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Lindsey D. - Seeking Work in Washington

Hourly rate22.85 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

Ever since I have been old enough to take care of myself, I have been taking care of children younger than me. My parents network of friends offered a lot of chances to babysit as I was growing up, which I still continue to do. I have watched children from the age of newborn to 7 yrs old. Four years ago I had the opportunity to work as a part time nanny and absolutely fell in love with my new job. I am lucky enough to have made it my career ever since. The children I have cared for range from 4 months to 6 yrs old. I have had the privilege to watch to them take their first steps and speak their first words. My experience has usually been to follow a schedule that is worked out with the parents but I'm also comfortable putting together my own daily routine. I get them dressed in the morning, prepare breakfast, lunch, and dinner, followed by a bath and putting them to bed. I also make sure we have plenty of things to do during the day. We read books, listen to music and dance, or take trips to the park, a museum, or the zoo. My nanny experience also includes pitching in with the children's dishes and laundry (including cloth diapers!) and keeping the home looking neat. I have worked around pets and am happy to care for them too.
Max N. - Seeking Work in Washington

Hourly rate22.85 / hour

Experience in infant care includes diaper changing, bottle feeding, putting to bed and entertaining. I like to take children to the park, bring them in contact with animal and give them a good time in general. I have experience in picking kids up from school, driving them around, helping them with homework, preparing meals and snacks, putting them to bed. I started taking care of children as a babysitter, spend several summers as a camp counselor, was an au pair for a year and a half and worked with children as an outdoor sports instructor.
Emily R. - Seeking Work in Washington

Hourly rate22.85 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

I have baby-sat regularly since age 13 for children age 0-12. I completed a 3-year Vocational and Child Guidance program during High School where I studied Child Development and acquired hands-on experience in the Laboratory Nursery School. During the summers, I provided primary care for two children (starting when the children were 9 months old and 8 years old). In college, I studied Psychology and Child Development as well as worked with children in school and home settings. During the summer of 2007, I worked as an Au Pair for a family in Switzerland. After college, I worked with children with mental health issues ranging from Autism to Oppositional Defiant Disorder in their home, school, or community. I provided intense therapeutic support to the child in specified areas of social, behavioral, developmental, and emotional needs. During the summer of 2008 (and 2011) I nannied full time for a family that I still keep in touch with and visit regularly. I also have experience with multiples.
Bethany B. - Seeking Work in Washington

Hourly rate20.00 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

I am a 28 year old Preschool Teacher originally from Michigan. I am a Michigan State University graduate with a degree in Family and Community Services. Children are one of my true passions in life! Without them, I would feel such a loss in my life. I feel that structure is a good thing and I am a hard worker. I feel that as a babysitter and/or a nanny that I become a part of the child's life in an important role. That role would be decided by title in regards to what the family is looking for. I believe that having a close relationship is important for the children to feel that they can connect with the babysitter/nanny. I think that communication between parents and babysitter/nanny are also very important. I currently love both of the families I currently work for and I'm sad to have to say goodbye to them in a few months. Thank you for taking the time to read my brief bio! If you can't tell, I love to talk. Good luck with your search...but hopefully it will be me!
Glory A. - Seeking Work in Washington

Hourly rate20.00 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

I have volunteered at elementary schools with after care programs, I work with the children ministry at my church, I worked at a summer camp for kids and not to mention I've babysit/sat form many families either at their homes or they drop the kids off at my home. I love working with kids.
Le'Irene K. - Seeking Work in Washington

Hourly rate20.00 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

*Formulate bi-weekly lesson plans based on the children’s interests *Implement a curriculum consisting of activities that stimulate children’s areas of development *Maintain a safe, structured and enriching environment for children to learn and grow within *Maintain daily communication, verbal and written, with parents and/or caregivers *Maintain weekly displays of children’s artwork and classroom activities *Maintain cleanliness of classroom *Schedule and conduct family conferences and evaluations to inform parents of children’s on-going development *Conduct frequent observations of children while at play in their learning environment *Assisting with helping children enhance self-help skills such as potty training, correct hand-washing, dressing/undressing, etc. *Maintenance and care of classroom plants and pets *Assisting lead teacher with preparing daily activities, field trips and special events *Aiding special needs children, communicating with minimum sign language
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Consider Nanny Shares in Washington!

Nanny Share is when two families share one nanny. The nanny has two employers and enjoys higher pay, while each family saves significantly on child care expenses.

The families below have found a nanny they trust, and are looking for another family to join them to save on childcare costs. Learn more about Nanny Share.

The Miller Family - Hiring in Washington
Elizabeth Garza - Nanny Share Member

with Elizabeth G.
Hourly rate15.00 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours
Number of children1 kid

We are seeking a new family to join our 18 month old son in our nanny share in late summer (Aug) or early fall (Sept).

Our current arrangement is 8:15 am-5:45 pm Monday-Friday, although we have flexibility there. We are working with an experienced and terrific nanny, Elizabeth, who has worked in prior nanny shares and was highly recommended to us by her previous family. She is terrific -- always attentive to the little ones, always planning craft projects and fun activities and outings for them. She speaks Spanish and Portuguese as well as perfect English. She is legal to work in the US. Our partner family is only leaving the share because they were offered a daycare spot at their first-choice preschool, and are happy to serve as a reference.

We host the share at our home in Dupont (near 17th and S), which is
fully equipped for two little ones with plenty of space to play and is in close walking distance to Stead and Mitchell Parks. We would like to continue hosting the share at our home, but are open to other
arrangements.
The Jantzen Family - Hiring in Washington
Harsha Singhabahu  - Nanny Share Member

with Harsha S.
Hourly rate20.00 / hour
Number of children1 kid

We have two girls: 2 and 3-1/2 weeks. We are looking for a part time nanny share twice a week on Tuesdays and thursdays while our older daughter is in pre school. Our family is a wonderful woman from Sri Lanka. She has been with us for over two years. She is an amazing teacher and nurturer. She also makes our daughter wonderful healthy, home made food. She is an amazing addition to our family. Everyone who meets her adores her! She is the kindest woman and has helped to nurture my older daughters strengths. We hope to find another family who will appreciate her as much as we do. We are Avery easy going and flexible family and we are looking for a similar match.
The Wallace Family - Hiring in Washington
Briana Keith - Nanny Share Member

with Briana K.
Hourly rate20.71 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours
Number of children1 kid

We have a 21mo son who loves to play and learn! We have a nanny and are looking for a family to join our nanny share starting in Jan 2019. As far as curriculum, we would like to incorporate language, reading and age appropriate activities - all other ideas are welcome. Outdoor visits to the library and museums are great as well. It would be great to find another family that is not too far from the Deanwoord area in NE, but we are open. We are also open rotating the host house. If you're interested, send a note here or to my email theresanwallace(at) gmail to arrange a time to chat and playdate.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Washington, DC?

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 Washington’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 Washington 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 District of Columbia?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Washington?
  • 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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