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Kara J. - Seeking Work in Towson

Hourly rate22.85 / hour

I began babysitting for a family friend at about the age of 12. I continued to babysit for family friends and for teachers at my middle school and high school. In high school, in order to graduate, we were required to complete a senior project of our choice. I chose to work with our SACC (School Age Child Care) program to teach children ages 4 through 6 a few songs. I worked with them one day a week and at the end of the semester, we put on a musical concert for the children to perform the songs that they had learned. Then, after my first year of college, I nannied for a family during the summer. I cared for a 12-year old girl and a 7-year old girl. I was responsible for providing the two girls transportation to swimming and dance lessons. I also had to provide breakfast and lunch for them, as well as plan some events during the day and summer for entertainment. Since October of 2009, I have been the full time nanny of a girl age 18 months (2 months when I started). The family will be transitioning her to day care staring in March so my services will no longer be needed.
Bonnie P. - Seeking Work in Towson

Hourly rate14.28 / hour

I began babysitting when I was 13 after being certified by the Red Cross as a babysitter (a class with taught CPR and first aid - although I am not currently certified). I babysat for a family with one child for about 4 years, and a combined family with 4 children for about 3 years. I obtained my first nanny position at age 16 and worked with a family with a 9mo. old, 2 yr. old, and 4yr. old. I absolutely loved the family and was with them for a year, but academics and extracurricular activities interfered. My second nanny position was for a year as a shared nanny for two infant boys. I no longer work with them because they are now close to 2 years old and no longer require two nannies.
Kate B. - Seeking Work in Towson

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

My name is Kate and I'm a recent graduate of Towson University (2014!) I received my Bachelor's Degree in Family and Human Services (also known as Family Studies) with a track in Child Life. Prior to changing my major to Family Studies, I was taking courses in the early childhood education department. I had thought I wanted to be a teacher, when I stumbled across Family Studies. I wanted to find a major that didn't limit me to one career aspect. With Family Studies I was given the opportunity to take two internships where I learned to work alongside children and families. One internship was working with patients and families in the PICU at University of Maryland Children's Hospital and the other resided at Ashland Preschool. From taking two internships I really found out that my passion is for working with children, helping them grow and learn about the world around them. This is where I feel I belong as a nanny. I have also worked at Towson University's Child Care Center for two years and nannied part time over the summers while completing my undergraduate coursework.
Kelly C. - Seeking Work in Towson

Hourly rate14.28 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

I have experience nannying for twin boys from the time they were 6mons old until they were 6.5yrs old. During that time, i regularly did educational activities with the twins, as well as helped with homework once they started school. For the family, i kept up with the family's laundty, cooked meals for the family, as well as kept the house clean and organized. I have also babysat for children ranging in age from 6weeks to 13+yrs. While nannying for the twins, I regularly prepared meals for the family, did laundry for the boys, and generally just kept the house clean and neat. I also regularly did food shopping for the family, as well as other errands and purchases that were needed. I have a safe reliable car, am a non-smoker and I have references available upon request!
Amy M. - Seeking Work in Towson

Hourly rate11.42 / hour

I started out working in a daycare after high school. I took all the early childhood classes in high school and I knew I wanted to work with children. After a few years at being in daycare I realized I wanted to have more of a one on one experience and decided I wanted to become a nanny. I have worked for 3 amazing families and have remained close with all of them. I had left my last family to have my own baby . If possible I would like to bring him to work with me. He is 9 months old. He has a great personality is always happy.
Emily C. - Seeking Work in Towson

Hourly rate11.42 / hour

I have always had a passion for taking care of children and I have had several years of experience. I have been babysitting since I was 16 and have had a lot of experience with children of all ages. I was a nanny for 2 years total with two different families with children ranging from 2 months to 4 years. I enjoy spending time with children and forming that bond between myself and my kids that I watch. I am energetic and fun and have no problem keeping up with the kids!
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Towson, 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 Towson’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 Towson 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 Towson?
  • 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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