Locust Grove, VA
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Ingrid K. - Seeking Work in Locust Grove

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

I love and adore children of all ages; but, I specialize in newborns and twins. Being a nanny is not only a job for me; it is my career and has been for the last 18 years. I have had the pleasure working with great families and seeing the children grow and develop in my care has given me the most pleasure. I was happy having the experience and hope, it will continue in the future with a new family, where I not only am an employee but also asset. I also have traveled with some of my families.
Allyson A. - Seeking Work in Locust Grove

11.42 / hour
Full-time hours

My mother was an in home Day care provider for almost 15 year. I would often help her with the children. Play board games, color, draw, help with homework, read books, and so forth. I enjoyed helping.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Locust Grove, 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 Locust Grove’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 Locust Grove 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 Locust Grove?
  • 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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