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Shailene Otero
Downers Grove$12/hr  |  7 yrs experience
Hi! My name is Shailene. I am 24 years old looking for part time work. I have 8 years of experience nannying and a full time mama now! My son is 19 months and has attended work with me since he was born. I am in school to become a counselor for troubled children in the system. I am a high energy individual who loves multi tasking and caring for others.
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
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.
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.
Nichole Jimenez
Downers Grove$14/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I am lots of fun, children out my priority, love to be outdoors
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!
Anjelica S.
Downers Grove$20/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Through out High School a babysat for several different families. I have a 16 year old brother and a 11 year old sister for which I am a major contributor in helping my single mom to raise.
Heather T.
Downers Grove$22.85/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I currently have two step-children; one boy, 6, and a girl, 10. My husband and I care for them every other weekend and some other times throughout the year. While I've not yet had the joy of being a full-time mother or nanny, I have had several years' experience babysitting all ages. For one year in high school, I was a regular sitter for a family with two older twin sisters, three younger triplet sisters, and a brother. I was the sole caretaker for approximately three hours per instance, and one of the triplets was developmentally challenged. Additionally, I regularly watched my sister and the two little girls who lived next door from their infancy to the eldest's 11th birthday.
Skaiste K.
Downers Grove$22.85/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I was a long term nanny for 3 families in past 10 years. All three experiences were great and we still keep in touch.
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Randi B.

Randi is the sweetest person ever!! She was wonderful with my kids and my kids adore her! We became very close and we still get together with her. She was patient and caring with the kids. I completely trusted her then and now with my kids. I highly recommend Randi, you will not be disappointed with her!! - Devon

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

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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!

And of course, as you learn how to hire a babysitter, Nanny Lane's nanny services are here to help you along the way.

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