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Paige Jones
McHenry$15/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hello! I'm a very compassionate and patient individual who is looking for a long-term commitment to a family. I've been babysitting children for about 3 years and nannying for 2. Ages 15-17 I mostly helped out with family and family friends, when I turned 18 I branched out and formed a small client base. I'm currently 20 years old, and my love for children over the years has grown immensely. Most of my experience lies within the 4-14 year age range, though I would love to gain more experience with younger children. I'm organized, quick on my feet, and highly adaptable; which suits me well with the kiddos. I love to live an active lifestyle, so keeping your child/children stimulated and having fun will be no issue! My first priority will always be their safety and health, they will be happy and healthy at all times to say the least. Hope to meet you and your family soon!
Samantha Welch
McHenry$12/hr  |  2 yrs experience
Hi. My name is Samantha, Sam for short. A little bit about me is that I have been babysitting kids of all ages for about 7 years now with multiple kids at a time and I would love to start nannying. I am CPR certified and worked as a life guard just last summer. I have had a driver’s license for over 2 years now and have never been pulled over or in an accident. I’m great with, and love kids, and I am a fun and creative person. I'm 18 years old and a senior at McHenry West High school (about to graduate). If you would like to know more please contact me with any questions!
Jana L.
McHenry$22.85/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I have babysat all my life since I was 12. I worked as a preschool teacher in a daycare for children of all ages. My class was 12-24 months. However I was often with the infants as well. I was a pick up teacher, meaning that once the littles were picked up I would move on to other age groups all the way up to kindergarten. My latest experience is being a nanny of 2. I started when the youngest was 10 months old and the oldest was 3. Now the oldest just turned 5 and the youngest is 3.
Payton M.
McHenry$14.28/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I run a child care center in a gym currently!
Karen R.
McHenry$17.14/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I have worked for two families, the first having three young children for 13 months, the more recent family had two young children, I was with them for 15 months and would still be if the family had not relocated out of state.
Kirsten .
McHenry$11.42/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I was a child care care assistant and nanny for 8 yrs. before I having three children of my own.
Elizabeth S.
McHenry$20/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
My experience with children began at a young age when I was caring for my little sister. Later, I found multiple jobs as a babysitter/nanny to support myself. I have experience with kids of all ages from newborn and up to teenagers for 10 years now. I engage kids in different activities and try to keep them busy. Read books to them, do outdoor playtime,go to the library,parks, play all kinds of educational games and follow parents preferences.
Rebekah H.
McHenry$17.14/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I have been nannying full time for five years. On top of the usual care children need, I also helped with potty training and I have helped with teaching little ones how to write in preparation for kindergaren. I helped a neighbor with home daycare when I was 12 years old, I also watched her 3 children on my own. I did before and after school care and summer care 3 days a week for two kids. For 3 years I cared for a girl with special needs after school. These jobs all included cooking, cleaning, changing diapers, playing with the children, bed time, etc.
Dawn D.
McHenry$14.28/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Associates in early childcare. Worked in day cares, Director qualified, all ages. Worked as a nanny past seven years.
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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 McHenry, IL

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

McHenry 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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