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Ypsilanti, MI Nannies

Jessica F. - Seeking Work in Ypsilanti

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

During the last 21 years I worked as a nanny for children from birth through 16 years of age. During that time I gained my associates degree in early childhood development at Washtenaw community college. Currently I am working toward my bachelor’s degree in special education for visual impairment at Eastern Michigan University. Children have always been an inspiration for me and it has been my career focus to work with them. My goal as a nanny/childcare professional is to be a positive role model and mentor in a child’s life. After all, children hold the future in their hands. It is my duty to work with the parent in a partner relationship to help give their child/children the best care possible. This way I can help to meet all of their child’s basic needs. I have some very good qualities to offer your children. I am patient, understanding, caring and a lot of fun. I am also responsible, trustworthy and clean. I will help children to encourage appropriate behavior skills and manors, be active, make good choices, and learn. I will engage them in a variety of activities including: field trips to places such as the zoo, pool, park, bowling alley, museums and the library. They will have a schedule throughout the day that incorporates reading, playing games, dress up, art and cooking activities that are age appropriate. I can provide a loving atmosphere where your children are able to develop trust and everyday skills to help them throughout the rest of their lives. Therefore, I feel I will compliment any family.
Kelsey L. - Seeking Work in Ypsilanti

22.85 / hour

My childcare experience started when I was 14 years old. I was a Assistant in my church nursery. I floated between the infant room and the toddler room. When I was 16, I got a job as a Latchkey Aide for one of the elementary school in my school district. After graduating high school, I was offered a position at a local daycare. I was an Assistant in the Infant, Mobile Infants, Toddler, Young Preschool and covered breaks occasionally in the Preschool wing. I was there for a couple of years before deciding to return to school Full-time. In the middle of the semester I was asked to accept a nanny position, the youngest was 8 weeks old when I started and the brother was 5. I was responsible for caring for the youngest all day and driving the oldest to school. I packed lunches and made breakfast for the oldest as well. As the youngest got older I would take him to enrichment classes (like Gymboree, classes at the library) and we would go to the park a couple times a week to look at the frogs and turtles as well as play on the playground. I stayed with the family until the the youngest was 2 and 1/2 and the oldest was 7 and 1/2...at that time, they encouraged me to go away to school. I am coming to a close on my first year away at school and I would like to extend my family again become a nanny to another family.
Grace S. - Seeking Work in Ypsilanti

17.14 / hour

I am a recent college graduate (12/13), licensed to teach in Ohio PreK-3 and Michigan K-8, and have recently moved to Michigan (9/14) because my husband accepted a position working with U of M's women's basketball program. Throughout the school year I have been a substitute teacher but have had really pleasant experiences as a nanny! During my sophomore year of college, I was a nanny for a family with four year old twins for six months until their mom went to work part-time. I then became a substitute teacher at a child development center for two years. I worked with children as young as six weeks old to twelve year olds. I completed my student teaching and a long term substitute position in first grade and have taught second grade summer school. I am extremely passionate about working with children and love their energy and passion for learning!
Lynette C. - Seeking Work in Ypsilanti

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been an Infant Child Care Provider, Preschool Teacher, School-Age Camp Counselor & Child Care Provider. I was the Director for a Licensed Childcare/Preschool Facility for 2 1/2 years -- ages 6wks - 12yrs old, 132 children enrolled. I received my Bachelor's in Child Development from Central Michigan University. I have some Master's coursework completed in Child/Adolescent Psychology. I am a certified Parenting Coach/Consultant.
Marissa K. - Seeking Work in Ypsilanti

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

I am very passionate about working with kids and have had many years of experience babysitting kids ranging from newborn to middle school. I have worked as a nanny for two families, both of their children were infants at the time.
Cherrie C. - Seeking Work in Ypsilanti

14.28 / hour

I have been providing childcare since I was 13 years old. I love children. I have had many years of continuous nanny experience, including live in nanny experience. I am loving and playful. I love dogs as well.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Ypsilanti, 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 Ypsilanti’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 Ypsilanti 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 Ypsilanti?
  • 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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