Carbondale, IL
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Courtney S. - Seeking Work in Carbondale

10.00 / hour
< 1 yr of experience

Valerie M. - Seeking Work in Carbondale

11.42 / hour
Full-time hours

I have had great relationships with all children and families that I come in contact with- I love the experience- there is nothing better than having the opportunity to be a part of helping to mold a child into becoming a productive and high esteemed adult
Sarah K. - Seeking Work in Carbondale

11.42 / hour
Full-time hours

I started babysitting when I was 16 years old and when I got to be 18 I started nannying.I have a sister that is also 10 years younger then me, and a lot of my experience is when I had to help with her. I also nannied for a family that had a 1 year old for about 12 months.
Jennifer  P. - Seeking Work in Carbondale

11.42 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been babysitting for 10 years and worked in activities with kids at a campground for 3 years. I love kids and they love me
Jayda  B. - Seeking Work in Carbondale

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

After May, I will be a graduate of SIU's Early Childhood Education program. I have been studying child development for almost 4 years now and I have an amazing passion for children.
Analisa P. - Seeking Work in Carbondale

15.00 / hour
Full-time hours
1 yrs of experience

I have been babysitting, cleaning houses, and being a nanny off and on, for the past ten years. I have formal education in child development and worked as a substitute teacher for a year teaching all grade levels and subjects.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Carbondale, 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 Carbondale’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 Carbondale 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 Carbondale?
  • 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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