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Morgan H. - Seeking Work in Mount Vernon

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

I am a professional caregiver and have been working with children for about 8 years as a babysitter, tutor, nanny, and most recently as a lead teacher at a child enrichment center. At the child enrichment center, I ranged as a teacher of ages as low as 1 year old, up to twelve years old, but have worked with children outside of that range as well. I have prepared meals, completed laundry, created many educational lesson plans (and always clean up after the activities), as well as preparing the environment to become an increasingly educational learning space. I have established daily routines that were easy for the children to follow, given one on one attention to children while maintaining overall focus on the entire group, encouraged good behavior using the positive reinforcement method, dressed infants and toddlers and changed their diapers, promoted good health by preparing meals with organic and natural ingredients, and much more. I am passionate about encouraging reading, art (and crafts), science, and lots of outdoor activities (such as outdoor games, sandbox time, gardening, walking pets, nature walks, swimming, sports, etc.) and can provide several lesson plans that I have created for you to review. I also love to play games (any kind of board game, card game, or made up game!). I am certified in CPR/First aid, and will receive a degree and certification in early childhood education in June of 2014.
Jamie W. - Seeking Work in Mount Vernon

22.85 / hour

My Mother owned a Home Daycare my entire life. I loved sharing my Mom and home with other children. I started babysitting when I was just 11 years old. I have cared for children ranging from infant to pre-teen. I then became a Nanny through college, for 3 boys.
Kala B. - Seeking Work in Mount Vernon

22.85 / hour

I have previously cared for children varying in ages 5 years to 10 years old. I would watch them in their own home while their parents are away at work. I also currently have an infant of my own that I care for.
Jamie A. - Seeking Work in Mount Vernon

14.28 / hour

I have been Baby- sitting since I was 11yrs old. I have 70 credits towards my Bachelors Degree in Psychology/Child Development. I have taught and directed Childcare and Early Learning Centers, and even owned my own Childcare facility.
Candace S. - Seeking Work in Mount Vernon

17.14 / hour

Previous licensed daycare home, 30 years taking care of newborns to grade school aged children.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Mount Vernon, MO?

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 Mount Vernon’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 Mount Vernon 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 Missouri?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Mount Vernon?
  • 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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