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West Columbia, SC Nannies

Linda N. - Seeking Work in West Columbia

Hourly rate22.85 / hour

Nanny for several families in the last 12 years, caregiver in Church Nurseries. Former Public School Teacher and Preschool Teacher. Nanny of twins, toddlers, and preschoolers through preteens.
Leigh  S. - Seeking Work in West Columbia

Hourly rate22.85 / hour

I first started working with children when I was 17. Six years later and I am now a certified elementary school teacher working on my Masters in Divergent Learning. I've worked in a co-ed residential camp, summer day camps, and a daycare. I also babysit and tutor. I have cared for children as young as 6 weeks old up to 14 years old. I enjoy teaching children and helping them grow.
Judy A. - Seeking Work in West Columbia

Hourly rate8.26 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

I am the oldest of seven children. I have always enjoyed being around kids, playing, teaching, or simply caring for them. I graduated with a bachelors in Elementary Education.
Jessica L. - Seeking Work in West Columbia

Hourly rate11.42 / hour

I have been a babysitter since I was 12. In college I was counselor for a children's summer camp. I also have continued to babysit. I have been a children or youth intern at my church for the past four years.
Kellett M. - Seeking Work in West Columbia

Hourly rate17.00 / hour
Years of childcare experience4 yrs of experience

Coming to school at USC my babysitting opportunities have been cut down due to the fact that I only know a few families in the area, and I am trying meet new families! I would describe myself as outgoing, patient, and compassionate.

I have babysat since the time that I was 14. During my senior year of high school, when I had a shortened schedule I would babysit around 55 hours a week! In addition to babysitting, I have nannied the same family for 3 summers as well as helped out with camps at a small church each summer.

I am extremely dependable, punctual and organized. I am okay with specific instructions and catch on quickly to new instruction. I have limited special needs care. I am familiar with learning and developmental delays.

I have reliable transportation and can drive children around to practices or other obligations!
I can clean and cook and don't mind do house chores.

I love to be outside as well, I don't mind going for bike rides or to the park.
Rosebud C. - Seeking Work in West Columbia

Hourly rate10.00 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours
Years of childcare experience2 yrs of experience

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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in West 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 West 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 West 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 West 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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