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Suzanne T. - Seeking Work in Petoskey

11.42 / hour
Full-time hours

I am a Student at North Central Michigan College, I am looking for a full time nanny position around the Petoskey area. I love children and love taking care of them. I am very creative and like to plan fun and educational activities, I also love to be outside. I have taken many classes both in high school and college on child development and child care. In pass positions I have done the following: - Transportation to and from school - Cooking - Cleaning (dishes, washing clothes, tidying up rooms, standard housework) - Looking after pets - Play dates - Shower/Bath time - Homework
Kathy F. - Seeking Work in Petoskey

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

I was a babysitter for many years for family and friends.
Julie D. - Seeking Work in Petoskey

10.00 / hour
Full-time hours
< 1 yr of experience

Hi! I have 21 years experience in childcare; about 6 of those in a professional daycare/preschool (as opposed to home daycare), and the other 15 as a Nanny. I have impeccable references, and I Nanny for a living, not just until something better comes along. The majority of my experience has been with infants through 5 year olds, but I also have plenty experience right up through 10-12 year olds. I’ve cared for for twins and triplets, adopted children, families with only their first new infant, families with many children, and a variety of daycare, preschool, and after school care environments. I love childcare tremendously, I think I have the best job in the world, and I never want to do anything else.

I am looking for a Nanny share situation in particular. I currently work for two families but one of them is only going to need me for a couple hours of after school care each day come fall because their youngest is starting kindergarten. I would love to add a family to our mix that needs earlier daytime hours so that I am finished with your children very near the time I go pick my other families children up from school at 3 PM. You and your children would be sharing me all day every day with a lovely little two year old boy. Both of my current families are eager to share me, we just need to find people with whom our schedule will work.

I also need to clarify that I had to pick an hourly wage for my profile here, but I do not work on an hourly wage. I work on salary, and with three families, each family could pay a relatively low ammount and still take very good care of me.

Thank you for considering me for your child care needs.
Julie
Brooke B. - Seeking Work in Petoskey

9.25 / hour
< 1 yr of experience

Hi! My name is Brooke, and I’m a freshmen in highschool. I have taken babysitting classes which include CPR training. I love kids and have no problem doing crafts or being up and active.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Petoskey, 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 Petoskey’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 Petoskey 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 Petoskey?
  • 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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