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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 !! :)
Madilyn Ulrich
Elgin$16/hr  |  3 yrs experience
Hi! I'm Madilyn! I am a senior in college and absolutely love kids! I have been babysitting and nannying for as long as I can remember! I am so excited to get back into it and learn all I can about your babies!
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
Salma Farías
Elgin$15/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hello my name is Salma, I’m currently attending Elgin community college to be a rn.
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.
Melina Villalobos
Elgin$20/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hello ! My name is Melina , I enjoy teaching early childhood and watching children progress at their own level. I am in school and aiming for my bachelors in Psychology. I have most of my experience in child daycares. I am looking forward to hearing from you !
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.
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Michelle C.

Michelle is a reliable employee for our school district. She works hard and she loves to help others. - Liz

Katherine Z.

Kate is kind, caring and was wonderful with my kids. She is flexible, energetic, and great with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers! In addition, she's super clean and organized! - Soo

Daniella P.

Dani is a great person, reliable and I always counted on her. She’s wonderful with the kids and they love her. She’s patient and has a positive attitude around the kids, for me that is very important and I’m very happy with it. - Mary

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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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