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Amber R. - Seeking Work in Glenwood

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

I am currently working as an assistant teacher in the two year old room at a childcare center. I've been there for about a year and 3 months. ,I worked at a daycare in Waukee, Iowa. Before that I nannied for a family in Waukee, Iowa for about 7 months. I was caring for their daughter who is 2 years old and their son who was 6 months old! I loved watching them, 'cause they brought me joy and happiness whenever I watched them! Before that, I nannied for a family in Des Moines from the beginning of May 2011 'til the end of December 2011. I worked for a daycare in 2010 and also did some babysitting for my sister's son and daughter. Also during my last two years of high school I did work study with preschool kids. During this, I laid them down for naps, and helped with daily activities.
Kirstie S. - Seeking Work in Glenwood

8.19 / hour

I have been babysitting since I was 13. I have been working at a daycare part of the school district for the years. I have training in many different areas including CPR and first aid. I have watched children from infants to 13+. I'm very energetic with the children. I am creative and prepare games and activities to keep the kids happy and for us to have fun.
Marissa K. - Seeking Work in Glenwood

8.57 / hour

Childcare has always been something I love. I've babysit my siblings for 5 years, and recently over the year got myself a new job. I babysit two twins age 2.
Jackie M. - Seeking Work in Glenwood

11.42 / hour
Full-time hours

I worked at a daycare in highschool with children ages ranging from 2months to 10years. After high schools I became a certified nursing assistant. I've been working in healthcare since then. I've recently had a baby and I'm looking to get back into childcare.
Virginia  W. - Seeking Work in Glenwood

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

I have watched kids all my life and I have also watched two separate families for over a year
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Glenwood, IL?

As a parent, it’s natural for you to ask your nanny for a little extra help around the house. However, the boundaries for a nannies duties vary from person to person. In general, a nanny is responsible for making sure your children’s needs are met. This includes things like ensuring they have opportunities to play and be active, that they have a healthy diet and a sanitary home. When tasks go beyond child care, for example scrubbing kitchen counters, folding laundry, gathering groceries, or teaching a language, you will likely need to provide additional compensation.

How can I ensure I have a great relationship with my nanny?

To start, it’s important you set expectations and are aligned on compensation from day one. This includes outlining vacation days, a protocol for sick days, and everything else you would want your own employer to cover. From here, spend time getting to know them. Take your nanny out one of Glenwood’s great restaurants, learn about their childhood, and discuss your parenting philosophy. Finally, be sure to resolve conflicts as they arise. Open communication is crucial to ensuring a healthy long-term relationship.

Questions to ask prospective Glenwood Nannies:
  • Have you been a nanny previously? How long did your employment last?
  • Are you trained in First Aid or CPR?
  • How would you handle a situation where our child began choking?
  • 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?
  • Do you plan to work for our family over multiple years?
  • Do you have a driver's license in Illinois?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Glenwood?
  • How flexible are you on weekends and evenings?
  • What salary are you seeking? Are you comfortable being paid by direct deposit?
  • Are you able to help with food preparation?
  • What could you cook for a child aged 2-5? Do you know how to make baby food?
  • Are you comfortable facilitating play dates?
  • Have you ever potty trained a child before?
  • Have you worked with newborns? Do you know how to change a diaper and prepare formula?
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