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Vanessa G. - Seeking Work in Tecumseh

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I nannied for a family of 3 girls starting when I was 16, and nannied for them for about 6 years. The oldest was 12 when I started, she was severely autistic and duties included basics such as feeding her, bathing her, and ensuring her safety. She was an absolute joy to be around and still makes me laugh when I think back to the things she would do. I also nannied for twins for a little over 2 years, they were 10 months old when I started. I worked 48 hour shifts with them and duties included feeding them, waking up with them throughout the night, taking them to play groups and classes, and general childcare. At this same time I nannied for another family of 2 boys, aged 3 and 6, for a little over 2 years. I started babysitting when I was 12 and love being a nanny. It's been wonderful becoming part of a family and helping raise children as they grow up. My nannying style is very loving, clear, and consistent. I learned to be extremely patience working with the girl that had severe autism as it was a needed trait in order to work with her. Her humor made it all worth it. As far as discipline, I use timeouts, one minute per year of age. If a child is doing something they shouldn't, I simply ask them to no longer do behavior x or they will get a time out. If they continue that behavior, I simply out them in time out. After the time out, I reiterate that they were in time out for behavior x, and they should try to not do behavior x. I find that with children, consistently doing what you say is important as it helps them understand that if I throw food, I will get a time out, and it makes it easier to them to understand which behavior is okay and which isn't.
Kathy A. - Seeking Work in Tecumseh

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

I was a nanny for two different Nigerian families, one family had three children and the other with four children. Both families were very respectful and I became part of the family. I have nannied for ages new born to 12 years.
Mickayla W. - Seeking Work in Tecumseh

15.00 / hour
< 1 yr of experience

Hello, I have taken care of children for family, neighbors, as well as friends. I have also taken care of children from the early ages of 7 months old all the way up to 13 years old. I have watched up to six children at a time, I have taken care of children with special needs, and food allergies. I know how to cook, clean, and other types of housework. I enjoy reading and writing, I also enjoy creating different types of games/songs to play with the children that I have taken care of, I love all kinds of Animals and i'm taking classes to become a Veterinary Assistant. I love doing arts and crafts, I also enjoy taking walks outdoors. I have had CPR and First aid training but it has been a long time. I am willing to babysit short notice, I also have my own transportation.
Gabrielle C. - Seeking Work in Tecumseh

9.25 / hour
4 yrs of experience

I have had babysitting experiences my whole life. My parents worked a lot so I was responsible for watching my little brother. I have had several babysitting positions with friends and family. I worked in an office & babysat at the same time.
Sarah L. - Seeking Work in Tecumseh

11.42 / hour

Ten plus years in daycare and preschool settings. Experience with twins and special needs. Two years previous nanny experience.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Tecumseh, 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 Tecumseh’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 Tecumseh 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 Tecumseh?
  • 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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