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Sarah Ann V. - Seeking Work in Fairlawn

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I am currently working for a family that has 4 children. Taking care of their 5 year old daughter(since she was 8months old) and now their year old twins (since they were born). I started with the family in Cleveland Heights and decided to move with them three years ago to Connecticut. Recently married my husband and I have rented out an apartment in Fairlawn and are moving in June 30th. I am a do-all kind of nanny. I prepare meals for the children, clean, do laundry, transportation, play-dates, crafts, and run errands. I love children and chose to be a nanny because of the special bond that is formed. I also worked in a preschool during my last two years of high school in my Early Childhood Education class where I learned so many wonderful ways to teach. I decided not to be a teacher because I want to help families who need an extra set of hands. In this new chapter of my life(returning to ohio where I grew up in Dover) I hope to find a family that already has a system that works for them so I can be an extension of you when you can not be around. I wish to work for parents who want to be with their children, but simply need to work. I am very flexible. I don't mind doing last minute overnight stays or staying an extra hour. Things happen and parents need help and time alone together too! You are the backbone of your family and I am looking to be the extension of your loving arms! Feel free to ask me a ton of questions. Thank you for your time! -Sarah Ann
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Fairlawn, OH?

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 Fairlawn’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 Fairlawn 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 Ohio?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Fairlawn?
  • 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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