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Amanda P. - Seeking Work in The Colony

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

Full time nanny (live out)from Jan 02- Nov 03. Weekends from Nov 03- May 04. I was 19 when I started and Edward was 3 months. Feb 07-July 07: full time live out nanny for 2 girls, ages 1 and 3, and one boy, age 5. In addition to the 3, I had my daughter as well, who at the time I started was 5 months. I was also a nanny for a family with 3 children, ages 1-5, for about a year. And also brought my daughter along, who at that time was under one.
Caroline M. - Seeking Work in The Colony

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I started my childcare career in 2003 teaching private pre school, and then after 6 years became a private nanny. I stayed with my first family for over 2 years and left to raise my own family. Now that my oldest is entering kindergarten I am looking for another family to nurture and grow with.
Raegin S. - Seeking Work in The Colony

17.14 / hour

In High School, I worked as a Counselor for xx for 2 years. I counseled children between the ages of 6 & 12. I also worked as the primary babysitter/nanny for 3 years for a specific family before attending college. During my college career, I majored in Psychology and studied Child Development; I also interned for MHMR and assisted the psychiatrist and case worker with 15 different child cases.
Emily D. - Seeking Work in The Colony

14.28 / hour

I have been caring for children since I was in High School. With a wide variety of child age I believe I have experience to meet your needs. I am very good around the house and have no problem with housekeeping and other responsibilities when time allows. However, children are my number one priority!
Halie O. - Seeking Work in The Colony

11.42 / hour
Full-time hours

When I was 12 years old, my older sister had a baby. I would babysit him from 3pm to 8pm or whenever my parents got home. when I 16 years old I babysat my friends bother and sister who were 2 and 6 years old for a summer. It was a great experience and I learned a lot from those kids.
Christina C. - Seeking Work in The Colony

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I am the eldest of 4 siblings and growing up with two working parents, I was primarily responsible for watching over my siblings. I also watched kids around my neighborhood when needed.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in The Colony, TX?

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 The Colony’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 The Colony 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 Texas?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in The Colony?
  • 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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