Buckley, WA
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Chelsea G. - Seeking Work in Buckley

20.00 / hour
Full-time hours

For the past four and half years I have been the nanny of two wonderful little girls, age 7 and 5. As of the fall they will both be attending school full time, so I will no longer be needed. Sadly I must find a new family, however I am excited for a new adventure! During my time with the family I have watched up to four children at a time and I have been a trusted sitter for their friends. I preformed many duties for the family that include but are not limited to: Grocery shopping, laundry, housekeeping, cooked every meal including dinner, errands, bathing children, homeschooling (both girls learned to read and write at an early age), transportation to all camps, classes and activities, organized play date, and many more. We do lots of crafts, games, outside adventures and we go many places like the zoo and kids museums. I have cared and loved these girls as if they were family and I hope to have the chance to do that again. I believe that a child should learn through love and compassion about how to be responsible and compassionate themselves. I hold the children responsible for all positive and negative behavior with the appropriate rewards and consequences. I believe that the best way to achieve this is through constant practice, structure and keeping a routine. I look forward to working with you and your parenting style to help your child grow and develop into a beautiful young person!
Brianna B. - Seeking Work in Buckley

12.53 / hour

I worked in a childcare center for 2 years assisting in the care of a total of 20 toddlers. I have babysat for many years ranging all ages. I volunteered for four years at my church's children's ministry working with all elementary age kids. I nannied a two year old boy for a summer.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Buckley, 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 Buckley’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 Buckley 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 Buckley?
  • 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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