Ranchos de Taos, NM
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Ranchos de Taos, NM Nannies

Siera T. - Seeking Work in Ranchos de Taos

14.28 / hour

I have worked in babysitting and tutoring as well as volunteering with the special Olympics through high school and college. I have my associates in early childcare education and hope to continue with my bachelors. I have also worked as a live in nanny for a family of five in Australia for eight months.
Rhiannon D. - Seeking Work in Ranchos de Taos

12.00 / hour
Full-time hours
13 yrs of experience

I have worked steadily throughout high school and college, gaining valuable experience that coincide with my areas of interest and also equips me to present your children with stimulating activities others may not offer. For example, as a culinary assistant during the My Mother’s Daughter documentary filming retreat, extensive serving/bartending experience, and especially my extensive experience in childcare, I have acquired strong leadership and interpersonal skills. I am now able to think quickly in emergency situations and in those requiring quick assessment of many factors in order to make appropriate decisions. Dealing with the diverse concerns of parents and those I served, I have become adept at operating with the proper mix of authority, diplomacy, and tact. My life experience as a member of a family operating a small business in northern New Mexico provided me with a strong foundation in principles that affect businesses every day.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Ranchos de Taos, NM?

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 Ranchos de Taos’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 Ranchos de Taos 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 Mexico?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Ranchos de Taos?
  • 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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