Wadena, MN
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Audrey H. - Seeking Work in Wadena

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I lived in Florida from 2000 to 2003. I had 3 jobs that included light housekeeping and nanny plus others that it was only housekeeping. I liked my jobs because i love kids and I enjoy beeing around kids, remind my childhood a lot and it's very fun to work with kids. I am very patient with kids even when they have a temper. I did everythings while i was a nanny, drove kids to school, e then picked up kids, little shopping, cooked for kids, bathe them, played with them, had a lots of fun working with them. Kids are very special, fun, loving, sincere... They have a special place in my heart. I would like in a family to be honest, sincere, friendly to me and treat me like a family member too. Sometimes the parents treats the nanny very unfair, don't pay for driving the kids or don't pay for overtime and explore the nanny a lot, making her works as a slave, with no respect at all and you don't feel comfortable in the house. Have an open relationship like a family.
Beth S. - Seeking Work in Wadena

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

I am currently a live in nanny in Brainerd MN for a single mother of a 7 month old boy. By September 2017, I will have been a live in nanny for one year. Besides that, I also did a lot of babysitting. I come from a big family, which means I have lots of little cousins. I watched a variety of ages ranging from newborns to preteens. 2016 summer I even watched one year old twins and a three year old. I love taking care of kids and incorporating teachable lessons in fun activities and experiments. Being an active 4-H member, I volunteered to teach many classes for elementary ages students and younger. I taught wildlife themed classes, art, and science classes. I love making learning fun, and making children want to explore and learn more!
Kaitlyn J. - Seeking Work in Wadena

11.42 / hour
Full-time hours

I have worked at day care programs and also was a house keeper. I love infants, toddlers and kids. Babysitting and being a nanny is my favorite thing to do. I have a lot of exprience. Questions? Just ask :)
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Wadena, 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 Wadena’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 Wadena 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 Wadena?
  • 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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