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Mikaela  F. - Seeking Work in Spokane

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been what I like to call a "professional baby-sitter" for fifteen years. I started out as a mother's helper in my church's 2-4 year old class. As I got older I became one of the lead teachers for that class. I have taken care of groups of children aging from infant to teenagers and in numbers from one to twelve. I have been a mother's helper for many mother's in my church. I was raised in a single parent household with younger siblings. As the oldest child in my family I was called upon to take care of my younger brother and sister while my father worked.
Leila W. - Seeking Work in Spokane

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

A little bit about myself, I am 26, a born and raised Texan, and I stem from a family of 10. I grew up working on the farm and helping my mother and her friend with their in-home daycare business. At a young age I babysat not only for my family but for the families of my parent's friends and as I got older I began to nanny full time. I took a short break from working with kids and went into retail for a few years where I was quick to move up in the company's I worked for. In that time I also moved to California for school and did some part time babysitting and after school care. I couldn’t stay away from working with children for very long and I found myself employed by the elementary school districts in California. I worked as a substitute teacher's aide in the mornings at whichever school in the district needed me and in the afternoons I was an instructional aide in the ACE after school program where I quickly moved up as an assistant to the site facilitator.
Candace B. - Seeking Work in Spokane

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

I am 59 years young loving full of energy Nanny with 30 plus years experience last position almost 12 years. Previous to that I was nanny for three boys when the position ended there was five boys.I adore and cherish caring for your children like they were my own. I am a Christian but will not push my beliefs on you or your children, I respect peoples choices. I am looking for my new forever family
Ciara B. - Seeking Work in Spokane

22.85 / hour

I grew up babysitting from about age 12 on for families in my church and neighborhood. I volunteered as an infant to age 5 sitter for a womens bible study for two years during highschool. I was a nanny for two children for a summer in Maryland in 2007, and spent 1.5 years as a group counselor at a residential home for boys. I worked two and a half years as a houseparent for 14 boys in a childrens home. I was also a preschool Sunday school assistant for a year, and the head teacher for 6 months before moving to California. I am currently working as an afterschool/evening nanny during the weekdays with a 4 year old girl and six year old boy who are truly delightful! However the hours are not regular and I am looking for a reliable schedule.
Kylee D. - Seeking Work in Spokane

12.53 / hour

Children are my passion!i am a former toddler teacher at kindercare learning center.. I have literally been involved in some way or another with helping to take care of a child all my life!!!! I have been a nanny off and on since i was 16!!! nothing makes me happier then helping a child see the world! And learn and grow into something amazing!!! Seeing things through childrens eyes reminds me of how much we take for granted as adults!!! I also have two little brothers whoi have been a part of since they were born! If there is one thing i'm completely confident in, its taking care of little kids. It makes me so happy!!!! I have my own 5 year old little boy who keeps me on my toes!
Sheri R. - Seeking Work in Spokane

22.85 / hour

I have worked for a family for 17+ years, beginning as their nanny for their 2 boys when they were 3 & 5 yrs of age. This involved all activities pertaining to caring for the boys, including meal prep, driving them to various appointments and or activities. In the Summer this included overseeing any and all activities at a lake house including driving boys in boat and helping with teaching both boys how to swim. In later years, I would pick up boys from bus stop or school and transport to athletic functions and aid in homework help and tutoring. I am still helping this family even though the boys are now in college, seeing now to house/caretaker duties such as dog/horse sitting.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Spokane, 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 Spokane’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 Spokane 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 Spokane?
  • 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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