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Amanda H. - Seeking Work in Apison

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been babysitting for 8+ years and have worked as a nanny for 4 years. I have cared for children of all ages, from infancy to teenage years. I am CPR and first aid certified. My duties have included light housekeeping, meal preparation, laundry, homework help, and more. In every place I have lived, I have found families that I work with and whose children I care for, and it is always a joy (for both of us!).
Katherine G. - Seeking Work in Apison

8.57 / hour
Full-time hours

I just recently was a nanny for 2 children starting ages 18 months and 4, they are now 4 and 7. I spent time doing activities, such as arts and crafts. cooking, playing dress up, Barbie, Bateman,DanceKids, gardening, outside games, trips to the zoo/etc. Helping with homework, driving to soccer practice, dance, Girl Scots, as well as dropping off and picking up from school. Preparing for bed, (showers, brushing teeth and a story before lights go out). I take the responsibility of the care for children seriously. Keeping them safe and making sure they have lost of fun. I discipline with kind and encouraging words. I take time to talk about unacceptable behavior, and follow with positive words and actions. I enjoy spending my time teaching and watching them explorer their world at their own pace.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Apison, TN?

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 Apison’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 Apison 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 Tennessee?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Apison?
  • 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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