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Tracy H. - Seeking Work in Dittmer

14.28 / hour

As a child care provider, my goals are based on the belief that we all develop from watching, growing and by being given ample opportunities to explore, but, most importantly, by being enriched with love. I have over 25 years of professional (1988-present) and personal (1983-present) child care education and experience. I worked in the field of early child care and education, with children 6 weeks-kindergarten, as an assistant teacher, teacher and director from February 1988 until January 2003. During this time, I also worked for two reputable nanny agencies. I also have experience working with multiples (twins/triplets), cross-categorical special needs, tube feeding, and conciliar implants. On a personal level my oldest son had ADHD, BD, and LD. My youngest son has dysgraphia and dyslexia. In January 2003, I began working as a paraprofessional and substitute teacher with cross-categorical special needs students, from 5 years to 21 years of age. In October 2005, I resigned my position in order to stay home with my newborn son. I then opened my own in-home child care and development program. In the beginning, I offered temporary and/or part-time care. In January of 2007, I began offering full-time child care and offered full-time, part-time and temporary care until January 2011. I am now a full-time mom, homeschooling my youngest son, who is now 8. He is amazing with children of all ages, and has been welcomed on all of my Care. com jobs this far. I also have a son who is 30, and five grandchildren (7, 6, 3, 1 and newborn). I am just 27 credit hours away from completing my Bachelor's of Science in Social Science. My minor in Psychology is complete (73 of these credit hours were from a degree in cross-categorical K-12 special education). I am a non-smoker, with a current statewide criminal background check and child abuse and neglect screening (since 2002) as well as Heart Saver First Aid with CPR, current references and a good driving record.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Dittmer, MO?

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 Dittmer’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 Dittmer 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 Missouri?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Dittmer?
  • 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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