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St. Cloud, MN Nannies

Amanda F. - Seeking Work in St. Cloud

10.22 / hour
Full-time hours

I started babysitting at age 11. I come from a small town where a local babysitter was a high demand. Around the age 15, I had 2 full time babysitting jobs. My first job of the day would be an overnight watch of 3 children since their mother was a nurse who had the overnight shift from 8pm-7am. 10, 5, and 3 were their ages, all boys. I would sleep in the house and wake the children up and feed them in the morning. Once their mom came home, I went to my next job, a family of 2. 12 and 10, brother and sister. That lasted from 8am-6pm. For an entire summer, those were my jobs. At 17 I started working in fast food but took in babysitting jobs when needed. I helped watch a family with 1 son for many months until the mother had her 2nd child. When she was ready to return to work, I gladly accepted her offer of being their babysitter again, now for a 3 year old and a newborn. The family I took care of during my duo-job-summer during the daytime, invited me to be their babysitter for a trip to Fargo for a wedding. It consisted of the 2 children whom I was already watching, and a cousin of theirs of the same age. Once arriving Fargo and at the reception of the wedding, I found myself watching 6 children in total, most between the ages of 6-8 and a 1 year old. All friends and family of the family I had arrived with. With permission of the parents, I took them all to the hotel we all were staying at and took them to the indoor water park, fed them, got them in pajamas, and helped them fall asleep in 1 room. Once the parents returned from their night out at the reception, they took their children back to their own rooms, already asleep. The next morning I was met with one of the mothers and on behalf of the other families, thanked me for taking good care of them while they were out partying, and that they pooled together $200 to pay me for my services, even though I was already being paid for my services by the original family. I am now 21 and currently work in fast food full time, but I wish to change that.
Katherine D. - Seeking Work in St. Cloud

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

Hello, My name is Katherine. I am 27 years old college Graduate. . I have been working with children for many years, and have spent summers taking care of multiple children. I have cared for twin boys, who were around 2 months old when I started and spent time volunteering with the youth in mission work in the past. Summer of 2008 I spent time working a special needs camp for children of all ages. I am also CPR and First Aid trained. I have always heard I have a gift with children of all ages and backgrounds. I am a special education major, and enjoy working with kids more than anything.
Rie S. - Seeking Work in St. Cloud

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

I have worked in child care for the past 34 years, being a nanny for the last 25 years. I have been a licensed in home child care provider, I've worked in a child care center as well, but my favorite is working one on one with a family as a nanny. I also have years of experience working with children with special needs.
Jacquelyn R. - Seeking Work in St. Cloud

11.42 / hour

I have been a babysitter through out all of my high school career. As I moved onto college I sadly had to move away from the families that I adored. I have taken care of two separate families. One family that had three children, two younger girls, and the eldest being a boy. I was with this family for about four amazing years. The second family I took care of was for two children, both young girls and one of the children having Leukemia. This family I took care of for only about half a year. While both families were totally different from each other, the amount of duties were the same.
Kacey S. - Seeking Work in St. Cloud

9.65 / hour

I was able to babysit my neighbors growing up almost every weekend and some week days when the parents would go out. I also was able to nanny over the summer for them while the parents were at work. It was a family of two and between the ages of 2-8. I also made sure that they were able to get physical activity in by going to the park or having activities to do right outside of the house. Along with creating activities like arts and crafts for the children so they continued to grow educationally also.
Joelle E. - Seeking Work in St. Cloud

17.00 / hour
Full-time hours
11 yrs of experience

I am a 44yr old single mother of three, I have worked directly hands on with children my whole life. I have over 62,000 hours working with ages six weeks to fifteen. I've been a nanny twice,I've owned my own child care center in Blaine that held ninety children for4 years, I've worked at Aveda childcare, New Horizon, Kids Today , For Kids oh and a couple schools . I've been the teacher, director and owner. I also went to school in HI for two yrs for Early Elem Ed. I'm looking for FT , Hours and days are open. I feel comfortable watching up to5 kids with all housework also done
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in St. Cloud, FL?

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 St. Cloud’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 St. Cloud 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 Florida?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in St. Cloud?
  • 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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