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Olivia H. - Seeking Work in Waterford

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been babysitting since the age of 13. My experience includes looking after twin 3 year old boys and being a camp counselor at the sleep-over Camp xx for 7 and 12 year olds mostly. My most recent job was working for a family with two elementary aged girls during undergrad.
Maria D. - Seeking Work in Waterford

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

I started gaining experience with tutoring and I had the opportunity to do childcare with family friends and also was attending classes for assistance of kids with special needs.
Ashley H. - Seeking Work in Waterford

22.85 / hour

I am fully certified in all forms of first aid and have been trained in many ways for all types of emergency situation. I have grown up with many cousins, mostly younger than me and have an older brother, younger sister and younger brother. I have babysat since the age of 12, mostly family, friends and families from church. I have been raised in a Christian household and am very family oriented. For 2 years I worked for Halfmoon Recreation summer camp with children of the age 4-6.
Laura G. - Seeking Work in Waterford

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

xx child care Some daycare Babysitting Nanny for twins for the last 3 years from birth
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Waterford, ME?

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 Waterford’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 Waterford 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 Maine?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Waterford?
  • 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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