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Kate C. - Seeking Work in Downingtown

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I started my career with children as a hospital certified babysitter at the age of 12. During middle/high school I was a tutor. When I turned 16, I started working at a daycare facility, and stayed for 2 years. I then attended Millersville University as an Eled/Early Childhood major. I student taught for my first 2 years there. During the summers I worked full-time at a daycare for 4 years as a preschool teacher, swim instructor, tutor, camp counselor, and after-school mentor. In my junior year of college, I switched my major to Psychology. I worked full-time for a children’s partial hospital program interacting with children with behavioral disorders. During my senior year of college, I had an internship with a school counselor. Before and during graduate school, I worked as a full-time nanny for a family with 6 children and 2 other families with multiples (upwards of 4 children total). I completed graduate school in 2009 and have been worked in higher education as the xx for 6 years.
Shannen G. - Seeking Work in Downingtown

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

Here is a little about me. I was an emotional support teacher at the middle school level. I have a BS in Special Education and have been teaching for 8 years. I am looking to leave the field and eventually will start night school for nursing. I want to get back into care giving full time because it is what I enjoy most, where my roots are if I may. I babysat and was a nanny growing up, and gave it up after graduating college in December of 2004. Since my nephew was born, I have been an integral part of his daily life, taking on the roll of a nanny in recent months, realizing how much I truly miss care giving. This desire, along with my decision to leave teaching. I have babysat for infants and children of all ages, and have no preference. I have volunteered and worked with individuals with a variety of disabilities since I was 14. I am a dog lover, having three huskies at home. I am a fitness instructor at a local fitness club, I run, lift weights, and read for pleasure.
Taryn M. - Seeking Work in Downingtown

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I started nannying when I was 13 years old. My mom's friend had twins and another child, I started caring for the twins when they were 3 months old. I would care for them and their 2 year old sister every day and sometimes I'd even spend the night. I was a nanny for a family with a 5 month old and a 3 year old. I was also a nanny for a family with a newborn, 2 year old, 5 year old, and 7 year old. I've babysat my cousins, starting ages 5, 7, and 9 and continued to babysit them until they were 7, 9, and 11. I was a nanny for a little boy who was 2 months old when I started and unfortunately they moved back to California when he was just about 9 months old. I've also had other babysitting jobs throughout the past 9 years, various different ages.
Noreen C. - Seeking Work in Downingtown

20.00 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been a full time nanny for over ten years. My experience includes: infants, twins, and children up to age ten. I provide an educational curriculum in a safe and nurturing setting. I cared for a boy that was premature. It was a great learning experience and a privilege to work with him. I also worked with a child whom had speech delays, eczema, and tree and nut allergies. When my two children were young; I ran a Child Day Care Home for three years. I took care of six children plus my own two. I was licensed by the state of PA. I am also certified as a Postpartum Doula through DONA.
Jessica G. - Seeking Work in Downingtown

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

Over 10 years experience with all ages and up to 4 children in a family at a time. Experience with just about all situations - meal prep, light house work, homework help, outings and errands, baking/cooking, arts/crafts, games, pool days, etc.
Cori W. - Seeking Work in Downingtown

20.00 / hour
Full-time hours

I have worked with many families with children of all ages. I enjoy many activities such as cooking/baking, reading, arts and crafts, board games, swimming, being outdoors, going to the park, and planning fun and exciting activities. I am a self starter and always have a plan for the day! I'm reliable and very organized. I drive a 2004 Toyota Highlander with plenty of room for car seats! Please feel free to ask for my number and resume.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Downingtown, PA?

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 Downingtown’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 Downingtown 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 Pennsylvania?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Downingtown?
  • 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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