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Dakotah B. - Seeking Work in Bradford

11.42 / hour
Full-time hours

Hey there! I read your post and I am very interested in the position. I have my resume in paper form so if we end up meeting I could give it to you. But before we talk more, let me tell you a little about me. I am a 20 year old mom-to-be. I live in the westerly area, and I have my whole life. I own my own car and have a good driving record. In the past I have had a couple babysitting jobs for my managers at a former job and for my family. Both jobs were with two kids between the ages of 4 and 10. Recently I have been babysitting for my aunts 6month son so I am experienced with children of all ages. I have also worked for Ocean State Behavioral with autistic children. I am available the days you listed. I am very flexible with my schedule and if you need a sitter last minute. Any other questions feel free to ask, I hope to hear back from you!
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Bradford, RI?

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 Bradford’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 Bradford 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 Rhode Island?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Bradford?
  • 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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