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Portage, IN Nannies

Charlotte H. - Seeking Work in Portage

Hourly rate11.42 / hour

Before having children of my own and becoming a stay at home mom, I worked as a paraprofessional for one school year and I was a nanny for a family of 5. I am also attending IUN and working toward my secondary education degree.
Tiffany  - Seeking Work in Portage

Hourly rate22.85 / hour

I worked at in Valparaiso, Indiana and was there for the last 3 years. At my job I was responsible for serving the meals, and if needed making the menus. So I have an advantage over some people on what is good and nutritious for children. I also helped in classroom responsiblities and supervison of the children. Before that I worked at a daycare in Hammond for 6 months until it closed. Prior to that I took a vocational class in high school for half of my day, my junior and senior years. I have also babysat for the last 7 years and I work in my church nursery, as well as teach the 2 and 3 year olds in the in the morning and evening at church. I have 2 nieces and one nephew ages 2 , 7mo, and 6 years old, and I babysit them extensively during the day and overnight.
Kayley M. - Seeking Work in Portage

Hourly rate7.83 / hour

I have nannied many times before, for newborns through school age. I worked in day care for about 2 years, where I worked with ages 15 months to five years. I left the day care to nanny, and I was with that family for almost 2 years. I have also nannied for a friend of my family's daughter, who was four at the time. I also nannied for a six week old and four year old of a former teacher, as well as many other baby sitting jobs, starting around when I was 12. I was always babysitting for the neighbors and volunteering at the nursery in my church.
Brandi - Seeking Work in Portage

Hourly rate22.85 / hour

Girl Scout leader. One year tutor coordinator. 3 years child care provider in my home-2 time winner of provider of the quarter-1 time winner of provider of the year. Nationally Accredited facility employee on Air Force installation. lead teacher 5 year old class room. Private nanny for 15 months for 1 child. Extended hours care including midnights, weekends, and holidays.
Lenore C. - Seeking Work in Portage

Hourly rate11.42 / hour

I'm a retired teacher. I started babysitting in junior high school. I raised my daughter, who is 23 this year, she graduated from college, and has a great job. I also teach Sunday school when needed. My last job was teaching, which I would still be doing, had we not lost our funding.
Heather H. - Seeking Work in Portage

Hourly rate7.68 / hour

For the past two years I have been watching twin four year olds and an eight year old, but they will be moving next month so I will no longer be able to be their babysitter.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Portage, 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 Portage’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 Portage 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 Portage?
  • 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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