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Nicole H. - Seeking Work in Chester

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

when I was 18 years old, I started working in a daycare and loved it. I love being a nanny more because you have more one on one time. plus I like to do a lot of hands on activities. with my first family I was teaching the twins about their farm animals. we went to a farm to see a cow, horse and all the other animals. I love to do crafts, go for walks, go to playgrounds, go to story time at the library, go to the zoo and many more places. I have my own car- 2013 dodge caravan. Education • xx High School – Diploma Graduated in 1997 • Professional Career Development Institute – 2 year completion diploma Certificates/ Trainings • CPR, AED, and First Aid certified • Healthy Child, Whole Child Peaceful Intervention and Mandated Reporting Training • Healthy Child, Whole Child Understanding Social Emotional Development and Active Games for Preschoolers Training • Exploring Early Childhood Theory Training • Education Our Children Conference • Preventing Communicable Disease Training • Writing Centers Training • Curriculum Planning Training • Child Advocacy Training • Stress Management Training • Exploring Children’s Literature Training • Self-Esteem Training • Program Evaluations Training • Children with Special Needs Training • What is Quality Child Care Training • Anti-Bias Awareness and Curriculum Training • Infant/Toddler Routines • Child Growth and Development Training • Circle Time Training • Reading Aloud to Children Training • Building A Classroom Culture Training • Introduction to CDA/CCP Credential Workshop • Planning for a Rainy Day Training • Partnership with Parents, An Overview of Child Care Center Licensing, Regulations, and Procedures, and Infant & Toddler Activities Training • Biting and Other Challenging Behaviors Training • Working with Parents Training • Resource File Review Training • Conflict Resolution with Children Training • Temperaments Training • Portfolio Assessment Training • Parent Involvement Training
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Chester, NJ?

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 Chester’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 Chester 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 New Jersey?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Chester?
  • 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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