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Amy R.
Crystal Lake$14.28/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hi! My name is Amy (22 y/o) and I am currently finishing my senior year at a college in St Augustine, FL. I am studying Sociology and Criminal Justice and have taken many classes that deal with human behavior. In high school I also took a CNA class in which I learned a lot about families and behaviors. I am originally from Illinois and come from a family of four kids and lots of cousins. I am very family oriented and love kids and am a huge animal lover. I am beginning my search for a full time nanny position after I graduate in June 2012. I am not ready to attend graduate school yet so this would be a long term situation. I have quite a bit of experience with all different age groups including infants to teenagers and special needs children (grew up taking care of my 4 disabled cousins). I have done babysitting since I was 12 and also worked for my church and families from my church. The past four summers I have nannied for 3 different families. The first family had 3 children, ages 6,8, and 13. The second family had one child who was under a year old. Last summer's family included two boys, 6 and 4. I spent the days taking the kids to activities including sports, the library, the pool, the movies, parks, zoos etc. I also do weekly babysitting while at school for a family of 2, ages, 9 and 11. This position has included overnight weekend stays. I would be happy to provide references for you on any of these families. I am a non smoker, non drinker, friendly, responsible, and mature young woman. As of right now I am not CPR certified but I plan to be before May. I work part time at my college's nurses office and know a lot about how to keep healthy and what to do in emergency situations. I am a great swimmer as my family had a pool growing up. I am open to learning new things such as different cultures or languages. I can adjust quickly to any setting and am very good at keeping busy. I nannied for four summers and loved every day with the kids I watched. I still keep in touch with the girls and get frequent emails regarding their school year. It was the best four summers being able to relax and take care of such wonderful kids. I had the great opportunity to watch them play sports and learn new things. I got to see their excitement when I told them something we would be doing that day, or when they'd tell their parents with such excitement! Seeing them enjoying themselves made the whole summer worthwhile! That is why I enjoy nannying and what I get from being a nanny. I have been babysitting since I was very young. As I grew older I found I really liked taking care of kids. I babysat for multiple people within my church community and even did babysitting for my church itself. I speak some Spanish and have about 3 years of schooling in the language, but do not speak it fluently. If you are interested in a long term nanny who will treat your children with kindness and respect while keeping them safe and learning please let me know. I also would be willing to nanny any newborns out there while their mom returns to work! Thanks
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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 Affordable Child Care in Crystal Lake, IL

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Understand the Different Types of Child Care in Crystal Lake, IL

If you’re looking for affordable child care, you should explore the different types of care and how they compare to each other. 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

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. 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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