Kent, WA
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Michelle M. - Seeking Work in Kent

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been loving and nurturing children for over 30+ years. Yep! that makes me a mature Nanny but definitely young at heart. Prior to being a Professional Nanny and a Certified Newborn care Specialist,for the past 11 years I owned and operated my own Preschool and Daycare through the State of Washington for 10 years. Being part of a nice community I wanted to teach children how to create things with their hands through different arts and crafts at our local community center. Being active with children in my community has allowed me to lead activities for children such as planning community carnivals and sports camps. Some of my passion of loving and nurturing children has lead me to have a leadership role in Children's and women's non-profit programs in my area.
Kimberly M. - Seeking Work in Kent

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been working at xx for two years. At xx I learned how to plan curriculum that include math, science and literacy. I know many fun learning activities and love singing songs! I also took health and nutrition classes in college and know how often a child should have snacks and how to create a healthy weekly meal plan. Furthermore, I am certified in Early Childhood Education and have a strong desire to teach. I went to Pierce College to pursue a dream of becoming a teacher, because I know that my purpose in life is to work with children. Working as a nanny gives me the ability to do just that and more. If I were to work as a personal nanny I would have the ability to work with a small number of children. My ratio in preschool is 1-10. Like school, children in childcare move from teacher to teacher until they enter elementary school and leave daycare behind. I would love to be able to stay with a family and watch the children learn and grow.
Amy K. - Seeking Work in Kent

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have around 7 years experience- ranging from newborn to teen. I have also taken multiple child development and communication classes to improve my ability to work with children! I would describe myself as loving, compassionate, playful, attentive, patient, and very creative! I love coming up with new way to have fun! I also love to cook, bake, and come up with healthy snack options. I am able to babysit your children in the comfort of your own home, or at my own home!
Erin O. - Seeking Work in Kent

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been a nanny with the same family for the past 6 years. I have worked with every age up to 14 and have brought a newborn home from the hospital as well. I grew up in a large family where we were expected to look after one another and it just came natural to me to nurture and comfort. I started babysitting at age 11 and took YMCA babysitting courses. I have always loved babies and kids and knew that would be my future. I have taken early childhood and elementary education courses and would like to become a teacher. I also have experience with household management. Running errands, grocery shopping, scheduling, party planning, preparing for travel, accompanying on travel, cooking, meal prep, driving, bill pay. I am open to helping wherever I can.
Misty J. - Seeking Work in Kent

17.14 / hour

Bathe, dress and feed Change diapers Prepare food recipe and meals Arrange activities, games and day trips to give enjoyment and exercise to kids Take complete responsibility of children in the absence of parents Perform light housekeeping duties
Heather B. - Seeking Work in Kent

17.14 / hour

I have two younger brothers, 4 and 7 years younger than me, whom I've cared for since junior high. In junior high and high school I also cared for a 4 year old boy part-time for three years. Throughout high school I worked as a part-time camp counselor as well as a youth ambassador for the American Diabetes Association through which I had ample experience interacting with younger kids and caring for them. I am very creative in my approach to childcare and I love to have fun with the kids; the more active the better.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Kent, OH?

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 Kent’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 Kent 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 Ohio?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Kent?
  • 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?