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Tacoasha S. - Seeking Work in Ridgeway

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

Starting at a very young age, with a big family, it was often a routine of some sort to have my aunts, cousins, and even my own parents and most of their friends to literally drop off their children. It would be my eldest sister and I, at the time she would be the one to prepare meals and such while I would be in charge of keeping the little ones occupied with little games and fun entertainment. I am well known in the family for all ages of kids to get along with very well. Now at the age of 20, I can actually cook and do other important things needed. I've cared for children from infants to the ages of 15 and could possibly do even older. I love children and for some reason I just happen to kept them collect and entertained with my happy and silliness. I did have a a younger cousin that has a disability and was on a feeding tube, I watched and cared over him plenty of times until he came off which lasted at least five years or so. I do have two younger siblings that I grew up with and while helping to take care of them while my parents were somewhere else... So I am very experienced when it comes to caring for children of possibly any age although it was not paying, I just happen to be professionally born with that gift... I guess.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Ridgeway, 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 Ridgeway’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 Ridgeway 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 Ridgeway?
  • 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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