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Cassandra G. - Seeking Work in Salem

Hourly rate11.42 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

​During the summer of 2009 I took care of a 6 year old girl during her post-surgery recovery.  She had gone through bilateral tibial fibular rotational osteotomies because her tibias and fibulas were internally rotated bilaterally, causing her feet to turn in, making it difficult for her to walk and run.  Because this surgery put her in full leg casts, I had to provide 24 hour care 6 days a week.  My duties included, sponge-bathing, carrying her to and from the bathroom, rotating her casts every few hours during the night, maintaining her casts, planning activities that she could participate in, bringing her to checkup appointments, medicine management, and transporting a wheelchair. ​Between September of 2009 and May of 2010, I volunteeredin Tacoma, WA., tutoring elementary students weekly in both reading and math.  I helped kids make progress in both of these academic areas. Each week I went to Peace with a smile on my face, ready to work with any child. I put all my energy into the kids that I worked with, even when the kids did their best to test my limits. My work at Peace exemplifies not only my relational abilities and professional approach, but also the fact that I am an out-of-state student that chose to volunteer in an unfamiliar part of Tacoma. Not many students from PLU took it upon themselves to go to Hilltop to help improve the educational future of Tacoma youth, so I was excited to be a part of the team of volunteers at Peace. ​Since September of 2010, I have had the privilege of interning and volunteering in McMinnville, Oregon. This non-profit organization offers services and resources to victims of domestic violence and their families. A great resource offered to clients is childcare during support groups.  This is greatly appreciated by the clients who attend the support groups, because in some cases the clients have no other means of childcare for the evening.  Sometimes the client's financial situation precludes the expense of a babysitter for the evening. For many of the clients the ability to participate in group without worry about childcare provides a much needed break from the responsibilities of rearing their children, and a chance for them to focus on themselves.  I have had the opportunity to work with the childcare staff and volunteers to aid in the care of the children in the playroom.  Generally the children range between the ages of two and eight years old, but the majority are infants and toddlers. I also volunteer . I have run activities on the that are offered at the museum, have worked as a Play Guide, and spend the majority of my time volunteering in the clay studio. Volunteering at the museum has been an amazing learning opportunity. I have gained a great deal of experience in working with children of varying ages, ethnicities, and have become very capable of quickly assessing a child's needs and basic personality qualities in order to decide what kind of interactions would be most beneficial for the child.
Brooke M. - Seeking Work in Salem

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

I have nannied and babysat children from the newborn age through adolescents at age 14. I really love working with children. Currently, I nanny a family with one boy, age 2, and one girl, age 4. Recently, in California, I nannied 2 families - one with 2 girls (ages 16 months and 8 years old), and the other family had 2 girls and one boy (two twin girls 6 years old, and one boy age 10). I have worked overnight shifts as well.
Ellisabeth S. - Seeking Work in Salem

Hourly rate14.28 / hour

I recently graduated from Western Oregon University with a degree in early childhood elementary education. I completed my student teaching in a first and fifth grade classroom. I have also worked in an elementary school, as a tutor in a first, second, and fourth grade classroom. The summer of 2008, I was a counselor at a Bible Camp. While I was there, I was responsible for 10 first graders. Through the years, I have gained lots of experience working with children by either babysitting or providing childcare. Currently, I nanny part-time for a family with two girls, ages 2 and 6.
Crystal P B. - Seeking Work in Salem

Hourly rate11.42 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

I have cared for infants and all different aged children. I dont mind changing diapers, bathing, changing their clothing, feeding, burping, helping with homework. I enjoy it all. I am a big kid at heart, but make sure that the children are taken well care of. I make sure that when speaking to a child, i get down to their eye level so they know i am paying attention to what they are saying and what they may need. I like for them to feel safe with me and know that i will keep them safe. I treat any child like my very own, i wouldnt let anything happen to them. I see myself being a great fit for any family.
Sadie W. - Seeking Work in Salem

Hourly rate11.42 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

I babysat for family friends and neighbors when I was younger off and on for many years. I also have spent a lot of time volunteering in classroom settings. I was recently a volunteer teacher at Head Start. I would spend anywhere from 2- 8 hours with the children. I was responsible for helping with meal times, rest times, play times, and problem solving.
Chabrise H. - Seeking Work in Salem

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

I am a mother of 23 years and prior to caring for my own children I have always been involved in the lives of young children by either babysitting or my year of dedicated nanny work. After having my first child, I continued to provided child care in my home in a small group setting.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Salem, OR?

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 Salem’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 Salem 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 Oregon?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Salem?
  • 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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