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Julie G. - Seeking Work in Underhill

11.42 / hour
Full-time hours

I've been a babysitter for more than 17 years. For the past 10 years, I've been a full-time nanny. I have worked with children who have Autism, ADD, ADHD, learning disabilities, behavioral disorders, Tourette syndrome and kids with food allergies. Children are amazing to watch grow and develop from little people who are dependent upon adults to little people who become independent and are discovering the world around them. There is no other work that I would rather do than caring for children! I am a creative person; I love doing arts and crafts, cooking and baking projects. I also enjoy sitting around reading books or playing games with kids. I love being outside and being at the beach or pool during the summer. I'm an excellent swimmer. I am a very organized individual who is great at multitasking. I love to cook and clean also! I am here to help make your life a little easier! I am able to make a long-term commitment. I also have great references. I look forward to hearing from you!
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Underhill, VT?

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 Underhill’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 Underhill 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 Vermont?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Underhill?
  • 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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