Kelso, WA
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Kelso, WA Nannies

Jessa B. - Seeking Work in Kelso

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have just under five years of experience dealing with kids ages 6months to 10 years old. I'm pretty good with whatever you throw at me. I'm eager to find a live in job because right now I live in a tiny town with my parents and I have very little opportunities to grow as a person.
Mackenzie S. - Seeking Work in Kelso

13.11 / hour

Part-time babysitter for various families throughout high school. Part-time, after-school nanny during the past school year. Currently a full-time nanny for the summer months--looking for extra work!
Carley L. - Seeking Work in Kelso

11.50 / hour
Full-time hours
< 1 yr of experience

Hi. My name is Carley. I am 18 years old and I am currently looking for a job as a babysitter or nanny. I have previous experience in childcare from the past two years. Over the past two years, I have watched children for friends and family, and over the past year, I have also been a volunteer as a classroom assistant at Barnes Head Start. I also have good reliability and punctual attendance, and I am comfortable caring for and looking after kids of any age group.
Kaitlyn P. - Seeking Work in Kelso

11.96 / hour

I have worked with children with special needs and tutored them as well. I have worked with infants and preteens and many ages in between.
Larissa G. - Seeking Work in Kelso

12.07 / hour

when I was young I took care of 5 children all at once in a couple of summers. all ages. and now I have seen my last child (5) to kinder and with time to spare.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Kelso, 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 Kelso’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 Kelso 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 Kelso?
  • 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?