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Cassie G. - Seeking Work in Waukee

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

My last childcare experience is what I am currently doing, student teaching. I have a passion for teaching and love having an impact on the lives of children. I am currently teaching 26 children in a third grade classroom and love every second of it. I work with a lot of kids who come from broken homes and whose parents are struggling to make ends meet. They have no educational exposure at their homes, so I feel that I have a huge responsibility with them and owe it to them to provide them with the richest education as I possibly can. It is very difficult to not get attached to these kids. I have found through student teaching that I want to focus on one family and put my all into that.
Amber R. - Seeking Work in Waukee

11.42 / hour
Full-time hours

Right now, I am working at a daycare here in Waukee. Previously I nannied for a family here in Waukee, Iowa, I worked with them for a little over 6 months. I was caring for their two children a daughter who is 2 yrs. old, and their son who is 6 months old. Before that, I was a nanny for a family in Des Moines with ason who was 12 an D a daughter who was 6, from the beginning of May 2011 until the end of December 2011. I worked for a daycare in 2010 and also did some babysitting for my sister's son and daughter. Also during my last two years of high school I did work study with preschool kids, during this I laid them down for naps, helped teach them, and read to them.
Janie A. - Seeking Work in Waukee

11.42 / hour

I have been babysitting since I was in middle school for families from my church and in my neighborhood.I have been providing childcare for church activites the last four years for my church and occationally babysitting. I have also nannied two summers. One summer I was an extra hand for a mom of three kids, 3yr old and 4 week old twins. Last summer I nannied for a 3yr old.
Hope S. - Seeking Work in Waukee

22.85 / hour

I started babysitting 13 years ago. I worked for 3 years at a in Waterloo, Iowa. I worked with all age groups, ranging from 6 weeks to 12 years. I followed lesson plans given to me by the center, and helped with everyday activities.
Emily M. - Seeking Work in Waukee

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been babysitting for over 8 years and absolutely love being around children! I have babysat infants as well as older children, and enjoy kids of all ages. I have a family I primarily babysit for and have since I was 16 and have really enjoyed watching them grow over the years.
Crissy - Seeking Work in Waukee

22.85 / hour

I have been both a summer nanny as well as a part time nanny for children ranging from 5 months to 9 years old in the past two years. Prior to that, I worked in an afterschool/summer childcare program for 2 years and had numerous babysitting jobs in junior high and high school.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Waukee, 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 Waukee’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 Waukee 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 Waukee?
  • 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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