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Michelle S. - Seeking Work in Greenville

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

Beginning in my teens, I started babysitting for various families in my rural community. In my early 20’s I became a mother's helper to two different large families. One family had multiples from newborn up to age five. The other family had a baby up to an eleven year old. It certainly was a stretching experience for me as I came from a small family. I did some daycare work back in WI in the mid 1990’s as well as in FL for a private daycare. I have also been a Kindergarten teacher in a private Christian school in FL as well as a dually certified substitute here in the Greenville area for the last five years. I finished my degree at Bob Jones University with a certification in Elementary Education in 2006 and then went on to receive my second certification in Early Childhood from the University of Phoenix in 2010. I have been certified in infant/regular CPR as well as First Aide and would be willing to do so again. I have also had numerous background checks, the last being in February of this year. While attending BJU I was able to work with a wonderful family by the name of Gentry from August 2003-July 2004. Mary works in an executive position at (last I knew anyway) and Ted is an attorney. They have three great children who really were a joy to work with! The children attend Schools. I worked approximately a school year with them; I attended classes and then was at their home in time to pick them up from school, did the children’s laundry and general pickup (they had a housekeeper), made sure homework was done, piano practice, character training, chauffeured them to their private lessons/games, played indoor and outdoor games with them, created and prepared their suppers, baked with them, enjoyed crafts together, read to them, laughed together, and generally just loved being with them. Dear, sweet children! Mary, later for a time, ended up staying home and so I was no longer needed but we all ended with a great rapport. The last family I worked with as a nanny is a professional couple in town. Mary works for her dad's business and Richard works for his brother in law's business. I had the charge of their newborn twins from approximately three months old until about a year. The family was made aware, right from the beginning, of my need to finish my student teaching and that I would have to quit when I did and they were also great to work for! I was with this family from March 2005 to January 2006. What a wonderful experience to help rear and nurture newborn babies and to see their different stages of development! I am a believer of having babies on a schedule, as were they. The family wanted me to read various books on child growth and development as well as how to schedule, to help them get the twins into a routine. One of the books was "Secrets Of The Baby Whisperer" by Tracy Hogg and also BabyWise by the Ezzo's. Both books were very beneficial to someone who has never been married and has no children of her own. I followed a schedule with the babies and boy, what a difference that made! The babies, even though they were so young, got used to this schedule and they then "knew" what to expect. I remember one day one of the babies, at about 10 months, crying by the door at about 9 a.m. I had gotten off schedule and they knew that it was our stroller time:) I would feed, hold, talk to, read to, play with, sing to, teach character to, and also teach sign language (babies can sign before they can talk). We focused on having classical music playing on and off throughout the day as babies become smarter thru this technique (Mozart Effect), I also did general pickup and the babies' laundry. They too had cleaning people come in to do the more heavy duty cleaning. It was a hard time to leave "my babies" after that year and I cried but I knew I had to move on to my next goal in life of finishing my degree. I finished my degree thirteen years after "I was supposed to". I am 39 years old, never married but in a new long distance relationship. He is originally from SC and may move back this way. Even though I am now a dually certified teacher, I would love to make a career change back into being a nanny for several reasons. I still enjoy teaching but for the last five years I have been a substitute and with the economy the way it's been, there have not been a myriad of opportunities for me to receive a full time teaching position. I would love to marry someday and have my own children, but for now, I would love to again take care of someone else’s babies/children! I am also a tutor and if you have a need for that, I would be willing to help you out in those areas as well. I’ve helped over seventy, five year olds to read using a very special phonics program. Please feel welcome to give me a call regarding your childcare needs. I may also be willing to consider a different price for occasional babysitting. Thanks for this opportunity, Michelle
Lori W. - Seeking Work in Greenville

Hourly rate8.26 / hour

I have cared for children over a span of years. I mostly babysit while in college but I love children so much that I am willing to work part-time with them. I currently work full-time at a pediatricians office. I graduated with a Minor in Education from Clemson University. I love caring for children. I also worked as the child care provider at Gold's Gym while attending Clemson. I worked 6 days a week and would watch up to 20 children at a time. Ages ranged from infant to 10 years old. I was always able to handle each child individually while maintaining a safe and fun nursery stay. I have also baby sat steadily for two families. Both had two children and each were under the age of 5. The families that I babysat for asked me to babysit after I left the Gold's Gym job. They were amazed at how I managed that many children. To me, it was fun. Sometimes, challenging but mostly fun. It was a learning experience and I loved getting to know each and every one of them. I've also worked with special needs children while in high school and during my full-time job in Clemson as an assistant property manager. I am very patient and comfortable in any situation and confident that the children will be too. I am able to not only have fun but to provide a learning experience as well. I am able to use what I learned while gaining my minor in education. Children take to me easily as well as, I to them. :)
Gibson G. - Seeking Work in Greenville

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

I love children of all ages and have worked with them my whole life. Around age 14 I started to frequently babysit and began to attend a local church and within a year I jumped right into children's ministries. I worked with "Cubbies" (a children's program for 2-5 year olds) for the 4 years I attended high school; I taught the K5-2nd grade sunday school class from my Sr. year of high school until my Sr. year of college, and helped with teen ministries as well. I volunteered at Camps in the summer time for 2 of my college summers working with all age groups and families. In China, my husband and I frequently watched a fellow teacher's daughter (1 1/2 yrs old) and newborn baby boy. As you can tell, I love children and have much experience with them.
Katie K. - Seeking Work in Greenville

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

I have babysat since I was 14 years old for various families in my neighborhood and family friends. While in college, I worked at an after school program for elementary age children where I provided snack, helped with homework, and supervised until their parents picked them up after work. I also worked as a daycare teacher for three-year-olds. I helped potty train, provide snacks and activities, and supervised. I have a degree in Early Childhood Education, and I have had classroom experiences in pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and first grade.
Emma  K. - Seeking Work in Greenville

Hourly rate22.85 / hour

Last summer I worked as a preschool teacher. I had a class of 22 four year olds. The past two years I have volunteered at the xx in Greenville. The summer before last I worked in a child development center. I worked in the infant room with 10 babies ranging from 3 months to 1 year old. I have been babysitting for eight years now. I absolutely love kids. I also worked as a counselor for my church's summer camp for three summers before going to college. I have been working in the nursery in my church for seven years.
Elizabeth B. - Seeking Work in Greenville

Hourly rate14.28 / hour

I have worked with children of all ages in a variety of settings. I have years of experience as a babysitter, nursery worker, church / youth group volunteer, lifeguard, and summer camp staff member. I have also taken graduate coursework in Elementary/Special Education, and have spent many hours in classrooms.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Greenville, 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 Greenville’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 Greenville 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 Greenville?
  • 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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