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Theresa B. - Seeking Work in Mahanoy City

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have experience from caring for my 3 younger siblings over the years, AND more professional experience as well. Most recently I had a short-term holiday position (between Thanksgiving and Christmas) where I cared for two home-schooled children (ages 8 and 11) for most of the day while their parents worked. I helped keep them on a schedule of doing practice work in math and typing, making sure they took showers, limiting their time on the computers, and made them meals for breakfast and lunch. I've worked with students from grades pre-k to 6th grade, as a student teacher intern with experience in the classroom, assisting the lead teacher review reading and math skills with the students: For a pre-k classroom - setting up and helping putting away toys, games and crafts; setting up for lunch, as well as using games to teach numbers and colors. In a 2nd grade classroom I helped students sound out words for independent reading; to count in groups of numbers and to see patterns. With one-on-one tutoring of a 6th grader I helped her study for a NYC wide Math test, which with my help and the work she put in, allowed her to receive high grades. She said I "made math easy"! I have references, and PA clearances to work with children (will update them if necessary)... I don't smoke, am fine with friendly pets... Please message me if you are interested :)
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Mahanoy City, 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 Mahanoy City’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 Mahanoy City 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 Mahanoy City?
  • 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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