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Linda M. - Seeking Work in Alexandria

22.85 / hour

My name is Linda and I live in Alexandria VA.I am seeking for a Part Time nanny position, ready to start immediately. I am legal to work in the US, drive my own car, CPR and First aid qualified. I am 28 years old and I have 5 year of experience in child care (nanny). I also speak both English and French fluently. I am PT college student (pursuing my degree in Early Childhood Education enrolled in On-Line classes. Therefore, my schedule will never interfere with work. I love children dearly which lead me to the desire of wanting to become a pre-school teacher in the future. I’m graduating in June of 2014 but I want to continue child care for a few more years- 3 or 4 before I begin my teaching career.Being a nanny is not just a "job" for me, it is my passion and I serve it genuinely from the bottom of my heart! I began working as a nanny for this family in May 2008 when the infants were only 4 months. (They are twins, a boy and a girl). I have experience with infants, toddlers and school aged children. By working within these different childcare environments, I have become familiar with the planning and organization involved in providing childcare to a variety of age ranges and needs. I'm confident that my previous experience, enthusiasm and conscientiousness would make me an excellent addition to your family. I particularly enjoy working with children as I find it rewarding being part of their day to day development. I am responsible for light housekeeping,preparing meals, running errands, shopping, bathing, diaper changing, etc. I do many activities with children that keeps them stimulated daily, such as educational activities ( reading, arts and craft, coloring, drawing, math, writing etc.) while keeping them safe and happy. Also,outdoor activities! I drive them to local activities as well. Bellow is my resume: Objective: To use my skills and experience and thereby to promote a positive atmosphere, and higher quality education among children. Seeking a challenging and responsible position to use my abilities and experience effectively and efficiently for children and I also have acquisition for learning and developing new skills. Achievements and skills May 2008- Current * Have excellent communication skill to deliver and present learning effectively. * Can create an enthusiastic environment and make learning a happy journey among children * Have creative and imaginative blend which helps in delivering lessons in a practical and interesting manner among children. * Have a caring attitude to attend to children's needs and concerns in time. * Have a strong desire to work with children * Well developed skills in prioritizing, organization, decision making, time management, and verbal/written communication skills. *Fluent in English and French. * Strong interpersonal skills resulting in exceptional rapport with people. * Proven success in initiating, promoting and maintaining strong interpersonal relations. * Able to deal courteously, professionally, and tactfully with the general public in a variety of circumstances. Experience: Child Care Provider/Nanny May 2008-September 2013 * Provide a healthy, safe and welcoming environment. * Assist with the indoor and outdoor supervision of the children. * Observed and recorded children's growth, behavior and development, and discussed with parents. * Prepared play and learning materials and set up the children's environment. * Prepared light snacks and general meals. * Assisted children in bathing dressing, tutoring, chauffeuring, running errands, housework and cooking * Responsible in engaging children in activities such as reading, writing and spelling. * Took children to museums, parks, libraries and local activity centers. * Responsible for running errands, grocery shopping, and other concierge services Education: Northern VA Community College BS Early Childhood Education Graduation: June 2014
Catherine G. - Seeking Work in Alexandria

22.85 / hour

I absolutely love children and have a great deal of experience caring for them. I started my babysitting career at age 11 as a "mother's helper" and began babysitting regularly at age 14. From ages 16-18, I worked for a local nanny service. I worked as a part time nanny for various families and have continued to babysit regularly since I started college. I have have experience with children of all ages, including young babies and toddlers and feel comfortable watching multiple kids at once. I am studying to be an elementary school teacher, so since I started college I've also gained a lot of experience working with children in classroom settings as a student teacher. I have additional experience as a reading and writing tutor, so I can provide great homework help when necessary. As a nanny, safety is my top priority! I am Red Cross/CPR certified and trained in first aid. I've held a driver's license for over 5 years and have an excellent record. I am a very cautious driver and observe the speed limit religiously. When it comes to the children in my care, I am very energetic, enthusiastic, loving, patient, attentive, and fair. I respect children and value their thoughts, feelings, and opinions, so I always make a point to listen and talk to the kids in my care. I love arts and crafts, playing games, reading, taking trips to the park or pool, etc. I definitely prefer to stay actively engaged with children I care for rather than simply placing them in front of the television. I love going on adventures and helping to create new and memorable experiences for the children. I genuinely enjoy being around kids, and I think it shows through in my work. I take my work very seriously and am extremely responsible. I am always professional and punctual and am very dependable. I love babysitting/nannying just as much today as I did when I first started seven years ago. Thank you for your time, and I hope to hear from you soon!
Zina T. - Seeking Work in Alexandria

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

Visually Impaired: I started babysitting when I was 16years old. I worked for a blind mother who had a severe visually impaired, 5 year old adopted child. From this I taught the child how to write with line assistance. One of her favorite activities was playing on the playground and singing about everything. Day care: I worked at a small daycare out of someone’s house for 2 years. In this time period I cared for 9 children with ages varying from 6 months to 12 years old. My responsibilities included changing diapers, snack time, homework assistance and play time. Autism: I got the opportunity to work for a mother who had a 7year old autistic daughter for 10 months. The reason I stopped was I moved out of the area. I trained and practiced the sunrise program with her. At my arrival, the girl had a vocabulary of 50 words and walked around in a diaper because she could not clothe herself. My biggest accomplishment was teaching her the name of each article of clothing and she eventually was able to clothe herself. Additionally, by the time I left that family, the daughter tripled her vocabulary while under my care. With this case I had to teach the parents just as much as the daughter. By recognizing the potential and already accomplished success in the daughter I was able to minimize the parents coddling and enabling current and future growth. Fairfax County Park Authority I was a summer camp counselor. At the beginning of each week we would get a set of 20 children that we cared for one week teaching them how to geocache. I cared for children ranging from 6 to 13 years old. I conducted meal time, bathroom time, field games and other activities. The summer camp was all outdoors. CPR and first aid certificate along with a background check was required for the job.
Lauren J. - Seeking Work in Alexandria

