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Elise D. - Seeking Work in Dubuque

8.12 / hour

I have been an experienced caregiver for children for 7 years. I began as a babysitter when I was 13 years old and became a part-time nanny when I was 16. During these years I cared for all ages of children; newborn-10 years of age. I have taken care of numbers of children ranging from one child or infant at a time up to five children at a time (two infants and 3 children). I have a very positive outlook on caregiving and I have the ability to work out struggles in a given situation. While some would say two infants and three children is a bit of a handful, I look to it as a positive experience which enhances my ability to take care of children. I am certified in Adult, Child and Infant CPR as well as have had completed the VIRTUS Training on Protecting Children and proper nutrition courses. Outside of the classroom environment and into the home environment with childcare I have done many things. I have carpooled children to activities. Before bedtime often parents ask to give the young children and infants a bath before putting them to bed. I also do a fair amount of cooking and preparing meals as well as laundry and household cleaning. I fully believe that helping children is what I was born to do. Helping children is in my blood. I learned from a great role model how to be a positive teacher and mentor for children; my mother has taught me many valuable lessons and I hope to share those lessons with every child that I have the pleasure of meeting and helping in all instances. My passion for children started at a young age. I have grown up with two younger siblings and many cousins. I enjoy being in the company of children as they possess zeal about life that makes me smile. Smiles are truly contagious.
Katelyn G. - Seeking Work in Dubuque

20.00 / hour

I was a nanny for a family of three young boys for the past 3 summers. The age range was from three to seven. We loved to be outside. We went for bike rides, fishing, to the pool, and for walks. The boys and I would go to a local museum to explore the Mississippi River. We played board games, went on adventures throughout the neighborhood and played with their dogs. I was there from 7am to 5 or 5:30pm and on occasions was their until 9pm. I made the boys breakfast, lunch and a snack everyday. I cleaned up after meals and occasionally did laundry.
Melanie S. - Seeking Work in Dubuque

14.28 / hour

Certified Montessori Teacher, full-time nanny for ten years, owner of in-home daycare for 1 year, worked with families/children for two years as a social worker
Ella B. - Seeking Work in Dubuque

20.00 / hour
1 yrs of experience

I grew up in a Filipino Christian household and was raised to learn how to give respect. Took care of my cousins and siblings. I love kids, my heart overflows with love for kids. I can cook, clean, very flexible and willing to learn. I have two little brothers and one of them has a disability, so I have experience on how to take care of them. I also took classes on babysitting and so I am certified.
Lauren - Seeking Work in Dubuque

22.85 / hour

I have been babysitting for six years. I have babysat many different ages and of both genders. I currently work at a daycare and a camp. I have been working at the daycare for almost 4 years and the camp i just started in Feb, but it is a four year deal. I am majoring in Elementary Ed in school. I love kids and I find it hard to be away from kids for too long :)
Danielle  F. - Seeking Work in Dubuque

22.85 / hour

I have been babysitting children with an age range of newborn to twelve for around 8 years, and I also currently work at a daycare and have wored there for four years. The normal tasks I do as a babysitter is cleaning, cooking, bathing, and I have also done overnight shifts for various days while parents were away for work or vacations. I am CPR certified and have neen to several other childcare classes through the daycare I work at. I also attend Clarke College for nursing. I have very good avaliability,and I really enjoy children and have several references if needed.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Dubuque, 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 Dubuque’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 Dubuque 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 Dubuque?
  • 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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