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Zenia G. - Seeking Work in Columbia

Hourly rate22.85 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

I’m extremely organized and very detailed when it comes to the needs of any child. I do not believe in any form of physical punishment however I do believe that there should be some form of correction or redirection when a child has done something wrong or dangerous. For example time out or what I like to call let’s take a minute. Children need guidance and structure. I believe that children understand and comprehend well. So instead of reprimanding in a negative way I would prefer to reinforce in a positive way. I have worked in the field of child care for over 10yrs. I stared as a CNA (certified nursing assistant) in 2000 working on the maternity floor of the many different hospitals in Maryland. After aiding in the care of newborn’s and new Moms I met many different families who offered me jobs as a Newborn care specialist I also worked as a nanny part time and full time. I receive my child care certification and worked Tied point Daycare in Baltimore md as a lead teacher in the infant and toddler room for 2 years. In 2010 the daycare center went out of business from 2010 to 2014 I nannie for the xx Family until the children became older and no longer need my I currently hold certifications in child care, Nanning and Newborn care specialty. I decided to become a nanny because I love the one on one interaction with children. I love the personal feeling you get when you and a child bond and they know that you care for them. You learn everything about that small person and how amazing they are. When working in a center it hard to form a bond because it’s so many children and you are moved around so much. All so it’s disappointing because children come and go in centers and you never really see them again. I am looking for long term full time or part time employment. I would like stern hours meaning a strict schedule. I can allot some flexibility however, I prefer a set schedule. I am currently looking for afternoon - late evening hours.(12pm-8pm or 9pm or10pm) I can take care of some things in the morning if needed but I prefer a set schedule. Sorry I am only interested in working on the books (Taxes being taken out of my pay). If Driving is required for employment and a car is not provide the mileage must be included in the pay.I am open to nanny share however, it is only sharing of the nanny( Each family must have separate contracts) I enjoy what I do and love children very much so once you hire me I become a part of your family for life
Hope G. - Seeking Work in Columbia

Hourly rate22.85 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

I am a mature, energetic, professional Montessori educator with over 30 years of experience working with children between the ages of 2 ½ to 6 years of age. In addition to my professional experience, I am the Great Aunt to a family of five children, ages 10, 8, 5, and a set of 2-year old twins, and delight in being a very active participant in their day-to-day lives. My experience in being around from their births to the age they are today has given me insights and additional understanding of children’s needs before the age of 2 and beyond 6. I have been blessed to be part of the hectic lifestyle that this large family deals with from individual schedules to group activities that include the whole family.
Stori L. - Seeking Work in Columbia

Hourly rate14.28 / hour

I started babysitting when I was 12 years old and babysat pretty regularly until I was 16 for families in my church and neighborhood. Later I worked as a camp counselor for three summers and was a cabin counselor for girls between the ages of 7 and 13, although I also taught classes for campers up to 15 years-old. Following my years as a camp counselor, I taught English in Taiwan at a private school for six months (2006) and South Korea for 2 1/2 years to students between the ages of 3 and 12 years old (2014-2016). In 2007-2008 I worked as a nanny for two families that "shared" me as I watched all three of their children and alternated between the two homes. I really enjoyed my experience and was sad to leave when I accepted a job as a professor at a college in Sanford, Florida.
Jamie M. - Seeking Work in Columbia

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

I have been a nanny for three different families. One family had twins that were 10 months when I started and their brothers who was 5 and 9. I have been with them for a little over 4 years but I took a year off to move to Minnesota and I watched a family there. The second family I worked for had a 10 month old and a 3 year old. I have taught some of these children how so swim, walk, ride bikes, talk, and many other things that are educational. The third was a baby and I started when she was 4 months and ended when she was 8 months due to my own pregnancy.
Paulina H. - Seeking Work in Columbia

Hourly rate11.42 / hour

I come from a big family of 5 kids, me being the second oldest. I have been caring for children for as long as I can remember. It is something that I love to do, and something that I know I am good at. I specialize in infants and toddlers.
Valeria F. - Seeking Work in Columbia

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

work for a family for over 2 years. Love working with them because I love kids. I love the outdoors, crafts many other activities.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Columbia, MD?

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 Columbia’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 Columbia 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 Maryland?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Columbia?
  • 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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