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Merrillville, IN Nannies

Kelly D. - Seeking Work in Merrillville

Hourly rate22.85 / hour

With over 12 years of experience being a babysitter/nanny, I have a passion for children. Being the oldest of 25 cousins, being a caretaker comes naturally. During college I volunteered through the YMCA and PACT (Parent and Child Together) Head Start. I have worked at an in-home preschool and was a teacher at Kiddie Academy in the infant-school age room. I was also a substitute teacher. I am looking for the right family to nanny for. I am organized, hard working and loyal. My hobbies include reading, theater, art, working out, music, games, and spending time with family. I am comfortable working with children of all ages and have experience with babies as well as adolescents. Looking forward to meeting your family!
Melissa J. - Seeking Work in Merrillville

Hourly rate8.26 / hour

I have been working with children since I was 14 years old, I am now 25. I have worked at childcare centers as well as a nanny. I went to Indiana State University and majored in Child Development and Family Life Studies and minored in Child Psychology. I have worked with children as young as 2 weeks up to 11 years old. I love working with kids of all age, no matter boy or girl.
Tisha G. - Seeking Work in Merrillville

Hourly rate14.28 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

I have been a nanny since 2000. I've worked for many families, lots of different age groups of children. I've cared for twins, infants, toddlers-teens. I have also been a teachers aid for a local preschool also helped with the art projects in preschool
Ashley H. - Seeking Work in Merrillville

Hourly rate14.28 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

I was a full time nanny for a family of 5 children while I operated their family's business for 2 years. I have raised three children from newborn until they outgrew the need for a babysitter during the summer months. I also have a considerably younger sister (12 year apart) who I raised as my mother was a single-working parent.
Ivana R. - Seeking Work in Merrillville

Hourly rate14.28 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

My past childcare experiences have been very delightful! I have grown to love the kids & enjoy going to work everyday. Everyday as a nanny I created a relationship with the children. I watched grow, learn to read, began talking. It is a rewarding experience.
Jennifer P. - Seeking Work in Merrillville

Hourly rate8.26 / hour

I have many years experience with children ages 6 wks to ten years. I am currently a nanny for a family of five, however I am considering my options. I have CPR and First Aid certified.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Merrillville, IN?

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 Merrillville’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 Merrillville 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 Indiana?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Merrillville?
  • 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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