Lake Crystal, MN
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McKenzie T. - Seeking Work in Lake Crystal

11.42 / hour

For the past couple years I have worked as a lifeguard at my local pool. Due to this, I have gained plenty of experience with children ranging from ages of infancy to teenagers. I conduct swim lessons in the pool every summer, so I work hands on with children every day. Also, for a couple summers our rec center had a daycare provided in the mornings for parents working out and I was there at least four times a week babysitting usually one family of three with children ages 2, 5, and 6. In addition, my boss has three children that she sometimes brings to work, so there has plenty of times that I have babysat them while she completes different tasks. I began helping her out with this when her children were the ages of 3 months, 4, and 5. I
Beth N. - Seeking Work in Lake Crystal

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have babysat since I was 12. And I have worked in daycare's for the past 3 years. I'm also going to school for child development
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Lake Crystal, 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 Lake Crystal’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 Lake Crystal 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 Lake Crystal?
  • 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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