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Jen L. - Seeking Work in Mountlake Terrace

14.28 / hour

My name is Jennifer and I'm currently a nanny and a mom working in Ballard. Before my son was born, I was a Montessori teacher on the east side for nine years. During that time, I worked with children of all ages. After my son, who is now 16 months old (where is the time going!) was born we decided that it was in the best interest of our family for me to stay with him. For the last year I have been working for a wonderful, caring family in Ballard, who has a son his age. Together we go to parks, green lake, the zoo, the pumpkin patch and on other wonderful and enriching adventures. But of course, all good things must come to an end. Their circumstances have changed, and they are enrolling their child in day care. As I would like to include my own child, I am willing to negotiate salary to make it an equitable solution for both your family and mine. I have attained my Montessori teaching certificate, credits in Early Childhood Development, and I am infant/child CPR/First Aid certified. I have a safe and reliable vehicle (a 2008 Subaru Forester) and a clean driving record. I am also a non-smoker, and willing to do light housework in addition to watching the children as well. If this sounds like it would be a good fit for your family, I would love to hear from you.
Jaclyn L. - Seeking Work in Mountlake Terrace

17.14 / hour

I absolutely love kids! I started babysitting family friends's children when I was 10-years-old. I babysat for kids, ages 1 to 11-years-old and for all ages in between. I have watched up to 7 kids at one time and have delt with a fair share of sick children, spills, and clogged toilets. I do not believe a babysitter or nannys job is just to BE in the house with the children, but to interact with them. When I watch children, we talk, play, and do things. I love crafts and playing outside, and doing whatever games the children can come up with! With kids, you have to be able to be a little goofy. I would also love a chance to help your child with their homework. I am in the teaching program at Western Washington University and am majoring in Special Education with a dual endorsement of elementary Ed. I can cook, clean, run errands, whatever need be. This past summer I worked for a Daycare/Preschool and spent my days painting, reading, and all else that comes with fun of daycare with children ages 2-6.
Kinsley J. - Seeking Work in Mountlake Terrace

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

In the past I have worked for multiple families. I was a Nanny for about a year taking care of a 2 year old little girl. Until her father choose to be a stay at home daddy! As of now I am the stand in for our neighborhood childcare with 3 children all under the age of 3. Regular babysitting for multiple families around the area. I'm good at learning and keeping track of each child's separate needs! Working with each parent to make sure I make transitions easy for everyone.
Lindsey D. - Seeking Work in Mountlake Terrace

15.00 / hour
7 yrs of experience

Hi! I'm Lindsey, I'm 15 (will be 16 in January) and i LOVE kids. i am a high school student so i would definitely be available for your child after the hours of 3:00. I'm very reliable and i have a flexible schedule. i can help with homework, house chores, and any basic needs. I'm very excited to help take care of your children!
Hannah S. - Seeking Work in Mountlake Terrace

11.50 / hour
2 yrs of experience

I am a friendly college student who loves to work with and teach children. It is my passion to help people. I am responsible and trustworthy.
Alexis B. - Seeking Work in Mountlake Terrace

15.00 / hour
1 yrs of experience

Work at Dominos as well, good with kids, hard worker, determined.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Mountlake Terrace, 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 Mountlake Terrace’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 Mountlake Terrace 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 Mountlake Terrace?
  • 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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