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Rebecca S. - Seeking Work in South Portland

Hourly rate14.28 / hour

I worked for three years for the same family doing mostly after school care and early morning care before school. This included assisting with homework, driving to lessons and tutoring. In addition I prepared breakfast,dinner, did light cleaning and laundry. I also have done regular sitting for children ages 4 months, 2 years to 6 years hourly as well as overnights when needed.
Kaysea H. - Seeking Work in South Portland

Hourly rate11.66 / hour

I have been baby sitting since I was 13, both of my grandmother owned their own daycares and I have need helping out since I was 15 after school and when I am home from school. I also nannied for 2 families over the summer and hated to leave them. I am a very friendly person and I love having fun! I love kids! :)
Elizabeth - Seeking Work in South Portland

Hourly rate22.85 / hour

I've been babysitting and nannying for a variety of different families since I was about 13. I'm currently employed by Ski Resort in the child care center. My responsibilities as a lead teacher include care of guest children between the ages of 15-36 months. These children come from all over the world and stay for durations of one day up to three weeks. Colorado state ratios allow me to care for up to 5 children within this age group at a time. I do a lot of one night/part time babysitting for families who are vacationing in Breckenridge as well. Families who use our services during the day contact their child's daily teacher directly; families can contact our center for babysitters, or can be referred by ski school. I’m also from a large family and am the oldest of 18 cousins ranging from 2 years – 16 years, including multiples! I had an internship in college in a kindergarten classroom which included exposure to special needs children. I intend to continue my education down the road with a graduate school program in education.
Kara M. - Seeking Work in South Portland

Hourly rate11.55 / hour

I have had a lot of experiences caring for kids, and have enjoyed doing so! I have been watching several different families children for over 5 years from ages 2-10. We enjoyed doing things like playing outdoors,arts and crafts, and going on adventures together. I have also worked in a daycare with toddlers, so I have had a lot of experience with tthat particular age group.
Caitlin  - Seeking Work in South Portland

Hourly rate12.21 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

I babysat all through highschool and on and off since then. For the past three years, however, I have worked as a toddler teacher at a daycare (small). Through the daycare I have attended 15+ conferences about various early childhood topics, and am also certified in c.p.r. and 1st aid.
Fahmida - Seeking Work in South Portland

Hourly rate22.85 / hour

i took care of my cousins all the time and some of my other family members kids. i use to live with my aunt and uncle when i was young and they had 3 kids who i geve most time too and took care of doing every thing for them.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in South Portland, ME?

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 South Portland’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 South Portland 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 Maine?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in South Portland?
  • 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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