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McKenna K. - Seeking Work in Radford

11.00 / hour
1 yrs of experience

My name is McKenna Kolesar. I am 21 years old and a senior at Radford University. In May 2018, I will be graduating with a BS in Psychology with a minor in Business Administration. I have always had a passion for working with kids. I began babysitting when I was 12 years old. For 2 years in high school, I was a full-time nanny for a toddler, who suffered from Cystic Fibrosis, and his older brother during the summer months. While in high school, I also attended the Chesterfield Technical Center, where I worked in a Kindergarten class at the elementary school as a teacher's assistant. The class I assisted in was an inclusion class setting, which means that some of the children in the class were special needs. Upon the completion of this program, I became certified to assist in teaching children Pre-K through 5th grade. Last summer, I was also a full-time nanny to a 6 month old little girl.
English P. - Seeking Work in Radford

20.00 / hour
Full-time hours
< 1 yr of experience

I am an ECE/ECSE major at Radford who loves kids and teaching them through play and hands on activities!
Sara G. - Seeking Work in Radford

7.83 / hour

I have formally worked in a day care center since April of 2016, but have had 8+ years of experience babysitting children. I began babysitting when I was 12,
Lauren L. - Seeking Work in Radford

8.57 / hour

I have worked for many families. primarily I babysat for a family of 3- ages now 15, 12, 6. a family of 10- age varies and nannyed for a family of 2 kids- 23 months and 4 months.
Rachel D. - Seeking Work in Radford

8.57 / hour

I have always loved children and now I know my passion is kids. Experience with all ages.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Radford, 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 Radford’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 Radford 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 Radford?
  • 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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