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Makayla Rowen
DeKalb$10/hr  |  4 yrs experience
am a PCA certified, fun-loving 20-year-old. I am the oldest of 3 siblings and my partner has 12 so I am constantly running around with a kiddo or 9. I love being outdoors and just showing the kids I take care of how fun and interesting the world can be. I have experience with a range of kids and ages, anything from kiddos with special medical needs to ones with autism and developmental delays. I love watching the kids I take care of grow and become more and more their own person over time; especially ones I take care of from birth. Also with taking care of kids, I am open to doing housework during nap or homework times if needed. I work as a designer from home so my schedule is open and very flexible. I also speak pretty fluent ASL and French and love teaching kids I watch these things especially as I learn.
Mary Ellen Green
DeKalb$10/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I am currently studying Journalism and English at Northern Illinois Univerisity in hopes to work in the sports journalism industry. I love learning and have strong communication skills. I was a 4-year student-athlete on the Women's Tennis Team at NIU so I know how to work with, teach, and grow with others. I love sports and being active. I also have a passion for writing and creativity. I am very self-driven and have no problem with cleaning, cooking, and getting things accomplished. Since I was in high school, I have babysat many of my parent's friends' children. I also have five little girl cousins from the ages 5-13 (5-year-old twins, 8-year-old, 9-year-old, and a 13-year-old) who I absolutely adore. I have grown up babysitting and them and have helped my Aunts as part-time nannies for them the past couple of summers. I love kids of all ages and have always been a great babysitter because I am loving, patient, hardworking, kind, and reliant.
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!
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!
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!
Karla Pena
DeKalb$10/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hi! My name is Karla and I am 21 years old. I recently graduated with my bachelors in counseling. I have worked with kids ages 1 month to high school aged with being a preschool intern, Sunday school teacher and working at an elementary school. I have babysat for family and friends as well.
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$10.08/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I have babysat all my life. For family, friends of family, and coworkers children.
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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 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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