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The Hughes Family - Hiring in Decatur

The Hughes Family

Decatur, IL
2 kids
A little bit about us…
My son is 3 he is very mature for his age he is a loving bright young man he is starting pre k in 2 months.. So it will end up being my 7 month old daughter more so an him occasionally.. My daughter is a very advanced 7 month old she is crawling like no one’s business she loves Mona the movie she will watch it over an over if you let her… She is a very chunky girl she drinks formula baby food baby teething cookies an puff I have teething nets for her so you can put just about anything in it so you won’t worry her choking or eating to much at once she will try those have nbeen life saver I put popsicles in it an just simple things that she can suck on an chew to mush I don’t do bananas in them very hard to clean if it’s not cleaned right after use so I feed her baby food fruit an use the net for snacks an cookies type things… She takes 2 naps a day normally but some days she just wants to stay awake all day she is also teething waiting for one to come in… She can be in her walker an jumper I try to put shoes on while she is in them to get her used to the feel of shoes when saying an walking or jumping… She is a happy hilarious little girl she cracks all the babies up she had play dates with she makes some unique faces that are just so funny… My husband works nights an I’m starting working from home in a month or so… l would prefer her to be cared for in your own home because I work at home but if you just rather keep her at my home that is fine my office will be in my room on the top floor an she stays down stairs unless she is taking a nap in her room .. I use the baby monitor to listen out for her but that won’t be a problem either way if she goes to your home I will like to do a home visit to warn you of things she will try to get into she is a little curious thing… I have no family or freinds here My Husband & I are very cautious with our children an just want them in the safest environment..

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How to Find a Nanny Share in Decatur, IL

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Understand the Cost of a Nanny Share in Decatur, IL

The costs of a nanny share depends on your nanny share set up. How you share the cost a nanny can depend on the number of hours, children, and even who is hosting the nanny share. Additional expenses for nanny shares can include over-time, vacation time, and holiday bonuses.

Nanny Share Family Interviews in Decatur, IL

Once you start connecting with prospective families, the next step is to interview. To make things a bit easier, here’s a list of some questions to ask the other family in a nanny share:

  • What is your discipline style (or what do you plan for it to be?)
  • If our nanny is late regularly, how would you want to handle it?
  • How would you describe your child(ren)?
  • How would you describe your parenting style?

Beyond these questions, try to create a job posting together by creating rules for your nanny share. In doing this, specific areas to focus on include discipline, over-time, and vacation time.

How to Set Up a Nanny Share in Decatur, IL

In setting up a nanny share, there are lots of different ways to do it: finding a family with a nanny, hire a nanny and then find a family, or start by finding a family then hiring a nanny together.

When finding a family for a nanny share, you want to assess compatibility in terms of logistics, personalities, and parenting philosophies. It’s also important to be mindful that nanny shares can work with the kids of different ages whether it’s two infants or an older child with an infant, there are lots of different ways to set up a nanny share.

Understand Nanny Share Responsibilities in Decatur, IL

Before beginning the search for a nanny share, you should think through what responsibilities you expect your nanny to handle. With that information, you can create a profile so that nannies can reach out to you. You can do this with the other family or alone. The boundaries for nannies duties vary from family to family. However, in general, a nanny 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, housekeeping or meal preparation, it’s good practice to communicate these expectations with your nanny before hiring them. Along with the different duties that you ask for, experience and location can impact how much you should pay your nanny.

Nanny Share Nanny Interviews in Decatur, IL

Once you start connecting with prospective nannies, the next step is a nanny interview. There are questions for hiring a nanny in a nanny share and testing different scenarios. To make things a bit easier, here’s a list of some nanny interview questions to consider asking:

  • Do you have experience being a nanny?
  • How do you handle tantrums? Can you share an experience disciplining children?
  • What sort of household tasks are you open to doing?
  • Are you open to a live in arrangement in Decatur? Do you have experience being a live in nanny?
  • Are you open to being a nanny in a nanny share?
  • Do you have any references? If yes, here are some questions to ask the nanny’s references.
  • Are you trained in First Aid or CPR in Decatur, IL?
  • Do you have a driver’s license in Decatur, IL? Do you own a car?
  • What salary are you seeking? Are you open to being paid through direct-deposit, pay stubs?
  • What are your expectations around over-time pay and vacation time?

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 prospective nanny, make sure you’re setting the foundation for a good relationship with your nanny. You can do this by being clear about your expectations around nanny responsibilities and compensation, and of course, by being friendly and welcoming! And of course, as you learn how to hire a nanny, Nanny Lane's nanny services are here to help you along the way.

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