Hood River, OR
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Alexis W. - Seeking Work in Hood River

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

As the oldest of the kids I was always in charge of watching my younger brother, and his friends. In high school I took a childhood development class 2 years in a row, I just loved it. Family, friends, and coworkers have always been very comfortable leaving their children under my supervision, as I always treat them as if they were my own. I have had experience with infants, toddlers, and children up to 12 years old.
Ariana B. - Seeking Work in Hood River

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been babysitting regularly since I was about 12 years old (now 24). I love working with kids and can offer tutoring, swim lessons, and performing arts experience as well. I have watched children of all ages and backgrounds, including twins and multiple children at a time. I also have current certification in Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR, and Foodhandler's.
Vanessa S. - Seeking Work in Hood River

14.00 / hour
< 1 yr of experience

 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Hood River, 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 Hood River’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 Hood River 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 Hood River?
  • 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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