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Caitlan T. - Seeking Work in Hickory

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been taking care of children since I was about 13. During the summer I would watch my younger brother while my mother would work. I would help out in the nursery at church. I would also babysit for the people that I attend church with when they needed a night out. After high school I was a summer nanny for 2 children whom were wonderful. I was with them for 2 summers. I was a live-in nanny for 1 year and I loved my job. I took care of 3 amazing children and I also helped with the housework. Right now I am a part-time live-out nanny for a friend of the family when ever she needs me. I have been with them almost 3 years. She has 2 children whom I adore. I still babysit quite a bit for the people in my church.
Kate T. - Seeking Work in Hickory

8.57 / hour

I have been doing Childcare since I was nearly a child myself. I started working in mothers morning out programs where we did Childcare so that moms could have some time together. I have done daily and weekly Childcare with many many families with children of all ages. It has been amazing to see children I kept as babies, who are now in grade school. I'm an artist for a living so I also get to teach children's art classes. I also teach a children's homeschool group from ages 5yrs old to 15yrs old. I adore children and believe they are such a blessing. I can learn from them as much as they learn from me. And the influence I have on the very young generation is important to me.
Savanna S. - Seeking Work in Hickory

22.85 / hour

At this job, I worked with the children 7 days a week. They were two boys, 5 and 10. The 5 year old had high functioning autism and while he could speak, he couldn't speak well. I took them both to separate schools in the morning and picked them up in the evening. I would then stay with them till around 10 pm when their parents would get home. I would have already cooked them dinner, done homework, made sure they showered, and put them to bed. Regularly traveled with the family to help with vacation activities and childcare. Promoted language development skills through reading and storytelling. Safely transported children to and from school, medical appointments and extra-curricular activities. Worked with parents to develop and implement discipline programs to promote positive behavior. Engaged in after-school activities including sport practice and homework. Organized activities that enhanced children's physical, emotional and social well-being. Made healthy snacks and meals for 2 children. Established and maintained a safe play environment for the children. Communicated with parents about daily activities and behaviors. Helped children complete homework assignments and school projects. Engaged with children on an individual basis to build positive relationships with them. It was a very wonderful job that I only left because the family moved and no longer need a nanny.
Laura H. - Seeking Work in Hickory

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

I am currently finishing up school and I am a part-time nanny for a family with four boys. I do their laundry, light housekeeping, play and read with the children, give baths to the youngest ones, and help the eldest child with his homework. I have also babysat for many families with all different ages of children for about 8 years. I have worked with autistic and adopted children, girls and boys, and I can provide many references. I also nanny-ed for a 2.5 years old girl for a semester and absolutely loved it, but had to quit because of my school schedule interfering. I have worked in the nursery and other age groups at my church ever since I was about age 13. I also took a babysitting safety class when I was 14 years old. I have done weekend nanny-ing/pet sitting jobs and enjoyed that a lot. Furthermore, I am currently in school to become a teacher and am always working with kids and learning more about them!
Sophie W. - Seeking Work in Hickory

8.57 / hour

I was a nanny during the summers in high school and college. I took a semester off in college and nannied for a four year old and newborn twins. I have nannied for newborns through 6th graders. Throughout college and high school, I babysat regularly. I have been an elementary school teacher since 2001. I have a Masters degree in reading education and undergraduate degree in elementary education. I have two children of my own ages 5 and 6. I am also a national board certified teacher.
Amy L. - Seeking Work in Hickory

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

I have worked with chldren for 25 years. I have worked in a preschool setting, mothers morning out programs, and I have been a nanny for 4 families in Hickory, N.C. I have 2 daughters ages 20 and 23.
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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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