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Kristy A. - Seeking Work in Spanaway

17.14 / hour

Childcare assistance began when I was eight years old. My mom delivered a new baby girl. I quickly was a thoroughly involved big sister and took great care of her along side my parents and older sister. Three years later, another surprise baby... my sister Madison. In addition to them, I began helping to care for other people's children, ranging from newborn to 12+ years old. I've cared for single children, siblings and multi-family groups of kids. The most I had was four (4) at one time. It's hectic, but fun. Especially when they all get along well. I am highly familiar with using formula, cloth and disposable diapers, various types of bottles, naps, bathing, homework help, crafts, walks, playground activities, and meals.
Kimberley B. - Seeking Work in Spanaway

14.28 / hour

From 15-18 I was always babysitting for my parents friends or through my church. It was such a blessing and a really great way to prepare myself to become a mommy one day! After I turned 18 I was a nanny for 2 years for a family with 3 children, it was an amazing blessing and I was saddened when work took them to a different state. I then nannied for a year for a newborn baby girl and was very excited for all the fun things that come with a new baby. All her achievements were so fun to watch! I stopped after a year when my husband and I got married and were expecting a little one of our own! I then once again was a nanny for a year once my daughter started Kindergarden. Up until then, I was a stay at home mommy from the time I had her.
Megan R. - Seeking Work in Spanaway

14.28 / hour

I have been providing care for children for 12 years and have always enjoyed and had a natural instinct for it. This drove me to earn a B.S. degree in Child Development during which I spent 200+ hours in the school system working in individual classrooms PreK-3rd grade and in a parenting program. During those years I maintained a regular nanny relationship with a family of 2 children. I then earned my M.A. in Professional Counseling and have experience with children who have behavioral and other special needs. After the completion of my Masters I worked for a family with a young infant and toddler with special needs. Most recently, I have worked as a children's entertainer which has given me a very playful, creative and energetic approach to children.
Shekera M. - Seeking Work in Spanaway

12.19 / hour

I have babysat since a teenager even a set of infant twins. I have 3 kids of my own that I've learned from. Along with my own I have cared for other children, mostly multiples.
Carissa B. - Seeking Work in Spanaway

22.85 / hour

I have a very large family with lots of children so I definitley know what I am doing. I have nannied for my sisters when they had their first child. I have worked for many Child daycares and associations.Hotel as a Childrens Activities coordinator, I planned fun activities, filed trips, treasure hunts, arts and crafts....I have worked with Daycares as a teacher of all ages and also an assitant teacher. The last family i nannied for had four awesome kids from 3 to 10 i was there from 7am to 530pm 5 days of the week, took care of everything a parent would for the whole time.
Arianna C. - Seeking Work in Spanaway

20.00 / hour
Full-time hours
1 yrs of experience

I'm a 24 year old stay at home mom to a spunky 14 month old son and six year old little girl. I left my corporate job to soak up as much time with my baby as possible and realized caring for children is something that I genuinely enjoy doing! I have varied experience with children ranging in age from infancy through 13 years of age and the care I provide also ranges. My son was EBF so I understand how precious a mothers milk is and how to properly handle/prepare for your little babe. In previous jobs I was held accountable to maintain cleanliness of a home while also preparing meals from scratch as the child required a gluten free diet due to an ongoing medical condition. I am extremely reliable, attentive and would prefer hands on play time to engage with a child versus just sticking them in front of a tv. I prefer to take a gentle parenting approach which allows me to understand a child's likes vs dislikes while creating a closer bond between the child and myself. I do not believe in physical punishment as verbally talking out what was wrong, what the expectation is and what they can do next time is more effective while creating a loving and nurturing environment instead of creating fear. I love going outdoors and am all for helping with transportation requests (clean driving record, reliable vehicle with full insurance coverage). I am open to providing assistance around the home if discussed in advance as well as meal prep. Open to care in my home, I live in a newer home in a gated development with fenced backyard, it is baby proof due to having a baby of my own. All the families I have ever cared for have become family. It has been bittersweet parting ways with some of the kiddos but they still FaceTime me and we continue to keep in touch! I'm looking to become apart of the perfect family and really just help some parents out with an honest and genuine nanny that will treat their kids as if they were my own!
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Spanaway, 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 Spanaway’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 Spanaway 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 Spanaway?
  • 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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