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Allison T. - Seeking Work in Zeeland

Hourly rate9.89 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

I have been babysitting for about three years. The main job I'd (and still do have) is occasional, I do however, still play with those kids even when their parents are home, (I live next door), I can handle up to six kids at a time. I have been volunteering more that working with children, mostly in my church nursery. I love kids, they bring such fun to our lives, and I am able to care for infants too.
Staci K. - Seeking Work in Zeeland

Hourly rate22.85 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

I began babysitting for a family of 3 when I was 10 years old, they lived down the street so my parents were close if there were any problems. I continued babysitting throughout my years of schooling. I was a camp counselor for a local elementary school for 2 years working with 5th graders. I was a teachers assistant for 2nd grade for 1 school year while I was a junior in high school. I was also an assistant to Kindergarten for 1 year as well. I volunteered at my church's nursery when I was 12-15 years old. I have all kinds of different types of experience working with kids of all ages.
Katrina H. - Seeking Work in Zeeland

Hourly rate9.80 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

-I have twin brothers who are now 11 years old -I have twin cousins who will be 3 in August and a cousin who will turn 5 in August -I have taught childrens church at my church for 5 years -I have babysit for several families for the past 10 years, I have loved every single one of them!
Elizabeth H. - Seeking Work in Zeeland

Hourly rate14.28 / hour

I have always loved kids! I have nannied for one year in my home town, and have babysat since I started High School. I am an Elementary Education major at Michigan State, so I work with Children on a weekly basis within classes.
Laura V. - Seeking Work in Zeeland

Hourly rate9.80 / hour

I don't have a lot of experience as a nanny. My experience has been with my 3 daughters, substitute teaching in the schools, teaching preschool through 5th grade classes in church, caring for infants in the church nursery, and caring for my two grandchildren. I love children and have fun interacting with them.
Natalie W. - Seeking Work in Zeeland

Hourly rate10.36 / hour

I have babysat for about 10 years for families that have 2 kids and for multiple families that included 12 children total. I love kids, am in college majoring in education and would love the opportunity to spend my summer with kids!
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Zeeland, 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 Zeeland’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 Zeeland 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 Zeeland?
  • 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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