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Joanna C. - Seeking Work in Gainesville

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have cared for children off and on for 30 years. I started off by helping a friend out and had so much fun with the kids that I wanted to do it for a career. I enjoyed raising my own as well. I took early child care classes and have a two year certification from tech. school... The military kept me busy, but worked with child learning centers out of state when stationed in other cities.I have references when asked for.Some of them are grown now and I do not know their location or status.I am a mother and grandmother and very active on my own. I am not scared to the point of not being able to keep up...I swim, fish like sports and camping.. being active is good.I do believe that learning is a part of having fun, and I have a very unique way of combining both, since I used to be an art Instuctor Volunteerly, I can associate both. I am an outdoor person by far and love to travel.So I am pretty flexiable when it come to having fun.
Electra P. - Seeking Work in Gainesville

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

My child care experience started as a baby sitter in high school. My calling to help children started when I was the teacher's assistant for the kindergarten at my school as a senior in high school. As an adult, I have provided childcare for my baby cousin, been the children's social director at a church for a year, was den mom for my son in cub scouts, was dugout mom and am raising two intelligent, happy and healthy teenage boys. I was fortunate to be able to stay home with them in the early years, but I have also experienced the concerns of leaving them with various types of childcare situations. I fully understand the need for parents to feel their child is safe and well cared for, above all else.
Elise C. - Seeking Work in Gainesville

22.85 / hour

In high school I worked at a dance camp with children ages 2 to 9 years old, for 3 years. I then attended Endicott College as an education major and completed a month long internship with a 1st grade class as well as LEAP preschool. I completed my pre-practicum in a preschool in Beverly, MA and completed my student teaching in a first grade and kindergarten classroom in Salem, MA. I was a trained lifeguard for 3 summers while teaching swim lessons to ages 5-11 and worked with LEAP preschool at their summer camp for 2 years working with children ages 4 months to 4 yrs. I then graduated from Endicott College with my early childhood education Licensure and my EEC certification. I was a summer nanny for two children ages 4 and 7. This past summer I was a nanny for a wonderful family in Lexington, MA with children ages 7, 9, and 10. These past few months I have been a nanny for a 3 yr old girl, sadly her family has decided to move.
Sofia P. - Seeking Work in Gainesville

8.49 / hour

I have two younger siblings; they are ages 8 and 10. I have helped watch them basically since they were born. Aside from that, I began babyysitting for a family just down the street when I was in middle school, about 12 or 13 years old. For 7 years I have baan babysitting a family with three boys. They definitely taught me how to be patient yet firm when watching kids. They were very active boys and we were always outside. They often had neighbors over which was added fun. In my time babysitting them, the youngest boy was born and I have watched him grow from a newborn to a crazy fun toddler. I have watched other families, most with multiple children. I have helped with homework with most of the kids, and very often made meals. I have had jobs as more of a nanny than a babysitter where I had to drive the children to and from activities, as well.
Heather S. - Seeking Work in Gainesville

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

Hey there! My name is Heather and I am a Sophomore in college. I am the 3rd oldest of 8 children and I helped raise my 5 younger siblings. I have experience with children of all ages. I absolutely love kids! I currently nanny for a family that has a 4 year old boy and a 2 year old boy. I also teach dance as a hobbie and love the experience I get through teaching kids. Children are so special and deserve to be treated with so much love. I have experience: cooking, cleaning, potty training, driving kids to lessons, picking them up from school, teaching and staying overnight. I love working with kids and hopefully I can watch your kids today! :)
Erica T. - Seeking Work in Gainesville

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

My name is Erica and I currently just graduted from ASU with a degree in Elementary Education. I would love to speak more with you about this position. I have been babysitting since I was 13 years old and every job I have had as been all working with children. I have worked at daycares, day camps, preschools, nannied... you name it!I have also taught kindergarten, first, and third grade.I have great references for you as well! I look forward to hearing from you!
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Gainesville, 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 Gainesville’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 Gainesville 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 Gainesville?
  • 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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