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Briasha Mabry
Elgin$12/hr  |  3 yrs experience
Was once a live in nanny did it for two years with 3 kids . Currently a daycare teacher looking to get back into full time nanny work . 24 years old . CPR card , car insurance, don’t smoke or drink . Very reliable and outgoing !! :)
Kelly Terry
Elgin Historic District, Elgin$15/hr  |  2 yrs experience
I absolutely love kids and they love me. I work well with kids and their parents. It’s important to be on the same page as the parents so everything is consistent. My availability is open right now
Gina Ratliff
Elgin$9.25/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I'm an older female and have 2 grown children that I raised. Now I have three grand children. It's not hard to care for children when love all...and nowadays what you don't know, you can learn. But I have lots experience, mostly with my own children and always gravitated to my house.
Allison Zavala
Elgin$12/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hello , I'm Allison ( college student) I'm a very fun outgoing person who loves children ! My experiences with children have been basic babysitting and also taking care of up to 12 kids in my church's nursery ranging from newborn to 12 years old . Also I have three younger siblings whom I have taken care of during trips my parents have made. If given the chance I'll be best nanny you can have ! Some of my skills include : Good multitask, bilingual , can cook / clean , will help with homework , outgoing and energetic, first aid, patient and caring, Good at creating captivating activities , took child development, can stand my ground in difficult situations.
Salma Farías
Elgin$15/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hello my name is Salma, I’m currently attending Elgin community college to be a rn.
Mary Enriquez
Elgin$10/hr  |  3 yrs experience
I have much experience..I'm a mother of 6grown kids and 3grand kids..I'm kind Lovable understanding.. I am calm
Melanie Ralda
Elgin$12/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hello my name is Melanie, I’m 17 years old. I love children, I have many cousins of different ages and I love taking care of them. I’m a great cooker and I will try everything to fulfill your and your children needs.
Breanna Hayman
Elgin$15/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
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Sarah S.
Elgin$11.42/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I currently am a nanny for two children, but am looking for a new family to work with. I also have had experience babysitting my nieces and nephews for the past seven years, two of which are a set of twins. I also work in the bus ministry at my church working in classes with kids of all ages. I have also helped in the nursery at my church watching kids differing in ages from infant to three years old.
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Nicolette A.

I totally recommend Nicolette, she is very attentive, creative and loving, we still see her quite often and super happy to have her as part of our children’s childhood. - Paz

Andrea P.

She was a caring, safe, wonderful care giver for our two children for ten years She is a professional focused person that has her fully attention on the children in her care. Please reach out and hear about our very exceptional experience with Andrea. - Sharon

Ashley R.

Didn’t work as an employee but she is responsible and respectful with me and my family. As a senior citizen she is willing to help me out with any questions I have about how to set up Facebook or how to be aware of potential problems with it or any other issues I may need help with - Michael

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How to Find a Babysitter in Elgin, IL

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

Elgin 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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