Santa Teresa, NM
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Amanda G. - Seeking Work in Santa Teresa

8.55 / hour
Full-time hours

I have two children of my own. Ages 4 and 3. Both girls. Every summer starting in 2007 I would travel to Austin Texas and care for my 3 cousins from 8-5 in home. My duties were cleaning, bathing, light cooking, stimulating learning activities. Also with my daughters, I had both of my girls recognizing and writing letters and numbers by age 2. I enjoy teaching the children and try to keep tv time to minimal or no tv. I also have babysat occasionally for a family friend for the last 5 years. She has 3 children. One set of twins and a 2 year old.
Amy O. - Seeking Work in Santa Teresa

9.50 / hour
< 1 yr of experience

I am a 16-year-old girl in high school looking to babysit for extra money. I am good with children preferably 3 years and older. Available Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. I have experience with my own 10-year-old brother with ADHD. I have taken care of him since he was 5. I love story telling and playing board games.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Santa Teresa, 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 Santa Teresa’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 Santa Teresa 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 Santa Teresa?
  • 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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