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Jing S.
Vernon Hills$22.85/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I hope this letter will convey my highest enthusiasm for the nanny position you are requesting. My previous employment in a family lasted for more than 13 years. I began as a nanny for their 3-year-old daughter, Sarah, playing with her, teaching her to read and craft, and transporting her between home and classes. As Sarah grew older, I took up the role of a personal aide, helping the family with household chores. I watched Sarah grow from a child to a pre-teen, to a teenager, and now almost a young adult who will graduate high school soon. I loved her and her family, who likewise treated me as one of their own. My passion for childcare began with caring for my own son, who grew up in China. After coming to America at the age of 12, he was engulfed by a completely different environment, and I tried my best as a mother to help him adjust and at the same time focus on education and school. I took him to the library, read books with him and together we learned English. I was very proud to watch him not only become accustomed to the American culture but also realize his potential and excel academically. After 6 years in America, he entered an Ivy League University and is now in an MD/PhD dual doctorate program. While working for the family, I took the initiative to become a better care provider by taking night classes at College of Lake County. Two classes I found extremely helpful were ECE141: Health, Safety, and Nutrition for Young Children and ECE117: Creative Activities for Infants, Toddlers and Twos. I learned the interrelationship between health, safety, and nutrition and its importance in young children’s development and learning, and also the appropriate sensory activities, songs, and play for infants and toddlers. An additional qualification I have is expertise with Mandarin Chinese as I majored in Chinese at Jilin Broadcast University. Many schools and families place emphasis on a second language, and I believe Mandarin Chinese will be extremely useful in the future. I currently teach Chinese to children at my church and have developed a comprehensive curriculum. If desired, I can incorporate Chinese teaching into daycare. Thank you for your time reading this letter, and I hope you’ll find a compassionate, responsible, and trustworthy nanny for your child, whether that’s me or someone else. Please feel free to contact me for reference letter or additional information. Jing
Carmen B.
Vernon Hills$17.14/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
August 2005 - June 2010 • Co-teacher for 2 year olds, Co-teacher for Pre-K • Change diapers/potty train • Arrange classroom to provide positive development area for children • Help children with planned activities • Write lesson plans and daily sheets • Maintain open relationships with parents and communicate daily with parents/guardian • Work on developmentally appropriate activities with children • Maintain safety for children at all times • Exploration teacher for 2 ½ year olds to 6 year olds which entails planning activities for small groups of children out of the classroom Nanny Position July 2004 – August 2005 • Responsible for three children ages newborn, 3, and 6 when I started • Responsible for making sure the children got up and ready for school • Made meals, and fed children • Made sure children were safe at all times • Help children become engaged in activities and projects • Be a positive role model May 2003 - July 2003 Substitute Teacher • Worked with teachers in classroom to provide learning experiences for children ages 2 1/2 to 5 • Monitored lunch and snack Jan. 2003 - April 2003 Practicum Placement 180+ hours • Worked closely with lead teacher and assistant teacher to plan activities for children ages 3 to 5 • Helped arrange classroom to better fit the children's work area • Led children through activities • Implemented new learning experiences into the classroom
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Monika D.

She is great with the kids and very intuitive and creative! Very responsible and calm in crazy situations. Can take the kids anywhere and loves getting out with them! - Jessica

Monika D.

Monika worked for us for 6 six years and she was absolutely amazing with our daughters! She started when our youngest was 3 mos old; and my daughters absolutely adore her. She is very reliable, responsible, and loving. I highly recommend Monika and would hire her again in a heartbeat. - Ann

Nicole N.

Nicole watched my daughter and was wonderful with her! I knew my daughter was safe and well taken care of! Nicole interacted with my child and gave her so much play time and activities indoors and out! Nicole was also realiable and someone I could count on daily while I was working. - Tamara

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How to Find a Babysitter in Vernon Hills, IL

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

Vernon Hills 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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