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Makenzie R.
Mercer Island$20/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I have been nannying for an amazing family since September of 2006. The little boy I take care of is 18 months old & is great. Before this family I have babysat for a number of families. Number of children-up to four. Special needs-Yes, experience with autism.
Joey D.
Mercer Island$22.85/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I have watched over many different ages of children. I have worked with special needs from add, adhd, and autistic. I have enjoyed much helping children to learn and creatively think on their own, while providing safe boundaries for them. I have also tutored for elementary, middle school, and high school.
Stefana R.
Mercer Island$20/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I have a wide range of experience caring for children ages 7 months to 14 years old. I have been a nanny and babysitter for 3+ years and I currently work in a church nursery every Sunday.
Bonnie H.
Mercer Island$22.85/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
The summer after my Sophomore year, I was a nanny for a family who lives down my street. I was there to take care of them weekdays in the morning and afternoon. I took care of an infant boy and a toddler boy, ages one and four. I babysat for all four years of my high school career, and have continued to do it in college. I have babysat for many families and have become the go to person for my friends to ask to babysit if they cannot make it. I really enjoy babysitting and taking care of children. The is a place for children and teenagers to get tutoring in English and math. I have worked at for two years and love it. I grade and record worksheets, help them read and do math, and am there for them for anything they need help with. I have worked with a large variety of children ages 2 to 15.
Katia D.
Mercer Island$22.85/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Caring for kids is my second nature and greatest passion. Collectively, I have nannied (including 24-hr care shifts), baby-sat regularly as well as on-call and volunteered in the field of child care for over 5 years, working with newborns to 5-year-old boys and girls. The scope of my responsibilities included:giving LOTS of TLC, establishing schedule, feeding, dressing, in/out-door play-time(play dates, games, trucks, legos, dollies, make-believe, nursery rhymes, arts&crafts, dress-up, dancing, singing, exercising, etc.), diapering and potty-training, bathing/skin/teeth care, medicine administration (as direcred)reading and telling stories, educational activities (ABCs, numbers, counting), bed-time routine (with lullabies), overnight care. - Taking children to: school, park, beach, lake, playground; going for stroller-rides, feeding duckies and birdies, having fun in the wading pool, going to swimming lessons, going for breakfast and ice-cream (per mom's OK)and a lot more. - Grocery shopping, cooking, light housekeeping, laundry, dog care (walks, feeding, giving meds, exercising) - House sitting ( up to 2wks at a time)
Trent Winnie
Mercer Island$12/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I enjoy being able to help parents when they need a baby sitter, as a kid when I was younger I used to love playing with mine and would like to give the same experience.
Anna
Mercer Island$22.85/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I have been an au pair in American famili 1 year and 4 months. Before I worked in Russia during summer time in a kid's camp and time in a preshcool camp (I have all the recomendation letters with me)
Michelle S.
Mercer Island$12.84/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I am very out going and fun, but i stick to the rules! i love taking care of children!
Hillary S.
Mercer Island$20/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I have been babysitting since I was 12. The past 4 years I have been a nanny in the summer when I come home from school. Two of those summers I worked for 3 different families.
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Alani H.

She’s great with the kids and reliable. Friendly and honest and plays the piano. Taught my children daily and cooked great meals as well as took them on many adventures. - Elizabeth

Kellye B.

Kellye was amazing with my babies! I had a rough twin pregnancy, and she came in when they were just past 1 month old. She kept the house spotless, kept their laundry up, saw to their every need, and just was a joy to have around. Always a smile on her face and put me at ease immediately, knowing my babies were being taken care of. - Sarah

Makiley O.

She has a gift with kids! She focuses on them and is very loving and caring. The kids sense this from her and love being with her. - Sandee Englund

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How to Hire a Nanny in Mercer Island, WA

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Understand Nanny Responsibilities in Mercer Island, WA

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.

Mercer Island 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 Mercer Island? 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 Mercer Island?
  • Do you have a driver’s license in WA? 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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