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Vanessa P. - Seeking Work in Newport

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

Objective: Seeking a challenging position of Nanny. Live in or out, open to domestic and international travel. Key Qualifications • Over 5 year’s professional nanny experience; very developmental • Capable of assuming total responsibility for home in absence of parents • United States Citizen; valid Passport • Own a reliable vehicle with present vehicle registration and insurance • Demonstrated expertise in childcare and child development • TB tested and vaccinated Employment History May 2008 – July 2009 The xx Household – Los Angeles, CA November 2004 – May 2007 The xx Household – Venice, CA Nanny • Successful supervision and care for children: age range two to eleven years • Passionate educational support and guidance; from early childhood reading to advanced studies • Compassionate implementation of bedtime routines; read to and with children • Organize activities and prepare children for travel • Enthusiastic in encouragement participation in outdoor activities and cultural endeavors • Disciplined children in keeping with the methods directed by the parents • Maintained a secure and fit environment in the home; general cooking and household duties Certification • First Aid Certification • CPR Certification Special Knowledge Extensive experience in providing permanent care for children. Very expert in shopping, cooking, changing diapers, preparing bottles, ironing and medication, organizing baths, reading and educating and amusing the children by using different skills. Previous Lifeguard and Youth Ski Instructor experience. Skills and Abilities • English as a first language • Valid Passport; available for domestic and international travel on short notice • Very skilled in managing hostile behavior of children in a polite manner • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills • Very professional attitude and highly motivated individual • Sensitive to ethical and confidential requirements Education The University of Southern California – Los Angeles, CA – 2000 Bachelor of Science – Communications, Crew Team High School – Newport, NH – 1996 Advanced Studies, National Honor Society, Youth & Government, Varsity Athlete References: Available on request
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Newport, DE?

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 Newport’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 Newport 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 Delaware?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Newport?
  • 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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