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Chasity K. - Seeking Work in Trevorton

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I cared for a 3 yr old boy since he was 3 weeks old and an 8 yr old girl since she was 5 in Rockville, MD. My duties were to dress the children in the morning for school, prepare breakfast, plan activities for the children, playdates, help with homework, showers, cooking dinner, children's laundry, ect. I was with this family for almost 4 years. In 2006-2007 I was a nanny in Clarksburg, MD for a 9 year old girl and a 7 year old girl. Their mother was deployed to Qatar. My duties were to get the children up for school, prepare breakfast, help with homework, plan activities for the children and drive them places, prepare dinner, children's laundry, vaccuming the floors, cleaning bathrooms, dusting, dishes, ect. I was with this family for 14 months. From 2004-2005 I was a live in nanny in Sterling, VA for two boys, ages 18 months and 4 years old. My duties were to get the children dressed in the morning, take the older boy to school, prepare lunch and dinner, plan and drive to activities, parks, libraries, indoor play areas, baths, sweep floors, dishes, children's laundry, ect. I was with this family for about a year. I was a foster mother for children ranging from 2-13 years old and most recently, I have done babysitting in my home for children ranging from newborn to 10 years old.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Trevorton, 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 Trevorton’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 Trevorton 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 Trevorton?
  • 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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