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Tess C. - Seeking Work in Newtown

22.85 / hour

My most recent experience was with my boyfriends 10 nephew's and nieces, from newborns to 8 years old. I've started teaching 3 of the girls how to play guitar. I change diapers, play with toy ponies and throw a baseball with little mikey the only boy. They are great kids and they all look up to me and love to come see my kitten, especially mikey who is a huge animal lover. I also have a horse who all of them love. I love spending time with them.
Meghan B. - Seeking Work in Newtown

8.57 / hour
Full-time hours

I've been in the field of child care professionally for about 12 years. My experience has been in a wide range of settings, such as babysitting, nannying, being a pre-school teacher, and most importantly a Mommy. I have cared for children as young six weeks old to about twelve years old, both in the classroom and within a home. I have done everything from teach the ABC's, potty training, homework, bed/bath time, play dates, chauffeur to and from extracurricular activities, fix meals, and everything in between. I'm also CPR and First Aid certified.
Shannon  A. - Seeking Work in Newtown

8.57 / hour

From age 13 through completing university, I babysat regularly for infants to middle school aged children. Including 2 calendar school years,during college, where I was a part-time live-out nanny for two children. After graduating university with a BS in early childhood education, I taught elementary school for 9 yrs. The past 4 years I have been nanny to one female child, with medical needs, currently 4. I worked as a preschool teacher for 6 mos and am currently a nanny of an infant, part time.
Kelsey M. - Seeking Work in Newtown

22.85 / hour

I have been a babysitter for neighbors and family friends for years while in high school and when home from college. I also have been working for months at the xx, which is a facility that does gymnastics based classes from children from the ages of 4 months to 12 years old. There I've done mommy and me classes for children up to 3, then classes without parents for 3 years and up. I love working with kids and I have a great time here, and from this job I feel like being a nanny will give me the extra one on one time with a child that I will get to appreciate even more than an hour a week!
Frances L. - Seeking Work in Newtown

14.28 / hour

I have worked for the same family for the past 11 years. I raised the oldest child from 5 months old and the second was born 10 months later I felt like part of their family and I loved the children like my own. The oldest boy was in my daughter's wedding. I even took care of their grandfather until his passing. He reminded me of my own father. Ive raised three of my own children. I have 2 married children with five grandchildren , my youngest daughter has graduated from Penn state and is now a math teacher.
Samantha S. - Seeking Work in Newtown

11.42 / hour

I am a certified elementary school teacher. I have my BA in Elem. Education and am pursuing my Masters. I am also a camp counselor during the summers.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Newtown, CT?

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 Newtown’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 Newtown 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 Connecticut?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Newtown?
  • 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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