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Sonja R. - Seeking Work in Valparaiso

Hourly rate11.42 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

I have summer nannied for four years, three with one family, and one with another. I would take the children to the park, the pool, sports lessons, ect. I would make lunch and snacks on a daily basis for them, and did light house work. I also have experience at a daycare as the newborn and toddler teacher, overnight summer camp as a counselor, occasional babysitting and am the oldest of four siblings. I have experience with newborns through pre-teens.
Kathleen M. - Seeking Work in Valparaiso

Hourly rate22.85 / hour

I have had experience with small children to older children in my neighborhood along with my cousins when they have come to stay for the week and have planned activities. I also have a cousin who is autistic so I have had experience caring for a person with autism.
Sarah B. - Seeking Work in Valparaiso

Hourly rate11.42 / hour

I sat for 2 years for a family. 4 days a week and for the first year it was 7:30am-2:30am everyday and this past year was 2 days a week 7:30-2:30 and the other 2 days 12:30-2:30. They had 3 boys names Roman(9), Ryker(5) and Rhecttec(3). I also babysat a few times for a family in Charlotte. My most recent babysitting gig has been for the past 2 years for a family in Valparaiso IN, I sat monday-friday mornings 5:45-8:30. I got there right before the mother would leave for work and would have to get the 11 yr old girl up for school and get her ready, I also drove her to school. A few times I would have to get her from the bus in the afternoon.
Andrea C. - Seeking Work in Valparaiso

Hourly rate8.57 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

I have always been the person people come to to babysit. I play, color, dress up, read, and play games. I can't think of a time where I have had a bad experience .
Sarah S. - Seeking Work in Valparaiso

Hourly rate17.14 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

I have been a full time nanny for children ranging from newborns to teenagers. I have stayed all night, done school drop off/pick up, handled various day outings, special needs, and stayed overnight when necessary.
Thelma G. - Seeking Work in Valparaiso

Hourly rate8.57 / hour

five year's of childcare for the same family.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Valparaiso, 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 Valparaiso’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 Valparaiso 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 Valparaiso?
  • 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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