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Kerrin T. - Seeking Work in Waldorf

14.28 / hour

From August 2004 to June 2006, I served as a full-time nanny for a family with 2 young girls, ages 7 months and 3 years when I began. My start time was flexible: most days I began at 9 am but due to medical appointments and military obligations, I would report as early as 5:45 am. Most days I would leave after both parents were home for the night around 6 pm. Each day, I would wake the girls for preschool, bathe and dress them, feed them breakfast, and drive the older daughter to school. During the day, I would take care of the younger daughter and provide light housekeeping support for the family. Once the 3 y.o. was finished with half-day preschool, I would work with her and her sister in the afternoon on enrichment activities. We would also take daily/weekly trips to the park, playground, and other fun, engaging places. During that time, I also part-time nannied for 2 other families. One family had a newborn daughter and a 3 year old son. In this position, I cared for both children and provided light housekeeping support for the family. The other family had 2 boys, 5 and 7 y.o. The younger son was physically handicapped with a prosthetic leg. I would wake both boys for school, get them dressed and fed, and take them to the bus stop. I would provide light housekeeping duties for the family until one of the parents relieved me for the day.
Ivy C. - Seeking Work in Waldorf

11.42 / hour

I adore children! I have over 13 years of experience caring for, educating, and nurturing children. I began my career as an early childhood educator with children ages infant to preschool. I worked within the daycare environment for several years and then transitioned to being a 4-year-old preschool teacher. During my career I eventually transitioned to being an assistant director of a childcare center and then I was promoted to being the Director of a private school. I have always had a passion for the education, growth, and nurture of children. As a teacher I prioritized exploration limitless learning experiences. As a director I prioritized safety, quality staff, and parent partnerships. I am looking forward to providing excellent care for children in a home and private environment where I can offer them one-on-one care and attention.
Katherine H. - Seeking Work in Waldorf

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I started babysitting at the age of 10 years old and started being a Nanny a few months after graduating High School. In high school I took a child development course and passed with flying colors. I have been a part time nanny for 3 different families for 3 years, about 6-8 months for each position. I have a lot of experience with infants and toddlers, ages 3 months to 4 years old, but I wouldn't mind working with older children. I do offer homework help, assisting with potty training, light cleaning, meal preparation, and light laundry. I also keep a daily journal for the parents of the child's daily activities, accidents, meals, diaper changes, etc. I do have a 2-year-old son that I would like to bring to my future position, of course no extra cost with him being there. I plan on getting CPR and First Aid certified again within the next month.
Danielle F. - Seeking Work in Waldorf

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have at least 10 years experience with children and love every minute of it! I have worked with infants as 6 weeks old to children as old as 12. In my previous jobs, I had a set schedule of days of the week to be at the home full time, but I was also available for nights and weekends on an on-call basis. In full time positions I was also resposible for household duties such as cooking, cleaning and running errands. I am also a certified nursing assistant.
Karen H. - Seeking Work in Waldorf

9.25 / hour

I have 4 children ages 23, 25 , 26 and 33. I also have 2 grandchildren that I watch often ages 4 and 10.
Megan  - Seeking Work in Waldorf

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I come from a rather large family. My first experiences with children started at a young age. I am the eldest of 15 grandchildren so I was always babysitting one of my cousins. I also have 8 brothers and sisters, 5 of which are younger than me. My first real experience in an organized childcare enviroment was when I worked at The Goddard School last January. I worked with the 2-3 year olds, the ratio was 6 kids to 1 teacher, it was the lead teacher and myself with 12 children. The experience was overall amazing. That was where I met the family I was just recently working for. Their daughter was in my classroom and her mother was looking for a nanny for her infant son and I ended up leaving the school to take care of the baby. Shortly after, her daughter left the school and I was taking care of her as well full time 5 days a week. Though it could be overwhelming at times, I wouldn't have changed a second of it. I absolutely fell in love with every child I have ever worked with. The experience is amazing.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Waldorf, 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 Waldorf’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 Waldorf 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 Waldorf?
  • 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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