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James Weston
West Grand Place, Springfield$10/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
My name is James Weston, I love kids hoping to have my own one day. I love making different activities with children especially arts and crafts. Later down the road of life I hope to have 2 kids, 1 boy and 1 girl. I grew up with 6 siblings and the second oldest, so growing up I had to help watch all of my younger siblings. I hope to make a family feel safe and comfortable about me taking care of their children so they can all have a good time.
Talore Rowl
Springfield$10/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hi! My name is Talore. I am a 19 year old college student studying to become a pediatrician. My true passion is children, and I live to fulfill that. I am a patient, kind, and optimistic leader. I am currently available all summer. As mentioned earlier, I am a college student, so I am scheduled to leave town for school on August 12 of 2020 to start my sophomore year. However, I can be made available on weekends and during breaks. Thank you!
Amanda Wheelhouse
Springfield$10/hr  |  2 yrs experience
I'm Amanda! I've worked as a nanny for a few years, but they no longer need one. I'm great with kids and pets. Very responsible, and on-time.
Brooklynn Wieland
Springfield$10/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hi my name is Brooklynn Wieland! I am 19 years old and the oldest of 5 kids. I’m a sophomore at Iowa Wesleyan University. I am certified in Basic Life Support and CPR and am a Certified Nursing Assistant. I love being outside, reading books, making art and baking/cooking!
Alyssa Hergert
Springfield$12/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Full time nursing student looking for a part time position taking care of your little ones!
Shannon McMahon
Springfield$12/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hi there! My name is Shannon McMahon, and I'm a 23 year old who has a soft spot for kids of all ages. I've been babysitting for over ten years now and have a lot of experience with animal care as well. I absolutely adore children! Arts and crafts/playtime/learning are always included in my time spent with them. As of right now I am working full time as a assistant teacher at a daycare, but would love to find a position as a nanny! I have my own form or transportation, have NEVER got a traffic ticket ,or had any run ins with the law. I'm starting college again in August (will still be available to work days) to further my education, but until then my schedule is extremely flexible. Thank you for your time, and I hope to hear from you soon!
Kimberly Arnold
Springfield$9.25/hr  |  10 yrs experience
I am a mother of 2 girls ages 20 & 24
Grandma of 2 grandbabies 1 & 4
I'm a nursery worker at my church
I will help your child's with playing educational games as well as fun games.
Fix delicious meals
Cheyenne Charles
Springfield$9.25/hr  |  1 yrs experience
I’m Cheyenne! I’m nineteen years old. I come from a large family with many younger children. I am CPR and First Aid certified. I have a very outgoing and bubbly personality. I’m all about fun but I also know how to enforce rules! I have my own car that has full coverage insurance. I’ve cared for many families but the families I have listed are my longer term nannying jobs! I have over 3 years of experience. I’d love to make childcare into a career for me and I feel that babysitting is getting me prepared. I go above and beyond to get the job done! Housekeeping, transportation, tutoring, and plenty of fun activities are in order when I’m your caregiver!
Jaylen Muldrow
Springfield$9.25/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hello my name is Jaylen Muldrow I am going to be 16 years old on June 7th. I am very outgoing and I have a fun personality. All my life basically I have been babysitting my brothers, nieces, and nephews. I love kids and I just hope you choose me and become satisfised with my work!
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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 Springfield, IL

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

Springfield 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!

And of course, as you learn how to hire a babysitter, Nanny Lane's nanny services are here to help you along the way.

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