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Shai W. - Seeking Work in Lorton

14.28 / hour

My past childcare experience was amazing. I am an elementary education major so children are my life. My last experience was working at a summer camp where I had the ability to make creative activities that challenged the children physically, socially, intellectually,and emotionally. I was also given the opportunity to take fun and exciting field trips with them to different museums and theme parks. I also helped the children to keep their reading and math skills sharp by setting aside time each day to practice math and language, tutoring them when necessary. Although the parents thought I was a camper the first day, they all took very quickly to me and my energetic attitude. Seeing that I am responsible, respectful, and fun! Overall my last childcare experience was wonderful and I wouldn't change anything about it.
Soleil C. - Seeking Work in Lorton

22.85 / hour

I've babysat for multiple families over the last 8 years. Ive cared for a children with special health needs, and im prepared to do anything in order to keep children safe and healthy.
Marilia M. - Seeking Work in Lorton

14.28 / hour

I took care of twin brothers for 1 year, we would go to parks, ride bike, swim, play cards, I would help them with homework, shower, fix dinner, get them ready for school, read for them, play outside, hide and seek. we would dance a lot together, cook it was super fun! I worked for a year with another family, they have a 2 year old girl, she is very sweet, I would give her breakfast, play and help her develop her skills, drive her to classes, take her to the park, for playdates, put her to take a nap and prepare her lunch and do laundry.
Jasmane B. - Seeking Work in Lorton

8.57 / hour
Full-time hours

I'm the second oldest of Nine children so I've helped my Parents out a lot at a young age. Also I am the family's paid Nanny for most of the babies and children .
 Hedy P. - Seeking Work in Lorton

17.14 / hour

I was a baby-sitter for about a year to a 3 months old baby. Bathed her every morning, prepared bottled formula. I would take her out for a walk to get fresh air. Did other chores on a daily basis.
Rebecca Y. - Seeking Work in Lorton

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

I've worked with three families over the years. I've done, laundry, cook, clean and interacted with the children.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Lorton, 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 Lorton’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 Lorton 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 Lorton?
  • 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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