Elkhorn, NE
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Kelsey H. - Seeking Work in Elkhorn

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

I began babysitting when I was fourteen years old. I babysat for a family with a newborn. As the family grew, I continued to babysit their children. They now have five children with the oldest being 10. When I went to college I began nannying through the summer. My first experience involved a family with three children, ranging in age from two to six. For the past three summers I have been a full time nanny for a family with three children. The following review is from the mother of the children I have nannied. "Kelsey is an amazing caregiver. She is very responsible and trustworthy. She is energetic. She works to keep the children engaged. She recognizes areas where our family needed assistance and took the initiative to work with our three children to help them grow in certain areas. For example, she spent extra time reading with our kindergartner. She helps the children grow while also interacting and playing games with them. She truly cares for children and encourages them to be responsible children. Over the three years she worked for us she became an integral asset to the family." Aside from being a nanny I have become a reliable babysitter for several families in the Omaha area.
Christiana B. - Seeking Work in Elkhorn

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have babysat for many families starting when I was about 12. I took the Red Cross babysitting class. I have maintained a CPR/first aid certificate for infants, children and adults. I have a degree in Family Science and graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2012. I have cared for two different children with cerebral palsy aged 12 and 15. I worked at xx center in the behavioral health class room with kids 2-4. And have been a nanny with my current family since January 2013. I care for three children 3, 5, and 9.
Cara D. - Seeking Work in Elkhorn

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

I have nannied for a family with 3 children as well as for a family with 2 children and a family with an adopted baby girl. We planned daily age appropriate activities and community explorations. I also helped prepare children for kindergarten and going back to school. I love making a difference in children's lives and giving that quality care with a personalized relationship. I also have a strong background working in childcare centers.
Christina W. - Seeking Work in Elkhorn

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have cared for a family of 4 children for three summers. The past two summers I was a part-time nanny for families of 2-3 children. We went everywhere from the park, to the zoo, museums, Mahoney, lakes, downtown, etc. I have been babysitting by myself since I was 12 years old for as many as 8 children at a time from infants-13 year olds.
Katrina S. - Seeking Work in Elkhorn

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

Nanny for multiple children 7 plus years Have had my own daycare for 3 years
Kayla P. - Seeking Work in Elkhorn

10.08 / hour
Full-time hours

My mom owned a daycare growing up and I started babysitting at the age of 12. I also have my CNA and med aide and worked with in home healthcare pediatrics. I am currently at a day care working.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Elkhorn, WI?

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 Elkhorn’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 Elkhorn 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 Wisconsin?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Elkhorn?
  • 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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