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Lauren M. - Seeking Work in Royal Oak

17.14 / hour

Child care provider, , northville 2006 - present Susan has entrusted me with her children for the last seven years. One must have a sense of balance, creativity, and multitasking in order to encompass all that comes with the care of four children. Each one of them is so unique; they have given as much to me as I have to them. Au pair & Mentor, livonia 2006-2008 Very eager to work with Alex and Ben. Alex has asperger syndrome. It was here that I was able to form a wonderful connection with Alex, understand him, and provide the helpful tools to help express himself. Cathy was so pleased with our bond I became Alex’s mentor through out the school year. The following summer I took care of Ben and Alex again. My sense of compassion and creativity allowed me to earn Alex’s trust and establish an important bond. Art education, High school, 2004-2008 Every fall I returned to work with the senior photography class; assititing his students with their portfolio and photography concepts. It was here I shared my knowledge and experience, exposing them to fine art conceptual ideas of photography and my experience thus far at college for creative studies. It is important to me to teach ways of self expression to those of all ages, especially impressionable teens. I believe in giving back to those whom have influenced your life in a positive way. This is a philosophy I carry and something I loved doing for the classes of Mr. Hoffman.
Stacy O. - Seeking Work in Royal Oak

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have 15 years of babysitting experience, caring for children aged 6 weeks to pre-teen. Although most of my experience has been occasional babysitting, I have stayed with families for many years. After graduating from college, I spent a summer caring for a family with 3 children (infant, 4 yrs., and 6 yrs.) and upon graduating from graduate school, I nannied for a 2yr old. girl full-time for 6 weeks and part-time for 4 weeks. When that job finished, I was hired by another family with a 1 year old girl and was a part-time nanny for approximately 5 months. Updated July 2015-I have now been a nanny in Michigan for almost a year and have worked with several families. Some were temporary jobs and other are date-night or occasional positions. I am looking for a full-time position with a family that (hopefully) I can work with longterm.
Kathleen C. - Seeking Work in Royal Oak

10.17 / hour

I have two grown college grad,professional children.I have worked in Daycare where I was in charge of the Infant room.There I obtained a national background check ,CPR and first aid training. I prefer being a family nanny. My current family is moving out of state this May. I have several excellent references and am looking forward to my new family.
Maureen H. - Seeking Work in Royal Oak

20.00 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been a profession nanny/household manager for 20+ years. I am also the mother of three teen-aged daughters, the two oldest are in college and the youngest is a sophomore in high school. I have worked for several families long term. The longest position I held was for eight years. I helped families with all aspects of child related care, including tutoring, planning and transporting children to activities as well a sports or other lessons. I have also cooked, cleaned and managed other household employees for my employers.
Kelsey F. - Seeking Work in Royal Oak

10.17 / hour

I currently work at a Child Care Center, i have worked there for nine years. I have worked with children ranging from 6 weeks old to 6 years old. I' am currently the lead teacher for the Nursery. I attend Oakland Community College and will soon achieve my associates in Early Childhood Development. All the kids seem to love and adore me, as I provide the necessary needs, fun activities respect, and discipline.
Capucine M. - Seeking Work in Royal Oak

10.36 / hour

I was a primary school teacher in France during 2 years, I was taking care of children from 3 to 11 years old. Before being a teacher I worked 2 years in a children activity center, taking care of children from 3 to 5 years old. During my schooling, I was a nanny and a babysitter. Taking care of children is very important for me. I love being a part of the children's development. Playing with them while learning. For next I am looking to be a french teacher.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Royal Oak, 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 Royal Oak’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 Royal Oak 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 Royal Oak?
  • 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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