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Sarah K. - Seeking Work in Salem

20.00 / hour
Full-time hours

My experience began with a summer job as a live-out nanny for two boys (7 and 9). I watched them four days a week for 7 hours a day. I have a collective 8 years of babysitting experience varying in ages, and with both genders. This includes a regular job for family friend with a three year old boy, family members with young children, and random jobs I was set up with. I did some volunteer child care for over a year. This position required me to watch children a couple times a week, ranging anywhere in age from infant up to 13, while their parents attended community provided family classes. I was a live-in nanny for a 4 year old and a 6 year old, and I also watched a ten month old at the same time! Following this, I took a temporary summer job as a full-time nanny for a four year old girl while her mother traveled. When I began college, I was a nanny for a family of three with a two year old girl, seven year old boy, and 10 year old girl. This position ended after a year when I moved to Texas. I did some occasional babysitting until I found a permanent nanny position for a mom in school with two boys (2-5), and a 9 year old cousin who was around quite often. This job lasted almost 3 years, until I moved back to Oregon. I do not currently nanny as I have a job with the State, but I do babysit when asked by family and friends. The duties in all these positions varied depending on what the family needed. Overall, I have experience making meals, bathing, cleaning house, doing dishes and laundry, putting children to bed, changing diapers, getting dressed, transporting as needed, helping with homework, resolving conflicts, observing behavior, communicating with patents and children, providing comfort, and playing!
Miranda M. - Seeking Work in Salem

22.85 / hour

I have been babysitting and providing childcare as long as I can remember, however I had my first official nannying/babysitting job at the age of 11, (cared for 6 month old, 5 yr old and 7 yr old). I come from a very large extended family, so taking care of kids and entertaining the little ones is second nature to me. While attending college (Bachelors Degree in Health Promotion/Human Biology) I spent my summers (2005-2009) working at one of Paul Newman's camps for chronically and terminally ill children as a cabin counselor, arts and crafts lead, then as the entertainment coordinator. From September 2009 until June 2011, I was the Hospital Outreach Coordinator (for the same camp that I worked at for 5 summers prior). My job was to plan and run a camp program in various Los Angeles hospitals for children that were unable to attend traditional summer camp because of their medical diagnosis. I worked with infants to teenagers with various medical, behavioral or emotional diagnosis/obstacles and provided them with a fun day at camp where we would do crafts, play games, sing songs, and have a campfire (with our imaginations) which coincided with the theme of the month. Since then I've continued to provide childcare to various families, and have recently graduated with my Masters in Counseling (specifically working with kids/teens).
Ashley L. - Seeking Work in Salem

11.42 / hour
Full-time hours

My past childcare experience is as follows: I worked during the summer at a Camp for kids with disabilities in Grass Lake, Michigan. I really enjoyed working with other people as well as the kids. I got to learn and experience what it was like having a child with disabilities. To say the least I learned a lot and gained a lot of respect for parents with kids that have disabilities. Having to drive two hours to work (1 hour there and 1 back) took a toll on myself as well as my car. Needless to say, I put in my two weeks notice when I found a job a lot closer to home. That is when I started working for a Childcare Center in Michigan. I worked with many kids ages birth to 6 year olds. They were a lot of fun and I loved them dearly. I was devastated when the Daycare Center shut down. I searched for a job for 4 months before I became a Nanny. They were a lot of fun to work with and teach! :)
Rachel S. - Seeking Work in Salem

10.66 / hour

Hi, and welcome to my profile! If you are reading this, I feel it is safe to assume that you are looking for a reliable, patient, and compassionate person to care for your child(ren). If so, look no further. You have come to the right place! My experience caring for children spans over the past 12+ years. From the age of 10 years old I have worked with numerous children between the ages of birth to 11 years old. I have worked as an assistant in my mother's old little neighborhood daycare center, as a sitter in my old church's nursery center during Sunday services, as a private nanny, and as a date-night or "mom just needs a day to herself" babysitter. From my experience, I have acquired a great many skills, including but not limited to: basic children's education, managing hostile behavior in a polite manner, sensory play with a heavy focus on the arts, outdoor activities and keeping children active and providing healthy outlets for all of that pent-up energy, newborn and infant care, basic medication administration and first aid, cooking, and other light household chores. I feel very lucky to have played a role in the nurturing and educating of our future generations, and am eager to meet the next family with whom I can provide quality care for their children. For more information, please don't hesitate to contact me via messaging on this site. I have an official resume upon request.
Jacqueline B. - Seeking Work in Salem

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

My name is Jacquee, and I am a student at Franciscan University of Steubenville (Ohio). I am an Elementary Education major. Last semester I had an Early Experience class where I worked with second graders. This semester, I worked with first graders. I come from a family of six, so I have been exposed to a lot of dealing with children. My family and I have a good moral background, and I have seen my parents raise children. All of us have grown up strongly, and we do not use profanity in our house. I have also babysat some of my cousins, and I have also occasionally babysat for a family of eight. I've also had experience watching over kids at bedtime hours as well. Last year, I took a health class where I was certified in both first aid and CPR. I have worked at my uncle's farm and also at the xx. I have been known to have a good work ethic in these jobs and also in my previous babysitting experiences. I absolutely love being with kids, and I would love for the opportunity to take care of them full time!
Chabrise H. - Seeking Work in Salem

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I am a mother of 23 years and prior to caring for my own children I have always been involved in the lives of young children by either babysitting or my year of dedicated nanny work. After having my first child, I continued to provided child care in my home in a small group setting.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Salem, IN?

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 Salem’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 Salem 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 Indiana?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Salem?
  • 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?