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Matt Stover
DeKalb$12/hr  |  1 yrs experience
Hi, my name is Matt Stover. I am a currently a Music Business major at NIU in my senior year of study. I've taught many student over the years and the creative, joyful children in this world is honestly what keeps me going!
Morgan Dominguez
DeKalb$12/hr  |  1 yrs experience
Hi there! I have 6+ paid years of amazing child care experience. The children I have cared for range anywhere from newborn to 17 years old. I also have experience caring for children with special needs. I have 4 years of college courses in Elementary Education and 1 year in Special education. I am a current NIU student in the Elementary Education program. I just graduated in December with a bachelor degree in Elementary Education and a teaching certification. I am extremely passionate about children and all that they are! I love art, music, and being outside as much as possible. I am a great cook with a love for all things healthy. Learning new things everyday is extremely important to me as well!
Roze Komes
DeKalb$12/hr  |  1 yrs experience
I'm in college right now studying animal science and anthropology. I am the eldest of four kids and we live in DeKalb, IL. I have been babysitting and nannying since I was 9 years old so I have a lot of experience with kids of all age ranges. Nannying has always come very naturally to me and I have such a love for children and getting to know families. My work schedule is very flexible since my only other commitment is to my classes, which do not start until late August!
Lexi Chapen
DeKalb$12/hr  |  2 yrs experience
Hi! I'm Lexi. I'm a current student at Kishwaukee College. I am also an EMT so I am CPR/BLS certified infancy-adult ages. I have experience with special needs because my sister is autistic. I have also nanny-ed for a family with physical limitations. I am available Monday-Friday with open times. I'm even available overnights.
Sarah K.
DeKalb$22.85/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Full time nanny part time nanny baby sitting some day care
Jacqueline G.
DeKalb$8.99/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I have babysat all my life. For family, friends of family, and coworkers children.
Alexis E.
DeKalb$8.99/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I have 8 years of experience in caring for children ages 0- 12 years. I have worked, volunteered and played a child care role for day cares, as well as home day cares, museums, as well as schools.
Amanda T.
DeKalb$14.28/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I come from a family of six children so I helped my mother with my three younger siblings very early in life. This included feedings, diaper changes, etc. I started babysitting for our neighbors around the age of 12 or 13 and have been doing so ever since. I am currently working in a childcare facility located in a health club. We take care of children ranging from ages 6 months to 12 years. I have been employed there since March 2008, but am looking for something else.
Doreen N.
DeKalb$20/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
all went well with families other then one bad experience with not getting paid on time.
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Vanessa R.

Vannessa was taking care of my son . My son was 1 year 4 months when she started. Vannessa have patient, loving, trustworthy, reliable etc person. She does reading, art and crafts , out door activities, library, potty training, doctor appointment, arrange play date etc . She have the experience and skills for a nanny / babysitting position. - Leila mangal

Londan B.

Londan was very purposeful in her interaction with my kids. She listened to them to find their interests and always provided projects. Very reliable - Deanna

Londan B.

Londan is always willing to help with whatever is needed. She babysits, dog sits, cleans the house, and has even sat with me through medical procedures when my husband had to be with our son. Everyone in our family adores Londan, especially the dogs. She is incredibly sweet and attentive. - Katy

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How to Find a Babysitter in DeKalb, IL

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

DeKalb 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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