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Mishawaka, IN Nannies

Cristina W. - Seeking Work in Mishawaka

11.42 / hour

I have been babysitting since I was about 13. I have been on multiple mission trips with my church working specifically with children. We were expected to guide and teach them through different obstacles throughout the week we spent with them. I have also volunteered for a number of years at my church in the nursery and childcare programs. This includes being head of the Alpha Service Childcare were I taught and managed the program. I attended Bethel College and majored in Elementary Education. Second semester of my senior year I student taught at Darden Primary Center. After student teaching, I substitute taught within the same district. I currently work with students with special needs at xxx. I feel that all of these experiences have helped given me characteristics and skills that will qualify me for a nanny position whether it is working directly with children, or communication skills with others.
Lyndsey T. - Seeking Work in Mishawaka

14.28 / hour

Over 10 years of babysitting, camp counseling, VBS leader, nursery, back-up nanny, older sister, etc.
Laura J. - Seeking Work in Mishawaka

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

I have worked as a Teacher's Assistant. I have worked in day cares. As a teenager/young adult I have taken care of children in their homes.
Amber L. - Seeking Work in Mishawaka

11.42 / hour
Full-time hours

I come from a large family with lots of children. I have had a hand in raising my brothers, cousins and neices.
Megan W. - Seeking Work in Mishawaka

22.85 / hour

I have been babysitting since the age of 10. I have a lot of experience with children. Most recently I was a nanny for a family with two little girls, a 2-year-old and a newborn. I am very responsible.
Jennifer L. - Seeking Work in Mishawaka

11.42 / hour

I am a kindergarten teacher. I have been working with children for ten years.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Mishawaka, IL?

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 Mishawaka’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 Mishawaka 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 Illinois?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Mishawaka?
  • 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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