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Kayleigh M. - Seeking Work in Porter

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I started babysitting when I was thirteen. I was a volunteer worker in the toddler nursery at my church for three years. During high school I spent my service learning class each year volunteering in a kindergarten class at a local elementary school. My senior year of high school I participated where I was a "student teacher" in a third grade classroom. I also worked for a year and a half as a Tour Guide doing tours for third grade classes Managing groups of 55 third-graders during session (when the senators and reps are there working) was quite an experience! I started started my first nanny job in March 2009. There were two children ages 2 and 5. My typical day included preparing meals, storytime, naps, and activities such as playing playdough, coloring, dancing, going to the pool, library, and playground, reading, games, etc. I also helped with take-home assignments when the five-year old was in pre-school. Through this family I met several other families that I babysat for. I moved to TX in 2009 and worked as a live-in nanny for a single mom and two girls ages 7 and 9. I did everything you would think of a stay-at-home mom doing including preparing meals, laundry, dishes, getting ready for school routine, transportation to school and activities, plan play dates, household shopping, help with homework, projects, and studying, arrange play dates, etc. Because I was with the girls so much, I realized that being a nanny goes beyond just basic care. I felt responsible for helping to shape the girls into responsible, intelligent, kind little people. I love the family I worked for and was be sad to leave, but I'm looking for something that is during the day so I can have more normal working hours. My live-in position gave me days free while the girls were at school, so I was able to work with two preemie twin boys for three months. This was basically a mother's helper position. The babies were very colicky and the mother just needed someone to help for a few hours a day so she could rest and take care of her needs. I take my nanny/babysitting jobs very seriously. I hate to see kids plopped in front of a TV or game system all day. I like to keep children busy with activies, especially arts and crafts! When I worked as a nanny I tried to plan ahead each week so the kids were learning sometime while we played. I am a HUGE book worm and I love to read with children and especially help them learn to read. In addition to my professional experience, I am constantly around babies and small kids. In my small group of friends there is a 6 yr old, a 5 yr old, a 20 month old, a 16 month old, and one on the way! I get to be "Aunt Kayleigh" and I love it. I also have two nephews, ages 6 and 2. Each one of them makes my world a happier place. :)
Tracy D. - Seeking Work in Porter

14.28 / hour

I have taught children since 1978 in the performing arts where I learned to detect and honor the needs of children in general and as individuals. As a mother of two adult, highly productive, kind, compassionate sons, I continue the methods and techniques used with them as I apply new, proven and "custom" approaches to childcare and development. I have prudently cared for children ages newborn to teen and even operated several 4 week, out of state drama camps where I had sole responsibility for many children. They all returned home to parents whom were thrilled with the more mature, caring, interactive, thoughtful and health conscious child the camp experience and my special care created. As a nanny I have worked for single parents and dual career families as well as families from varied backgrounds and lifestyles. I believe my innate abilities to understand children as singular, unique people with a variety of needs has been beneficial for all the children in my care. In addition I am skilled as a personal assistant and household manager with much knowledge and implementation of healthy food sourcing, shopping and preparation. I am hoping to find a family who will benefit from my experience, knowledge and special abilities as a dedicated part-time caregiver or assistant.
MacKenzie C. - Seeking Work in Porter

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

I have babysat for families in the past. I have experience with keeping children's days active while their parents are at work. I also have experience with evening schedules, prepping and serving meals, naps, and putting children to bed for the night.
Kierstein B. - Seeking Work in Porter

14.28 / hour

I have been caring for children the last 4 years. One young lady who is wheelchair bound and has cerebral palsy. I also care for a 1, 4, and 9 year old. I am currently looking for more stability in my caregiving career.
Dora C. - Seeking Work in Porter

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

I have 2 children of my own. Ages 12 and 20. I also took care of children after school at a private school when their parents were still at work.
Rosa W. - Seeking Work in Porter

20.00 / hour
Full-time hours

When I was 17 I care for 2 young children about 3 years old and a baby from 6 weeks old until about 1 year old and also work in 2 day care facilities working with young toddlers age 1 and 2 and infants as well
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Porter, 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 Porter’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 Porter 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 Porter?
  • 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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