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Emily S. - Seeking Work in Brainerd

14.28 / hour

I LOVE being around children -- no two days are the same when you're surrounded by little ones! I've been a nanny for 7 years, babysitting for 12 years and am currently a kindergarten teacher.
Cassandra G. - Seeking Work in Brainerd

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

I primarily babysit for a close friend of mine that has a four year old and a newborn, both girls. More frequently I babysit and spend time with my cousins who are all boys ages 8, 5 and 1. While going to church growing up, the families knew I was available to babysit and often I was asked to.
Angela F. - Seeking Work in Brainerd

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

10+ years experience working with children and raising my own; who are now adults. I have worked as a Lead Teacher in childcare, nannied for a family, worked in the school district. I also have a degree in Psychology and have worked one-on-one with children of all age groups who have had disabilities.
Maren B. - Seeking Work in Brainerd

11.42 / hour

Nanny for infant twin girls, babysitting and nannying for multiple ages throughout the Boston area. Live-in summer nanny on Martha's Vinyard for summer 2015
Dawn C. - Seeking Work in Brainerd

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I've been taking care of children since I was 11. I've also been a nanny for a family of one child and a family of 5 children.
Reilly M. - Seeking Work in Brainerd

11.42 / hour

I am the oldest of 7, so I've been dealing with children my whole life! My brother has autism and I've learned to help him throughout the years. I am also a registered personal care assistant.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Brainerd, 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 Brainerd’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 Brainerd 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 Brainerd?
  • 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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