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Selina H. - Seeking Work in Charles City

11.42 / hour

As a teenager, I spent years babysitting for younger family members and neighborhood kids. During that time, I also spent my summers as a lifeguard and a swim team coach for children ages 5-13. Since I graduated from high school and moved on to my college/adult life, I have continued to lend a hand watching my neighbors and friends children. I also was a nanny for a wonderful family of a joyful boy for a year. I started when "D" was just 16 months, and still am in contact with the family.
Sydney E. - Seeking Work in Charles City

14.28 / hour

I am looking for a Summer nannying position. I love children and investing time and caring for them. I like things tidy and clean, but I love getting crafty and being creative. I have had a variety of work with many different children. I have cared for children of ages ranging from 2 months old to high school aged. I have cared for children with special needs from ages 3-17 years old over the past 5-7 years. I currently work at a daycare where I spend majority of my days in the infant room, but I have also nannied for a family of three children ages 7, 10, 12.
Abbe S. - Seeking Work in Charles City

8.57 / hour

I have cared for children between the ages of 3 months to 11 years. I have cared for up to 5 children at one time. I have also helped out with my church in babysitting during services.
Emily M. - Seeking Work in Charles City

14.28 / hour

I worked in a childcare facility on an army base in Italy last summer for three months and then for a month on a base in Japan. I have mainly worked with infants- 5 year olds, but have experience in a day care with school aged children. I have some experience with kids with special needs as well.
Kayci K. - Seeking Work in Charles City

11.42 / hour

I was a babysitter for years in high school and college. I didn't have a specific schedule or anything but whenever she needed me for her two boys, ages 4 and 7, it was mostly on weekends and over nights.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Charles City, VA?

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 Charles City’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 Charles City 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 Virgínia?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Charles City?
  • 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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