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Sarah H.
Darien$11.42/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I have been babysitting for many different families for almost ten years now throughout high school and college. I love working with babies but I am also fun and energetic and enjoy working with older children too!
Melanie W.
Darien$10.26/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I have a lot of experience working with children, almost 8 years. I was with Sarah for almost 4 years. She required a lot of care because she is disabled, she was in diapers, took medication and liquids through a stomach tube, and was not completely mobile, she had a killer smile and personality though. I also cared for a 5 week old FT, as a night nanny until he slept through the night, so his parents could get some R&R. I also for 4 months took care of a newborn girl (she was 2 weeks when I started, and 4.5 months when I was done), she was on a heart and breathing monitor because of sleep apnea. Other than that she was a healthy beautiful little girl. I also took care of a 4 year old girl PT for 3 months. In high school I worked with a family with triplets, 2 girls 1 boy, and still every now and then watch them on the weekends, they are 14 now. I started watching them when they were 4, so it has been fun watching them grow up. I think my best experiences have come from raising my own kids though.
Danielle K.
Darien$9.25/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
When I was 15 I lived with my sister for the first 2 years of my nephews life and would watch him regularly. He is now 9, and my niece is 7, I still babysit them whenever needed. I also have watched my friends 3 kids all under age 5 on and off for the past few years.
Heidi G.
Darien$22.85/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I have been caring for children for 20 years, which started with a babysitting/nanny position when I was 16 years old for a family of 5. I not only cared for the children, but I also did light housework (laundry, dishes, etc.) I have been an educator for 12 years in elementary schools and most recently, infant/toddler. I am a Montessori teacher and have been a respected head directress for 7 years. I also have two children of my own.
Jackie S.
Darien$22.85/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
-Babysitting for 15 years -Montessori work for 2 -Elementary Education major with a minor in Special Education and Middle School Language Arts
Aldyth K.
Darien$22.85/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
My past child care experience has been with children from birth to 16 yr old. I do everything form taking care of the laundry, cooking, baking, taking to doctors appointments, to therapy appointments, being responsible for all and every care that involves the child. I am CPR certified. I enjoy keeping kids busy,and exercising there minds. Helping with home work, and any and everything that would minimize the everyday worries of parents who know they can leave their love ones and home in responsible hands.
Krystle P.
Darien$11.42/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I started my childcare experience when I was 14, my cousin had complications when she delivered my cousin. Therefore, me and my mother stepped in and basically took care of my baby cousin 24/7 until her mother was fully healthy. I also have experience babysitting kids from the age of 6months-4years of age. Furthermore I also nannied for a younger couple who had a daughter that was 8 months.
Jennifer H.
Darien$14.28/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I have babysat for various families for the past about 7 years. I have also been a nanny for two different families over the summer time. I also worked in the lifetime fitness child center for a year and a half. Also, I am CPR and first-aid certified.
Deanna D.
Darien$11.42/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
8 years teaching experience as classroom teacher, 5 years substitute experience with all ages, raised 4 children, much babysitting experience
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How to Find a Babysitter in Darien, IL

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

Darien 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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