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L'Angel S. - Seeking Work in Troy

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

I LOVE working with children. I am available from now until the end of June when my husband and I move to South Carolina. I have been caring for children since I was 12. My youngest brother is a high functioning Down Syndrome 19 yr old. Our relationship has proven that the "big sister instinct" works with children of all ages. I've cared for newborns, Only children, all the way through high-schooler, multiples and a family of 6. There have been many opportunities to travel out of state with these wonderful families. I enjoy the outdoors, riding my horse, being creative, cooking healthy meals and snacks, keeping a tidy home, building forts, swimming outdoors, making movies, going to the park and swing, skiing, singing songs, making up games, grocery shopping and much more. Getting the children involved with as many of these things make it all the more fun. I am graduating from BYU This month in Early Childhood Education. This makes my hours very flexible.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Troy, VA?

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 Troy’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 Troy 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 Virgínia?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Troy?
  • 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?