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Claire F. - Seeking Work in Orange City

Hourly rate22.85 / hour

I have been babysitting since I was in 5th grade. My babysitting experience has included babysitting at regular times in the summer as well as occasional times as needed throughout my school years. I have cared for a variety of ages including infants through 12 year olds. During my senior year of high school, I worked with kids in an elementary special education classroom. I have also worked with children with special needs through Hope Haven as an associate instructor for respite care.
Heather T. - Seeking Work in Orange City

Hourly rate11.42 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

Being the eldest of six, I began doing childcare at a young age. My professional childcare experience consists of two separate internships with two different organizations. I have also had a plethora of babysitting experience, and can provide references.
Talitha W. - Seeking Work in Orange City

Hourly rate11.42 / hour

I have spent a couple summers as a live out nanny for a few different families and I enjoyed the experience very much. I have been babysitting for over eight years. I love kids and I desire to see them thrive as well as let them enjoy their childhoods. I have babysat for a variety of families, both paid and volunteer work. I have worked with infants, twins, and children with special needs.
Anne - Seeking Work in Orange City

Hourly rate22.85 / hour

I babysat for people in my town for most of middle school and ninth grade. I babysat fairly regularly for a family with two boys during those years. I also babysat for a few other families. I had other jobs that prevented me from babysitting until now.
Halee - Seeking Work in Orange City

Hourly rate22.85 / hour

I babysat for a family of 3 (2 girls, 1 boy) for four years until they moved. Their ages ranged from 2 (when I began) to 10 (when they moved). I was a lifeguard for 2 summers; during that time I taught numerous private and public swimming lessons to children of varying ages. I also was a counselor at a Bible camp for children going into 3rd and 4th grade one summer and volunteered at Vacation Bible School for 4 years.
Kayla - Seeking Work in Orange City

Hourly rate22.85 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

I love children and babysitting is a big part of my life. I truly enjoy working with children and families. I have been babysitting for about 5 years and have babysat children of all ages and family sizes. Babysitting has been my summer job for the past 3 summers.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Orange City, 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 Orange 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 Orange 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 Iowa?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Orange 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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