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Cassandra J. - Seeking Work in Columbus

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have always loved working with children. My mother ran an in-home daycare and I was a part of that from a very young age. I can't remember a time when we didn't have a house full of kids around. I loved every minute of it! As soon as I was old enough I took the Babysitters class and started babysitting our daycare kids on Friday and Saturday nights. It branched out while in highschool. After High School I worked for the State of Nebraska with troubled kids and high risk families. Which included low income or families working through addiction issues. I have always wanted to travel and work at the same time. Not just vacation somewhere, but make it my home. I loved that working as a nanny gave me the opportunity to travel and work with children too. I have worked in Iowa on a farm with school age children. I was responsible for the 15+ horses and the house. My next Nanny position was in New York working for a wonderful mother of twins. My next position was in Arlington, Virginia, I love Virginia! My Mother's family is from there. I worked for an amazing family with twin girls. I moved back to Nebraska to spend more time with my family and my 5 nieces and nephew. I am ready to head back out and make a difference with a family as their nanny/housekeeper. My approach to discipline is simple. Every child is different and should be treated as such. Working with families who have children in a wide range of ages, plus experience with twins and triplets. I am well aware that every child has their own personality and needs to be respected as such. I try a couple different things. Talking to the parents and seeing what has worked in the past and interacting with the child and seeing where they need the most attention. I do not believe in corporal punishment. I have never needed to use it in my 20+ years of working with children. Rewards and the loss of privileges has always been a major factor in my discipline. Age appropriate time outs. 1 minute per each year of age until they are able to respond to the rewards program. I generally find, that if you treat children with respect and are up front with them about the rules and expectations. I have very little trouble running a smooth day for everyone. I prefer positive reinforcemen and feel it has a greater impact on children. I also have many years of experience in housekeeping and keeping a family organized. I worked professionally as a Housekeeper/Laundry shift manager for 2 years. Keeping up with a family is something I enjoy. I also take pride in being organized and keeping everyone on a schedule.
Natalie S. - Seeking Work in Columbus

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

I worked at a daycare when I was 16 years old. I worked with mentally handicapped individuals at xx in Columbus, Ne. I currently watch a 1-year-old while her father is away at work in the morning/afternoon.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Columbus, 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 Columbus’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 Columbus 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 Columbus?
  • 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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