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Heather W. - Seeking Work in Grand Rapids

13.50 / hour
Full-time hours
4 yrs of experience

I am 18 years old. I love kids. I have 9 nephews and 1 niece which I am close with all of them. I have great experiences with kids. I like going outside I think that is an important part for kids. I was a TA for 2 years so I am experienced in tutoring so I can help kids with homework if need to. I am also currently working as a PCA which I have been doing for almost 3 years which gives me knowledge about healthcare and medical needs.
Angela T. - Seeking Work in Grand Rapids

20.00 / hour

-Completed child care classes as a teen -Many summer babysitting job -Have babysat kids of all ages and lifestyles
Angela M. - Seeking Work in Grand Rapids

22.85 / hour

Hello! Thank you for viewing my profile! I am currently working as a full-time 1st grade teacher in northern Minnesota, where I am blessed to spend my days with a very active class of 6 and 7 year olds. Before starting my teaching career, I spent my summers working in a licensed child care center, assisting in an adult foster care home with clients who had special needs, and nannying for a wonderful family with 2 energetic boys!
Sa M. - Seeking Work in Grand Rapids

9.65 / hour
1 yrs of experience

Red cross babysitter certified, I can cook, and clean
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Grand Rapids, 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 Grand Rapids’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 Grand Rapids 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 Grand Rapids?
  • 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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