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Des Moines, IA Nannies

Nichol B. - Seeking Work in Des Moines

13.00 / hour
Full-time hours
7 yrs of experience

Hi! My name is Nichol but I go by Kole. I grew up as a nanny for two different families. I took a break to go to college in MA when I was 15 and joined the military when I was 17. While I was in MA, I was a TA for a kindergarten class and that experience solidified my love for children and childhood education. I believe that a caring, loving nanny can make a big impact on a child's future and I want to be a part of that for your child. I am looking for a full-time job as a nanny, as my only other restraints at this time are my night job (5-9pm M-F) and my military obligations once a month. If you are in need of a punctual, mature, loving nanny, don't hesitate to contact me. Because when you're away, I'm there for the day.
Claire V. - Seeking Work in Des Moines

10.00 / hour
Full-time hours
< 1 yr of experience

I am a Des Moines local who grew up in a large, close-knit family. I have first-hand experience with children and have had many opportunities to care for them over the years, such as nursery, babysitting, tutoring, and working with after-care programs. I am a recent college grad hoping to teach next fall. I would love to get to know your child!
I am available for full-time or part-time positions.
Maggie V. - Seeking Work in Des Moines

12.00 / hour
Full-time hours
< 1 yr of experience

I am first time mom to a 9 month old baby boy. I have the luxury of being home with him every day so he would accompany me on any nanny job I receive. I am dance teacher as well, and have taught kids of all ages. I started babysitting when I was 10 and have babysat infants-teenagers so I am familiar with all ages. My availability is Monday-Friday 7am-5pm (flexible).
Brittany M. - Seeking Work in Des Moines

10.00 / hour
Full-time hours
11 yrs of experience

I'm 19 years old. I'm the oldest of 7 younger siblings. I have been around and taking care of kids since I can remember. I'm very flexable and I have some collage experience with early childhood education. I am CPR certified. I love pets, I'm also very easy to get along with.
Samantha G. - Seeking Work in Des Moines

7.25 / hour
1 yrs of experience

I dont have any kids of my own but i love working with kids im a kid at heart so it makes it super easy to get involved and close with them and i love helping out people
Dalia  R. - Seeking Work in Des Moines

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

I have 4 years of experience working with infants, toddlers, and adolescence. I am comfortable with all ages of children and children with special needs. I was previously employed at a child development center and worked with children between the ages of 6 weeks old up to 7 years old. Being a mother has also given me a better understanding on how to care for children. I have also gain experience from taking some trainings/classes related to child care services.
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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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