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The Blaha Family - Hiring in Downers Grove

The Blaha Family

Downers Grove, IL
$15/hr
1 kid

A little bit about us…

I am a new mom expecting a baby girl in September. Looking for a full time nanny on weekdays to help with feedings, play time, naps, etc while I primarily work from home. Will need help starting mid-January. We have a small dog named Pip who is very friendly but would not require any care. Would require a car or access to/from our home daily.
The Malone Family - Hiring in Downers Grove

The Malone Family

Downers Grove, IL
$15/hr
1 kid

A little bit about us…

My husband and I work full time and are looking for a full-time nanny for our 5-month-old son. Hours would be roughly 8:30a-5p Monday-Friday.

Our son is a sweet boy and loves walks, tummy time, and eating. We are working on establishing a nap schedule.

Nanny would be expected to provide own transportation, and we would prefer someone with a car so you and the baby can go to the library, park, etc. We would also require a nanny with first aid & CPR training. Light housework would be helpful but not required.

I work fully remotely and my husband works remotely a few days a week, so we would often be in the house as well. We have office spaces separate from where you would be.
The McFarland Family - Hiring in Downers Grove

The McFarland Family

Downers Grove, IL
$13/hr
1 kid

A little bit about us…

Hi! We are looking for a shared nanny to care for our baby boy while my husband and I both work from home full time M-F. We are moving to the Downers Grove area early November and are looking to start at that time. Baby Milo will be 3.5 months old. Open to nanny sharing at either our house, the other family's, or a mix.
We have a cat, but the nanny will not have any pet responsibilities. She is very friendly and self-sufficient.

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The Finnan Family - Hiring in Downers Grove

The Finnan Family

Downers Grove, IL
$20/hr
2 kids

A little bit about us…

My sister and I would like to share a nanny. We are both new to the area. My daughter is 4 and will need pick up from preK as applicable and my sister is due with a baby in October. We would like a nanny M-F 9am-5pm. We would probably rotate houses, we live 14 minutes apart.
The Mroz Family - Hiring in Downers Grove

The Mroz Family

Downers Grove, IL
$15/hr
2 kids

A little bit about us…

Looking for help on Thursday’s and one other day of the week from 8am to 5pm. Our 3 year old has morning preschool that we would need help with pick up and drop off on those days. Our boys are very active, and constantly busy!
Light cooking of prepped meals and very light cleaning to just keep up with what the boys get into during the day while you are here.
The Taylor Family - Hiring in Downers Grove

The Taylor Family

Downers Grove, IL
$13/hr
1 kid

A little bit about us…

I'm a PA student and my husband is a teacher. We need help taking care of our son during this season of our life. Sam is currently still in my womb so I am just looking to see what my options are regarding child care!

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How to Find a Nanny Share in Downers Grove, IL

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Understand the Cost of a Nanny Share in Downers Grove, 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 Downers Grove, 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 Downers Grove, 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 Downers Grove, 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 Downers Grove, 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 Downers Grove? 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 Downers Grove, IL?
  • Do you have a driver’s license in Downers Grove, 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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