Hickory, MS
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Dorothy S. - Seeking Work in Hickory

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I started babysitting mostly in the summer but occasional weekends when I was 13 years old and by age 15 I was babysitting more frequently as well as overnight babysitting during the summer time. I babysat all through high school and off and on during college. From ages 20-22 I was a full time live-in nanny for three children, 2 boys ages 2 & 4 and 1 girl age 7. I also have 4 nieces that I look after often for my siblings, one of my nieces is almost 13 years old and spends about 3-4 days a week with me.
Dot S. - Seeking Work in Hickory

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I started babysitting when I was about 13 years old and babysitting overnight in the summer time by age 15. I babysat all through high school and off and on during college. I was a full time live in nanny for 3 kids for 2 years when I was 20 years old until 22 years old. I also have 4 nieces that I frequently look after for my siblings, 1 of which is 12 years old and is with me 3-4 days a week (on the weekends and after school a few days a week).
Dot S. - Seeking Work in Hickory

14.28 / hour

I have experience as a nanny, as well as around 6 years of babysitting experience.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Hickory, KY?

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 Hickory’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 Hickory 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 Kentucky?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Hickory?
  • 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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