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Becca B. - Seeking Work in Des Moines

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have taken care of multiples from infancy to their teens, who also had other siblings. I have also taken care of children with behavioral disorders. I have observation hours clocked in at several different schools because I was an education major. I am great with kids and have a strong background with childcare and education.
Mollie E. - Seeking Work in Des Moines

22.85 / hour

I recently received my BA in Elementary Education and am a certified teacher in the state of Iowa. I am specialized in the areas of Mathematics, Reading, and Special Education. I am the oldest of 3 children and the oldest of all the grandchildren. I have been babysitting for years and have a great passion for children and heir development.
Vanessa N. - Seeking Work in Des Moines

22.85 / hour

Although I have never had the opportunity to be a nanny, I have been given the incredible opportunity to care for many wonderful children. I began babysitting at age seven, and have experienced tending families of up to 5 children for weeks at a time. I love spending time with children of every age and hope that I can be given the chance to Nanny for a family in need.
Jessica B. - Seeking Work in Des Moines

22.85 / hour

I started babysitting when I was 12 years old. I have babysat for a number of families with 1 to 3 children, ranging in ages. I was a nanny for two summers for two different families.
Kody M. - Seeking Work in Des Moines

11.42 / hour

I have been a camp counselor for the past two summers. This included taking complete care of about 8 kids from Sunday through Friday, meeting any and all of their needs. I am lifeguard/first aid/CPR certified.
Alyssa  C. - Seeking Work in Des Moines

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

Regular Babysitter for a family of 4 2010-2013 Full time nanny for 2 boys 2014-2015 Part time nanny for family of 3 2016
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Des Moines, IA?

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 Des Moines’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 Des Moines 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 Iowa?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Des Moines?
  • 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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