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Brittany H. - Seeking Work in Waconia

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been a nanny and a babysitter for the past five years. I also have experience working at a daycare.
Emma O. - Seeking Work in Waconia

11.42 / hour

I am a certified PCA and have experience with all ages along with special needs.
Julie C. - Seeking Work in Waconia

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

Hello! And thank you for viewing my profile. My name is Julie and I am 31 years old. Here is just a little about myself. I grew up in upstate New York and am moving to Waconia on March 15th and can start as early as 3/21. My husband grew up in Eden Prairie and his job is moving us back to Minnesota. I will surely miss living in NY but am very excited to start this new adventure in my life! In NY, I worked full-time. I attended SUNY Albany and received my Bachelor’s degree in English. I have a twin sister, an older brother, and an older sister. I also have an 8 year old niece, a 4 year old niece, and a 1 year old nephew. In my spare time I love to read, exercise, kayak, snowshoe, hike, cook, and play with our 2 dogs. I believe in a healthy lifestyle and love to be outdoors as much as possible. I have worked in two child care centers in the past, while living in NY. I was a floater, which means I worked with all different age groups- from newborns to five years old. I assisted the teacher with art projects and other duties. In both settings we stuck to a strict schedule and kept the kids engaged through fun ways of learning and expressing themselves. In my last semester at SUNY Albany, I decided to intern at an after School Program. At the program I worked with school age children, ages ranged from 7-12 years old. I assisted them with their homework and encouraged their social, emotional, and cognitive growth. I also have a great amount of babysitting experience. I babysit/babysat and met many different families online sites. I have been sitting for years. I started when I was a teenager, took some time off, and when I heard about care and sittercity I started back again! I do take this seriously but can have fun at the same time. I am committed and treating this as a full time job. I am a very energetic, fun, and trustworthy person. I really enjoy spending my time with children and helping them succeed in the task at hand. I will treat your child with love and compassion. I renewed my CPR certificate for infant, child, and adult as of May 1, 2014
Abby W. - Seeking Work in Waconia

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

Many years caring for neighbors and coworkers children.
Marcy G. - Seeking Work in Waconia

11.00 / hour

12 years in home childcare
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Waconia, 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 Waconia’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 Waconia 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 Waconia?
  • 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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