Saint Helens, OR
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Shelly T. - Seeking Work in Saint Helens

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

I have had over 30 years of experience working with children first as a babysitter, then an in-home childcare provider, a mother of two, a nanny, and a preschool teacher. My children are now both fully grown and beginning to start families of their own.
Janelle C. - Seeking Work in Saint Helens

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

I started babysitting in Junior High and continued throughout my life. I've taught Sunday School and preschool classes for over two decades. I raised to excellent children and helped care for two others when they were young after they lost their mother in an accident. I was an assistant teacher at our local grade schools and taught with special needs, RAD, reluctant readers. I've pretty much spent a great deal of my life helping/teaching children and loving every minute of it
Julianna R. - Seeking Work in Saint Helens

10.25 / hour
< 1 yr of experience

I'm a 19 year old college student looking for some part-time to full-time work. I love kids, I have 5 younger siblings, and I've been babysitting for nearly 7 years now.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Saint Helens, 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 Saint Helens’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 Saint Helens 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 Saint Helens?
  • 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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