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Aleksandra Bebenek
Algonquin$13/hr  |  3 yrs experience
My name is Aleksandra Bebenek and I'm a student at Illinois State University and currently at home for the summer. I'm looking for a position so I can help out as much as possible. I do have experience with two kids. I started around three years ago, the little boy was 8 and the girl was 11. I would come and watch the kids all summer take them to get food, take them to trampoline parks, and just simply help them enjoy there summer and be caring for them at the same time. Me myself, has three sisters and we all have grown to care for each other especially my younger sister. I love kids in general and would love the opportunity to help a family out as much as possible.
Carrie Kubisztal
Algonquin$15/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
My name is Carrie. I am a mom of 3 biological children and 2 by marriage. I absolutely love my children and everyone else's!
I love seeing children grow and learn. I have been a teachers aide for autistic and behavioral disorder children. I learned from them and they learned from me. I believe children are amazing little people with such fun personalities! I miss my children being little and watching them develop. I have a knack for calming children. I am a Medical Assistant presently and any small children who need casting or calming, I'm usually the one they come looking for!
I love playing games, reading children books, and don't really ever want to grow up! I'm about having fun and living every day to its fullest!
Sam Ricotta
Algonquin$10/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I will be a sophomore at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa this Fall Semester. I am working towards a bachelor’s degree in social work as well as a master’s degree in sociology. I am home for the summer until classes start back up in the middle of August. I am available all days and times of the week. I have babysat throughout high school for multiple families. Before college, I worked as a baker’s assistant for a year and then began working as a food server at an assisted living home for approximately two years. Please contact me if you are interested and feel free to ask any questions!! I am looking forward to meeting you. :)
Kari L.
Algonquin$22.85/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I have worked as an assistant mentor in a clasroom for about 10 years. I educate children between the ages of 6 to 12; in the Art room, I am the lead teacher for ages 5 to 12. Although I am considered an assistant I have a lot of responsibilities on a daily basis. Anything from making materials for the class to checking homework, helping the children make snack to cleaning the bathroom. I live my life, inside and out of the school, through the Montessori theory; to stimulate and guide the enthusiasm of learning without interfering with the child's natural desire to teach themselves and become independent.
Angela M.
Algonquin$17.14/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I have baby sat and been a nanny for both family and friends.
Brooke C.
Algonquin$22.85/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
For the past year I have been a live in assistant to a family with 2 children (ages 3 and 9). My main responsibilities are to assist with meals, bed time, entertainment, discipline, education, cleanliness, and day to day activities. For the past 13 years I have been an on and off babysitter for many families.
Terry K.
Algonquin$11.42/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I am the Mother of four and have nannied for three families in 24 years. One family for 10 years, the second family thaqt I'm still with for 14 years with morning hours with a third family for 14 months.
Kristan R.
Algonquin$14.28/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I have been working with children for over 10 years now. I absolutely love kids and the joy they bring to life. I have been a nanny for 4 different families over the years and I still have great relationships with all of those families. I have cared for 1-4 children at a time.
Kailyn Q.
Algonquin$14.28/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I am the youngest of 7 siblings, 4 have 2 children each. I have watched them since they were newborn and sometimes all 6 at once. I truly believe children are such a joy and bring so much life. It is so important to foster and care about each of them.
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Taylor M.

She helped me with babysitting and cleaning my house while I went to work. She was very respectful, responsible, and my kids loved her. - Cortez

Nicole I.

Nicole was by far one of the best nannies I have had. She was able to connect with my daughter and instead of just being her nanny, she became her friend. My daughter loved spending time with Nicole, as she always came up with the best games and crafts. You won’t regret hiring this responsible and punctual young woman. - Lidiya

Geselle G.

Geselle is great with kids. We met her at East Leydens pre school program, she was a teacher/student in Leyden. Also worked in an after school program for kids at a park district. My 3 year old loves her and says shes her best friend! Shes always there when we need her. Shes the Nanny everyone needs. 10/10 - Graciano

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How to Find a Babysitter in Algonquin, IL

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Understand Babysitter Responsibilities in Algonquin, IL

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 in Algonquin can impact how much you pay your babysitter.

Algonquin 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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