a set of girl twins age 10 all this past school year Monday- Friday after school but this has ended as school is over. I try my best to keep the children I care for entertained with many activities both inside and outside. I love going for bike rides, nature walks and doing arts and crafts. I love reading and playing educational games with children. I love cooking and baking. I am great at keeping the house clean and helping with any chores around the house you need done. I am an big animal lover. I have a reliable 4 door sedan and am always on time. I do not smoke and am a very careful driver. I am a big believer in positive reinforcement rather than punishment. Kids are my passion, I love being a babysitter and am looking forward to finding the perfect family for me to care for this summer and possibly even after the summer depending on my school schedule. Please feel free to ask for references and I would be glad to give you a few phone numbers of mothers I have worked for.
Gislene  B. - Seeking Work in Kalamazoo

11.42 / hour

I have taken care of kids since I was a teenager. In Brazil I gained a lot of experience taking care of children. I took care of my friend's daughter for 2 years. I helped my aunties take care of my cousins when they were born and today they are 12 years old. They are like brothers to me. I also took care of my nephew while my brother and sister-in-law were working. Also, I worked at an elementary school for 4 years as an assistant. I used to help prepare the kids’ meals and watch them during recess. Here in the USA, I worked as an au pair of 4 amazing kids for 2 years. Their ages were 3, 5, 7 and 11. I used to help them get ready in the morning, give them breakfast, make sure they brushed their teeth and their hair. I used to take them to school. I played with the youngest while the other kids were in school. I often took the children to the library, mall, zoos, parks and to the pool. I used to prepare their meals, wash their clothes, organized their room, their clothes, and their toys. In the afternoon I picked them up from school. Sometimes I also used to help them with their homework when their parents were not available.
Rachel W. - Seeking Work in Kalamazoo

9.89 / hour

Most recently, over the past few months I spend over 120 hours. I helped with infants and toddlers as well as in the preschool room. Learning new skills and taking on new responsibilities. I have always enjoyed children and i started babysitting when i was in ninth grade. I babysitting through-out high school and some of my freshman year of college. I started my family studies major this year at Western as a sophmore because i know working with children is what i want to do. I have spend time this semester with 2 1/2 year classes and I have job shadowed preschool classrooms this semester as well.
Hannah D. - Seeking Work in Kalamazoo

22.85 / hour

I have worked with different aged children as well as different parenting styles. I love being around kids. I enjoy doing fun crafts and fun activities with them. I have nannied for a family with three boys, ages 2, 4 and 6 for the past year. Before that I nannied two girls, ages 2 and 6. Prior to that I nannied for two girls ages 5 and 7.
Karlee O. - Seeking Work in Kalamazoo

20.00 / hour
Full-time hours

I have babysat for my parents friends children and for family since I was about 13 years old. I have babysat entirely through my middle school and high school years. Then when I was a sophomore and junior I nannied for a family of 2 boys. When I went to college at Western Michigan I studied family studies and child development. I worked at a daycare for a year and now am a full time nanny for a 3 month old infant.
Jill G. - Seeking Work in Kalamazoo

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have worked as a full-time nanny for two different families. The first family had two children and I was with them for just over 2 years. The second family had 3 children and I was with them for just over 4 years. I have worked for typically developing children as well as children with developmental disorders (autism, aspergers, sensory processing disorder) and ADHD and other learning disabilities. I have also worked as a consultant for families with children who have behavior issues.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Kalamazoo, 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 Kalamazoo’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 Kalamazoo 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 Kalamazoo?
  • 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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