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Columbia, SC Nannies

Kelsey  B. - Seeking Work in Columbia

Hourly rate22.85 / hour

I have been a babysitter for the past 5 years on and off. The kids that I tend to babysit are very active, love going outside and riding bikes or going to the park. I allow the child to help schedule the day to fit in not only what the parent wants to be complete but things the child wants to do or deems important to them. I hate when kids just sit in front of a TV or video game all day so I try to get the kids out and be active as much as possible, with the occasional down time because we all need a break. I love children of all ages, i have cared for kids from infancy to age 10 and older (siblings) so I know how to juggle kids from different age ranges. I very rarely care for just one kid at a time so I am very use to having multiple kids to care for and make happy.
Jessica D. - Seeking Work in Columbia

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

Hi my name is Jessica. I have worked at licensed child care centers for 3 & half yrs. I worked with children 6 weeks to 12 years old. I was mainly a teacher for children 6wks to 2yr old but I have work with all ages. I was also the 4yr old to 12yr old teacher for about 5months. I have SLED background check, CPR training, First Aid training, Early Childhood Credential, bloodborne pathogens training, & many other child care training classes. I also have many years of experience baby-sitting & being around children. I grow up helping in church nursery & helping my grandmother care for younger siblings & cousins. I have two younger brothers that I helped care for and I also have younger cousins that I have care for. I also started babysitting outside of my family @ age 14. I have been a baby-sitter for many families over the yrs. I love working with children & teaching them new things and seeing them grow and learn. Working with children is very rewarding. I HOPE to hear from you.
Shiann T. - Seeking Work in Columbia

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

I come from a family of 8, being the 7th. I started taking care of children as far back as I could remember starting with my neices and nephews. From 10th to 12th grade I would volunteer at my public library tutoring children ages 5-8. I then received a job at an after school program working with children ages 5-15. My duties at that job consisted of picking children up from school and bringing them to the after school building. I would assist in the completion of homework and or other assignments. Those lacking in certain subjects I would tutor further in. My most recent childcare experience is working at a daycare center. At this facility the ages ranged from infant to 10 years old. My daily duties are changing diapers, feeding the children, putting them down for a nap, and just having a one on one personal interaction with all children.
Cameron B. - Seeking Work in Columbia

Hourly rate8.57 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

I have been babysitting for many families since I was 12 years old. I have been responsible for as many as 4 kids at once with ages ranging from newborn to 10 years old. Meal prep and housekeeping are welcomed as I enjoy doing both. I have been responsible for pick ups, drop offs, carpooling and errands as well. I would be happy to provide any care necessary.
Savannah S. - Seeking Work in Columbia

Hourly rate22.85 / hour

My past childcare experience would be babysitting throughout high school with different families. My father is a dentist and so many of his patients would come and ask me to watch their children. I also am a Young Life leader at Clemson University which requires me to hang out with high school kids almost daily and be in charge of kids and their safety. Also during high school I worked at a children's play center where families could come and let their children play around on the different blow up structures and with the many costumes. My job was a floor manager which just means that I was in charge of playing with the kids and watching over them to make sure they were playing safely. At any given day there could have been 30 to 40 kids in the center and it was my job along with one other floor manager to make sure these kids were safe and also having a good time.
Meg M. - Seeking Work in Columbia

Hourly rate14.28 / hour

I am the oldest of three so I have been helping my mom since I was about 7! I started baby sitting when I was about 12 for two girls (18 months and 3) frequently for about a year or so. I was a summer day care teacher when I was 17 and watched up to 13 children at a time with ages ranging from 4 to 10. I am an early childhood education major, and observations are required, so I have been helping care for the children in the center from infant to three. I have recently had a lot of experience with infants less than and around one year of age as well as caring for a four year old and his one year old brother frequently.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Columbia, SC?

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 Columbia’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 Columbia 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 South Carolina?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Columbia?
  • 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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