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Khumo S. - Seeking Work in Pennsylvania

20.00 / hour
Full-time hours

My name is Khumo I live in Newtown Bucks County and I'm a 25 year old college student taking online classes and I am a fulltime nanny too for a family in Newtown and have been working for the same family for the past two and a half years. I take care of 3 children a twin girl and boy who are 4 years old and a 7 year old girl whom I really adore and love. My duties with them involves waking them up in the mornings, getting them ready for school, making breakfast and lunches and taking them to school. I am also responsible for helping the six year old girl with her homework, driving them to their extra mural activities, making dinners, showers and making sure they are in bed. I am also responsible for light household duties like keeping the kitchen and common areas clean, making kids beds, laundry, emptying dishwasher and running errands. The twins are now four and have been with them since they were infant and have enjoyed watching them grow and cannot believe how much they have grown! My employers are two of the most amazing people ever, but unfortunately they are going through a divorce now and they do not need me as much as they used too due to financial reasons. I have a very good relationship with my employers and are open and honest with each other and they have a lot of confidence in me and gives me other responsibilities in and outside the household. I love caring for, teaching (through play), and being around the children in my care. It is so rewarding to see a child grow and gain new skills and to know I had a collaborative part in the child's learning and acquisition process. It is my belief I need to be a support for the whole family, not just the child in my care. I consider myself to be very patient, reliable, flexible and able to adapt to changing environments and willing to prove myself in every way possible. I really Hope you consider my application. Kind Regards Khumo
Taina G. - Seeking Work in Pennsylvania

11.42 / hour

I took care of my mother friend 2 kids they were 9 and 11
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Pennsylvania, 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 Pennsylvania’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 Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania?
  • 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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