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Alyssa N. - Seeking Work in Lucas

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

I am looking for a full-time position, and am an experienced sitter seeking a nanny position to all ages. I have 3 siblings ages 8, 12, and 16 years old that I've had experience with growing up, as well as, new born twins on night shifts, and a new born until he was the age of 8 months. I am a third year college student, so when I went home during the summer I would take care of my siblings as well as babysitting for other families throughout the years. My duties included: cooking breakfast, lunch, and preparing dinner. I also clean the house, help the kids with any homework or tutoring needed for summer school, run errands, and supervise the kids while they swim. I have my own car and can complete any other errands that need to be taken care of. I have experience taking the kids out 3-4 times a week on field trips and have no problem with cooking, cleaning, or taking care of animals either.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Lucas, 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 Lucas’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 Lucas 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 Lucas?
  • 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?