Big Lake, MN
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Amy T. - Seeking Work in Big Lake

17.14 / hour

I am just leaving family I have been with for over 6 1/2 years, whose children have grown. I was a Lead Preschool Teacher with 20 children ages 3 and 4. I was a nanny with a Rochester family for nearly 2 years. The children were 18 months and 3 at starting and 3 1/2 and 5 1/2 when I left. Prior to that I was a Lead Toddler Teacher for 2 years. In my room we cared for 14 children ages 16-24 months. I worked at a before and after school program for nearly a year, where ages ranged from 4-12 years. I worked for 2 1/2 years in childcare positions as well as being a swim instructor. While there I worked with babies from 6 weeks up to 13 year olds in my swim classes. I also have a son, born in February 2013.
Emily J. - Seeking Work in Big Lake

14.28 / hour

I have a great deal of experience as a nanny/babysitter. I have cared for children almost every summer since even before I could drive and I have loved every minute of it. I enjoy being outside and keeping the children active. In the past I have taken children to the beach, the apple orchard, various parks and playgrounds and also just on walks that involve catching grasshoppers and spotting and identifying other insects and wildlife. When caring for infants, I usually look for fun, beneficial, educational activities on the internet. I do my best to prepare healthy meals and snacks (when available). The children I have cared for enjoyed lunch picnics in the yard and plenty of sunscreen on a daily basis :) I also do my best to help with housework. In the past I have helped with laundry, dishes, and occasional vacuuming, dusting and window washing.
Emilie-Hannah S. - Seeking Work in Big Lake

17.14 / hour

My childcare experience started when I was about 10 years old. (I am 22 years old so roughly 12 years now.) My mother worked in the infant room at a daycare so I learned from her that way and many babysitting jobs resulted from her connections there. First we'd tag team and as I got older I began to give care on my own. I took care of infants, toddlers, and school aged children. This included meal time prep, transportation, changing diapers, homework help, tidying up, and just engaging with the kids and creating an enjoyable time for them while they're parents were away.
Chelsey D. - Seeking Work in Big Lake

14.28 / hour

I have been a nanny for many years. After high school I was a nanny for a family for about 5 years. They had three children; infant to about age 8. I have also had other nanny and babysitting jobs throughout the years. I have a total of about 7 years experience caring for children.
Melissa J. - Seeking Work in Big Lake

10.13 / hour
Full-time hours

My mom does daycare and has been doing daycare for about 6 years so I would help her with the kids and their own individual specific needs all the time. I also use to babysit for a family down the road from me when the parents had to work, went out on the weekends, etc. I also am experienced with meal preparations and I do know how to cook.
Kylie B. - Seeking Work in Big Lake

14.28 / hour

My mom did daycare while I was growing up, I helped a lot with kids all ages. My sister was born when I was 11, and my neighbors at the time had kids the same time, I would watch all of them at once.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Big Lake, MN?

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 Big Lake’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 Big Lake 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 Minnesota?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Big Lake?
  • 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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