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Moira B. - Seeking Work in Puyallup

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

For almost 5 yrs now, I've been a full time Nanny, working for a wonderful family. This job started out with a 4.5 month old baby girl. Two years ago, the family welcomed twin boys. For 2 yrs, I was a part time Nanny for a family who had an adopted 3 yr old girl. At the same time, I worked full time as a preschool teacher and teachers assistant for a state funded program. Prior to this, I worked in a non-profit hospital childcare center as a classroom aide. During these years from 2000 to current, I have worked with children with learning disabilities, normal learning children and also high risk infants and multiple births. I have worked closely with mothers regarding the care of their children, ranging from high risk preemies to preparing children for kindergarten. I have an AA in Early Childhood Education and I understand and implement age appropriate learning. I use the PIES approach in how I teach children. PIES meaning, Physical, Intellectual, Emotional and Social. I believe that play is how a child learns and I have frequent opportunities for a child to express and develop their creative talents thru art. Outdoor play is essential and weather permitting, I encourage it daily. I've even been known to put on our rain gear and go for a walk in the rain. Music is part of our world and I focus on teaching the songs that will help prepare children for kindergarten. They are fun and sometimes silly but, always a means for learning. As a full time Nanny, I've been responsible for the children's meals and keeping their laundry washed also. Their bedrooms and playroom has been my job to keep tidy also. In all these "chores" I have worked with the children in making them their "chores" as well. I've also had the opportunity to make life a bit easier for the family in doing other "chores" such as their laundry and dishes. I've been a bit of a household manager in coordinating life with 3 kiddos while housecleaners are there or construction men are painting or taking in the delivery of packages. I also arrange play times with the neighborhood children for the little girl who is 5. Working with young children is my passion. Having a great parental team to work with has been a huge plus for me. Accompanying the Mom to various doctor appointments, I've worked closely with her on medical needs for the children, ranging from giving timely doses of Advil to a teething little one to regular breathing treatments due to asthma. I hope you have enjoyed reading this. If you have any questions, please send a message my way and I'll be sure to answer any questions you might have.
Kelsea D. - Seeking Work in Puyallup

22.85 / hour

I have plenty of experience working with children. As an older sibling, I have grown up taking care of my younger sisters. Throughout high school I interned at an elementary school in a first grade classroom. Through this experience I was able to work with children of all types, teaching math lessons and helping them perfect their reading skills. I have a certain passion when it comes to working with children and I am told that I do it very well. I'll teach, play, laugh and learn right along with them. In addition, last summer I nannied for an 18-month old little girl and absolutely loved it. I enjoyed getting her dressed each morning, doing her hair and taking her to the park or to get ice cream! Even watching her at the beach so her parents could have some time alone stress-free! I am currently a nanny for four kids ages 6,8, 11, and 13, and absolutely love it however I would like to find a nanny position during school to keep my occupied and provide me with that home away from home feeling. Overall my experience with childcare has been great. Any other questions feel free to ask!
Lindsay R. - Seeking Work in Puyallup

11.84 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been at my current toddler teacher job coming up on 7 years and over 10 years experience. Due to family changes I'm looking to start nannying at my house during the week. We have 2 boys in school and then planning on trying for a baby soon. I'm looking to watch ages from infant up to 3 years old. I have my cpr/first aid up to date and proof of tb test. I get the flu shot yearly. . I have references as well. I'll do preschool and art. I absolutely love working with children. I'm extremely easy going to deal with and will be flexible. If you are interested and would like more information, please respond to this add :). Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you! Any day I have an apt will be pro-rated Any day your child isn't there won't be charged Won't work holidays,I'll have a list and you won't have to pay for the holiday I will need to get my son from school. We live a block away. When nice out I walk so I'll have a stroller and if raining I'll drive so either a back up car seat you have or I'll get one
Miranda C. - Seeking Work in Puyallup

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

My whole life has revolved around children in one way or another. I do not have children of my own, but I absolutely adore them. I work in child care at my church, watching over children ranging from infants through 7 years old. I cared for my half-sister's 2-year-old boy for the whole summer a few years ago on a daily basis. Whether cuddling, changing diapers, potty training, helping with homework, or playing sports outside, I have experience with it all! I have spent 2 years serving at a program called AWANA, where I have grown so close to many kids and love being around them. I have also worked with older children the past few years. I tutored a young girl with Down syndrome. As I taught her, I learned so much myself. I also tutored her brother. They were both teenagers around the ages of 15.
Connie C. - Seeking Work in Puyallup

11.73 / hour

when I was a teen, during the Summer mo. I had live-in jobs caring for multipal children while their parents worked and numerous other date-night babysitting jobs. After I married and started my family of 3 children then I took courses to become a licensed daycare provider in my home. I did this for 2 years until I was able to work outside of the home in a different field. During this time I had 3 more children for a total of 6. My family has grown giving me 9 grandchildren. Being a grandma is such a joy! I recently cared for my youngest grandson in my home from birth to 3 yrs. while my son and daughter-in-law worked. Since my grandson is enrolled in monisory school near his home in Tacoma I no longer have the pleasure of his company on a daily basis. I miss having the little ones run around the house.
Kayla F. - Seeking Work in Puyallup

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

I have watched over many children within the past five years ranging from ages one-ten. I absolutely adore children so getting a job to watch kids is ideal. I had a summer job at a daycare watching kids everyday for most of the day. The job involved lots of cleaning up after the kids, playing with them, and most importantly building a relationship with them. To be specific with ages, I have worked with a 14month old one-on-one, a 7month old boy and his 4year old sister (I have developed tremendous skills to juggle two energetic kids at once), a 10year old and his 3year old sister, an 11year old boy (I babysat and tutored), and another 4year old and 11year old together.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Puyallup, 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 Puyallup’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 Puyallup 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 Puyallup?
  • 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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