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Katie B. - Seeking Work in Sterling

Hourly rate22.85 / hour

I am currently caring for two chilren. An eleven year old girl, and a twelve year old boy. The little girl is very sweet with a soft disposition. She rarely argues and does what she's told with a smile on her face. She is very likely the easiest child I have taken care of. The little boy absolutely loves to play hockey, hates to do homework, is very hot-headed and loves to be right! Him and I sometimes have our disagreements but I'm sure he is well aware that my main concern is, and will always be, his well being. This particular job is after school monday-friday and full time during the summer. We sit down every afternoon after school and work on homework at the kitchen table, I am there to answer any questions they may have. I then oversee their reading everyday. I also take the kids to various after school activities. Sometimes we have their friends over, have little outings if we have the time or stay home and play board games, video games, puzzles, and cards. During the summer we did many different things from visits to the pool to visits to museums. The kids, as well as the parents, are very laid back and do not demand a lot of responsibility from me because they are already very independent. My time with them is spent either playing fun, active, mentally stimulating games or helping them with homework and keeping their lives organized. I always take it upon myself to tidy up the house and various trips to target, grocery, etc. are sometimes required. All in all it is a fairly simple job that is easy to master as long as I stay focused and remember the kid's everyday schedule and various, random events and assignments. Before my current job I was taking care of two little boys, ages five and seven for the summer. I picked the boys up from summer camp everyday at 12:00 and watched them until about 6:00. The boys and I would take part in various outdoor activities such as swimming, bike riding, hide and seek, tag, etc. I feel that the boys (being VERY energetic) tried to test their limits at times but unfortunately for them, I have never been one to easily be taken advantage of. I find that they, as well as other children I have cared for, thoroughly enjoy my company but also respect my authority just as much. I put a little extra time in with the youngest to help him improve his swimming. The oldest boy is behind his peers in reading so I also worked vigorously to help catch him up to the average level. My first official nanny position required me to watch two little girls, ages seven and eleven. I looked after them once a week during the summer but took care of them during the school year three nights a week. I also worked with the seven year old on improving her swimming skills. The eleven year old is very self-sufficient but needs my help with various homework assignments. Job requirements with this family include picking the girls up from school, taking them to after-school activities, helping with homework assignments, directing their household chores, cooking simple meals, and tidying up the house. I also have many hours of experience that come right from home! I have two beautiful nieces, Sophia and Jordyn who are five and two, and a handsome nephew who is just 10 months! I am with these kids regularly and do all I can to help raise them as I would see fit. I also cared for my niece Sophia before my first official nanny position from age one to two years old. This was a full time job monday through thursday 8:00 AM- 6:30 P.M. This basically included every parental duty involved with taking care of an infant. I began by getting her dressed in the morning, preparing food, feeding her, putting her down for naps (which could be quite challenging at times), bathing, and engaging in various educational play and activities.
Ashley W. - Seeking Work in Sterling

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

When I turned the age of eighteen I applied for a pre-school position and got the job upon two interviews. At first I was a floater so I went where I was needed from the infants up to after-school care. As time passed I became an extra in the three-year-old room for a few months to help. After a few months I became an assistant in the toddler room and head teacher in the summer months. Since employees were leaving I then took up a spot in the infant room where I ended my job with them after a year and a half. Upon leaving my first pre-school I became a nanny for two of my former students who were aged 3 and 4. I was a full-time, live-out nanny who guided them through their lessons as well as taking them to and from activities during the summer. I fully enjoyed being apart of their lives for almost two years time. Once the children I watched went to full-time school I applied to a pre-school and became a teacher for three-year-olds in Dulles, Northern Virginia. I was there for a year and two months. I then became a nanny for a family with seven children aged newborn-sixteen years of age. I watched the infant and toddler full-time and the other five part-time, except for the summer when they are all in my care. I also cooked dinner for the family two days of the week, did laundry, changed bed sheets, and cleaned the kitchen floors. I worked with them for a little over a year and it was the best experience I've had being a nanny. Afterwards, I went back to a pre-school in Brambleton, Virginia where I was the Lead teacher in the 2 year old room. I had 21 kids in my care and it was an adventure each and every day! I left that pre-school because of a hostile working environment. I'm currently working at the pre-school I started at in Leesburg, VA where I have my own class of 2 year olds! I'm looking for another nanny position because I prefer it over working in a school. There are a lot more things that I can do with the children and I love being close with just one family instead of barely knowing most of my students families.
Anjara A. - Seeking Work in Sterling

Hourly rate11.42 / hour

1. I have successfully raised 4 children; the oldest of which is 33; the youngest of which is 20, and in college. We have a very close relationship, and their friends all like me and like to hang out with me. 2.My current childcare experience is in special needs, with a completely physically disabled child, with CP and seizures. I have been with them for about 2 1/2 years. I am exploring having more work, and she is in school. Prior to this, my most recent childcare experience was caring for a just turned 1 yr. old girl, and her recently turned 4year old brother. I have excellent references from this job. I stopped doing this job due to the mom getting pregnant and deciding to work from home. 3. I was a foster parent to a 3 year old girl for a year, through Social Services when my youngest daughter was 3. The girl was 6 months older than my daughter. 4. In the early 80s, when my son was 2 1/2, I took care of a girl 2 months older than he was, as well as him, and her older brother, who was 9. This job was at their home, and was with them for about 1 1/2 years, . After that, I went to work for a nearby family who had four children, ranging in age from 2 1/2 to 6, plus my son. I worked for them for a year, then left to have my daughter. 5. In the later 80s, I took care of 2 children ,from the same family, in my home. The children were a 2 mo. old boy, and a 3 year old girl. They were with me for a couple of years. For awhile, during this time, I also cared for a 2 year old Down's Syndrome boy. Most recently, I cared for a 9 mo. old, and her 3 yr. old brother, for approx. 3 mo., until the mom got pregnant and had to change to work at home.
Claudia V. - Seeking Work in Sterling

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

my experience as a babysitter has been absolutely amazing; i love taking care of kids and teaching them new things everyday. I enjoy every activity that involves kids,and am very passionate about my job, reason why i've had such a good experience.
Maria M. - Seeking Work in Sterling

Hourly rate8.57 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

I have had over six years of experience educating and care taking for children from birth to 15 years. I have over 2 years of experience in group studies, and tutoring. I'm available for an on-call situations as well as part-time positions around Sterling, VA and Rockville, MD areas.
Iwona P. - Seeking Work in Sterling

Hourly rate20.00 / hour

Dear Parents I have been living in the U.S. over 10 years and I came here as an Au-pair. Most of the time I was taking care of school age children, but I have experience with infant and babies as well. Currently I do work for a family for over 2 years. They do have 3 children age (2,4,6). I have a great references and valid drive license. I’m very responsible person with sense of humor. I know how to cook, and I can be a big help for you while you are at work.I hope I will hear from you soon and please feel free to write if you have any further questions. Salary can be negotiable depends of my duties, and hours. Also I can be a great personal assistant if you think that what you need. At that moment I do look for a part time position, or even only during the weekends or overnights. Thank you for your time :)
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Sterling, VA?

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 Sterling’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 Sterling 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 Virgínia?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Sterling?
  • 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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