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The Kinsella Family - Hiring in Plainfield
The Kinsella Family
Plainfield$20/hr  |  1 kid
Wednesday: 4-8
Tuesday or Thursday: 4-8

A wonderful couple in Plainfield, IL, is seeking a part-time Nanny to join their family long term. One parent works from home often, the candidate must be comfortable with this arrangement. The family’s first child is due August 2021, and the ideal start date is September or November 2021. Flexible for the right fit. Family has two incredibly sweet boxer dogs and encourages pet lovers to apply!
The ideal candidate will be warm, confident, health conscious, and reliable. The family welcomes parent education and the nanny to make recommendations regarding milestones, development, classes, nutrition, and any helpful supplies that would benefit the household.

Nanny Responsibilities:
The baby will be the nanny’s first priority and responsibility. Family appreciates early literacy and wants the child to be read to often, sung to, talked to, cuddled, and introduced to age appropriate experiences as he grows.
Bottle washing and preparation.
Child’s laundry, including sheets once a week.
Tidying toys, disinfecting as needed.
Researching classes and activities to do as the baby gets older.
Daily walks/ visits to the park, weather permitting.
Preparing/ assembling child’s meals and snacks
Feeding, bathing, changing diapers, playing, and offering comfort
Cleaning up after child’s meals and activities
Empty diaper pails and restocking changing tables

Non smoker/ vaping (this is not negotiable.)
First Aid and CPR certification
Valid driver’s license and good driving record
Must have a reliable personal vehicle
Long-term intent!
Must be physically fit
Strong swimmer, family has a pool
Must be willing to be paid via a payroll service
Legally eligible to work in the United States
Must be willing to submit background check
Experience with Baby Led Weaning is a bonus!
Bi-lingual is a bonus!
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Types of Nanny Jobs and Nanny Responsibilities in Plainfield, IL

Before you start looking for a nanny job, it's essential to learn about the different types of nannies and how they compare to each other so that you make sure you’re looking for the right opportunities.

The different types of nanny jobs have different nanny responsibilities. The boundaries for nannies duties vary from family to family. However, in general, a nanny is responsible for making sure the children's needs are met, including things like ensuring they have opportunities to play and be active. When tasks go beyond child care, for example, housekeeping or meal preparation, it’s good practice to make sure your expectations are aligned with the family.

There are temporary nanny jobs, even seasonal nanny jobs like summer nanny jobs. Beyond seasonal and temporary nanny positions, there are differences between full-time and part-time nanny jobs. The primary difference being the number of hours you spend at your nanny job every week. For full-time nannies, there are options for live in nanny positions and live-out positions in Plainfield. Live-out positions are more common, but each family has their own set of needs that require different types of care, and live in nanny positions can be exactly what some families want. If you're looking to explore live in nanny positions , it's even more important to create a shared set of expectations around hours, responsibilities, and what is expected of you when you're not on the clock.

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