Stephanie

Gilbert, IA

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Is It Important To Have A Certification To Be A Caregiver?

CPR is a good one. If you intend to be a nanny and partially home school, then you might want others.

How Much Should I Be Charging?

I understand asking for a raise but a $5/hourly jump is quite the expense to think about as an employer. I'm not saying that you aren't worth the jump. But if you truly like what you're doing and who you work for, think of a percentage... more

What Are Fun Activities For A 5 Month Old?

Anything with colors, lights, music, pictures etc. Engage them visually or with audio that they can react to.

What Do You Do If You Are Being Asked To Work Overtime?

Just approach same way as if you were at a company paid hourly job. Acknowledge it up front what your pay expectations will be and it won't be "awkward" when it happens.

Is There An Effective Way To Show Authority When Babysitting Ages 6+?

The best thing you can do is showing them you will only address them and their issues if they use their "big words". If they are either sulking or being snappy/or using a smart attitude then they can wait to get a resolution until they are willing to have... more

What Are Other Care Providers In The Area Charging Per Hour For Special Needs Children?

I think it depends on a case by case basis. Regardless of the Childs ailment, a caregiver needs to decided for themselves after meeting with the client how they can help them. If the financial strain is too much for what "normal" is for rates, the caregiver could provide a... more