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Michaune O. - Seeking Work in Newport News

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

Nanny for early preschoolers/school-agers (3 to 9 year olds) while hosting play dates with my 5 year old daughter. Create and explore fun activities with families at their home. Pickup from school. Prepare lunch, snacks and dinner. Read to children and prepare for bed. Help with homework. Enforce responsible Do’s and Don’ts while enabling children to be responsible. Teach and enable creative playing with all. Intervene when disagreements arose and disciplined when necessary. 3+ Years as a Teacher As a lead teacher for school-agers at a day care, I created and implemented daily lesson plans. Positively redirected challenges shared successes and reported competencies of each student to the Director and parents on a regular basis. Promoted and exemplified Kids of Character Program. I volunteered as a pre-k activity teacher at a Christian Sunday School Ministry. I worked with a class of 12 children. I have worked with age groups which range from 6 weeks old to 6 years old in the Sunday school. 11+ Years as a Trainer/Mentor: Trained/Mentored at-risk and high achieving youth, ages 9 -21 years old. I have a talent for inspiring and enabling individual identity. I believe family, educators in the classroom, volunteers in the community and community organizations should work collectively to support and guide youth, before and during their journey through the American educational system where they might have detoured or successfully traveled. I have established and maintained lasting rapport with trainers, teachers, parents and community partners.
Kimberly B. - Seeking Work in Newport News

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

My experience includes: working as nanny for 10+ years, working as a head toddler teacher for a daycare- 3.5yrs, numerous babysitting/childcare positions, working as a caregiver for a nonprofit, and volunteering in nursey/childrens ministry at church. I have been a nanny for teens/high school-aged students; I have also been a girl scout troop leader. And I am CPR and First Aide certified for Toddlers and infants. I have also taken and completed advanced courses in Professional Nanny care in Solon, OH in 2009
Christina L. - Seeking Work in Newport News

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I really enjoy working with children of all ages. Most of my employment has been child care. I have worked at several different daycare centers. I worked with Parks and Recreations before and after school and summer program. I have worked as a nanny and I have babysat. I have worked with infants and toddlers, but most of my experience has been with Kindergarten through Middle school children. I am CPR and First Aid certified.I like being active with kids; going to the pool or the movies and museums etc. I like to laugh and have fun. I think playing games, having meals together and communication is crucial in caring for children. Quality time and consistency is something they recognize, appreciate, and remember. My favorite things to do in my spare time is spend time with my family, swimming, and watching movies. I love music, singing and playing piano. I like cooking baking and trying new recipes. I'm dependable and punctual.
Ann G. - Seeking Work in Newport News

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

Though I have never been a full time nanny I have cared for children for quite some time. I have a Godson who is about to be 5 in October and I have been taking care of him since he was 1 month old. I have babysat for family friends as well as my friends who have started their own families. I have had to stay over night and make sure the kids were up and dressed for school in the morning, as well as make dinner and get them ready for bed by their designated time.
Bethany S. - Seeking Work in Newport News

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have babysat children from newborns to about the age of 15. I have babysat for as many as 7 children at once. I have worked with special needs children, multiples, and sibling groups. My most recent job ended in December 2015 with a family of four near Washington, D.C. I worked as their full-time, live-in nanny for a year to two littles; a girl who was 17 months and a 4 year old boy. I was a full-time live-out nanny to two little girls; a 3 year old and a 15 month old. I was previously a teacher's assistant in a classroom of 2 year olds. I would also “float” around to the other preschool classrooms. I have also teacher assisted with a classroom of 3 year olds for about 10 months. I have also volunteered at an orphanage in India for two months and also in church nursery and vacation bible schools in previous years.
Sandra P. - Seeking Work in Newport News

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

Highly reliable, dedicated, organized, tidy, efficient, pro-active, creative, energetic care giver with a big heart, willing to help you in your busy life. A former Manager in the Marketing Communications industry, I am used to being very professional, focused, efficient in a fast-paced environment, and to dealing with problems and emergencies. I wanted a change in my life, to work for people instead of companies. I am now offering my highly transferable skills and my experience in babysitting, pet sitting, housekeeping, tutoring.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Newport News, 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 Newport News’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 Newport News 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 Newport News?
  • 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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