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Kacy C. - Seeking Work in Van Wert

17.14 / hour

Throughout high school, I babysat for many of my teachers, neighbors and family friends. I have had the opportunity to care for children of all ages from infant to 12 years. I absolutely loved it! I felt that I truly connected with the children that I watched because I was able to empathize and relate to them. I was authoritative and also made the experience fun for them. I was a very fun and energetic babysitter, always opting to take them outside to play at the park and partake in interactive games. My prospective on childcare is to serve not only as an adult figure, but also to be a role model and a friend. Aside from this, I spent a summer in South Carolina helping run a kids camp at a waterski center. It was my job to entertain the kids and swim with them while they waited for their turn to ski. To this day, I still help children with ski lessons whenever I am training as a competitive waterskier. Because I am from a family of waterskiers and swimmers, I have excellent swimming and water-safety skills. When I am around family and friends who have children, I am often the one who helps entertain the kids while the adults are all talking. Although I like to be in on the conversations, too, watching after the littles ones I something that I enjoy. This often leads to babysitting gigs for me when the parents do need a sitter.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Van Wert, 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 Van Wert’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 Van Wert 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 Van Wert?
  • 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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