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Erika S. - Seeking Work in Schaumburg

Nanny Erika

Schaumburg, IL
$18/hr
3 years experience

A little bit about me…

Hi! My name is Erika. I am a full time nanny, I've nannied 12 kids and 2 daycares I'm good with all ages. I'm good with pets as well. I do meal prep, age appropriate learning activities, homework help. I am wanting to try a live-in opportunity, but I do have a dog I’d have to bring with me. I am cpr and first aid certified, I so got my fingerprints done from DCFS working for daycares.

Have experience working with...

Special Needs

Certifications...

CPR
First Aid

Recent reference...

"Erika is great with the kids she prepare meals, she plays games, she colors with them."
- Bridget Dorsey
Zahrea R. - Seeking Work in Aurora

Nanny Zahrea

Aurora, IL
$20/hr
< 1 year experience

A little bit about me…

Hello I'm Zahrea and I'm 25 going on 26 in June and I've worked in several daycares with Children ranging from all different ages. My favorite age group to work with are infants to 9 years old. I'm looking for a job because the job ik currently at isn't fit for me. I need a job who understands that sometimes I too get sick and have family emergencies and I'd just like if one respected that as well. But this job does sound fit for me especially since I don't have any kids right now

Have experience working with...

Special Needs

Certifications...

CPR
First Aid

Recent reference...

"It is my pleasure to recommend Zahrea Raines for a nanny position. She has been nothing short of amazing with the kids here at Kindercare. Zahrea is smart, reliable, affectionate, and very bright. I’ve enjoyed having Zahrea as an employee not only because she’s a good worker, but because she actually loves the kids. She loves spending time with them, she loves helping them, she loves going the extra mile to make sure they’re well taken care of.. A couple months ago Zahrea had to help with the sick kids. She didn’t complain or make it a big deal. She helped to watch and keep them away from other kids and staff. Seeing that we were short staffed at the time it was incredibly appreciated. She has dealt with a range of kids aging from newborns up to middle schoolers and she’s so good with all of them. I highly recommend Zahrea, as she is truly a gem to have. We will be missing her when she leaves, but we know she is following her passion and will be a light in the next room she walks in."
- Stephanie
Celina L. - Seeking Work in Leland Grove

Nanny Celina

Leland Grove, IL
$18/hr
4 years experience

A little bit about me…

Hey there! My name is Celina Lakner and I am currently studying fashion merchandising at Lipscomb University in Nashville. I am home in Springfield, IL for the summer. I am looking for a steady full-time nanny job to save up money to pay for college. I have previously worked as a full-time nanny and have over 200 hours of experience with all ages of children. I am familiar with caring for pets and doing house work. I love crafts and dance parties! I am looking forward to meeting you and your family!

Have experience working with...

Infants
Special Needs

Certifications...

CPR
First Aid

Recent reference...

"Celina was reliable, punctual. She even helped plan my 3 yo s birthday party."
- Seleena
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What’s the average cost of a babysitter in Illinois?

The average cost of a babysitter in Illinois is $16.26 per hour. The cost of a babysitter is dependent on the babysitter’s experience, qualifications and location.
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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!

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