Purcellville, VA
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Alissa W. - Seeking Work in Purcellville

8.57 / hour

I am a down-to-earth Mother of a wonderful 4-year-old boy and have recently moved to Purcellville from Fairfax County. I am looking for some part-time work for after-school care, M-F, 3-6PM (consider time before 3 if needed i.e. pick up from school etc..). I have a Masters Degree in Education Counseling from Virginia Tech (undergraduate degree in Social Work) and have 8 years of experience working as a Professional School Counselor at Bryant Alternative High School in Alexandria, VA. Prior to that, I worked for Fairfax County Government, Department of Family Services as a Youth Specialist/Case Manager for Workforce Programs. Most recently, I took care of twin 6-year-olds (boy and girl) for after school care, including pickup/dropoffs. Ideally, I would like an opportunity to care for a child/children in a setting where I can also look after my own son (he currently attends preschool in the mornings). I have a real passion for working with/caring for children and young people as proven by my education and work experience. Education-wise, my personal model of counseling communicates to each student/child/youth that they are unique and talented individuals. Part of my profession is to help unlock their potential academically, career, and personal/socially. Mother-wise, our children (my son and fur-child, Franco the bulldog) are so special to us and want only the best for them; keeping them safe, healthy and loved.
Colleen B. - Seeking Work in Purcellville

20.00 / hour

In brief, I have been in the childcare field since I was 15 yrs. old as first a Counselor at the YMCA, then I received a Degree in Recreation which led me into programming for Childrens Programming for one of the largest Recreation Depts. in the nation. After 10 years, I opened my own state licensed daycare for infants to 12 yrs. of age for the next six years. Following this, I was offered a position as Supervisor for Before/After School Programs for the next 7 years. That led me into the field I am in today, Mental Health. I am currently self-employed as a therapist specializing working with children with autism. I also have worked part-time as a Nanny for families with children with special needs or on week-ends.
Cabrina L. - Seeking Work in Purcellville

14.28 / hour

I have been nannying for the past two summers for a family of 2 (ages 3-5). I love working with kids and I always make sure they are active. For example, I love doing outdoor activities! I made all three meals for the children and put them down for naps. I can drive the children wherever they need to go: appointments, lessons, the park, the pool, etc.
Elly S. - Seeking Work in Purcellville

8.57 / hour

I worked as a nanny for several years for two different famlies in my twenties, then proceeded to work in foster care taking care of children from newborn up to 15 at a foster care facility. im a mother of three incredible kids that i love dearly. i never finished school but i was going for a degree in early childhood education. i worked at our church for 4 years as a director of the childrens ministry.
Aide C. - Seeking Work in Purcellville

20.00 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been a daycare provender for 20 years & now i have opening on my house for infant.I prefer only two full time or you home i live in Purcellville area.Monday --Friday my hours are 7am to 5:30pm $300infant opining for only two infant only no more the two.
Megan H. - Seeking Work in Purcellville

17.14 / hour

I have past experience with babysitting toddlers and school aged children.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Purcellville, 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 Purcellville’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 Purcellville 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 Purcellville?
  • 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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