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Alyssa C. - Seeking Work in Bondurant
Alyssa C.

Alyssa is very trustworthy and responsible. My girls look forward to her coming over. I have also worked with her as I am a nurse and she a CNA. She is a very caring individual, and puts the needs of others first. She makes sure my children are well cared for, and has fun while doing so. - Whitney

ZaKari D. - Seeking Work in Iowa City
ZaKari D.

Zakari was very attentive and patient with my kid. She was punctual and efficient in doing her duties. - Monique

Jessica B. - Seeking Work in Walcott
Jessica B.

Jessica was a joy to have interact with our family. Always on time most times she was early! Jessica provided creative and educational ideas for our children to enjoy. Jessica is polite and pays attention to all the details. Definitely have Jessica on my list as a fill a fill in care giver. If I didn't start working from he she would be our full time Nanny our children love her! - Dee

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What’s the average cost of a nanny in Iowa?

The average cost of a nanny in Iowa is $12.33 per hour. The cost of a nanny is dependent on the nanny’s experience, qualifications and location.
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How to Hire a Nanny in Iowa

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Understand Nanny Responsibilities in Iowa

Before beginning the search for a nanny, it’s important to understand what you’re looking for and if a nanny is the right choice for your child care needs. In hiring a nanny, first, you should think through what responsibilities you expect your nanny to handle. With that information, you can create a profile so that nannies can reach out to you. The boundaries for nannies duties vary from family to family. In general, a nanny is responsible for making sure your children’s needs are met, including things like ensuring they have opportunities to play and be active. When tasks go beyond child care, for example, housekeeping or meal preparation, it’s good practice to communicate these expectations with your nanny before hiring them. Along with the different duties that you ask for, experience and location can impact how much you should pay your nanny.

Iowa Nanny Interviews

Once you start connecting with prospective nannies, the next step is a nanny interview. To make things a bit easier, here’s a list of some nanny interview questions to consider asking:

  • Do you have experience being a nanny?
  • 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 in Iowa? Do you have experience being a live in nanny?
  • Are you open to being a nanny in a nanny share?
  • Do you have any references?
  • Are you trained in First Aid or CPR in Iowa?
  • Do you have a Iowa driver’s license? Do you own a car?
  • What salary are you seeking? Are you open to being paid through direct-deposit, pay stubs?
  • What are your expectations around over-time pay and vacation time?

During the hiring process, it’s essential to ask for references, and by asking their references questions you gain a better understanding of they will fit in your family. As you get closer to hiring a nanny, be sure to run a background check to ensure your kids are in good hands. When evaluating a prospective nanny, it’s essential to make sure you’re setting the foundation for a good relationship with your nanny. You can do this by being clear about your expectations around nanny responsibilities and compensation, and of course, by being friendly and welcoming! And of course, as you learn how to hire a nanny, Nanny Lane's nanny services are here to help you along the way.

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