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Kerrie M. - Seeking Work in West Chester

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have watched children from 4 months up to 13 years of age both on a regular basis and part-time basis. My days consisted of getting children off the bus, doing homework with them, making dinner for the children, playing outside, feeding bottles to the infant, playing games in the house/crafts, cleaning up the kitchen and light amounts of laundry.
Danielle L. - Seeking Work in West Chester

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

I've worked with a variety of families with children of all ages (infant up to 14-year old twins) for the past 12 years. I've acted as an occasional babysitter for "date nights," and also nannied for a few different families for the entire summer (and beyond). I am very energetic and,I love sports, and being outside. Anyone who knows me well would tell you that I am very "hands on," creative, and patient. I've taken children to the pool, to and from camps, music lessons, birthday parties, and play dates. We play pretend, color, dress-up, play-dough, t-ball, basketball, kickball, (any other sport ending in "ball"), and beyond. I enjoy baking and cooking with kids (within reason), as well.
Megan G. - Seeking Work in West Chester

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

For the past 3 years I have been working full time for a lovely family nannying their son. I started when he was 3 months old, helping to establish his daily and nightly routine. As he grew, so did my daily responsibilities with heavy interest on his social and cognitive development. A large part of my job was scheduling outings and playdates. We visited places such as the Please Touch Museum, Philadelphia Zoo, Longwood Gardens, and countless parks. During his naps, I assisted with light housework and organization. Prior to this job, I did after-school care for a 10-year-old boy which included pick ups, tutoring/ homework help, and driving him to sports and other activities. I also nannied for two girls (ages 2, 4) in my first two years of college in MA. In addition, in the summer of 2012 I worked with under-privileged children at Brantwood Camp, in New Hampshire, where I was the Art Director and live-in counselor. After relocating to Pennsylvania, I helped to raise my now five year old niece. I have babysat children both boys and girls ranging in age from 3 months old to 13 years old.
Jennifer T. - Seeking Work in West Chester

14.28 / hour

I'm a 29-year-old fun-loving, responsible caregiver and I have several years of experience with children of all ages. I've been caring for children since my early teen years. In the past, I have worked as a preschool-kindergarten teacher as well as a nanny/babysitter. I have had the pleasure of caring for the tiny infants all the way up to the teenagers. I enjoy and am comfortable with kids of all ages and I typically have a knack for the abilities to interact, communicate, and connect with them. Spending time with kids is an absolute joy to me. I enjoy doing the things they like to do, whether it's painting, riding a bike, listening to music, playing dress up, or just talking about things. I have had the privilege of lending an extra hand with tasks such as picking kids up from school, helping with homework, folding laundry, and taking them to/from their extra-curricular activities.
Amanda O. - Seeking Work in West Chester

7.68 / hour

I am a very outgoing, fun and lovable babysitter and nanny! I LOVE being creative and doing arts and crafts, drawing, being active, playing and reading books! I am a former D1 college athlete and love playing and watching sports, especially having fun and being active with kids! I also have a Bachelor's and Master's in Sports Management. Experience involves being a nanny for 5 months for a family of 4 children (3 girls, one boy) ages 2.5, 5, 7, and 10. Another experience was babysitting full-time for a family in Kennett Square for 3 years (children are 7 and 9) as well as a home-aid for an autistic 13-year-old boy in Downingtown. Duties and experiences includes driving to appointments, drop-off and pick-up at bus stops, drop-off and pick-up at pre-school, driving to various activities, laundry, vacuuming, cleaning, naps, arts and crafts, going to the pool, parks and playgrounds, taking care of the dog, reading books, diaper changing, potty training, baths, preparing meals, homework help, etc. Look forward to speaking with you! :)
Bronwyn D. - Seeking Work in West Chester

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

As a former teacher I have taught fifth grade, first grade, Pre-Kindergarten and Pre-School. I also spent 2 years as a Children's Ministry Leader. I have worked as a full-time nanny for the same family for over three years now. Unfortunately they will be moving out of state by the end of the Summer.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in West Chester, OH?

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 West Chester’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 West Chester 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 Ohio?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in West Chester?
  • 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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