Manistee, MI
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Dawn D. - Seeking Work in Manistee

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

I have taken care of my 5 grandchildren ages of 4years, and up to 17 of age. I have watched them from AM to PM.Stay at their homes.I fixed meals,washed clothes,supervise their activities.Took them to parks,to lake,out to eat,church. When they misbehave,I'll talk to them and I usually gave time outs,a minute for each year.My grandchildren just loves me .I play games,interact,and help them with school work.I help potty train,ran bath water. I have raised my 4 childern by myself and have done other babysitting,when I was younger. They paid me for taken care of the childern.I have read stories,took them to school,when needed.
Hannah M. - Seeking Work in Manistee

14.28 / hour

I have nannied for a family of four for the past 3 years. Two of them have dissabities. They are like my own children. I am also the oldest of 8 children. I LOVE kids. I went to Niceragua on a mission trip and got to spending 9 days helping the children. It was life changing! I am currently a CNA and I am CPR certified. I'd love to meet you and your family!
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Manistee, 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 Manistee’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 Manistee 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 Manistee?
  • 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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