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Mandeep Hundal
Crystal Lake$18/hr  |  9 yrs experience
I love my job! I enjoy spending time with children, they are so sweet and loving. My favorite things are crafts, reading, swimming, and going on walks! I also love to organize and tidy up:)
Madison Nevler
Crystal Lake$13/hr  |  2 yrs experience
My name is Madison Nevler and I love working an being with kids. Iv'e been a babysitter before with a 7 year old little girl. I cooked for her, played games, and put her to bed. I'm never on my phone when I'm with kids and the only time I would be is if the parents had to get a hold of me or other way around.
Felicity Westphal
Crystal Lake$14/hr  |  6 yrs experience
Hi i’m Felicity! I’m 18 years old, I have been babysitting since i was 12, I have watched many families children over the years, I was a preschool teacher as well as a kindergarten teacher! I’m enrolled in beauty school currently so my availability on weekdays is after 5 and weekends I have open saturdays but sundays i’m not always available. I have a strong love for kids and I can’t wait to hear from you!
Julia Judin
Crystal Lake$10/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hi, I'm a 16 year old highschool student at Crystal Lake South. I really enjoy spending time with children because my whole life I've been an only child. I participate in many activities but I believe it's time for me to get a job and making some money to stop relying on my parents. I have experience with younger children because I travel to Europe during the summer and babysit many cousins from as young as a couple of months to 11 years old. I am willing to do light house keeping and prepare meals for the children. Im willing to work on some weekends and at 3:15 from Monday to Friday until needed.
Maranda Eugene
Crystal Lake$9.25/hr  |  7 yrs experience
Hi Im Maranda, I am 21 years old. I have been watching kids since I've been 14. 3 of the kids were my cousins, i would also watch their cousins as well. I also have a daughter she'll be 3 in November.
Erin E.
Crystal Lake$17.14/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I have been in daycare for over 10 years and love it, I was currently working full time and had a little one myself and realized I would much rather like to stay in the daycare feild because I just love children and watching them grow
Sarah C.
Crystal Lake$17.14/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I have worked with children in a variety of settings for about 10 years. I worked as an infant, toddler and preschool teacher, I also taught second grade for 4 years in Cary.
Michelle Q.
Crystal Lake$14.28/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I have been working with children since I was 12. My mom use to watch kids in our home while growing up, so I would help her all the time. As I grew up and was able to start babysitting, I would watch my cousins and younger brother a lot of times on the weekends. My first job was at an Elementary school when I was 16, doing ETC (Extended Time Care) with 3rd -5th graders. When school was out for them, I would do Summer Camps. I did that for 2 yrs. After that I worked in the chidcare area for a year until I found my first preschool teaching job at the age of 18. I was an assistant to the 4 and 5 yr olds for 2 yrs. Following that job I went to another preschool where I worked with the 2yr olds for a year. That job didn't work out, so I decided to go down a different avenue and went and found myself a nanny job for 3 kids that I loved more than anything. I did that nanny job for 3 yrs(2008-2011) But the husband just recently lost his job so they had to let me go. So now I find myself looking for another wonderful nanny experience with some other amazing family!
Hanna W.
Crystal Lake$17.14/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I have been working with children for the past six years. My experience includes park district gymnastics coach, summer camp counselor, child center supervisor, nanny and babysitter for date nights. As a supervisor at the child center, I had multiple responsibilities. This included engaging the older kids in different arts and crafts, physical activities and nurturing their needs. As for the infants, I tended to all their necessities; such as, feeding, burping, rocking, putting down for a nap and any other needs they had. My main focus was ensuring the children were safe while having a good time. In my nanny positions, I provided all daycare as well as before and after school care/transportation. I helped with homework, meal preparation and cleaning around the home.
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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 Crystal Lake, IL

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

Crystal Lake 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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