Camano Island, WA
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Katy S. - Seeking Work in Camano Island

11.61 / hour
Full-time hours

Most of the experience I have is family based, nephew, cousins, ext. the kids I have watched range in age from a few months old to ten years old, so I have a wide variety of experience with different ages. I make sure homework is finished and that they understand what they're learning, house work/ chores are done, and that they are happy.
Karen S. - Seeking Work in Camano Island

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have worked with children for 23 years. I have a background of working in schools as a counselor for grades k-12. I have developed programs for children, award winning programs for children with an array of issues and from many backgrounds. We play, paint, read, do arts and crafts, listen to age appropriate music, go for walks and to the library. We got to safe places for music and fun events, always together. I also cook wonderful, healthy meals for children and families.
Jamie Lynn S. - Seeking Work in Camano Island

13.11 / hour

Babysatt from age 12 on Nannied for a family of 4, Was head over the childrens Ministry at my church, Nannied for a family of 2, worked at a daycare, Worked at a Behavioral hospital, Watched 4 children for 9 months full time including when they went on vacation for 1-2 weeks at a time. They only need me for part time right now and I need a full time job. I have also been taking care of my Nephew everyweek since he was 6 months and he is now 2 years.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Camano Island, 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 Camano Island’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 Camano Island 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 Camano Island?
  • 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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