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Mother's Helper/Nanny

Apply now Job No: 10389
Division/Organization: Private Childcare
Job Type: Local Student Jobs
Remote Eligbility: Not Remote
Location: Private Residence Cross Plains, WI 53528 (not on bus line)
Salary/Wage Range or Lump Sum: $15.00 to $20.00
Job Categories: Child Development and Care

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Anticipated Hours Per Week



The position is for 20 hour per week, preferably three days a week. While we would like a set weekly schedule upon hiring, the days and times for that schedule are flexible. Start date is flexible. We are hoping for someone who will be looking to work at least through the summer, if not longer. 

Salary/Wage Range:

Hourly $15.00 to $20.00

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Position Summary/Job Duties:


Seeking a part-time Mother’s Helper to assist with the following responsibilities:

  • Primarily supervising and caring for our children (ages four, two, and newborn – our newborn will primarily be taken care of by mom, though). This includes but is not limited to assisting kids get ready for the day, helping with meal times and nap times, assisting toddler with going to the bathroom, taking kids on walks and outside, helping kids with crafts and activities, reading to and actively playing with the kids.
  • Helping with household tasks as needed, including assisting with laundry, dishes, and tidying up after the kids.
  • Watching the children at home while mom runs errands and goes to appointments.
  • Accompanying mom and kids on excursions (to zoo, park, pool, hiking, etc.). Transportation, trip expenses, and meals will be provided for excursions. 


Candidates applying should enjoy playing with and spending time with kids, as this will be the main job duty! We live on ten acres and spend a majority of our time in the fresh air and exploring nature, so any candidates should also enjoy being outdoors. We are looking for someone willing to actively engage in playtime, is reliable, is patient and kind with busy toddlers, and who has the ability to go with the flow and jump in to help with what is needed.

We have a dog (border collie) and chickens, so any applicatants should be okay with pets. 

Candidates should have their own mode of transportation to and from our home.

Physical Demands

Must be able to keep up with kids, especially on walks, hikes, and while swimming on occasion. Must be able to lift approximately 25 pounds.

Application Instructions:

Any interested applicants should email us with an introduction to themselves, and let us know why they would be a good fit for the position. 


Org: Private Childcare
Contact: Megan

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Applications close: CST Central Standard Time

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