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Nancy H. - Seeking Work in Stafford

14.28 / hour

Most recently I worked for a family for 3+ years; their two children were 6 mos and 3 yrs old when I started. I truly believe we enhance our children's abilities to learn and grow through the daily activities and learning experiences we provide for them. I introduced these children to Library programs and reading; participated with them in Gymboree programs, nature programs and swimming. I also provided transportation for rec center activities/programs they were registered for. We spent much time outdoors when weather permitted, going to local parks for walks, hikes, picnics and playground time. I teach about nature (work weekends for a state park) that is age appropriate introducing them to all facets of nature. I believe in a child being given time for imaginary play so encouraged making up of stories, singing silly songs, and participating in make believe adventures. I have raised five children of my own, and currently have two granddaughters so am well experienced in parenting and guiding children through the different developmental stages. I am also a certified Bradley childbirth educator teaching expectant parents and have worked as both a birth and postpartum doula, guiding expectant parents into parenthood. My past experience also includes teaching a xx Camp program and similar program for pre-school aged children for xx. I am a former EMT-A, CPR and First Aid Instructor and have current CPR and FA training. You can be assurred that your child will be well cared for and that I know what care to provide in the event of an emergency.
Donns L. - Seeking Work in Stafford

7.68 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been a Nanny/baby sitter for many years. I also have been certified as a CNA,(certified Nurses Assistant). I love children of all ages. I have worked with infants all the way to 12 yrs old, including children with special needs. I love to help the kids to learn as much as possible, including reading,crafts,art,homework and outside activities. I have a great driving record and reliable car. I am available during school closings and summers. I've had a great relationship with all of the kids that I have cared for!
Tara G. - Seeking Work in Stafford

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have 15 years on and off of childcare experience also 11 years experience of helping my sister raise her three beautiful children Wesley (11) Bradley (8), and Kalayla (7). I also was a nanny for a family with two wonderful girls that moved to VA over the summer of 2011. I have a current certification in CPR-AED application, and First aid. I currently volunteer with xx but spent almost 5 years with xx department. I love children and plan to have two to three of my own in 5-6 years. So for now I am happy to look after others children as if they where my own. I am willing and more than happy to answer any and all questions you may have about me. * I currently work at a law firm part time on Mondays but they are extremely flexible and with the right family I would be willing to put my two weeks in and start a full time position.
Gabriella R. - Seeking Work in Stafford

22.85 / hour

I was raised in a family of nine children (four being younger than myself). I raised my twin younger sisters from infancy until ages ten, on my own, as our parents weren't in the picture and so I am fully capable of watching multiple children while keeping the house in order and cooking if need be. I have been babysitting for neighbors as a side job for the past five years as well.
Sara G. - Seeking Work in Stafford

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been taking care of children since I was 12. By myself and with others. I have taken care of infants up to teenagers. There has been many different families over the years I have watched on weekends. For the past few months I have been a nanny for two different families, because one family only needed me for a short time. I am currently still caring for one family of three children. I Work Monday-Thursday for them. I can care for another families children at the children's home (where I live during the week). On Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays I can work day or night at your home. 7:00 p.m. or later I can come to your home on Monday-Thursday. Before that time your children can come to me.
Destiny O. - Seeking Work in Stafford

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

I've been taking care of children for about 5 years now. I took a childcare class in highschool which also made me a teacher as well. I did that for 2 years straight and that's where the love of taking care of kids became something huge to me. I continued to take care of children working at xx. I was an assistant teacher for the infants/todflers. I learned so much being a teacher at a daycare. Making lesson plans weekly and having the childreb engage in physical/social activities were fun! I treated each child as they were my own and formed close bonds with the parents. Probably my best jobs I've ever had in my entire life. Kids bring me joy everyday!
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Stafford, 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 Stafford’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 Stafford 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 Stafford?
  • 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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