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Melissa A. - Seeking Work in Lakeland

22.85 / hour

I am 19 years old and have been babysitting since I was 12. I am pretty young but I have tons of experience with children. I have been around children my entire life and I have babysat many different families with kids ages newborn to 14 year olds. I am known for successfully babysitting up to 7 children simultaneously. I love children. Kids always gravitate towards me! I have been CPR certified in the past. If you would like me to become re-certified it would be no problem for me to take a refresher course. I don't smoke. I never have and I never will. I have my own car so I can transport myself and take the kids places! I will interact with the children, get to know them individually, help them on homework, get them places they need to go, cook for them, teach them, keep them clean and keep them safe. I know how to effectively discipline children without physically or emotionally abusing them. I believe in acknowledging what children do correctly. I also believe you shouldn't ignore bad behavior or choices. Instead, you should teach them. I am open to being a live-in nanny, part-time nanny, full-time live-out nanny, etc. I am very flexible, loving, kind, trustworthy, honest, organized, understanding, fun, creative, communicative, adapt easily, outgoing and energetic. I don't mind pets. I have a sense of humor and a huge heart. I can multitask. I have never officially Nannied or Au Paired before. But, I have to start somewhere. Right?
Cierra D. - Seeking Work in Lakeland

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

I have over eight years of formal childcare experience in various settings including family homes, preschools, camps and athletics, as well as international experiences. I believe in creating a fun, educational and nurturing environment for your child that encourages creativity, learning and respect for one another. I am 24 years old and have been married to my husband for four years. We have previously lived in South Africa and Uganda, where we opened our hearts for at-risk children and teens to create various ministries including street children outreaches and community children's programs. I have previously cared for children at two different preschools, counseled children at a YMCA summer camp, taught dance to preschoolers and coached a swim team. In addition to my professional experience, I have also completed the MAPP Foster Parent Training Course. I believe that the diversity in my childcare experiences and training provide me with a well rounded knowledge of caring for all ages of children. I will provide a nanny or babysitting service to your children that allows them to have educational and fun experiences. Thank you for taking the time to review my profile and I look forward to hearing about your family!
Norma Jean C. - Seeking Work in Lakeland

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

.I am a retired dental hygienist after working 30 yrs in the same office. I have 4 kids and 8 grandkids I am Available now for full time work, Saturdays and Sundays date nights and overnights. I just finished a position working 3 days a week for a couple in Valrico taking care of a 2 yr old She was 4 mo when I started) and 7 and 8 yr old. She is now attending Montessori school. I also worked doing overnights for a 6 month old in tampa Previous to that I was working full time in Tampa watching a yr old but that ended because he is going to the same school as his brother.Previous to that I was working for 2 lawyers who have a 4 mo old and a 2.5 yr old. but they moved to Tallahasee. And I also worked for a couple in Plant City who have a 2.5 yr old son during the week. I am cpr certified and do not have a criminal background.. I love children and when I retired from the dental profession I knew I wanted day care to be my next profession.. I live in Lakeland but I don't mind driving 45 min to an hr away. I did it for 30 yrs and in the snow!! I have a 2012 Toyota prius and it's great on gas and I have a clean driving record. I devote my whole time to the child and children. I HAVE a copy of my background report that I had done
Rosa S. - Seeking Work in Lakeland

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been working with children since I was 15 years old. I worked as a volunteer in children ministries such as: Director of children Church and Girls Club, and have been employed by private childcare center as the Director/ teachers. While working towards my master’s degree, I was employed as a Pre-K teacher at a School. I gained more experience and provided the children with fundamentals and prepared them for Kindergarten based on Pre-K State Standards. I worked with students at risk, and students that were not disabled. After I completed my degree, I worked at a School with both ESE and non-ESE children.
Lauri S. - Seeking Work in Lakeland

11.42 / hour

I did some babysitting in high school. I lived with my aunt and uncle for 11 years, and they had a baby when I was 20, so I spent a good deal of time looking after him when I was home for the summers and holidays in college. Currently, I've worked in the infant room of a daycare center for the last 15 months and have learned a lot. I also have CPR/first aid, and 40 hrs of childcare training.
Justine B. - Seeking Work in Lakeland

22.85 / hour

I have been babysitting since the age of 13. I have cared for children from infant age to 14 years of age. I worked at a gym as a kids club attendant, where I would care for up to 20 kids at once. I nannied part time for a family with four children ranging in ages 6-14.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Lakeland, 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 Lakeland’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 Lakeland 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 Lakeland?
  • 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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