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Esther L. - Seeking Work in Kenmore

17.14 / hour

About Myself I am a Childcare Provider of 24 years. Hard to believe? Well, I started at age 16 working as an assistant in a Childcare program at a church in Port Angeles, WA. There, I was trained how to prepare healthy snacks and lunches. How to organize games and art projects. After I graduated from xx High School in 1988, I went to Seattle Bible College where I acquired a job at the church daycare. I was the assistant for the infants, 2 year old and 5 year old classes during that year. After I completed one year of college, I moved in with my grandparents and started working at a childcare center. From Burien, I would ride the Metro bus to downtown Seattle(5 days a week). From downtown I would take another bus to Queen Anne Hill. I worked there for 2 years. I was the pre-walkers teacher for 1 years. For about 6 months, I was the infant teacher. It was during these two years I learned so much about child development and age appropriate activities that encouraged developmental growth. I was married the 2nd year of working at this daycare. I took a break for a few years but found my experience handy when my husband and I had our first child. We lived in Okanagan, WA where work was scarce. (1993 to 1998) So, I opened up my first in-home daycare. It was named, after our daughter Amy of course (she was two at the time). It was a great success! My husband joined me after a year (since it was hard for him to find work) where we took care of 12 children in a 2 bedroom house. It still amazes me how we did that! But it was a lot of fun and great experience for my husband to care for little ones. I loved it! It was here we had our second daughter, Brooke. After a few years of doing childcare, we decided to move back to the Seattle area. We found a 4 br, 2 bath home in Bothell, WA that we rented. We opened our 2nd in-home daycare. (1998-2003) My husband didn't work with me anymore, but it was the bestest of times! We had our childcare business for 5 years in this home. I hired my cousin, to work with me. We cared for 12 children. We transported kids to and from school. It was so much fun. Our son, Joshua, was born during this time. We were sad when this came to an end. But my husband, Brian, and I found a newer home, only four blocks away, in the Kenmore area. It was our first home we ever owned! There I continued my childcare business. (2003-now) We are still in this home. It has been seven years now. Working with kids has been a highlight of my life. That is a little about me.
Kayla M. - Seeking Work in Kenmore

17.14 / hour

My past childcare experience has been very uplifting and has encouraged me more and more every day to continue to work with children. I started out babysitting neighborhood kids then went on to nanny for my Autistic cousin for my summers through High School. During High School I took every class I could that had to do with learning more about kids from the time they were born till adolescence, I graduated with honors in family and consumer science. I have babysat a lot for my family and close friends. The kids ranging from new born to 13 years old. I have babysat or been a nanny for more then one kid at a time and i have no problem doing so. I feel very confident when i am working with kids.
Cassi F. - Seeking Work in Kenmore

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been a babysitter of family friends and friends of friends for years.
Lynn P. - Seeking Work in Kenmore

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have 2 boys 22 & 27 when they were growning up I ran a day care for 13 years
Jacqueline  B. - Seeking Work in Kenmore

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

Over the past 15 years I have had many great opportunities caring for a variety of children. I worked in a kids inflatable party place as well where I supervised, entertained and taught the kids. I also was a teacher at the Art camp we held, watching over a large group of kids ranging from 5-12 years old. One family I cared for in Seattle was a 3yr old girl and 5yr old boy. They were a joy to care for, I only discontinued do to the fact I was moving out of state. Sometimes I would care for their friend's children as well. I have had the pleasure of caring after infants to pre-teens. I even have some experience with working with autistism, asbergers and down syndrome. While living in Oregon I became close with a few families and had wonderful experiences! I started with a family with 3 older kids needing help. Then I was with 1 child 4month-28months. We went on walks, book readings, arts n crafts, cooked, very smart sweet boy. Then I did a share between 2 families with both of their youngest and would also watch both their children on frequent date nights and other occasions. They both shared my name with other families where I watched infant twins, a 5yr old girl and another 2 kids 6/3yrs.
Sheena W. - Seeking Work in Kenmore

12.30 / hour

My last childcare experience was working in a preschool setting working with a class of eleven two year olds being a lead teacher. Prior I had taught pre-k for four years so working with a new age group was a very fun learning experience!
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Kenmore, 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 Kenmore’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 Kenmore 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 Kenmore?
  • 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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