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Kayla A. - Seeking Work in Holmes

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have worked with children for the past 15 years; from babysitting, tutoring, sports coach, ESL teacher, and full-time nanny I've worked in various environments with children aged infant to adolescent. I have tons of experience with both boys and girls, with twins, and children with special needs.
Ilana M. - Seeking Work in Holmes

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have 6 years of experience with childcare and my experience with children range from newborn infants to 15 years of age. I love kids of all ages. I have watched over 4 children at the same time starting from the age 10, 9, 8, and 3. The 9-year-old girl had a disability, she couldn't speak and I have learned sign language. I am very responsible! I adore children, and I enjoy playing games and doing activities with them. I enjoy doing homework and making sure they get all their work done. I enjoy playing with the kids and keeping them active and showing them a good time every time. I am capable of feeding, diaper changing, light cooking and cleaning, putting them to bed and reading them a story, and bathing etc.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Holmes, NY?

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 Holmes’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 Holmes 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 York?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Holmes?
  • 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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