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Dani Jones
Hinsdale$15/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I just graduated from Ole Miss w/ a BA in political science. While I’m a goofy person & like to bring that energy to my students/campers/kids whom I babysit, I take my role as teacher, confidant, & guardian very seriously. My past experience has taught me that each individual has their own way of understanding learning & expressing their emotions. I adapt my teaching/guardian style to reflect the needs of the child. This allows for better communication, builds trust in our relationship and helps the kids find confidence within themselves. I've also learned to make a plan, a back-up plan, a back-up to the back-up plan & yet, to also be prepared to abandon all plans & make something up on the spot! A childcare provider has to balance being the responsible trustworthy role model that a parent needs & the energetic, adventurous friend that the kids will respect & want to play with. I have this balancing act down pat which is why I think parents love to have me as a childcare provider!
Ana Aguilar
Franklin Park$18/hr  |  7 yrs experience
Hello my name is Ana. I have over twenty years of experience in childcare. I love having fun with the kids by playing with them, going out on trips, doing some crafts at home or even watching a movie with snacks. I am a mother of five 4 adults now and one teenager. I know whats its like to have a busy work schedule and having to juggle the care of each kid. I can multitask and stay organized. Call me I'm always here to help.
Juanita Thompson
Worth$16/hr  |  2 yrs experience
Hello my name is juanita and im 24 . I love children im fun energetic but but with structure. I love kids of all ages and thoses with special needs. I have worked with children for 5 years . I love to go on adventures and even help with home work. Cleaning is also one of my specialties.
I am also a very punctual person and like to follow schedules on time.
Love to take walks
Willing to Go to avtivities
Love animals
Have raised 2 kids
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Michelle C.

Michelle is a reliable employee for our school district. She works hard and she loves to help others. - Liz

Katherine Z.

Kate is kind, caring and was wonderful with my kids. She is flexible, energetic, and great with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers! In addition, she's super clean and organized! - Soo

Daniella P.

Dani is a great person, reliable and I always counted on her. She’s wonderful with the kids and they love her. She’s patient and has a positive attitude around the kids, for me that is very important and I’m very happy with it. - Mary

How to Find a Babysitter in Illinois

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Understand Babysitter Responsibilities in Illinois

Before beginning the search for a babysitter, it’s important to understand what you’re looking for and if a babysitter is the right choice for your child care needs. There are lots of benefits to hiring a babysitter such as getting the flexibility of having some more time for yourself or with your partner. When hiring a babysitter, first, you should explore the differences between a nanny and a babysitter. If you’re looking for occasional child care, babysitters are the right choice for you, but if you’re looking for more frequent care, a nanny may be better for your needs.

From there, you can think about what you expect your babysitter to handle so that you can create a profile for nannies to reach out to you. The boundaries for babysitters’ duties can vary from family to family. However, in general, a babysitter is responsible for making sure your kids’ needs are met, including things like ensuring they have opportunities to play and be active. When tasks go beyond child care, for example to housekeeping, laundry, or meal preparation, it’s good practice to communicate these expectations with your babysitter before hiring them. Along with the different duties that you ask for, experience and location can impact how much you pay your babysitter.

Illinois Babysitter Interviews

Once you start connecting with prospective babysitters, the next step is to conduct an interview. To make things a bit easier, here’s a list of some babysitter interview questions to consider asking:

  • Do you have experience being a babysitter?
  • What sort of household tasks are you open and comfortable doing?
  • Do you have any references?
  • Are you trained in First Aid or CPR in Illinois?
  • Do you have a Illinois driver’s license? Do you own a car?
  • How do you handle tantrums? Can you share an experience disciplining children?

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 babysitter that you’re considering hiring, make sure you’re setting the foundation for a good relationship with your babysitter. You can do this by being clear about your expectations around babysitter responsibilities and compensation, and of course, by being friendly and welcoming!

And of course, as you learn how to hire a babysitter, Nanny Lane's nanny services are here to help you along the way.

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