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Patricia B. - Seeking Work in Columbia

8.71 / hour
Full-time hours

When taking care of children in my past, I have had to do a variety of different things. Not only do I make sure they are safe, clean and enjoying their time spent while I am watching them, I've done other things too. I have had to help children with school. I have completed at least 50 hours of tutoring just in the 2011-2012 school year and I have helped many younger children with their schoolwork in the past considering school is most important to me. I have had to cook children meals, bath them, help them with chores their parents have set out for them, put them to bed, transport them, etc.
Lynn S. - Seeking Work in Columbia

22.85 / hour

While earning my bachelor's degree in accounting, I obtained income by babysitting. Also, I am the proud mother of an 18yr old and was a stay-at-home mother until my daughter started Kindergarten. During part of that time, I also watched other children of various ages in my home. Throughout her school years, I was a full-time mother during her summer months out of school.
Leah M. - Seeking Work in Columbia

8.57 / hour

I am a student at The University of Missouri pursuing a degree in Speech-Language Pathology. I have always loved children and have had the opportunity to work with infants and children of all ages. Aside from babysitting and nannying, I have coached tennis and taught dance lessons, worked on early literacy skills with Columbia preschoolers as a xx, and I am currently a research assistant in an early childhood language lab at Mizzou. My experience is supported by coursework in developmental psychology, I am CPR and First Aid certified and have had intensive training and professional development in early childhood theory and practice, language and literacy development, leadership skills, and communication with families. One of the main things I strive for when babysitting is for the children I'm watching to have so much fun with different games and activities that they forget about wanting to watch television.
Tobi H. - Seeking Work in Columbia

11.42 / hour
Full-time hours

I have four younger brothers I have helped watch and care for. I have also babysat for many different families and family members. I helped a gmail friend with her newborn whenever she needed my assistance. I also have helped in a first grade classroom and taught cheerleading to girls ages 5 to 13 and I have helped with vacation bible school at my church.
Angela A. - Seeking Work in Columbia

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

Growing up, my mother always had an in-home daycare. In high school, I helped her with the children when needed. In 2003 I purchased a home and opened my own in-home daycare. I provided care for infant to school age children Monday through Friday 6am-6pm. After two years, I decided I wanted to work outside the home. In 2005 I became a nanny for a family of two children, ages one and four. My duties included but where not limited to: transporting the children to activities (gymnastics), reading, planning learning activities, cleaning, planning and cooking meals, laundry, and run arrends for parents (grocery shopping). I worked for this family for a year. I married in 2006 and moved to a military base in southern Missouri. After eight years of moving with the military, my husband is retiring from active duty and we are back in Missouri.
Amanda H. - Seeking Work in Columbia

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been babysitting since I was 12, for children ranging from birth-12 years old. I was a lifeguard all throughout high school, I have taught swim lessons, Sunday school, and worked for boys and girls club. I majored in Child Development at Mizzou, and have been a lead preschool teacher for the past year. I love working with children, and participating in activities they enjoy. As a preschool teacher I have a lot of experience with teaching lessons to young children, and working on different skills with them, as well as just letting them be kids.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Columbia, IL?

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 Columbia’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 Columbia 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 Illinois?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Columbia?
  • 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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