Cokato, MN
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Liana H. - Seeking Work in Cokato

17.14 / hour

Great! I love working with kids ranging through all ages, and love to have fun with them. I like all activities kids enjoy, whether it is hiking, reading, playing sports, music, or relaxing. I am willing to try new things and I am flexible with any families needs.
Lana A. - Seeking Work in Cokato

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have 15+ years of childcare experience. For the past 4 years I owned an in home daycare. Before that I nannied for several families. I come from a family of 10 children and have around 65 nieces and nephews. I started babysitting at the age of 12 and have been around children my whole life.
Dane A. - Seeking Work in Cokato

9.74 / hour

I grew up in a family of 17 children, myself being number 12. By the time i was old enough (10-11 years old) to watch my younger siblings, i was watching nieces and nephews as well. I have babysat infants, toddlers, and 9-10 year old boys and girls. Since i was 11 years old, i have been babysitting for older brothers and sisters, neighbors, family friends, and strangers (to me).
Lisa G. - Seeking Work in Cokato

10.00 / hour
< 1 yr of experience

I grew up in a small town surrounded by kids. I have always enjoyed being around children. They can brighten my day so easily and I love to do the same for them. I have babysat for quit a few different families and I've had a couple of summer nanny jobs and I loved them! Being outside and active was one of my favorite things during the day. Also, the kids safety and well-being was one of the most important things while they were with me. I took two child development courses in high school. I have a 10-year-old sister who I grew up watching and spending a lot of time with.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Cokato, 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 Cokato’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 Cokato 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 Cokato?
  • 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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