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Alexis T. - Seeking Work in Columbus

Hourly rate20.00 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

Hello, my name is Alexis and I am seeking a full time nanny position with a start date of June 1, 2014. I have been a full time nanny to five children for the past 2 years, but at the beginning of the summer, one of the parents will start working part time and will no longer require my full time services. I have extensive experience as a nanny and babysitter, starting with my years in high school and college as a part time babysitter, to three professional nanny positions. During my years in child care I have cared for children ranging in age from newborn to 12 years old. In my current position I am caring for 5 children full time; their current ages are 2, 2, 2, 4 and 6 years. I have been there for close to 2 years, and my responsibilities include preparing meals, establishing and maintaining a sleep/rest schedule, arranging art projects and other entertainment activities, keeping a daily log of activities and meals, and establishing a routine for 3 infants. In my previous nanny positions I was also responsible for light housekeeping, scheduling and providing transportation to activities outside of the home, and assisting with homework. During the summer of 2011, I provided child care for two families with a total of 6 children, ranging in age from 18 months to 8 years, and I created a daily activity plan , with projects and outings to involve and stimulate all of the kids. A copy of this schedule is available upon request. My ideal job would be to care for multiple children, whether just with one family, or with a nanny share, which I have experience with setting up. I have always enjoyed caring for children, and find it exciting to be a part of their daily lives. I would really like to find a family to work for that has young children, so that I can be there in the beginning to help with their care, and to be able to make a long term commitment. While I would consider any job offer that comes my way, I would prefer a job that offers challenges and keeps me busy. I am self motivated and organized (which is why I was able to care for 3 infants at the same time). I am certified in CPR and First Aid. I am a high school graduate and attended the Ohio State University, where I was accepted into the BFA program for sculpture, although I have yet to complete my degree. While it is difficult to prepare to leave my current position, it's been a rewarding experience. I am excited and eager to start a new adventure.
Kelley Z. - Seeking Work in Columbus

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

Over the years I have had so many great experiences working with youth of all ages. I started babysitting at the age of 12. I still baby-sit part time to this day for three children (9, 2 1/2, and 3 months). I also come from a very large family, I am the second youngest of five. I have a niece and a nephew, they are absolutely amazing. Babysitting is not my only experience working with children, I started volunteering at summer camp as a counselor when I was 13. I was part of a staff of 30 members and we would spend 6 months planning the theme, activities, and events that would happen over our four day camp . At camp I was a cabin counselor, I was also an activity leader for arts and crafts and inspiration. In high school I spent over a thousand hours volunteering with youth development programs. Along with being active as a camp counselor, I was also a member of . where I helped my extension agent put on a six week program teaching low class children teaching the fundamental skills of a well rounded person. We taught them skills like diversity, leadership, teamwork, and much more. Throughout 4-H I became an ambassador where I was very fortunate to work with the program on a state level. There I was introduced to a program called , which was designed for children that have parents deployed in the military and are having problems coping with this deployment. For three summers I worked at one of their camps as a cabin counselor. This opportunity was very challenging and diverse but also extremely rewarding. In the summer of 2008 after my first year of college my love for summer camp had grown immensely. I spent two months at in Connecticut working with the east coast population as a general counselor. I took the summer of 09 off to focus on school work. Last summer I expanded to an even bigger camp,. At I was a cabin counselor and a candle specialist. I am currently a senior at the Ohio State university majoring in Agriculture Extension Education. The common theme of my experience as you can see is camp and youth development, some in large settings others small. But no matter the experience I know every year I gain more knowledge on child nurturing. It is very rewarding, and working with children is something I would love to continue to do in my future.
Carolyn C. - Seeking Work in Columbus

Hourly rate9.66 / hour

My mother would babysit for children in the neighborhood when I was growing up. She taught me everything I know! When I was twelve years old, I took a babysitting class through the Red Cross. When I turned thirteen, I began watching a family with one six year old girls whose parents were friends with my family. I have continued to watch that family as it grew to three girls and several others that particular family connected me with over the past seven years. Today, I nanny for a four year old girl and nine-month old boy in Centerville, Ohio three days a week, nine hours a day. I started working for this family in January of 2010 and stopped in September of 2010 when I moved away to Ohio Sate. I have been working for them while I am home for the summer. My duties include: preparing breakfast and lunch, changing the baby, getting them dressed for the day, putting them down for naps, tidying the play room, driving them to and from activities and entertaining them in any way! We love to go to local parks, the pool and the library! I hope to nanny for another family in Columbus when I return to Ohio State in September of 2011.
Christine A. - Seeking Work in Columbus

Hourly rate14.28 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

I have 7 years previous nanny experience. I was with one family this entire time. The family had two sons. I started with the family two days before the oldest was born, so I was there from the beginning. Positioned to provide comprehensive daily, overnight, and extended support to Kristin , spouse of company CEO; accountable for complete oversight of infant and 4 year old sons, domestic upkeep, and execution of various errands. Assist in maintenance of daily appointments and tasks, respond to/and record phone calls, address and allocate correspondences, and assist with accounting providing vendors and service providers with payment as required. Research and complete travel arrangements for vacation and business trips. Successfully guided education of preschooler from newborn to 5 years effectively teaching various skills crucial to development. Enhanced communications with boss by providing state- of-the-art pocket agendas to anticipate and track daily activities. When I left the oldest was 5 and the youngest two. I have worked in a daycare setting while in college. In this daycare I worked with infants through kindergarten. I have also volunteered at church in the during the weekly service(Fridays), where I assisted children with their homework, lead activities, as well as monitored. These children's ages ranged from 6-10. I provided childcare as a summer job while in highschool.
Trina W. - Seeking Work in Columbus

Hourly rate14.28 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

I help take care of my 3 nieces as a live in. I love it.But there no longer needing my assistance. I Get up in the mornings,cook meals, keep the children active and up to date with learning education.
Julie P. - Seeking Work in Columbus

Hourly rate8.80 / hour

I am originally from Cleveland and came to Columbus to attend The Ohio State University. While in high school, I basically had a ‘2nd family’ that I was a nanny for. I babysat them during the school year and for four years I took care of the 3 kids (2 boys, 1 girl) all summer long. This consisted of driving them to and from their activities, going to the pool, park and doing craft projects. I developed a great bond with the kids; 6, 9 & 11 years old and a cordial relationship with the parents.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Columbus, OH?

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 Columbus’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 Columbus 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 Ohio?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Columbus?
  • 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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