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Angie Vitiritti
South Elgin$10/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I will be a sophomore at Campbellsville University in KY this coming fall. I wrestle on the national championship Women's Wrestling team at CU. I enjoy hanging out with my friends, coloring and sitting in my hammock reading books.
Anna Watts
South Elgin$15/hr  |  1 yrs experience
Hi! As the eldest of four, for my entire life, I have become very good at being Mom when she's gone. I've worked with all ages of kids in all different settings: babysitting, summer camp, after-school care, tutoring, etc. I love having fun with kids but I am very aware of the balance between fun and also providing a safe environment. My assertive personality enables me to be able to keep children within bounds while also understanding kids on their level. I am dedicated to providing parents with whatever help they may need around the house as well as childcare. I'm an excited and motivated individual who would be happy to help you!
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Jeanne Anderson
South Elgin$20/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hello. My name is Jeanne, sometimes called Jean.

I have four children, Elizabeth 24, Michael 22, Theodore, 21, and Victoria,19. I was a stay at home mom for 16 years, running two businesses out of my home while caring for my family. My husband traveled extensively for his work then. All four of my children scored an overall 32 or higher on their ACT's.

I became a top Real Estate agent for the Minneapolis area for the following 12 years until recently. I moved to Elgin Illinois, to be near my parents, closer to family, a significant change for me.

With the advent of Covid-19 and many additional economic changes, I have decided to take a year to regroup. Being a nanny would allow me to do something I cherish, caring for kids while accruing an income and figuring out my next move in life.
Taylor Bach
South Elgin$12/hr  |  3 yrs experience
Hi!

My names Taylor Bach and I am 25 years old. I have nannied and cared for over 4 different families during college and beyond.

I view being a nanny very seriously. I am looked up to, honest and have other people's children's lives in my hands.

I am a very outgoing, energetic, and compassionate young woman. When dealing with children I know how to have fun while maintaining appropriate boundaries.

With past families, I have done grocery shopping, meal preparation, laundry, car pools and have experience with multiples, and allergies. I also like to leave people's homes in better condition then when I arrived.

I have nannied and worked in the service industry but find nannying the most fulfilling-because I am able to positively impact the lives that surround me.

Finally, I am about 3 classes away from an Associates Degree at Elgin Community College; and working towards completing that.

I look forward to hearing from you!
Jamie K.
South Elgin$17.14/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I have been babysitting children since I was in high school. While in college, studying Childhood Education, I worked at a daycare and substituted in every room and later worked full time in the infant room. After college I got a job as a nanny for a family with 3 children and have worked for them for the past 4 years. Also, my husband and I recently had our first child so I am looking for a position that would allow me to bring him with me. I have many great references and love working with children of all ages!
Kameron C.
South Elgin$14.28/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
For as long as I can remember I have worked with kids. From my first teenage jobs through today, I have devoted my life to caring for and helping children. I have a Bachelor's degree and two Master's degrees in Social work, with an emphasis in Child and Family Practice and School social work. My most recent position was working as a child and family therapist for children and families with socio-emotional and developmental needs. I am very experienced in the area of child development and care and I strongly believe in the calm and consistent use of positive reinforcement. During college, I worked in a private daycare as a teacher and assistant for ages infant to 7. Throughout high school and seasonally during college I worked as a babysitter for a pair of sisters, and also a young boy with special needs. For three summers I coordinated and lead the preschool summer day camp for . I pride myself in my ability to care for children in a structured and creative environment, all while having fun and truly enjoying my time with them.
Cheyenne M.
South Elgin$10.08/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I have cared for children for over 9 years. I worked in my church's nurseries for over 9 years. The nursery ranges from ages newborn to 3 years old. I am responsible for changing diapers, feeding, taking them to the bathroom, playing with them, and making sure that they stay happy. I have also been an occasional babysitter for over 4 years. The family that I was babysitting for most recently had 3 boys; ages 1, 4, and 7 years old. I loved watching them and we always had a great time playing games together and having fun. I was also a nanny for 2 girls; ages 10 and 12 years old. My responsibilities to them included homework help, cooking, light cleaning, transportation to various activities and sports, and general care. I absolutely love children and I love taking care of them!
Ola S.
South Elgin$17.14/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I am a mom of two girls with babysitting experience. I was babysitting for almost two years an infant and my daughter was with me. Also I did housekeeping,laundry,organizing,shopping etc.
Briana Y.
South Elgin$22.85/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I started out working in daycare and from there moved onto a position as a pre-school teacher. After teaching I became a nanny and have been for 5 years. All in all I have 10+ years working with and caring for children of all ages.
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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

Laura M.

Laura was always available and she was amazing with my two special ed children. She speaks spanish and english. She was polite and ready. - Yaritza Ortiz

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How to Find a Babysitter in South Elgin, IL

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Understand Babysitter Responsibilities in South 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 South Elgin can impact how much you pay your babysitter.

South 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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