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Madelyn L. - Seeking Work in Columbia
Madelyn L.

Madelyn is a very kind and loving person. My children are neuro divergent and she has a lot of energy (and patience) to keep up with them. She is very creative and has always done fun activities with them. She is responsible and trustworthy. I will always trust her with my children. - Jacquelyn

Patricia O. - Seeking Work in Chicago
Patricia O.

We really enjoyed working with Patty. She took pride in caring for our daughter from 9mos old up to when she turned 2years old. She would take her on walks during the day and help her with her development skills by reading her books and helping her with puzzles and toys. She helped with organizing our daughters room, laundry and basic cleaning. We enjoyed Patty so much we still stay in touch. - Robbine

Yvette K. - Seeking Work in Lake Forest
Yvette K.

She was very good with my two girls. She took good care of them and they loved having her around. She loves taking care of children. - Rhonah

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What’s the average cost of a child care provider in Illinois?

The average cost of a child care provider in Illinois is $14.75 per hour. The cost of a child care provider is dependent on the child care provider’s experience, qualifications and location.
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How to Find Affordable Child Care in Illinois

Nanny Lane is a child care website to help you find child care near your area in Illinois. Our child care services include background checks, PLUS, and payroll.

Understand the Different Types of Child Care in Illinois

If you’re looking for affordable child care, you should explore the different types of care and how they compare to each other in Illinois. What are the differences between a solo nanny and a nanny share? What about a nanny share vs. daycare? Or nanny share vs. nursery school? Or a solo nanny vs. an au pair? What is a nanny share?

There are lots of options to find affordable child care that works best for your family, and Nanny Lane’s child care services is here to help along the way.

Explore the Costs of Different Child Care Options in Illinois

There are various types of child care (solo nanny, nanny share, etc), with different levels of costs. For how much to pay a nanny, key factors that determine cost are experience, the number of children, where you live, and much more. In addition, during the hiring process, you should be considerate of how to handle expenses (e.g. gas, food, etc.).

If you choose a nanny as the best child care option for your family, there are ways to save on nanny costs like an afterschool co-op or having relatives who live close offer child care support on certain days.

Alternatively, you can [split the costs of a nanny)(/guide/family/identifying-your-needs/how-to-split-nanny-share-costs). There are lots of different nanny share setups that highlight how to make nanny shares even if the kids are different ages. With a nanny share, you can find a family first or hire a nanny and consider creating a nanny share. Either way, a nanny share is the most affordable way to employ a nanny.

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