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Mackenzie Nicole
Portsmouth$12/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hello I’m mackenzie, I’m 20 years old with a 5 month old daughter. I am currently in real estate school and very much enjoy being around children so I am interested in helping a family in need!
Arriona Holiz
Portsmouth$10/hr  |  16 yrs experience
Hi I am Arriona! I live in the Hampton Roads area and a future care giver. This is my beggining ti my future type of job and I am well experienced with being the oldest in my family ! My hobbies are I run track and cross country and I love to dance. I understand the amount of trust you need to leave your children to a stranger which is why I always am open to meeting the family a few times before hiring! This would not be my first job . I am also always open to care giving any type of child ( race, disability , family, etc ).
Dominique Wiggins
Portsmouth$15/hr  |  14 yrs experience
My name is Dominique, I’m 21 and I’ve been caring for children for as long as I can remember. I love music and games and books . I am the oldest of 6 , I’ve always communicated very well with children and I absolutely love babies. I feel like being able to take responsibility for other people’s children and allow myself to learn how to keep each kid happy and healthy is a great way to prepare myself for future motherhood.
Elizabeth White
Portsmouth$10/hr  |  6 yrs experience
Hello. I am Elizabeth. I love kids and pets. I am willing to clean the house and help with everything you need taken care of!
Amber Rock
Portsmouth$10/hr  |  10 yrs experience
Hi my name is Amber I'm a full-time mother of two, so needless to say I have the energy to keep up with multiples and kids love that I have fun with them on any given level. Former lifeguard, CNA, HHA and CPR trained. Communicate is vital between myself and the family I am caring for. I have 10 + years experience & love what I do. Childcare is where my heart is! Hope to hear from you soon!
Brianna Patterson
Portsmouth$9.25/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
My name is Brianna Patterson. I am a student at Kecoughtan high school.
Surya Ligons
Portsmouth$10.50/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hi my name is Surya (sur-ree-a) and I'm currently taking a break in my studies. I've been working with kids since I was 13 and love it. I started by living with and watching my nephew/godson, and then began babysitting for kids in the church. Over the last few years, I've worked primarily in the security field with the Department of Homeland Security however I much rather care for infants, toddlers, and kids of all ages.
Layla Harris
Portsmouth$11/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
hello! my name is Layla. i am a loving and compassionate person. i love to make people around me as happy as possible. I tend to have consideration of others and i am very hardworking and outgoing.
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Lynn J.

Lynn was very caring and kind to my children. She would take them for walks, to playgrounds and dance around. My daughter loved Lynn watching her. She was great with keeping my kids on schedule. She would take them to school. She always made them feel loved. - Stacie

Aire'Anna R.

She is very attentive, she pays close attention to detail , you can tell she loves the kids . In everything she does she puts forth the most effort without even blinking she cares for the children like they are her own. She is an amazing asset to have . - Brittiany

Alicia H.

Alicia was our nanny for our two girls and took care of both since they were babies. She loves our girls like they are her own, and we trust her completely. She’s kind, patient, careful, protective, easy to get along with and dependable. My husband and I are happy to speak to any prospective family to recommend Alicia. - Sarah Rogers

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How to Hire a Nanny in Portsmouth, VA

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Understand Nanny Responsibilities in Portsmouth, VA

Before beginning the search for a nanny, it’s important to understand what you’re looking for and if a nanny is the right choice for your child care needs. In hiring a nanny, first, you should think through what responsibilities you expect your nanny to handle. With that information, you can create a profile so that nannies can reach out to you. The boundaries for nannies duties vary from family to family. In general, a nanny is responsible for making sure your children’s needs are met, including things like ensuring they have opportunities to play and be active. When tasks go beyond child care, for example, housekeeping or meal preparation, it’s good practice to communicate these expectations with your nanny before hiring them. Along with the different duties that you ask for, experience and location can impact how much you should pay your nanny.

Portsmouth Nanny Interviews

Once you start connecting with prospective nannies, the next step is a nanny interview. To make things a bit easier, here’s a list of some nanny interview questions to consider asking:

  • Do you have experience being a nanny?
  • 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 in Portsmouth? Do you have experience being a live in nanny?
  • Are you open to being a nanny in a nanny share?
  • Do you have any references?
  • Are you trained in First Aid or CPR in Portsmouth?
  • Do you have a driver’s license in VA? Do you own a car?
  • What salary are you seeking? Are you open to being paid through direct-deposit, pay stubs?
  • What are your expectations around over-time pay and vacation time?

During the hiring process, it’s essential to ask for references, and by asking their references questions you gain a better understanding of they will fit in your family. As you get closer to hiring a nanny, be sure to run a background check to ensure your kids are in good hands. When evaluating a prospective nanny, it’s essential to make sure you’re setting the foundation for a good relationship with your nanny. You can do this by being clear about your expectations around nanny responsibilities and compensation, and of course, by being friendly and welcoming! And of course, as you learn how to hire a nanny, Nanny Lane's nanny services are here to help you along the way.

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