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Sandra L. - Seeking Work in Selkirk

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

Teaching, playing with and caring for children has always been a passion, for me the rewards are endless. My strong belief is that education and developmental growth between infancy to age seven are the years that create a strong foundation for progressive learning for a child's entire life. A position that allows me to spend concentrated time having fun and doing stimulating learning activities that are age appropriate with the children is my ideal. The length of the activity will be determined by the child's interest, age or attention span, and of course the parent's wishes. My childcare approach is to provide stimulating activities; alternating both fun and learning. From experience, children do better when they have structure with plenty of love and encouragement. Most recently I was employed as a livein nanny, for 3 children ages 3,5 and an infant Previous to that for a little boy; the child and I enjoyed many activities together daily: play groups, weekly library programs, the zoo, town park, pool, reading, learning and fun games. Later, I took him to puppet playhouse, a local playgroup, t-ball and am preschool while continuing his learning activities at home. At entrance into Kindergarten, he tested at the beginning of first grade in reading and middle of first grade in math on the CA state proficiency exams. Now he is in an advanced proficient 2nd grade. Other Experience: * 24 hour care of a male child from infancy through age 5 * 2 yrs. nanny for 2 toddlers * 8 years-employment in public schools; and at a child development center in Latham, NY for children with disabilities * Instructional assistant, tutor and sign language interpreter, teaching children with autism, DS, ADD, ADHD, down syndrome, with a concentration with the hearing impaired * 15+ years of consecutive volunteer-teaching elementary students in Sunday school and infant nursery, also Vacation Bible Schools * Raising four of my own children who each have their own professions * Cared for my four grandchildren from newborn to ten years old often. Certifications * CPR - Adult, Children, Infant * I attended a 3 year county teaching program, once a week - "Parents As Teachers" * Clean driving record - no tickets or accidents in past 30+ years. * Willing to update First Aide Certification I have a written job review from previous school employment and personal written references, current background check. Thank you for viewing my profile. Please contact to view website with some references, photos. Sandra
Janina S. - Seeking Work in Selkirk

14.28 / hour

Hello my name is janina. I have been a professional nanny for 10+years and before this I was a teacher in a 3 to 5 yr old classroom in a preschool. Some favorite activities I love to do with kids are anything arts and crafts, going to parks and local museum, going for walks any weather permitting activities. I also have experience in nebulizer treatments and am CPR certified. I have also with previous family taken the children to there activities such as dance lessons. swimming lessons and summer camps. Thank you for your time. Janina
Salem A. - Seeking Work in Selkirk

10.40 / hour
3 yrs of experience

- I’m certified in cpr
-I’m experienced in babysitting and I had took babysitter classes.
-I cook I clean and I’m available after 2:30 Monday through Friday after school and on weekends all day.
Ashley B. - Seeking Work in Selkirk

22.85 / hour

I have been babysitting/nannying since I was able to! I have made it more of a full time job for the past 3-4 years.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Selkirk, 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 Selkirk’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 Selkirk 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 Selkirk?
  • 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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