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Mikayla Acovelli
Downers Grove$18/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hi! My name is Mikayla Acovelli! I am currently 19 years old and a student at College of Dupage for an Associates in Sciences before transferring! I have been taking care of children since I started high school. When I was a senior, I completed and invitation to teach program that allowed me to work with third and fourth graders! I am the youngest of six children and have had many opportunities to watch children within my family and for mutual friends as well! I know how stressful life can be and I am a very energetic, optimistic, and hardworking woman that would love to help you!
Comfort Agyapong
Downers Grove$15/hr  |  2 yrs experience
My name is comfort I'm from Africa Ghana I was taking care of three children in Woodridge I love to take care with kids play with them and we love together
Megan Lupie
Downers Grove$12/hr  |  1 yrs experience
I’m currently studying to become an art teacher and I love the outdoors and baking! I’m certified in CPR, first aid, as well life guarding. I’m looking forward to finding a family to work with!
Katrina Zmola
Downers Grove$11/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I am 19 years old studying at the College of DuPage. I have been babysitting since I was 15 but full time nannying just starting this year. I have experience with kids from ages 6-14 and I am comfortable around all types of pets. I do light/ deep home cleaning, running errands and meal prepping.
Amy Pfeifer
Downers Grove$14/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Isabella Johnsen
Downers Grove$10/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I am 17 and love working with kids and creating a fun environment! i have worked as a camp counselor fro 5 years and I used to teach kids of all ages and abilities how to swim.
Haley Johnson
Downers Grove$16/hr  |  7 yrs experience
My name is Haley I am friendly and outgoing & would love to help out with whatever you need! (:
Alexandra S.
Downers Grove$11.42/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I have 6 years of Nanny experience for children ranging from 3-15, including a child with special needs. I have been babysitting for over 9 years for children of all ages and children with varied disabilities. I have 2 adopted sisters from China, so I have experience with adopted children. I have over 280 observation hours in a classroom setting and have worked with both general and special education classrooms. I have worked with children with physical, mental, learning, and behavioral disorders. I have my elementary special education degree. I have worked at 2 daycares, ages ranging from 3-6.
Kristina B.
Downers Grove$22.85/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I have cared for numerous families throughout the past 17 years. My experience includes infant, toddler, and young childcare. I have changed diapers, prepared food, driven kids to school, played, given baths, and pretty much anything else you can think of! I'd like to think I'm a natural. There isn't much I'm not comfortable doing. I'm looking for a career change, and nannying is something I would love to get back into!
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Mya H.

She is wonderful with children and they absolutely adore her, she is very friendly and always is wonderful to have watch my children. Highly recommended - Blair

Mya H.

Mya is very patient with my child. My child has ADHD and Mya is very consistent with him and helps him stay on track. She is also very good about helping him with his homework and completing tasks. - Katie

Kate S.

Kate was so great with my daughter. She sang songs with her, took her on walks, played with her and read her books. My daughter always asked about Kate and always sang the songs she would sing together. Still to this day my daughter asks about Kate. Due to me starting a new job I decided to place my daughter in a daycare. But she adores Miss Kate! - Randi

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How to Find a Babysitter in Downers Grove, IL

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

Downers Grove 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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