Alton, IL
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Jessica T. - Seeking Work in Alton

11.42 / hour

Kids have always been a part of my life. I started babysitting at the age of 11 and it hasn't stopped since. I have done live-in type situations as well as have kids stay with me for extended periods of time with a wide variety in ages starting from a week old to 10. Kids are a big part of my life and I would like it to be a bigger part.
Andrea  D. - Seeking Work in Alton

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

I am currently a nanny of Twins. They are ten years old now and only need me part time. I have worked for them the past nine years. I take care of the home, cook, make appointments and run the kids back and forth to school and personal activities.
Rebecca U. - Seeking Work in Alton

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I am a mother of 6 successful adult children. Our house was always the place to go in the neighborhood for playing, swimming, etc.
Alexandra S. - Seeking Work in Alton

10.00 / hour
Full-time hours
< 1 yr of experience

I have worked with kids in the past. I was a foster kid till 9 so I grew up around kids. I have worked at CDC in Florida witch is a government babysiting job for kids with special needs I have taken classes and I have my own son who is 5 months old
Laura - Seeking Work in Alton

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have a degree in special education so I have been heavily surrounded and involved in children's academic experiences throughout my college career. I was also a nanny for an autistic child and a one year old for four years in my home town. I was also very involved in a youth program in my local church for eight years. I was their music leader (sang and taught songs and leadership skills) and assisted in activities, youth retreats and child care during church services.
Liz C. - Seeking Work in Alton

8.66 / hour

Raised 3 to adulthood Now have 7 grand kids
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Alton, 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 Alton’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 Alton 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 Alton?
  • 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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