Chatham, IL
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Caroline W. - Seeking Work in Chatham

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have worked with children that have had mental and behavioral disabilities. Among that, I have cared for 6 children at one time, of all varying ages.
Jessica M. - Seeking Work in Chatham

14.00 / hour
1 yrs of experience

I am currently working for a military family. I care for an 18 mo. old girl and a 6 yr old boy. My daughter is also with us everyday; she is 17 mo. I handle morning, pick up/drop off, nap, lunch, dinner and bedtime routines. While the older boy is in school we spend a lot of time reading, singing, dancing, library, play groups, classes, play dates, open gym, gym, gymnastics, campuses, walks, parks, .... just to name a few! ;) I like to keep the kids having fun while learning and interacting with other kids! I have done long hours as their professions call. (7am-8:30pm) When the boy is home from school I read to him, he reads to me, practice site words/homework, and work on sharing while playing! We occasionally go out for ice cream too! I also take care of the two dogs (letting out and feeding.) I also clean the house daily. ( dishes, laundry, counter tops, and toys). I have also been teaching the girls sign language!!! I also run errands!
April K. - Seeking Work in Chatham

11.42 / hour
Full-time hours

I have 20+ years experience in the childcare field. I have worked a a preschool teacher, had my own Home Daycare and I have being a nanny for 6 years
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Chatham, NY?

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 Chatham’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 Chatham 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 New York?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Chatham?
  • 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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