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Michele H. - Seeking Work in Swarthmore

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been working with children for the past 9 years. I am an assistant toddler teacher at the daycare I currently work at and this has been my position for the past 2 years. In the past I have worked with children ranging in age from 6 weeks to 5 years old. In 2012 I decided to try Nannying. I was with that family for a year and a half and I loved it. I left that family and have been back working in daycare since. At this point I have decided that being a Nanny is the better career choice for me. Before graduating high school I took a class called Pre School Lab and that's when I knew that working with children was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I also have been babysitting children since I was 16.
Stephanie P. - Seeking Work in Swarthmore

22.85 / hour

I am a certified teacher K-6 and have been working with children for over 10 years. My most recent experience is a teacher's aide, working with all ages from infants to 5 years old. I have been working as a substitute teacher focusing mainly on primary grades. I also worked as a one-on-one for a severely autistic, 11 year old boy. I do not have any nanny experience but have a lot of experience working with children of all ages, learning levels, and behavioral needs.
Ashley M. - Seeking Work in Swarthmore

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have had extensive experience working with children at various daycares and through nannying and babysitting for several families. Also, I have a Masters Degree in Educational Psychology.
Rafa L. - Seeking Work in Swarthmore

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I was a Substitute teacher in a international school in Japan I used teach kids from 4 to 12 years old . And I'm also a mother of a 14 months old little girl
Rafa L. - Seeking Work in Swarthmore

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

substitute teacher for a second language school . I used love been around the kids and teach them new things everyday . I used wach kids from 4 to 12 years old . and I'm also a mother
Lucy G. - Seeking Work in Swarthmore

8.26 / hour
Full-time hours

I had four children of my own raised them by myself without family help. I love children.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Swarthmore, 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 Swarthmore’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 Swarthmore 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 Swarthmore?
  • 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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