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Marguerite C. - Seeking Work in Allen

Hourly rate17.14 / hour

I've been a nanny for nine years taking care of children from 6 weeks to 15 years old. I stress early age appropriate education, motor skills, manners and learn that coloring on walls may not be the best of choices! I help with baby proofing your home, provide basic meals and snacks.
Kimberly B. - Seeking Work in Allen

Hourly rate14.28 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

Most recently I have worked at an elementary school as a teacher's aid. I was very involved with kindergarten-sixth grade. It required an ability to multi-task, oversee up to 50 children at a time, handle conflict, communicate with parents, prepare lesson plans, and work individually with students. I have also been the Children's Director where I organized and taught classes for nursery-sixth grade. This job also required that I handle all volunteer scheduling, curriculum development, and parent interaction. I have also worked as a summer nanny for two different families.
Chyrel M. - Seeking Work in Allen

Hourly rate14.28 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

It's been fun and children love me. We swim, go to the library, pickup and take children to school, gymnastic, soccer, Dr. etc. I find children refreshing and their company enriches my life and I enjoy helping them develop into loving responsible teenagers. I have traveled a fair amount. This has enable me to view how other cultures deal with all types of "children's issues" so I can be creative. :) I teach children to make and eat delicious fresh fruit and green smoothies. This helps with behavioral problems. Nutrition is very important when caring for children. The proper amount of fresh fruits and veggies is essential and I teach the children to love and care for their bodies and minds by eating the proper foods. I feel proud of the work I have done with my "childcare" children.
Jennifer W. - Seeking Work in Allen

Hourly rate11.42 / hour

When I first moved to TX back in June of 2005 i was a nanny for a widow that lost his wife to cancer. I had a 3 year old 5 year old and a 7year old. It was over the summer so i took them summing alot and to parks and play grounds for them to play. I really enjoyed these kids, i loved them like they were my own! To me it didn't feel like i was working because i enjoyed being with them so much. I had such a heart for them.
Lindsey H. - Seeking Work in Allen

Hourly rate14.28 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

I have nannied my younger sister for years. This includes watching movies, doing crafts, running, errands, swimming, making meals, etc The kids I have babysat were from families from my church and my neighbors. That included crafts, movie watching, playing with toys/"acting", making meals, putting to bed, cleaning, etc
Brianna B. - Seeking Work in Allen

Hourly rate7.75 / hour

I often times in high school was a nanny for family friends, and for my 8 year old brother. In high school i was also part of a program called PALS, where i was assigned a different child everyday at surrounding neighboring school and was as if a big sibling to them. I love kids and have worked with them for the past eight years and would love to continue. I have never been an Au Pair before, this will be my first experience
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Allen, KY?

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 Allen’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 Allen 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 Kentucky?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Allen?
  • 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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