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Angel N. - Seeking Work in Plainwell

17.14 / hour

Nanny for two 1/2 years. Daycare teacher for 2yrs old to 5yrs old. Afterschool care and Daycare experience.
Tiffany S. - Seeking Work in Plainwell

10.17 / hour
Full-time hours

I have babysat since I was 12 years old. I watched my mom's friends kids and then when I was 15 I watched their twin 5 year old boys along with their 8month old son. At the age of 18, I worked for a childcare center for almost a year working in the 2-3 year old rooms. In 2013, I worked for Milestones in Grand Rapids as a sub, which just meant I worked as an assistant teacher with all rooms and all ages. In August of this year, I have babysat two little girls, one on and off, and one has been steady mon-Fri since August.
Connie S. - Seeking Work in Plainwell

10.08 / hour

I ran a licensed day care home for five years. I babysat as a teenager and young adult. I am a retired preschool teacher (I taught preschool for almost twenty years. I have also substitute taught in grades K-8.
Tiffany S. - Seeking Work in Plainwell

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

I worked at a daycare center in Cascade for 6 months in 2013-2014. I was a nanny for a little girl May 2016-November 2016, unfortunately her moms circumstances changed and she didn't need a nanny any longer. I have been with a learning center since November, in the Terrance room (3-31/2year old) I have two 9 year old boys and my 18 month old daughter.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Plainwell, 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 Plainwell’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 Plainwell 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 Plainwell?
  • 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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