Keswick, VA
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Jaclyn S. - Seeking Work in Keswick

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been babysitting all of my adult life. In the past 5 years, I have been a long-term nanny for four families in Virginia. Two part-time in Northern Virginia, and full-time in Charlottesville. I have experience with children of all ages with the majority of them under 8 years old, including infants. I have never had any negativity with any of the families and have always become a part of their daily lives. I've fallen in love with the children and treat them like my own. I am fun, energetic, and very interactive with the kids. I love being outdoors, swimming, playing sports, reading and doing arts and crafts. I believe in redirecting children when they are misbehaving. I am able to set boundaries and inforce good behavior.
Brigette B. - Seeking Work in Keswick

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

2003 me and my husband became foster parents.Iraised my nephew after.Iwanted to cook i work 12yrs. nutrition worker with School. ILove kids.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Keswick, 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 Keswick’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 Keswick 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 Keswick?
  • 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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