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Ali B. - Seeking Work in Le Mars

Hourly rate10.00 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours
Years of childcare experience4 yrs of experience

My name is Ali, and I absolutely adore little kids. I love to read to children and encourage them to read books on their reading level to me to engage them. Park trips or even just out to the swing set is also something that I enjoy doing with kids. I also believe in limited tv and video game time. I have babysat for 5 different people. I enjoyed each family and their children and pets. One day a neighbor who has an in-home daycare, called me and asked if I could watch her daycare kids for about 3 hours, and then watch her own 4 daughters while she and her husband went out for a date and to run errands. I gladly agreed because I love her daughters. That afternoon when the school aged kids got of the bus there was about 15 kids under the age of 10. I have done 3 overnight babysitting jobs in my 6 years of experience. I love doing arts and crafts, reading, playing board games, playing outside. I also have what I call bag of fun. It includes radom books, and games, or my list called "how can we help mom today?" I use this to help teach responsibility to them. Reward will vary. As I conclude this, I want to say "thank you for taking the time to read this."
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Le Mars, 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 Le Mars’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 Le Mars 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 Le Mars?
  • 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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