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Suzanne L. - Seeking Work in Bakersville

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have childcare experience over 20 years, excellent references and recommendation letters. I have been taking care of children of all ages. I find great joy in providing children with safety, education and happiness. I raised my now 20 years old daughter on my own. I was the caregiver/nanny of a disabled adolescent. I fed, toileted and made transports to schools, hospitals and playgroups. I also administered medications (some through a gastric tube); I prepared meals. I did babysit 2 boys ages 12 months and 3 years; we played, read, sang, colored, went for walks, playground etc.; I did transports to the preschool. I was the nanny of a 10 month old baby. I took care of her in my own home on an one on one basis. I have had held a position as a tutor/nanny for a 6 years old homeschooled child. I do teach the german language also. These are just a few examples; I have more work references for you (too many to list); I am able to provide you with excellent references, as well as recommendation letters. I am absolutely open to relocate for a new job.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Bakersville, NC?

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 Bakersville’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 Bakersville 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 North Carolina?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Bakersville?
  • 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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