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Sabrina C. - Seeking Work in Lee's Summit

Hourly rate8.57 / hour

I have been helping take care of kids from infant through elementary in my church nursery/childcare since I was in 6th grade. When I turned 12 I started babysitting for close neighbors and friends. Since then I have had lots of experience with all kinds of age ranges. I have babysat for many families in my church as my name has spread by the moms and kids, and have even babysat for some of my dad's coworkers' children. I have cared for twin babies before, have taken elementary age kids to their soccer practice, cooked dinners, helped with homework and music practice, done light housework, taken kids to the park, taken kids swimming, and many other things. I worked at my church's summer day camp 2 summers in a row. In the day camp we would take the kids on field trips and other various activites as we had them from 7:30 to 5:00. I also take care of infants in our church nursery once a month. I will be graduating from nursing school this May (2013) and am interesting in babysitting till I pass the state test for licensure and get a job in a hospital. I am currently working for school so I have plenty of experience with premature and sick infants, so a healthy baby will be no problem! :)
Alli F. - Seeking Work in Lee's Summit

Hourly rate8.47 / hour

I have spent the last year and half working in an orphanage in Mexico. I am a caregiver to 21, 8-11 year old boys, and am constantly interacting with children of all ages within the house. I recently graduated with my degree in Elementary Education, and I spent much time in the classroom through my practicum and student teaching experiences. For four years during college, I worked at a Child Development Center with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. For two summers, I was a live-in nanny for a family with a 10 year old girl, 8 year old boy, and an infant boy. I also have alot of experience keeping my nephew. I was 11 when he was born, and he is now 11. I began babysitting on my own, off and on when i was 13. Then when I was 15 I got a job nannying for two boys, age 5, and age 7, everyday after school for 3 hours, and then everyday in the summer from 8-5. The older child had Aspbergers syndrome. Also, I have had experience working with children through my church.
Kayley C. - Seeking Work in Lee's Summit

Hourly rate20.00 / hour

Hello my name is Kayley, I'm 20 years old and am home for the summer from Kansas State University. I am looking for a position that will fill up all my free time and allow me to bond with children. I have been babysitting and working with children for five years now. During high school I was secretary of xx. In being secretary for this club it allowed for me to plan nanny nights at my high school's daycare. I have taken care of newborns to teenagers. Also in high school I took multiple Childhood Development classes to educate myself on child behavior and the proper ways to be an efficient caretaker. For the past two years at Kansas State I have volunteered and raised money all year round for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. My sorority is top 10 raising chapters in the nation! I am energetic, optimistic, and responsible.
Erin W. - Seeking Work in Lee's Summit

Hourly rate22.85 / hour

I have worked in numerous church nurseries and have babysat for small groups. I have done in-home babysitting where i prepare meals and come up with many fun activities for us to all do together.
Meghan  E. - Seeking Work in Lee's Summit

Hourly rate7.92 / hour

I have been watching children since I was 10. I grew up watching my little brother until he didn't need me anymore. I've watched kids on and off since then and also a child of my own. The biggest family I watched was a family of 4 ages ranging from 5months to 13years old.
Shannon L. - Seeking Work in Lee's Summit

Hourly rate14.28 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

I have been caring for my siblings, nieces, nephews and cousins since around the age of 8, starting at family gatherings where I was almost always delegated to keep track of the smallest kids and the babies. I then moved on to babysitting relatives' kids when they went out, and also babysitting neighbors' kids. I babysat two children everyday after school for a year and continue to watch my nephews on a regular basis.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Lee's Summit, 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 Lee's Summit’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 Lee's Summit 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 Lee's Summit?
  • 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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