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Ashley D. - Seeking Work in Kalamazoo

9.25 / hour

I have a lot of experience babysitting children, I helped my cousin out a lot with her three little girls when her husband was deployed in the Navy. I also babysat for a family over the summer while I was still in high school. The children were 8 and 11 years old.
Sarah C. - Seeking Work in Kalamazoo

9.52 / hour

I earned my degree in Early Childhood Education from Indiana University in 2005. I have been teaching, volunteering abroad, and nannying since graduating and have worked with children from infancy through high school. I am entering my tenth year of teaching and my fourth year as lead teacher in a Pre-Kindergarten classroom.
Shannon M. - Seeking Work in Kalamazoo

10.36 / hour
Full-time hours

I have had 3 years of experience working in professional childcare settings both near Lansing MI and in Kalamazoo. I've loved all the time I've spent working as a childcare provider. I have also volunteered as a provider in a church and have had year long experience as a classroom volunteer in an elementary school.
Taylor M. - Seeking Work in Kalamazoo

9.71 / hour

I have one younger sister with Down Syndrome who I provided care for from ages 12-present. Additionally, I have several younger cousins whom I have babysat my entire life as well as neighbors' and family friends' children. This has allowed me to take care of children of all ages.
Mese B. - Seeking Work in Kalamazoo

22.85 / hour

I have babysat for my younger brother, nephews, and children of family friend's for years. I also am a regular volunteer at a local childcare center and have a few years of experience as a tutor for elementary school students.
Amber D. - Seeking Work in Kalamazoo

9.62 / hour

I have 5+ years of caring for children of all ages.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Kalamazoo, MI?

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 Kalamazoo’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 Kalamazoo 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 Michigan?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Kalamazoo?
  • 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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