Washington Twp, MI
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Angelena C. - Seeking Work in Washington Twp

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

Worked for 4 years full time nanny for newborn from 7am-7pm Monday-Friday when they moved she was age 4 and I stopped working for them October of 2013 and started April of 2009 had a weekly routine and scheduled feedings, naps, potty times and class time. I provided an educational safe environment for the child Ava. Daily crafts and activities were planned like zoo, park, mall, we were never caught infront of a tv. One good thing about this family is they had video servalince so I was watched 2/4/7 so I'm used to doing everything the RIGHT way. Anyone who I have ever worked for if it was a weekend gig or a month when the Bernard family was out of state, each family loved me and I still talk to every one of them I look for long time friends.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Washington Twp, 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 Washington Twp’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 Washington Twp 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 Washington Twp?
  • 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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