Topsham, ME
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Topsham, ME Nannies

Katrina C. - Seeking Work in Topsham

11.42 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been babysitting since I was a teenager and have lots of experience with children of all ages. Also, for two years I was an afterschool nanny for an eight year old boy and a seven year old girl. I was a nanny to my niece when she was three months old for a summer when I was home from college. For the past two years I worked as an assistant preschool teacher and worked with children ages 3-5.
Tammy M. - Seeking Work in Topsham

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

I ran a home daycare for 12 children 22 years. I have experience with all ages and large groups, mostly newborns and toddlers. I have been a nanny for the past 3 years.
Angie - Seeking Work in Topsham

22.85 / hour

I have worked with children since 2002 in and out of Childcare centers, babysitting for families on a regular basis and nannying. i hold an aas in Early childhood education.
Kayla - Seeking Work in Topsham

22.85 / hour

In my family life i have had numerous experiences caring for family members as well as their children of all different ages ( anywhere from 6 weeks to 12 years. I currently work for an agency called family focus part time, i work with school age children mostly and occasionally substitute in their preschool classrooms.
Emily - Seeking Work in Topsham

11.30 / hour

I have babysat or been a mother's helper for 7 years. I've also volunteered at a daycare for 5 years.
Alyse - Seeking Work in Topsham

22.85 / hour

Babysitting neighbors and friends. I also have a younger brother who is considerably younger than me, who I care for on many occassions.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Topsham, 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 Topsham’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 Topsham 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 Topsham?
  • 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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