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Sarah V. - Seeking Work in Highand Lakes

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

My name is Sarah, I am 27 years old, I live in Highland Lakes, NJ and I absolutely adore children. They are my passion. I have gone to school for Elementary Education and Child Development without a degree, and I recently graduated with my Associates in Liberal Arts. I have been working with children for about 17 years-I babysit, I worked at my church as a Children's Ministry Intern, I taught 2 year olds in Sunday School, I was a teacher at my church, and have nannied for a couple families as well. I worked at a child care center as the A.M. Floater/ Infant teacher ( where, during the school year, I was the Toddler class Teachers assistant and after school teacher). I like to keep the kids I nanny/babysit for and had in daycare active-instead of in front of the TV and such. If you want a resume and references please feel free to contact me. I need to be re-certified for First Aid and CPR which I am willing to do. Thank you for your time!
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Highand Lakes, 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 Highand Lakes’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 Highand Lakes 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 Highand Lakes?
  • 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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