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Patricia V. - Seeking Work in Bonneau

20.00 / hour
Full-time hours

Patricia V. I began to Nanny after I retired from a 35 year long dental career. After I retired, I enjoyed being at home, fulfilling and enjoying working on my bucket lists, and then enjoy all the other projects that I love doing around my home. I had quit college after my second year to pursue a dental management, dental training positions and one day I was lead to finish my college education. In August 2014, I graduated with a BS in Psychology and I was also working my first Nanny position with the twins. They were almost 2 by then. This family had just moved to Mt Pleasant from the West Coast when I started keeping the twins. The family wanted a new start. They had lost 2 babies prior to the twins. The twins will be 4 in November, I do babysit from time to time and have play dates with them. It’s like I am their surrogate grandmother and I love being a part of their lives. Once they stated Pre K, last June, I took my second position as a Nanny share. I kept 2 little boys 5 and 7 weeks old until 4 weeks ago. The Families were temporarily in Charleston. The Dad graduated from their residences at MUSC, and both families returned to their home states. I am born and raised from here in Mt. Pleasant. I am honest,trustworthy, reliable and have wonderful references. I have tutored children in reading, English, and Math. I have taught toddler sign language. I enjoy outside activities… Walking , games which involve learning and focusing totally on a child's development. I am currently in a Masters Program (online) with a specialization in child and adolescent development. I am a nurturer, a loving caregiver, good listener, fair disciplining (per parent), kind, punctual, reliable, negotiable,and very flexible. I prepare meals, grocery shop, laundry, get children ready for bed, pet sit, and maintain a fun, healthy and safe environment. I ensure safety at all times and I expect the children to work with me in order for us to maintain that level of safety at all times. We can all work together in order to have happy fun days with school homework done with time left for play, I would love to have the opportunity to talk with you about the position of caring for your children. I look forward to hearing from you at your convenience. Thanks again. Patricia VanPelt "Patsy" I have a grown son who is married with 2 children; 9 and 6 who live in Little Rock.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Bonneau, SC?

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 Bonneau’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 Bonneau 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 South Carolina?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Bonneau?
  • 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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