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Durham, NC Nannies

Sarah C. - Seeking Work in Durham

8.26 / hour

I began babysitting at age 13 and have continued since. During high school I volunteered with children’s programs at my church and in the community. Throughout college I worked at overnight and day summer camps with children and youth ages 5-18. Over the past two years I have babysat and spent time with friends’ children while I’ve been living in Washington, DC and working at a non-profit afterschool arts center for children and youth.
Mary D. - Seeking Work in Durham

8.26 / hour

I started babysitting when I was 15 and fell in love with it right away! In college, I started nannying and have been nannying ever since. I have nannied for a wide range of families and children, infant up to 10 years old. I have done everything from house work, to helping with homework, to changing diapers, to driving to and fro activities, to cooking dinner, to bathing, to simply playing and having fun! Please see attached resume.
Tracy W. - Seeking Work in Durham

14.28 / hour

I have been a nanny for many Dr.s and like long term situations. I have cared for newborns up to school age. The last few jobs I have worked, I started when the 1st child was newborn and stayed with the family until they no longer needed me. I have done many different things for the entire family but my passion is caring for, training and loving children. I have transported children to and from pre-school and various other activities, soccer,swim lessons, tennis lessons, gymnastics, french lessons, Dr. appt., etc. My specialty is newborns and infants. I have been dubbed the "baby whisperer" by one family! I love children and can communicate on their level and understand how they think!
Mercedes G. - Seeking Work in Durham

20.00 / hour
Full-time hours

Good Day! My brief description would be I'm a fun-loving babysitter. I simply enjoy spending time with children. I pride myself on being able to play and act goofy with the kids, yet still have them listen and respect me. I love taking children to interactive & fun activities such as the park, zoo, plays, etc. But I can also spend the day at home coloring, dancing, and playing eye spy. It's very easy for me to connect with kids. Keeping the child's well-being is something I take very seriously. I'm a healthy balance of an easy going/patient attitude, and assertive when needed. I understand the importance of my role, and I'm willing to take on that responsibility. My references are by request. Thank you!
Heather M. - Seeking Work in Durham

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I started as a "mother's helper" when I was 10 for a neighbor who was a stay-at-home mom and needed an extra pair of hands. I continued to babysit throughout my neighborhood during middle and high school. In college, I joined a referral service and nannied for several families through the years. In total I have about 12 years experience with all ages of children and some disabilities. I am comfortable with twins, multiples, and children with disabilities or autism. I love kids and hope to be a mother someday!
Sara L. - Seeking Work in Durham

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I am a mother of a 1 year old and absolutely LOVE it! I have been babysitting since I was 11 years old and was labeled "the babysitting queen" in my neighborhood. I also have 8 years of YMCA youth programs experience ranging from a counselor to a director.
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Sierra Kimbrough - Nanny Share Member

with Sierra K.
12.00 / hour
Full-time hours
1 kid

We Are Steven and Anna and our 1 y/o son is named Ian. We currently have a nanny share, but the other family is moving away so we're looking for someone to take their place. Our arrangement is M-F, full time. We swap homes for childcare each week. We have two cats.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Durham, NC?

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 Durham’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 Durham 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 North Carolina?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Durham?
  • 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?