Gladstone, OR
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Jennifer W. - Seeking Work in Gladstone

11.48 / hour

I have been working with children since the seventh grade, starting as baby sitting, then classroom work, nannying, and working with children with autism and physical disabilities.
Crimson W. - Seeking Work in Gladstone

11.42 / hour
Full-time hours

Youth cheerleading coach xx school - West Linn, OR 2013 to Present Responsibilities I was put in charge of a group of young Girls, to teach them cheerleading skills and prepare performances for their school, and parents. I hold many leadership positions within the Youth Cheer Program.. Skills Used I had to use my leadership skills, as well as my communication skills, I also had to have high energy. Childcare Provider- (Summer 2014 and Summer 2015) Home daycare - West Linn, OR 2014 to 2015 Responsibilities I provided all day care for a young active toddler. I designed creative educational activities to work on his specific need to build fine motor skills, as well as providing meals, and housework as needed. Skills Used I had to be extremely responsible to care for someones life. Drop off day care volunteer xx Services 2008 to 2013 Responsibilities I volunteered 4-6 hours weekly in the drop off daycare while parents went and did their shopping. I assisted with up to 15 children at a time, and provided fun and entertaining activities. Skills Used I had to be animated, and have high energy to keep so many entertained. I also had to take leadership, and use my customer service skills.
Melanie B. - Seeking Work in Gladstone

11.27 / hour

I have worked in 2 childcare facilities and cared for twin girls for 4 years.
Stephanie P. - Seeking Work in Gladstone

11.42 / hour

20 years of experience of childcare from infants to teenage including multiples.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Gladstone, OR?

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 Gladstone’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 Gladstone 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 Oregon?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Gladstone?
  • 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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