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Topeka, KS Nannies

Rachel H. - Seeking Work in Topeka

20.00 / hour
Full-time hours

When I grew up my mom had a home day care. Starting when I was 12 years old I helped her in the day care. The parents of the day care kids had me babysit in their home in the evenings. I, also, have babysat for church members kids when they needed care. I recently worked in the nursery at my church every Sunday with children ages 1-3. I have CPR/First Aid training. I have cared for an Autistic boy and currently work with mentally disabled adults. I was a foster parent for a young boy with special needs for 6 months. I worked in a preschool for 3 months.
Sharon E. - Seeking Work in Topeka

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

I have worked with children of multiple ages since I was 11 years old. I have worked in daycare centers with 1-2 year olds, 4-5 year olds, and children that have disabilities. I have a degree in elementary, special education and have taught a K-3rd grade special education class and two half day Kindergarten classes. I worked five years as an outreach storyteller for the public library in Topeka doing story times for 3-5 year olds in daycare and preschool centers. For the past 5 months, I have worked for a family as their full-time nanny with a now 7 month old girl. I love doing crafts and am very creative. I enjoy cooking. I have 7 nephews and nieces ranging from 20 years to 14 months that I love spending time with. I do read with the baby that I take care of every day and take her to the library once a week for Baby Bookworms. I love music, singing, and dancing.
Kacey H. - Seeking Work in Topeka

8.57 / hour

I have been babysitting informally for family and family friends since I was 11 years old and that's when I knew I had to go into childcare! I joined a nanny service while I was in college and did various babysitting jobs through them, and eventually found a job as a full time nanny for a 3 month old and a 3 year old with autism. I worked with the family for a year, providing childcare, building and implementing a daily schedule, preparing meals and doing light housework. I then took a job as the lead teacher of a one year old classroom at Christ the King Early Education Center. I provided care for 10 children aged 12 months to 2 years.
Jenna  P. - Seeking Work in Topeka

11.42 / hour

I have babysat since I was 13 and when I was 17 I was hired by a local pre-school as a teacher assistant. When I went to college, I got a job at the university's child care center, and I am currently still working there during the school year. During these last three years of working in the classroom full of 2-5 year olds I have found that kids are my passion. I love working with them because they are so fun, energetic, and loving.
Sue B. - Seeking Work in Topeka

8.57 / hour

I am currently a part-time nanny and a full time Preschool Teacher. I have been working with children most of my life and have worked with infants to school age children for the past 10 years in a childcare center environment. I have two children of my own who are both in college starting 1/14. I love working with children and feel lots love and structure make for healthy children.
Kiley T. - Seeking Work in Topeka

17.14 / hour

I have worked within childcare since the age of 12. I have a degree with an emphasis in education and special education. I teach special needs students during the achool year. My passion and drive for life is working and education today's youth.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Topeka, KS?

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 Topeka’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 Topeka 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 Kansas?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Topeka?
  • 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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