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Megan L. - Seeking Work in Chicago
Nanny Megan
"Megan is a delightful human to work with, she is reliable, responsible, and she always acted with my family’s best interest at heart. She was so creative in her approach, I could always tell my Angie was having a good time when in her care. She is firm when necessary but always kind and warm. Any family would be lucky to have Megan be part of their team!"
- Alexandra
Megan L. - Seeking Work in Chicago
Nanny Megan
"Megan is a delightful human to work with, she is reliable, responsible, and she always acted with my family’s best interest at heart. She was so creative in her approach, I could always tell my Angie was having a good time when in her care. She is firm when necessary but always kind and warm. Any family would be lucky to have Megan be part of their team!"
- Alexandra
Megan L. - Seeking Work in Chicago
Nanny Megan
"Megan is awesome because she's also a dance teacher and has experience working with small children. I can tell she really cares about her work and loves kids so much. She's responsible, communicative, and always goes above and beyond in everything she does. I've known her for many years and can vouch for her being trustworthy person you can feel safe leaving your kids with."
- Jenna
Megan L. - Seeking Work in Chicago
Nanny Megan
"Megan is awesome because she's also a dance teacher and has experience working with small children. I can tell she really cares about her work and loves kids so much. She's responsible, communicative, and always goes above and beyond in everything she does. I've known her for many years and can vouch for her being trustworthy person you can feel safe leaving your kids with."
- Jenna
Megan L. - Seeking Work in Chicago
Nanny Megan
"Megan is so great with my child. She is detail oriented and great with time management so always doing a great job keeping my baby on a schedule for naps and feedings. She quickly adapts to any change needed and is always willing to adjust plans based on needs of the family. She goes above and beyond with whatever is asked of her, she is a great employee to have."
- Megan
Megan L. - Seeking Work in Chicago
Nanny Megan
"Megan is so great with my child. She is detail oriented and great with time management so always doing a great job keeping my baby on a schedule for naps and feedings. She quickly adapts to any change needed and is always willing to adjust plans based on needs of the family. She goes above and beyond with whatever is asked of her, she is a great employee to have."
- Megan
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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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