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Jillian S. - Seeking Work in Minneapolis

22.85 / hour

I have had a very positive experience being both a live-in and live-out nanny for a family with three young children, each only about a year apart. The kids were easy to care for because they were so sweet and lovable. But they were still young children with lots of energy, sibling rivalry and testing of the rules. I was the primary potty-trainer for the middle child. I have more recently been a summer nanny for two different single-mother families who both happened to be friends of friends of mine. Even though there were only two children in one and only one in the other, these experiences were a little more challenging due to tougher family dynamics, and recent family changes, but I like new challenges and new experiences! I would have liked to have had the opportunity to continue with one of them. But I decided to go back to teaching early childhood through a subbing agency I had worked at a couple of years ago. In 2011, after deciding I didn't want to take my degree in psychology to grad-school just yet, and after having had the positive nannying experience for the Setter family prior to graduating college, I decided to try out substitute teaching to get my feel for working with kids. I liked it, however a lot of aspects about subbing are hard, so in November of 2012 I went to work at a school full time. I took the position of Assistant Toddler Guide at a Montessori school. I definitely got more experience with potty-training there! Ha! Although it was quite challenging at this particular school and with a first year teacher who was also pregnant, I enjoyed working with, and got quite close to these ten lively children and their parents. I enjoyed how much I got to help and see them learn and grow in just 6 months! I decided not to return because I didn't agree with the director about certain things, and I wanted to return to being a nanny. As I have been looking for a fitting nanny job and continue working on my new hobbies that I'm passionate about, I have been subbing again, this time as a Lead Teacher in just early childhood care, versus an assistant, or as a para at elementary or middle schools, as I had done the previous time. Working as a para was good because it gave me experience with children with different types of disorders. I have worked with children with autism, on the autism spectrum, emotional disturbance, dyslexia and reading disabilities, oppositional defiant disorder, ADHD, and ADD.
Emily S. - Seeking Work in Minneapolis

9.93 / hour

My name is Emily xx, I'm 20 years old and just finished up my 2nd year at Oberlin College in Ohio, double majoring in Anthropology and Archaeology. I grew up in Chanhassen until my family moved to the Mill District of Minneapolis my junior year of High School. I attended xx School in xx from 1st grade through to graduation. I have access to my own vehicle, have had my license for 3 years, and have a completely clean driving record. I love to cook and bake and enjoy coming up with delicious and healthy options for all taste preferences and dietary restrictions. I also grew up with a cabin on Bay Lake, up near Brainerd, and am extremely comfortable with all forms of lake activities. I am fastidious when it comes to kitchen cleanliness, a trait passed down from my own parents, and care deeply about sanitary food conditions. My experience with kids comes from my volunteer work throughout high school, where I was part of Children’s Theatre Company xx, a program that taught kids ages 7-12 acting and storytelling to facilitate understanding important life lessons and morals as well as improve their literacy. I also volunteered with Special Olympics MN multiple times and was a Senior Buddy my last year of high school, meaning I was paired up with a couple of first graders and we would do different activities every month together. In College, I will be a PAL next year, which stands for Peer Advising Leader, meaning I will have a group of about 10 incoming freshman to Oberlin and will help them with anything from transition to college, study and time management skills, mediating personal issues with peers, and basically giving them all the knowledge that I wished I knew coming into college. I believe that I could be a great fit for all types of families and could offer plenty of activities and ideas that align with their interests, from trips to the local beaches, to stocking up on great summer reads at the library, I’m up for anything. I am also very comfortable with animals of all kinds. I return to school at the end of August. I hope to hear from you soon!
Jamie L. - Seeking Work in Minneapolis

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I am a 28-year-old who absolutely adores children. I have over 10 years of experience working with children in a variety of different settings including; working with special needs and special ed children at an elementary school, working as an assistant teacher at a before and after-school program, creating and supervising recreational activities at parks, working as a nanny for multiple families, teaching Sunday school and volunteering for a variety of children's programs and organizations. The position I held previous to this was working as a Youth Programing Counselor for Disney Cruise Line. Now that I have completed my contract, I am looking for something more conventional. In addition to this, I also previously attended college specifically for child development studies. While there, I not only gained knowledge on the care and development of children, but was also awarded President List for outstanding studies and achieved certification in First Aid/CPR.
Jutarat M. - Seeking Work in Minneapolis

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

I regularly had a part time job as a child care worker at the xx for 5 years. In each year, 2 camps were held, one in March and another in October. A period was not long; it took 10 days per time. The span of age of the children who joined the camp was 4-12 years old. There were 80-130 children in each camp. On the first two years, I was assigned to take care of the children in terms of game and activities, basic cooking (easy dishes & snacks) and feeding. I taught the children how to play safely, how to cross the road cautiously and also dressed a first aid when a kid got injured. Moreover, I taught children the alphabets, drawing pictures and taught them to create many things. Then, from the third year to the fifth year later, I had been promoted to be the activity leader who took care and managed all children’s activities to go on successfully and peacefully. I also invented some new fun games and productive activities which promoted child development. Last but not least, after graduated from university, I had a chance to work as a child care helper in Romgaew School from October 2013 to December 2013. I took care of about 15-20 children aged 1 to 1 year and 2 months old. The difference between taking care of toddlers and 4-12 years old children is that the child care helpers or teachers must be very conscientious about the children’s safety because toddlers are more fragile and cannot communicate in words effectively so they need more understanding, guidance and care. I took care of them in everything and help them learn how to start balancing, walking, uttering, speaking and eating.
Molly S. - Seeking Work in Minneapolis

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

Hello! My name is Molly. I just graduated with my Bachelors in Secondary Science Education in Lincoln, NE. I moved here to Minneapolis last week because my boyfriend got an AMAZING job. I am looking for a job working children for the rest of the summer and possibly into the fall. I have a few exams to take in order to become certified to teach in Minnesota even though I am certified in Nebraska. I have some experience as a nanny; I also worked at a 'kids club' after school program while I was a senior in high school and during college. The past year I have completed my degree in education through student teaching; I was working with 7th and 8th grade students in science. I also was a substitute for the last 3 weeks of school as a Special Education teacher where I taught Math, Behavior, and Life skills. I believe I would be a great fit for this nanny job because I have a passion for children and their education. I love to watch my students learn and grow and HAVE FUN! I will most likely throw in science facts in all our activities, and I LOVE to be outside. There are so many experiences and things young children can learn from just being outside and being curious about the world. I am CPR and First Aid certified; I also have a reliable vehicle. I am free to start at any time!
Karlie L. - Seeking Work in Minneapolis

14.28 / hour

My name is Karlie and I am a 20-year-old sophomore at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities that is pursing a career in elementary education. Growing up with a former elementary teacher as mom, I have always had a passion for teaching and a love for children. For as long as I can remember I wanted to have a career that involves working with kids. During the summer of 2012, I was a nanny for 3 kids (ages 7, 5, and 3) and I absolutely loved it! I loved playing games, creating fun art projects, and taking the kids to exciting places throughout the summer. I also have been an assistant teacher for New Horizon Academy for the past 2 years. This has been a very rewarding and beneficial job for me as well because I was able to gain experience working with kids of all ages. I was a "float" teacher and worked in every room from the infant room to the school age room. I loved the bonds and relationships I created with both the children and the families and I really enjoyed getting experience with children of all ages.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Minneapolis, 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 Minneapolis’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 Minneapolis 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 Minneapolis?
  • 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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