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Rachael E. - Seeking Work in Circle

22.85 / hour

I have five years of Professional Nanny experience and close to 10 years of paid child-care experience, including teaching preschool/kindergarten. During my time as a teacher, I worked in the infant care center at our school in the evenings. I have recently relocated to the Hampton Roads area. Prior to my move, I cared for a family of 5 for three years, ages 16, 14, 6, 4, and newborn (she is now 18 months). I am CPR and First Aide certified. During my time as a nanny, I provided the following (but not limited to) care: -Created a nurturing and stimulating environment for five children -Responsible for meeting children's social, emotional and physical needs -Supervised children's activities at all times -Assisted with language acquisition and development -Organized play dates, outings, and extracurricular activities -Prepared healthy, balanced meals -Prepared children for bed and worked overnights when needed -Transported children to and from school, activities, and doctor appointments -Aided in daily household chores, including cleaning and laundry. I am a energetic, patient, and caring nanny and believe that child care providers should strive to supply children with the love and attention they receive from their own family members. Please let me know if you are interested and if there are any further questions. My resume and additional references are available upon request.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Circle, 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 Circle’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 Circle 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 Circle?
  • 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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