Wakefield, RI
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Natalia L. - Seeking Work in Wakefield

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have 8 years of full-time experience as both a live-in and live-out nanny. I have cared for children ranging in age from 6 weeks to age 12 with the majority of my experience being with infants to young school age. I also have experience caring for twins (infants, toddlers, and school age), children with food allergies, children with asthma, and children with hearing and speech delays. In all of my positions, I have been a full-charge nanny. I have always been fully responsible for all aspects of the children such as setting up doctors appointments and bringing them to their appointments, signing them up for any sports or activities, setting up play dates, doing the kids grocery shopping and clothing shopping, packing and unpacking the kids necessities before vacations, bringing to birthday parties and buying the gifts, etc. I have a valid passport and experience traveling with families to both the west coast and internationally. I also have a clean/valid drivers license so I am able to drive.
Sasha R. - Seeking Work in Wakefield

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have extensive child care experience ranging from infants to teenagers. I am a former teacher who loves to stay active, play outside, read, draw, and learn new things. I am extremely reliable and flexible especially for families that I work with.
Stefani F. - Seeking Work in Wakefield

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

I have over 30 years of experience in child care. I have an Associate in Human Services as well as many years of work in customer service.
Darion G. - Seeking Work in Wakefield

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I've worked full-time in a childcare since I was 19, with the same company for 3 years in Alaska before moving and I've been with the same company since moving to Rhode Island in the summer of 2015. I've worked with ages 6 weeks to 10 years old, but don't mind working with older children as well. I've had at most 9 children in my care (9 to 1 student , teacher ratio depending on age). I have also baby sat for friends and family since I was 13 and have no issue handling multiple children. I have taken the RIELDS level 1 class and received my certificate of completion.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Wakefield, 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 Wakefield’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 Wakefield 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 Wakefield?
  • 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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