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Suzannah S. - Seeking Work in Lake Dallas

14.28 / hour

-I have been babysitting since I was a teenager. -I was a live-in nanny for a family with six children. -I worked at a church daycare in the two year old class for over a year -I an currently Teaching preschool and kindergarten at a school in Tyler. -I an also a elementary reading and math tutor. -I am first aid/CPR certified
Madison C. - Seeking Work in Lake Dallas

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been babysitting since the age of 13, roughly 10 years now. I started watching children that would come to the neighborhood parties, and by 8th grade I had become the neighborhood babysitter for everyone. In high school I was recruited to do some nannying for two kids ages 5 and 8. Continuing my babysitting jobs into college, I started nannying for a family with 5 children, ages from 3 to 16, and was with them for 3 years.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Lake Dallas, TX?

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 Lake Dallas’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 Lake Dallas 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 Texas?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Lake Dallas?
  • 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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