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Andrea v. - Seeking Work in Walnut Bottom

8.57 / hour

• Doylestown Pa • Oct 1998 - Oct2003 I was responsible for creating lesson plans based on the school curriculum. I scheduled and prepared related activities, creative dance, games, music and art. I use various media for art projects and have an imaginative style which helps to deliver lessons in an exciting manner. This approach helped the children gain knowledge with ease, increased their interest and attention on academic learning. I taught letter recognition, numbers, science and nature and helped bring out special talents in the children to promote their higher self esteem in the attempt to have them thrive to learn further. I focused on positive reinforcements and have superior patience in children with special needs. I communicate to parents about their child's problems, development and education. I was the nature and art instructor for the centers I am a mother of a 16 year old son who has/had several learning disabilities and medical conditions. My son was diagnosed with PDD (pervasive developmental disorder) at the age of 2, which is on the lower scale of autism. He also has/had a tic disorder, a non verbal form of tourettes syndrome. My son has ADHD and is also asthmatic. I'm experienced with the Pennsylvania laws regarding special education and could aid as an advocate for children with special needs in the PA school district.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Walnut Bottom, 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 Walnut Bottom’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 Walnut Bottom 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 Walnut Bottom?
  • 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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