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Molly Schmitt
Lockport$15/hr  |  2 yrs experience
Hi! I’m Molly! I am a student at Lewis University, studying Early Childhood Special Education! I love working with kids! I have taught at a preschool and worked with all ages (newborns to age 12). I have worked with kids since I was 14 and have loved every moment of it! I have taught swim and dance to children/adults of all ages and I am more the willing to help with homework or test prep! I want to make your life easier, whether that involves taking the children to activities or assisting with a night time routine! I will be able to assist in meal prep, clean up, laundry or errands!
Meghan Kelly
Lockport$8.25/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I have about 6 years of babysitting experience as well as a few years of coaching. I am an Early Childhood Education major that loves spending time with kids!
Rachel K.
Lockport$20/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Babysat for multiple people since I was 15 years old. Ages infant up to 12
Heather E.
Lockport$14.28/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I have been working with kids ever since i was 17. I started at an in home daycare i would do that for the summer Monday through Friday. I did that for about 2 years. i would take the kids to the park. I would help prepare meals. Help with naps and changing the babies. One summer the mother at the in home daycare told me she wanted to take a break for the summer and i asked me if i would be interested in taking two of the kids to my house for the next summer. I said yes. The next summer came around i had two boys ages 2 and 3. I took care of them Monday through Friday. I prepared meals and took them to the park and planed daily activities for them. I also worked at a gym in the daycare part. I watched the kids as their mom's workout for a few hours. Right now i do work at a hospital and i am CPR certificated.
Concetta D.
Lockport$22.85/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I still work at my preschool
Sandy P.
Lockport$22.85/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I have had many years of childcare experience, from infant to older teens. I love children of all ages, and have experience in just about every area of child and household care. I am a very happy and extremely energetic person who strives to be educated concerning all aspects of child care. I have homeschool experience through high school, and I also currently privately tutor several children. Children are my passion, and I strive to excel at what ever the family I work for needs. I do all I can to provide complete care for "my children" as well as the home, if needed. I have a completely safe driving history. as well as outstanding letters of reference from each of my past positions. I want to make your life easier!
Tammy T.
Lockport$22.85/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I owned and operated a daycare/group daycare home for 15 years. I directed operations of a daycare home in Livingston County. This includes supervising and training employees and caring for children 6 weeks to 12 years of age including children with special needs. During this time I worked as the Livingston County Coordinator. I developed and presented health and safety programs for child care providers in the Livingston County area.
Tamara R.
Lockport$20/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I have 19 years experience raising my own family.
Jenna R.
Lockport$14.28/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
For the past 11 years, I have babysat and nannied for about five couples. I started babysitting when I was around 12 years old for a neighbor's child who was 2 months old. I babysat her until I graduated high school a couple days a week. I also babysat for a family of four children from the time I was 14 until I moved to Las Vegas in 2008. I went to college at Illinois State University and studied Human Development and Family Relationships/Early Childhood Education and received my Bachelor degree of Science in August of 2008. Upon graduation, I obtained an internship at a daycare near my college campus where I was a Lead preschool teacher in the 2 and 3 year old room. When my internship was complete in August of 2008, I moved to Las Vegas, NV where I obtained a full-time position as a nanny for a three year old and newborn until my contract with the family was over in June of 2008. I currently am employed as a Teacher for a Pre-K class at a child care facility in, Illinois, but would like to have more hours and more personal experience with children rather than a classroom.
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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 Lockport, IL

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

Lockport 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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