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

I have worked with children since my senior year of high school. I worked for a family during the summer that had three children. I was their nanny for that time. This is when I found out my love for children and wanting to work for them. That summer I learned a lot from the children that I worked with. It’s ironic of how adults learn things from children whenever they are mimicking our every mood. Children look at the world with innocent eyes. They can re-teach us some life lessons that we may have forgotten. I also have worked for a private day care working with children ranging from 1 year to 5 years. This job was a blessing I got to see how children developed in every area of their lives. Its amazing of how much children learned. The most important job that I worked was with inner city children in Waco, Texas. I was a tutor for a 6th grade class. The job brought a new perspective of the world to my eyes. It made me feel blessed for how much I have in my life. I am a hard-working, independent, caring individual who would love to work with any family. I would love to take the children out and show them the joys of the world. I would like to teach them the basic necessary things in life. Right now I am a nanny for a family in Washington D.C. This job has been a wonderful experience for me. I take care of 4 great children ages 4, 2, and 1 year old twins. I take them to the park, library, teach them how to cook (cookies is their favorite), and we do many crafts. I would like to expand my horizons though and work along the west coast until I go back to school in the fall. It is my passion to work with children my whole life. They are innocent precious gifts from God.
Nikki R. - Seeking Work in Alexandria

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I am a career nanny and childcare provider with over 19 years of experience in a variety of settings. My most recent work was as an infant and toddler specialist. I have worked with family sizes up to 11, and ages ranging from birth to 14 years. I also have spent extensive time in my career addressing issues with reflux, colic, and food allergies. I am CPR and First Aid Certified. I also have spent time as an early childhood educator at the toddler/pre-school level while attending school. I feel, with my experience, no challenge is too great. I pride myself on my creativity, high energy, and I work to constantly improve my skills through continuing education and training programs.
Guinevere N. - Seeking Work in Alexandria

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been babysitting for many cousins in my large family for more than 10 years. In college I nannied for three children aged 4mos-4 years for the during of the 2007-2008 academic year. More recently I moved to Alexandria to serve as live-in nanny for some friends from college.
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Nanny Share is when two families share one nanny. The nanny has two employers and enjoys higher pay, while each family saves significantly on child care expenses.

The families below have found a nanny they trust, and are looking for another family to join them to save on childcare costs. Learn more about Nanny Share.

The Kressin Family - Hiring in Alexandria
Taryn McClure - Nanny Share Member

with Taryn M.
20.00 / hour
Full-time hours
1 kid

Starting Mid-October, we have an opening for a new family to join our existing nanny share!

We have one child, Aurelia (17mo), and we are looking for another reliable family with a child of a similar age to join our share. Unfortunately, our other family is moving out of state. We are sad to lose them, but we are excited for the opportunity for our girl to make a new friend!

I am a software engineer and my husband is an attorney, and we both work pretty regular schedules. We live in a 3br semi-detached near a great playground and a library in Alexandria, VA (near Del Ray). We also have a very loving (and calm) black lab who is great with babies (although she spends most of the day sleeping).

Cost: $10/hr per family (on the books)

Hours: Typically 8-5, but very flexible and open to discussion

Our nanny: We found Taryn on care.com after interviewing several candidates. We tend to be very cautious, but from the moment we met Taryn she put us at ease. Our AJ and the other boy in our nanny share is in love with Taryn. She does a wonderful job of taking the kids to the park and to nearby kids' activities (such as at the nearby library). She also teaches the kids tons, and we love coming home to find pictures, letters, and numbers she writes up on whiteboard for "preschool". Our daughter has already learned so much from Taryn, and we're always surprised to come home to find her trying new words (or, more often, animal sounds).

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The Kf Family - Hiring in Alexandria
Christian K - Nanny Share Member

with Christian K.
7.25 / hour
Full-time hours
1 kid

Hello I’d like to offer my home for a Nanny share with another family. I have identified a few potential nannies to start on November 4th. I have a 6 month old boy. I have asked the nanny to be available from 8 AM to 6 PM, M-F. Please message me if you are interested in sharing the cost at a very affordable rate in a more private environment than a daycare with another baby to socialize with.

I am located in Kingstowne, Alexandria VA off of Beulah street.
The Deal Family - Hiring in Alexandria
Soheyla Panahinia - Nanny Share Member

with Soheyla P.
14.38 / hour
Full-time hours
1 kid

We are a married couple in our thirties expecting our first child in late November. We are having a boy. We both work full time Monday-Friday, 9-5. We do not have any pets. We prefer a family with no pets. We have an experienced nanny with excellent references specializing in care for newborns to toddlers. We are organized, clean and friendly people looking for a similar family. Our nanny will be working full-time Monday thru Friday 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Alexandria, AL?

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 Alexandria’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 Alexandria 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 Alabama?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Alexandria?
  • 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?