Black Diamond, WA
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Ashley B. - Seeking Work in Black Diamond

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

My name is Ashley and I graduated May 2013 from Washington State University with a Bachelor's degree in Human Development and Advertising. After graduating, I had the opportunity to work as an au-pair for a family with three children in Germany for seven months. I lived with them and watched the children grow and they really became family to me and we still keep in touch. Since I have been back I have been a teacher at an early learning center where I taught pre-kindergarten. I am also currently pursuing my Masters in Elementary Education K-8 at Seattle University with the ultimate goal of teaching first grade. I would love to find a family to nanny for long-term until I complete my masters in roughly two years. My courses are online so I have completely open availability. I love to plan interesting and engaging activities that children enjoy according to their interests. Additionally, I am CPR, First Aid certified and have a portable background check and fingerprints through the FBI through the school I worked for. I am available anytime and if you have any questions feel free to ask!
Lydia E. - Seeking Work in Black Diamond

17.14 / hour

having 4 of my on and 8 Grand kids
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Black Diamond, WA?

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 Black Diamond’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 Black Diamond 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 Washington?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Black Diamond?
  • 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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