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Caroline H. - Seeking Work in Urbandale

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have 11 years of experience working with children (including multiples, preemies and up to 6 kids at a time). I'm first aid and CPR certified through the American Red Cross. I also received my CNA license through them. Caring for and helping children is my passion and I've taken several college courses on child psychology and child development. While I take my responsibilities very seriously, I also have a good sense of humor and love to play dress up or hide and seek. Seven years ago, I answered an ad for a nanny position. The family had six children between the ages of 11 and 1 and over the 5 years I worked for them, they became like my own. Three of them were preemies and I cared for all but one of them since infancy, so I've seen it all. I love cooking and (believe it or not) cleaning and would be happy to do both for your family. If you have an infant, I can make baby food and teach them baby sign language. My hobbies include listening to music, signing, dancing, reading and visiting museums. I like to keep children active with arts and crafts, games, learning activities and visits to the park. If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you!
Sherri  W. - Seeking Work in Urbandale

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

I am a trustworthy, creative, organized, people person, with a gift for childcare. I have worked as a nanny for 5+ years. I love kids, and I’ve always been good with them. I like teaching them life skills, and watching them grow, and learn. There’s such a feeling of accomplishment, watching a child learn and grow, knowing you helped in their development. I come from a large family, so I am used to having little ones around me. It’s a natural thing for me to nurture. I have an art background, so I love to do arts and crafts with them, as well as help with school projects/ homework. I have also taken a lot of courses in human development and have found this useful in creating sensory activities, to help build motor skills, socialization, memorization, and vocabulary. I like to maintain open communication with parents, and work as a team together, for the overall benefit of their children.
Kim D. - Seeking Work in Urbandale

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

I have nannied for two years for a family of three. I also currently nanny for a family of one, one day a week, and a family of three everyday after school. I have babysat for many years for all ages of children. I have also worked at a childcare at a YMCA for infants up to 5 years old.
Megan W. - Seeking Work in Urbandale

17.14 / hour

I have been a nanny during high school. I provided care for an infant while the mom ran errands or worked. I also have babysat on and off since I have 14.
Erika R. - Seeking Work in Urbandale

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

I have worked in childcare professionally for over 4 years, but I've had many babysitting jobs as well as helping out in other daycare since I was about 13.
Barbara A. - Seeking Work in Urbandale

11.42 / hour

I had the pleasure of working for two different families. The first family had four children spanning from age 2 to 13. I was responsible for the morning routine of getting them all ready for school and transportation. I did housekeeping and preparation of meals while providing enriching activities for the toddler during the day. The evening included transportation from school to extracurricular activities and dinner. The second family had three children from ages 7 to 13. My responsibilities were similar to the first, except during the day while the children were in school, I took care of personal assistant duties for the parents, did the grocery shopping, more intensive housekeeping and was very involved in programs at the elementary school for the two younger children.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Urbandale, 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 Urbandale’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 Urbandale 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 Urbandale?
  • 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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