Westerly, RI
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Susan  C. - Seeking Work in Westerly

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

I did a lot of babysitting when I was a teen. I am passionate about working with children and families! I enjoyed the years I worked in early childhood classrooms, planning and implementing fun learning activities. I have a lot of experience planning fun activities and keeping a childs routine the same. I am a nature lover, enjoy taking walks with children, helping them learn about trees, insects, animals. I like to learn WITH children, not “teach” them! Children are natural learners, and just need us as adults to provide them age appropriate learning opportunities My philosophy is that communication with parents/family benefits the child(ten) in so many ways. I expect to communicate before and after caring for your children, and am very honest, open.
Sarah P. - Seeking Work in Westerly

17.14 / hour

I have been babysitting on and off for many years for children of all ages. Ive babysat for children who have behavior issues and special needs. I was recently working for home based ABA therapy and PASS work for a child with special needs. Before that, I worked at a daycare in the building for infants, was there for 2 and a half years. I also did 2 internships in college at schools while studying for the Associates degree that I have in Early Childhood Education.
Andrea D. - Seeking Work in Westerly

11.42 / hour
Full-time hours

I baby watched a 10mth old baby for a friend.
Madeleine  W. - Seeking Work in Westerly

15.00 / hour
Full-time hours
< 1 yr of experience

I am going into my jr year at St Bonaventure University and live in Westerly, RI. I am lifeguard, first aid, AED, and CPR certified. Although I have never been an official nanny I have worked in one of the top camps in the country for 4 years. I am able to make myself available whenever is needed to ensure I can be the nanny I can be.
Georgia  B. - Seeking Work in Westerly

10.70 / hour

I have been in the childcare industry for 20 yrs. My experience involves families with four children with pets, families with twins. I am very efficient with household management and am used to working in a very active work environment which includes multitasking.
Allison L. - Seeking Work in Westerly

11.21 / hour

I have always babysat since I was 15, an I also worked at a daycare
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Westerly, 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 Westerly’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 Westerly 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 Westerly?
  • 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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