Signal Mountain, TN
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Lauren C. - Seeking Work in Signal Mountain

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

In high school I took four years of Early Childhood Education. I cared for preschool children and attained my CDA during that time. I also became certified in First Aid/CPR. Currently i've been working at an Elementary School (Veterans Memorial) as an after school counselor for four years and a preschool (Little People's School) as a teachers assistant for three years. I babysit for a family with three children every other weekend as well, and take on babysitting jobs every now and then.
Cara M. - Seeking Work in Signal Mountain

20.00 / hour
Full-time hours
4 yrs of experience

I am a professional nanny with over 20 years of experience. I have worked with ages newborn to teen years. Before I became a nanny I was a babysitter. I have experience working in a daycare setting. In addition I worked at a private Montessori school.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Signal Mountain, 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 Signal Mountain’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 Signal Mountain 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 Signal Mountain?
  • 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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