Big Stone Gap, VA
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Brooke J. - Seeking Work in Big Stone Gap

7.54 / hour

I have a little sister and many little cousins and I have babysat many times for my family and friends. I am very good with children. I love babies and any type of kids. I am 15 about to be 16. But this wouldn't let me sign up unless I put I was 18. I am a very responsible person. I am still in school I will be graduating next year but I will be free to babysit anytime after school hours. throughout the week days I will be free from 4:30pm-10pm. On Fridays I will be free 4:30pm-anytime and Saturday anytime and Sunday from 6am-10pm
Ann W. - Seeking Work in Big Stone Gap

10.00 / hour
Full-time hours
< 1 yr of experience

I'm 35 and have 2 girls the oldest is 16 and my youngest is 1.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Big Stone Gap, VA?

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 Big Stone Gap’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 Big Stone Gap 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 Virgínia?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Big Stone Gap?
  • 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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