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Bobbi F. - Seeking Work in Martinsburg

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I was a nanny for 13 years before returning to college to obtain my elementary teaching degree. I loved my work as a nanny because I love children. I worked for 6 different families with children of various ages. One of the famililes I worked for had 6 children ages infant to 9yrs old. I have also had experience with twins. I really believe that the first four years of a child's life are extremely important. They are like sponges and soak up so much information that it is amazing. I really enjoyed every day as a nanny.
Hannah S. - Seeking Work in Martinsburg

11.42 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been a camp counselor for 8 years and have taken care of 8-16 children at a time, normally for a week at a time. I grew up in a big family and was constantly surrounded by many younger children. I went to a Bible school in Florida and was a babysitter for a family in the church, for a newborn and a 1 year old. Many families in the church have asked me to babysit for them. I am also currently a Sunday school teacher for a 3rd grade class at our church in Pennsylvania.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Martinsburg, 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 Martinsburg’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 Martinsburg 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 Martinsburg?
  • 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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