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Melanie P. - Seeking Work in Carpentersville

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

I am my happiest when I am around kids. I know tons of easy, unique, and fun games and crafts for kids of all ages.

-From ages 13-15 I babysat my neighbor until they moved away. She was 5 when I first started and 7 when they moved.
-I worked two camping seasons
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) at a campground as the activities director. I created the crafts and games, and did them with children at the campground.
-I was a camp counselor for the Lake in the Hills park district during summer 2017.
Alexis H. - Seeking Work in Carpentersville

15.00 / hour
Full-time hours
4 yrs of experience

My name is Alexis Haywood. I’ve babysat my little cousins for about 4 years and my nephew for 2 years since he was 3 months old. I am very responsible and reliable. I live in Elgin, IL. I have my own car. I am currently working at a daycare. But I need a more paying job. I graduated high school in May 2017. I’ve always loved to work with kids. Ever since my freshman year of highs hook, I always had the passion to work with children.
Flora G. - Seeking Work in Carpentersville

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

I am the oldest of nine children and have grown up being the babysitter. Date nights, during errand runs, if mom needed some peace and quiet in her bedroom. I would help with homework, make sure everyone was where they needed to be, make the meals, supervise the bedtime routine, and entertain them.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Carpentersville, 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 Carpentersville’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 Carpentersville 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 Carpentersville?
  • 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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