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Brianna Ottinger
Antioch$18/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I’m Brianna I’m 21 and living in Antioch IL but originally from Eau Claire Wisconsin. I’m the second oldest of 10 children. I do not have any kids of my own(yet). I’ve been babysitting since I was 13 years old for family’s around our small town. I am CPR certified as well as a certified CNA and I am currently doing respite care for foster families on the weekends.
Katherine Pelt-Feltner
Antioch$13/hr  |  3 yrs experience
Hi my name is Katie. I am a certified preschool teacher with my CDA. I am looking to move on from preschool to a good nanny position. I have a 4 year old daughter and I would like to bring her with me, she’s on her last year before kindergarten and she wants to spend more time with me.
Michelle B.
Antioch$22.85/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I started off babysitting family and neighbors at a young age. I was a summer/winter nanny during my college years as well as volunteering at a home daycare, (Infants room), and the Nursery(birth-6yrs) in Normal, IL (US) . I was also a lead teacher in the Infant room of a childcare center one summer then worked full time for 3 years as a nanny for 2 boys! I moved with my fiancé to Canada in 2012 and worked for 8 months with 3 wonderful girls in Calgary Canada. We are now married and moved back to Illinois and I am looking for a new family to share my experience and create new memories with!
Amy G.
Antioch$22.85/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I have been a nanny for over 20 years. I have cared for children ages newborn through 18. I have experience with children with autism and behavioral problems. I have observed over 3000 hours of occupational, speech, and ABA therapy and was responsible for the maintenance and generalization of those therapeutic interventions. I also have experience caring for children with severe food allergies including wheat, eggs, dairy, fish, shellfish, and peanuts. I have prepared meals for the entire family with those allergy restrictions. I also have experience with multiples.
Valeria L.
Antioch$14.28/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Worked in a daycare for 4 years. As well has been working with children for over 8 years.
Lupe Ramirez
Antioch$9.25/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Good person and I love the kids I like play
Malorie S.
Antioch$14.28/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I have been a babysitter/nanny since i was 14 and have experience babysitting multiple children at a time and also have experience dealing with special needs children.
Megan V.
Antioch$14.28/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
As a younger teenager, I wachted two boys; one was 6 and the other was 4. In my later teen years I watched three children, two girls ages 8 and 6 and a 2 year old boy. I have had experience putting them down to sleep, cooking, changing diapers, and organizing fun activities, from sports to crafts.
Michelle J.
Antioch$9.89/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I have been working with children from the age of 13. I have my Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Studies with my preschool special education certification. I also work as a Developmental Therapist and preschool special education teacher for a clinic in xx. I have worked with children ranging from 6 weeks to 21 years old.
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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

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How to Find a Babysitter in Antioch, IL

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Understand Babysitter Responsibilities in Antioch, 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 Antioch can impact how much you pay your babysitter.

Antioch 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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