Colonial Beach, VA
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Susan R. - Seeking Work in Colonial Beach

8.57 / hour

I have taken care of 5 yr. old boy since he was 6mth old at least once a week and twice for a period of 30 days plus and 2 weeks plus while mom was recovering from surgery. I take care of 2yr old boy and 4 yr old girl every Mon/ Tue/Wed now live w woman with these 2 and a 13 yr. old boy so I "watch" them all the time. Have 5 1/2 yr. old grandson whom I see/keep often and raised a daughter. I love children they see life in a fresh way and are a joy to teach. I have never had an issue w children taking to me instantly. I can also do household cleaning if needed, run errands, whatever. I am looking for a full time job but would be willing to part time also. Very responsible I am dependable and efficient and cheerful. I do not believe in striking children as a means of discipline.I prefer "time outs" and calm discussions.
Nancy M. - Seeking Work in Colonial Beach

22.85 / hour

I have nannied for 27 + years in many states.I am Virginian by birth I have worked with families of all cultures,ethnicities as well as special needs.I love my career and enjoy everything that I have ever had the pleasure of being a part of. Helping a child grow in a secure..happy..loving environment has been my greatest be a part of helping them grow into them adults ready to face the challenges life will offer from infancy to pre-k and often even further has been more than a rewarding. I am currently with a family that had other needs at the end of March.I am available up to an hour commute.My previous commitment before the present one was an hour and a half into Midlothian,Virginia where I worked for a lady doctor with a home in Texas and one here she would be home two weeks off and back at her hospital I attended her family in her absence.I might add that having work with mostly doctor nurse and sometimes double Dr.families most of my career I do understand the importance of being prompt dependable and efficient as well as loving.Their hours are quite often not consistent but their need is quite important and they need to be stress free and feel comfortable that their children are safe and happy. Please feel free to contact me I have excellent references available upon interview. Kind Regards, Nanny
Nancy M. - Seeking Work in Colonial Beach

22.85 / hour

25 years previous nanny experience Parents/mother's helper experience Babysitting experience GROUP ACTIVITY EXPERIENCE SPECIAL NEEDS IAM A PARENT OF 4 GROWN Also a granparent to 11 WONDERFUL children!! I have cared for many families of different needs, nationalities and races and found the common denominator to be Patience and Love.
Amy M. - Seeking Work in Colonial Beach

10.00 / hour
34 yrs of experience

I have watchwd children since i was a little girl. I raised my brother and i have a child of my own, as well as ive raised my nieces. My first job was babysitting and taking care of children, which ive done for years.
Deanna B. - Seeking Work in Colonial Beach

8.04 / hour
Full-time hours

I have raised my 3 children plus two step children; all with varying degrees of depression, anxiety, ADHD, Autism, health concerns as well as with severe and profound children in the school system. I nannied for 9 months and had my own home daycare for over a year. I was in the military for over 21 years in a diverse and complex environment with young adults and mature adults alike.... I love what I do but feel I would grow more with one to one care and or multiples in one unit family settings.
Dawn H. - Seeking Work in Colonial Beach

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

I have a 22 year old son. I currently work part time a few hours a week. I have several nieces and nephews I have taken care of on a regular basis. I am 53 , reliable transportation, no pets and am very reliable and hard working. babysitting is nothing new to me.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Colonial Beach, 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 Colonial Beach’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 Colonial Beach 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 Colonial Beach?
  • 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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