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Ellen H. - Seeking Work in Saint Louis

8.57 / hour

I began caring for children around age 13 when I made a babysitting flyer and passed it around to my neighbors. Starting then, and throughout high school, I babysat about 3-4 times per month for neighbors, family friends, friends of friends, etc...all families of various sizes, with children of various ages, so I feel comfortable and experienced in a variety of situations. My first experience as a nanny with a regular, weekly schedule was the summer of 2013 when I cared for a 7-month-old infant 3 days a week for 8 hours a day. Last year I began college at New York University where I took a unique opportunity to spend my entire freshman year abroad, so I lived and studied in Paris, France from August 2014-July 2015 where I was a nanny for a family with three boys ages 2, 4, and 5. I watched them twice a week for 3 hours from August through December. When my class schedule changed for the spring semester, I was unable to continue working with the same family, but instead I began caring for three girls who were not sisters but friends who were in the same class at school and all lived near each other. From January-July 2015, I picked the girls (all age 5) up from school 3 days a week and cared for them for 4 hours each day. I would also babysit occasionally on the weekends for all 3 families. Currently I am a sophomore at New York University, and while I do not directly care for children, I am an English, Writing, and study skills tutor for middle and high school students.
Selma Z. - Seeking Work in Saint Louis

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

Hello, My name is Selma. I have been watching kids since I was a little girl. I have experience in watching infants, toddlers, to kids. I love kids and want to start watching kids again. I quit working for a company full time and decided to go back into watching kids since I'm expecting myself and love watching kids. I am willing to cook, clean, and take care of pets as well. I want to make sure you and your little one or ones are happy. I want you to leave stress free and come back to your home stress free and happy. I want to make sure that your child will always be happy and never be upset when I am there. I am a hard worker and willing to do anything to make sure the person I work for is happy with the services I provide to me this wouldn't be a job it would be a friendship between me the family. I am reliable and willing to do whatever I can.
Lauren F. - Seeking Work in Saint Louis

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

I have two younger brothers, two nephews, and a handful of cousins all ranging from the ages of 1 to 27. I have always cared for children. I recently was a nanny for my neighbors two daughters who are 6 and 8 now. I was responsible for taking and picking them up from school, completing homework, taking them to after school activities, going to the park, magic house, zoo, science center, etc. I also enjoy reading and music so I create fun games and activities around those as well. I watch my cousins children, ages 3 and 6, so those responsibilities include potty training, feeding, naps, drawing, coloring, and a lot of hide and seek.
Kelsey S. - Seeking Work in Saint Louis

8.16 / hour

I have over twenty years experience caring for children between the ages of newborn and 12. I provided care for one family with three children for eight years. I cooked, cleaned, did laundry, fed the children, gave naps, gave baths, helped with homework, played in and out doors, and put the children to bed. I also kept the children overnight several times. I was a voulunteer at the xx. I also have babysat for several other families over the past fifteen years. I currently have my own in home day care with an opening available for one child between the ages of 6 weeks and 4 years. I have a 3 1/2 year old daughter and have been caring children in my home for 3 1/2 years in my home. I have great references. I have always gone above and beyond the expectations of the family to help out in any way that I could. I have always been a very reliable, responsible, honest, and hard working individual.
Vicki T. - Seeking Work in Saint Louis

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been a nanny for 5 families in 22 years, the longest being 16 years with my first family. They had 2 boys...the youngest being born with Spina Bifida. We did a lot of group activities with children his age, physical and occupational therapy. I carpooled to and from school,transport to doctor appointments,sporting activities and school functions. I helped with homework and school projects.Light housekeeping and pet care. Both boys have become fine young men for which I still talk to on a regular basis. I worked two summers ago for a family with 2 boys, both with Autism. Structure and routine made for a successful summer. The boys are doing great in school today and growing fast. I currently work with two families on a part time basis. First family has 4 children, ages 10, 7, 4 and 16 months. We do a lot of arts and crafts, library trips, park adventures, carpools when needed and laundry. My second family has one little boy age 2. We do a lot of painting and creating art work,library trips and going to the park.I have great bonds with all my families. I love what I do.
Elyssa G. - Seeking Work in Saint Louis

22.85 / hour

I worked as a nanny for a family with two children in California for two and a half years, and was a part-time nanny for another family with a 3-month-old baby for nearly a year. I have a lot of experience babysitting all ages and have tutoring experience as well.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Saint Louis, 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 Saint Louis’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 Saint Louis 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 Saint Louis?
  • 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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