Traverse City, MI
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Kayla C. - Seeking Work in Traverse City

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

Hi parents! I am a 25-year-old female from Traverse City, MI. I have nannied for many families, and have had several great experiences. I would consider myself creative, energetic, understanding, positive and trustworthy. I have nannied for 6+ years and absolutely adore children of all ages! I currently hold a Graphic Design degree. A couple of my hobbies include art, photography, tennis, cooking and traveling. I would love to help you as a nanny/babysitter in caring for, playing with, diapering, bathing, putting down for naps, reading stories to, taking trips outside, cooking meals for and feeding your child. Regarding your home, I would keep it organized and clean, plan and cook meals for you, do laundry and put away clothing, shop for groceries, or any other duties that are necessary. My main priority as a nanny is to make it easier for you as a mother or father. I want to reassure you that your child will be safe under my care while keeping your house clean and organized! I'm a non-smoker, have a reliable VW Jetta, I am comfortable with pets and I'm willing to care for sick children. My availability is flexible. I look forward to hearing from you!
Lori F. - Seeking Work in Traverse City

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

Hello! My name is Lori, I am 37. Caring for children is a natural passion of mine. They are full of wonder, and appreciate the simple things in life. I have been working with and caring for children for 20+ years. If its been a stable position, fill in for friends, helping my mom when my siblings were much younger than me, church, weekend babysitting, etc. helping with the kids is a natural place for me to be. I enjoy getting to know each child as an individual, each with unique personalities and needs. I have been told I am child like myself. I am kind, patient, reliable, and genuine, In my spare time I enjoy writing/reading, arts/crafts, outdoors, light sports, beach/swimming, cartoons, science and spirituality. I love spending time with my daughter. She loves other children and is a very good girl! So proud of her!
Katie O. - Seeking Work in Traverse City

9.99 / hour

I have babysat for family, friends of family and one of my high school teachers children.
Kaylee L. - Seeking Work in Traverse City

12.00 / hour
Full-time hours
5 yrs of experience

I am 18, looking to pursue work with children in the future. I am a very adventurous and caring person and love working with children of all ages. My goal is to make them happy and have lots of fun! I am CPR and First Aid certified, I know thats a plus. I also took 2 years of Early Childhood Education in high school. I have lots of experience and am willing to work with the family in whatever way I can!
Jenn R. - Seeking Work in Traverse City

12.00 / hour
1 yrs of experience

I am a sophomore at Calvin College. I am studying Elementary education and French. I had the experience of nannying a family with four children the past two summers. I have also been babysitting since I was about 13 years old. I also having a serving job in the evening, so I can only nanny in the daytime. I love kids, and I am very excited to work with yours.
Bailey S. - Seeking Work in Traverse City

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

I graduated high school from Traverse City Central High School and will be attending Michigan State University next fall. I have over 5 years of experience with kids and love spending time with them! I am available any day and any time this summer.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Traverse City, 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 Traverse City’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 Traverse City 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 Traverse City?
  • 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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