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Hailie  W. - Seeking Work in Spirit Lake

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

I have experience from babysitting throughout high school for families with infants-teen years. I was an active coach for Special Olympics. I also took on an internship in a local preschool classroom with about 20 per class. During my internship, I structured daily learning activities, worked in small group exercises, and maintained structure and discipline in the classroom. I have experience with infants and toddlers from taking care of nieces from time to time. I have been around children my whole life.
Jordan Q. - Seeking Work in Spirit Lake

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

I have a 4 year old niece who I have cared for since she was born. I also have a 10 year old brother and 6 yea old.brother.
Bethani F. - Seeking Work in Spirit Lake

Hourly rate22.85 / hour

I grew up doing child care and also helping in children's church. I love kids and doing activities with them instead of just watching tv or movies.
Kelsie P. - Seeking Work in Spirit Lake

Hourly rate22.85 / hour

The summer of 2007 I nannied for a family with three girls, ages 5,7,and 10. I worked every weekday from about 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. My daily job duties included driving the girls around to different activities, cooking lunch (sometimes starting dinner), and planning activities to fill the day. This past summer I was involved with a program called Camp Adventure. I was sent over to Brussels, Belgium where I was a counselor at a summer day camp on an American military base. I primarily worked in the child development center with children from birth to age 6; however, I also spent time in the school-aged programs and the middle school and teen programs. While at school I work at a preschool center. I've worked in both the 4- and 5-year-old room as well as the 3- and 4-year-old room.
Jill M. - Seeking Work in Spirit Lake

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

many brothers and sisters babysatt all through grade school and up was a nanny in new york my junir and senior years in summer.
Amber - Seeking Work in Spirit Lake

Hourly rate22.85 / hour

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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Spirit Lake, 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 Spirit Lake’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 Spirit Lake 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 Spirit Lake?
  • 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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