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Josephine M. - Seeking Work in Walnut Cove

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I currently work for a family full time that has an eleven month old baby girl, I started working for them when she was only 3 months. The reason I am seeking another family is because they will be moving out of state. The family that I worked for before this one had four children (a five month old baby girl, three year old twin girls, and a seven year old boy). They also moved out of state. Both of the families that I have worked for were wonderful I really enjoyed working with them (and both are references, should you wish to contact them). I truly love children and I love being a nanny it is a very rewarding opportunity. I have been working with children for about twelve years (seven of those in a professional childcare setting), I also have my associates degree in early childhood development. I am very interested your position and hope to hear from you soon. You can give me a call or email me (I check email every few days, so phone would be best for an immediate response).
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Walnut Cove, 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 Walnut Cove’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 Walnut Cove 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 Walnut Cove?
  • 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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