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Lymesha B. - Seeking Work in Milwaukee
Lymesha B.

Lymesha is very good with kids my kids opened up to her when they were having problems with school. She helped my kids with their homework step by step and she’s a very fun person to have around your kids. - Aryeuna

Samantha R. - Seeking Work in Janesville
Samantha R.

She's great with kids and is always interacting with them. She likes to play with them outside or takes them to parks. She makes snacks for them and feeds them lunch. - Carry

Samantha R. - Seeking Work in Janesville
Samantha R.

She did many things that made me very comfortable with her. She cleaned up after my kids mess, fed them, played with them and even walked them to the park or even drove around! She is kind, smart, and gentle! - Jersey

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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Wisconsin?

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