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Bellingham, WA Nannies

Cassandra H. - Seeking Work in Bellingham

Hourly rate17.14 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

I have been passionate about childcare since I can remember. I was the kid who always wanted to play with the babies and help in the toddler room in daycare. As soon as I turned 11 I took the Red Cross Babysitter Class and got to work right away finding jobs. I watched younger cousins and neighbors so their parents could go on date nights, etc. By high school I had multiple families that I worked for on a regular basis. At age 17 I got my first job in a daycare being a break teacher and cooking all the meals/cleaning the center. After high school graduation I attended full time community college for slightly over a year, then got a job as a Transitional Preschool Teacher. That is what I do currently and I absolutely love it. I have 9 amazing kids who's ages range from 2.5 to 3.5 years old that I care for daily. I have watched many of them outside of the preschool by request of their parents as well.
Esther H. - Seeking Work in Bellingham

Hourly rate22.85 / hour

I am a fun, kind caregiver, who enjoys creative activities, and helping children to learn new skills. I have multiple experiences caring for, encouraging and mentoring children. I am the second eldest in a large family, so I have experience providing daily care for children of a variety of ages. I provided respite care for a family of 4 whose oldest son had developmental delays, OCD, and Cerebral Palsy. I provided care at least once a month for seven years. I volunteered at a drop in center for at-risk youth for 3 years. I am skilled at connecting with children with behavioral problems. I babysat 2 other families with children whose ages ranged from newborn to 14 years old. One of these families had 7 children. I learned to be skilled at multitasking, and coming up with creative activities to hold a child's interest. I interned at a middle school working with the counseling office. During this experience I became motivating children, and assisting them with homework. I mentored grade school students at two separate schools for a year. During this time I became skilled in listening to students and helping them to think through problems that they may encounter. I interned with a nonprofit that works with families experiencing difficult life circumstances. Through this experience I became skilled at communicating with parents about their children's behavior and needs. I interned with an organization that works with adults and teens with developmental disabilities. Through that experience I became skilled at communicating and learned many tips and strategies for working with people with developmental disabilities.
Linda H. - Seeking Work in Bellingham

Hourly rate22.85 / hour

My experience caring for children began as an in-home daycare provider when my own, now grown, children were young. I currently am a full-time nanny in the Bellingham area for a 5-year-old girl with special needs who will begin kindergarten this fall. I love taking children on nature walks, to the park, library, and teaching them basic art skills. I am a certified elementary school teacher, grades K-8 and have taught grades Pre-K through 3rd grade. I am extremely patient, kind, creative, and nuturing. In my most current nannying job, I worked full days, 5 days a week. I took her on weekly outings to the library. For Valentine's Day we looked for heart rocks along the beach and, during the summer, picked berries at local berry farms. Beginning mid-February through May, I assisted her in recording her monthly observations of a decidious tree (named Eliza Jane)in her nature journal. I taught my charge how to recognize pattern sequences in nature and create simple patterns in her artwork.I created a daily/weekly schedule so she knew what to expect. This helped to create a routine and consistency. We had fun listening to music while we did our morning chores, and learning new songs to sing. While my charge was at preschool, I performed light housekeeping duties and sometimes often and cooked the evening meal.
Kaila F. - Seeking Work in Bellingham

Hourly rate13.08 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

• Highly skilled in infant care including diaper changing and bottle feeding • Demonstrated ability to supervise and care for children in the absence of parents or regular caregiver • Proven ability to manage and control the children efficiently • Skilled in playing games and engaging children in educational activities • Extended ability to perform housekeeping duties and arrange meals for children • Patience while dealing with children • Good sense of humor and playfulness • Occupational First Aid Level 1 certified • Good communication • Able to organize activities to provide fun and exercise • Very organized and can record food and bottle intake if needed British Columbia | 2007 - 2008 Babysitter •Bathe, dress and give bottle to infant •Change diapers •Oversee and care for infant in the nonattendance of parents for an extended period of time •Wake up at night and care for infant Alberta | 2009 Volunteer •Watch over children •Participate in educational and developmental activities with children •Give snacks to children
Katie C. - Seeking Work in Bellingham

Hourly rate13.44 / hour

Hello! My name is Katie. I've always loved working with kids. My experience with children started when I was only twelve years old and started babysitting for family and other families in the neighborhood. I also taught dance for four years and worked in a daycare facility, working with kids of all ages.
Paige G. - Seeking Work in Bellingham

Hourly rate12.72 / hour

Having grown up with four younger siblings, ranging in ages 3-15, I have ample experience with children of all ages and personality types. I love working with children as they always provide a fresh angle on life and keep things interesting. I have been working at various summer camps since I was fourteen and babysitting for various different children as well. I love playing soccer, am involved in Drama Club quite extensively, and love helping out with my church whenever possible. I love baking, and enjoy using my creative side when playing with children.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Bellingham, WA?

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 Bellingham’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 Bellingham 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 Washington?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Bellingham?
  • 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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