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Julie B. - Seeking Work in Fort Lauderdale

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

I have been babysitting for over a decade. I have worked in a daycare center, and summer camps. In college, I worked as a part-time swim instructor for children of all ages, and still give private swimming lessons. I have completed 3 years of nursing school, including my pediatrics clinical rotation, which I aced. I plan to enroll in a few classes next semester and work slowly towards finishing my RN. However, currently my main goal is to earn money doing something I truly enjoy (care-taking). I moved to Florida in January to care for my 91-year-old grandfather as his full time home health aide. I worked around the clock for him for 6 months. I did any and all household chores. I cooked 3 diet-appropriate meals each day, drove him to places at his request, and provided all of his medical care. Most importantly, I was his full-time companion. He has since left, but I plan to stay and make my life here in South Florida. Most recently, I cared for a 9 week old infant and 6 year old girl as well as a husky in a one room hotel as a temporary position for the past 2 months. As you can see I very much enjoy working with children. I also am very organized and dedicated to assisting in daily chores, errands and housework. I am energetic, encouraging and creative, with a genuine passion for working to help children learn and grow. I am exceptionally patient and have the ability to remain calm even in the most chaotic situations.
Lynda M. - Seeking Work in Fort Lauderdale

Hourly rate22.85 / hour

I've had previous experience with full-time nanny, part-time nanny, daycare center aide/preschool teacher, and babysitter. I have a lot of experience with newborns,toddlers, school-aged children, special needs child, twins/triplets. I have a driver's license and plenty of driving experience. I am capable of doing housekeeping/light housekeeping/cook for children and/or family dinners/ laundry for the children / grocery shopping/running errands/ tidy up kitchen and any thing else that needs maintaining neatness. I am a non-smoker, healthy, and inshape! I grew up in PA and TN, but have also lived in South florida, Orlando, and NYC. I absolutely love outdoor activities of all sorts. I'm a HUGE hockey and rugby fan (I'm also a player and skate). I'm a very good swimmer for those w/a pool or make regular trips to the ocean! I have musical abilities, experience with teaching/tutoring children, I'm very artistic, computer literate, and able to cook!
Elisa L. - Seeking Work in Fort Lauderdale

Hourly rate11.42 / hour

I'm the eldest of the 3 kids in my family, and always loved helping my mum out with my little brother and sister. I started baby sitting when I was about 15 over the summers and always had a great time with the kids. I lived in Australia for 2.5 years and looked after a 9-yr old boy after school. We formed a good relationship quickly, so I never had any trouble with him. I now work as a school teacher at a private school in Honduras, and have 86 students a day. I truly love being around children and helping them learn and nurturing their growth.
Jasmine L. - Seeking Work in Fort Lauderdale

Hourly rate11.42 / hour

I am the oldest of four children. I have two brothers and one sister, all younger than myself. So really, my experience in caring for children started with my siblings. Ask my mom and she will tell you-- I was her right hand child care provider, from chauffeur to cook to homework helper until I moved away for college. I also logged over 150 hours of volunteer service and over 4 years of experience volunteering at an Elementary School in my mother's first grade classroom. I volunteered in other grade levels at this school as well. Additionally, I babysat all throughout my teenage years. I have been a certified swim teacher for four years and a certified lifeguard for two years working at two swim centers. Also, while attending Lake-Sumter Community College, I worked as a tutor for college students and well as community high school students in math and English.
Ann Marie C. - Seeking Work in Fort Lauderdale

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

I have been employed as a teacher/nanny/babysitter for more than a decade. I'm originally from Pennsylvania, where I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Theater Arts with a minor in Spanish. As a college student, I had the privilege of working as an intern for our children's theater summer camp and I found it to be a wonderfully rewarding experience. Upon graduation, I was ecstatic to be cast as an actress in a professional children's theater touring company, where I performed and taught in many schools throughout the Northeastern U.S. For more than seven years, I was employed as a school teacher where I taught children ages 19 months to 14 years old. On weekends, holidays, and during the summer months, I babysat/nannied for many of my students and their siblings, from infancy-teenage years. From 2011-present, I have been a nanny for wonderful families in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL and Melbourne, FL. I am well versed in changing diapers, bath time, bedtime, and basic meal preparation as well as teaching good manners and respect for ourselves and others. In addition to this, I have been trained in CPR/FA, and it is current until next June 2016. I look forward to meeting you and your wonderful family!
Yasmin H. - Seeking Work in Fort Lauderdale

Hourly rate17.14 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

Hi, my name is Yasmin and I am an experienced career nanny and babysitter (seeking full-time). I love kids, and I have more than 6 years of current experience working with children, including infants and toddlers. My responsibilities have always included feeding, diapering, napping, and following set bedtime routines as set forth in any household. I enjoy playing with children, taking them for park outings, playing sports/swim, and especially love being outdoors. I also enjoy crafts with children, reading stories, and engaging them through play and creativity. I can provide excellent letters of recommendation from each family I’ve had the privilege of being employed with. I am a dependable, honest, non-smoking, mature individual. I have my own reliable transportation, and an excellent driving record. Additionally, I have also completed childcare certification training, and have an active CPR/First Aid certification.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Fort Lauderdale, FL?

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 Fort Lauderdale’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 Fort Lauderdale 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 Florida?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Fort Lauderdale?
  • 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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