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Emily M. - Seeking Work in Halifax

8.57 / hour

I'm the oldest girl from a large family (ten children, 7 younger) my responsibilites have always been to care for my siblings. I started babysitting for other families at about 14. My nanny experience started when I was about 18. My first family had 5 children, triplet three year olds, a five year old sister and an infant with down syndrome. I was with that family for about three years until the moved from HBG to PGH. Next job was referral from that same family. They had to girls age 3 and 5. I was with that family for about a year and a half. The next family I was with was from that same neighborhood, they had 4 children ranging from 4 to 12, just with them over the summer months. Now caring for two boys ages 3 and 5, looking for a new family closer to where my family is looking to move (harrisburg and lancaster area).
Misty H. - Seeking Work in Halifax

14.28 / hour

I have been a nanny for four families along the east coast. I have almost over 20 years of child care/ babysitting experience. I have taken care of newborns through preteens.I am a retired EMT and have CPR and first aid training.
Doreen S. - Seeking Work in Halifax

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

School aide for 15 years, Nanny currently for 2 years.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Halifax, VA?

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 Halifax’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 Halifax 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 Virgínia?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Halifax?
  • 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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