DeForest, WI
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Angela I. - Seeking Work in DeForest

7.90 / hour

I started babysitting at the age of 12. I have babysat randomly for many families and three families continuously. The one family had a 1 1/2 year old daughter when I started and later a son. I babysat them for about eight years. The second family had a 1 year old daughter when I started, and later had two more daughters. I babysat them for about six years. The third family I babysit for has a 3 year old son and a 5 year old daughter. I have been babysitting for them for about a year now. During the summer of 2008, I was a nanny for two little boys (6 and 8). I babysat them for about a year as well. I was a nanny for the 2009 summer for a 9 year old girl with Down syndrome. As well, I occasionally had her 3 year old sister to nanny too. This past school year, I have been a nanny for a 2 year old little girl and occasionally her 5 year old brother.
Elizabeth L. - Seeking Work in DeForest

10.00 / hour
9 yrs of experience

I am 17 years old, I'll be 18 next month (April). This past summer, summer of 2017, I watched four (4) kids, The oldest was 7 and the youngest was 3. I was at there house Monday through Thursday and every other Friday. Tuesday and Wednesdays I was there from 6 in the morning until 5 at night. I took them to summer school, the park, also took them to the zoo when it wasn't so hot. I love working with kids because I grew up around them in my moms home daycare, pretty much since I was able to walk, I was downstairs playing with the other kids. As time went on I got a job at a local daycare center, and then summer came so I quit and went back to the family with four kids and watched them for the summer.
Elizabeth B. - Seeking Work in DeForest

20.00 / hour
Full-time hours

I have had extensive experience caring for children in school settings, preschools, as well as at homes. I have a degree in elementary education and am highly qualified to care for multiple children.
Enedina C. - Seeking Work in DeForest

17.14 / hour

I have 3 grown children, taught pre-school & kindergarten Spanish class & cooking classes. Hosted summer cooking classes for children ages 5-8, Numerous babysitting jobs in my years.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in DeForest, WI?

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 DeForest’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 DeForest 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 Wisconsin?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in DeForest?
  • 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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