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Julia Inman
Palatine$12/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I am a 17 year old girl (entering my senior year) looking for a part time summer position/date nights. I am friendly, creative, nurturing, patient, easygoing and responsible. I do well in school, involved in music and love to workout.
Brittany Padden
Palatine$11/hr  |  1 yrs experience
Hi my name is Brittany! I am currently a senior at Palatine High School and am involved in many sports and activities such as cheerleading, softball, and national honors society. I have maintained above a 3.5 GPA all four years of high school while taking majority of AP level classes. Next year I plan on going to Indiana University to study accounting/finance at the Kelley School of Business. I have always loved working with children! I love being active and taking the kids out to do fun activities. I will have a car and have a clean driving record if you need me to take the kids places. I also am available for tutoring if necessary. I am looking for a part time or full time nannying job for this summer and am looking forward to getting in touch with you guys!
Betty Giordani
Palatine$20/hr  |  31 yrs experience
Nurse..looking to go back to working with my favorite group of people...CHILDREN. I was nanny throughout nursing school. I've spent the last 20 yrs working as a nurse in various settings. I've always dreamed to return to working with children. Its not about the money but rather my passion.
Carrie Raymond
Palatine$15/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I have been a nanny for 17 years. I specialize in newborn twins. I took care of twins with 4 different families. I also work with toddlers and school aged children. I have taken all the childcare courses in high school and I have my masters in education but will remain a nanny with my degree I have the background of education to be able to teach your child/ children !
Caitlin B.
Palatine$14.28/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I have been caring for children since I was 14 years old. I have cared for many ages and types of children including some with behavioral disorders. I was also a substitute teacher for grades K-6 and for the past year and a half I have been a Kindergarten teacher at Kindercare Learning Centers. Caring for and educating children has always been a part of my life.
Rachel K.
Palatine$9.25/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I have been a preschool teacher for the past three in half years. i enjoy teaching children and have gone to school for early childhood education.
Laura G.
Palatine$22.85/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I have been babysitting neighbor's children for over 10 years now. i have done some nanny jobs here and there while the families needed someone. I have nannied 3 different families and i have loved them all. I try to be a very active nanny with the kids. we go on walks at least once a day if not more, whether it be to the park or the store or even just for a walk. i love to make art projects with them and let them express their creativity. I am not big into having them watch tv while i am there, unless it is an occasional sesame street or maybe a movie if it is a rainy day as a treat. With parent's permission, i love taking children to the zoo or pool (so long as i only have one non-swimmer or another adult with me for safety if more than one non-swimmer). anything to let their imaginations grow and help them learn at the same time.
Diana F.
Palatine$20/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
For the past 3 years I worked as daycare teacher. I mostly worked in the infant room( 6 week old babies to the age of 18 months) however, I was also trained and would help other rooms when staff numbers were low. In addition, I wanted to provide the best care possible to the infants I had in my care so I completed 120 hours of ECE classes and a yearly course of CPR and First Aid
Olena M.
Palatine$22.85/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I worked for a family where I took care of two children, but they relocated back to London. I fell in love with the family and the job and discovered how great I was with children. I also was a nanny for a little girl, age 3. I fed and played with her while she was awake, and during the nap time I did light housekeeping. Then I was babysitting with newborn for a few months. Last time I worked with a nice family with a 9 year old girl. I helped her with homework, and was driving her to school or dancing classes. I'm looking for a nice and welcoming family, and I will be glad to help you with children and the household.
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Taylor M.

She helped me with babysitting and cleaning my house while I went to work. She was very respectful, responsible, and my kids loved her. - Cortez

Nicole I.

Nicole was by far one of the best nannies I have had. She was able to connect with my daughter and instead of just being her nanny, she became her friend. My daughter loved spending time with Nicole, as she always came up with the best games and crafts. You won’t regret hiring this responsible and punctual young woman. - Lidiya

Geselle G.

Geselle is great with kids. We met her at East Leydens pre school program, she was a teacher/student in Leyden. Also worked in an after school program for kids at a park district. My 3 year old loves her and says shes her best friend! Shes always there when we need her. Shes the Nanny everyone needs. 10/10 - Graciano

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How to Find a Babysitter in Palatine, IL

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

Palatine 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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