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Erin M. - Seeking Work in Chicago

20.00 / hour

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Teaching and Nanny 6 years and counting NANNY, EVNASTON, IL (JAN 2014-PRESENT) • Able to arrange appropriate educational and physical activities for two different aged children simultaneously • Dedicated and careful—high level of accuracy and attention to detail in regards to their developmental and physical well-being • Understand child development in order to implement specific behavior management dependent upon ages • Keep a nanny log and updating parents throughout the day • Support the daily routines of the family xx School, Naperville, IL (2010 to 2014) xx supports the ongoing training of our teachers by providing regional classes each quarter as well as on-site training by Corporate Representatives. xx training has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). They believe in an effective curriculum is research based and incorporates a variety of educational theories while embracing the whole child and allowing for hands on experiential learning. • I worked as the Head teacher of the Pre-Kindergarten room ages 4-5 (May 2012- January 2014) • I worked as the Head Teacher of the Pre-Toddler Room, ages 18-24 months. (March 2010- May 2012) • Wrote weekly lesson plans, which pertained to Illinois State Education Requirements. • Facilitated effective and comprehendible parent-teacher conferences. • Conducted an ongoing portfolio regarding, social, emotional, intellectual and physical growth using several tools such as Children’s Progress Academic Assessment (CPAA) and Goddard University Developmental Standards • Conducted ongoing responsibilities as the director designee, which included overseeing the school if the director or assistant director were not present. • Implemented a developmentally appropriate environment in which children developed personal relationships, experimented, made choices, solved problems, and developed age-appropriate social and self-help skills xx, Chicago, IL (Jan 2010-Aug 2010) A leader in services for individuals with developmental disabilities and mental illness, Neumann Family Services focuses on helping each person achieve their potential. • I worked as a Direct Service Professional in the Mental Health department ages 18 and above. • Supervised and monitored individuals with mental and physical disabilities. • Assisted individuals to maintain independent living skills. • Provided leadership in planning and supervising recreational and leisure activities. • Met yearly training requirements in accordance with applicable Federal, State, and local standards Daycare Center, Chicago, IL (Sept 2008-Dec 2009) xx Daycare believes that children thrive best when provided a safe and nurturing environment that encourages exploration and creativity as well as recognizing that children learn best when surrounded by caregivers who are sensitive to the needs of each child, well educated, and highly experienced. It was also important for each unique child to deserve to feel loved, cared for, and respected. • Worked as the Head infant room teacher, ages 6 weeks to 15 months. • Developed creative curriculums and individual lesson plans. • Integrated effective classroom teaching to children of different abilities • Recognized strengths and weaknesses of individual children in order to plan effective activities • Encouraged intellectual growth by providing a positive role model Babysitting experience: 10 years and counting Susan/ Dan Rheume: -I was referred to them by the Borden’s, which are children in my class at the Goddard School. These children are 3 and 6. I occasionally babysit them, usually at night time. My primary responsibility is to ensure that the kids are taken care of, feeding dinner, make sure the older sibiling’s homework is done and to participate in educational fun play. xx: -This is a family from the xx School. I have been babysitting these children since they were born. I had their oldest son, who is 4 years old in my pre-toddler class and again in my now, Pre-K class! I babysit them occasionally and usually on the weekend when the parents want a night out. Patrick is 4 and Julia is 1.5. My primary responsibilities are to ensure that they are stimulated, not by the television and engage in fun imaginative play. xx: -This family is also from the xx School. The children are 3 and 1. I have also been babysitting these children since they were born. I had their oldest daughter in my pre-toddler class. I usually babysit them occasionally and it’s usually on a Saturday from about 9-7. My primary responsibilities is to feed them breakfast, lunch and dinner, put them down for naps and also play with them and just let them be kids! xx: - When I started nannying for the xx in 2002 there was a 10 year old girl named Megan and 8 year old boy named Matt. During the school year I was there M-F from about 3:00- 6:30ish. My responsibilities were to make sure they did their homework, made them dinner and to be a positive role model for them. I was an all-around helper for their family: cooking, cleaning, running errands, helping out with the dog and whatever they asked me to do. However, during the summer I was there M-F from about 8-6:30. I would take them to the pool, bowling, movies and also dentist appointments, doctor appointments, shopping, over to friends’ houses and etc. The parents were also sometimes required to travel for their job and I would stay at their house for up to a week at a time. I stopped nannying for them in 2007 because the kids were getting older and more independent. However, I do still keep in contact with them! xx: - I started babysitting for the xx in 2005 when the children were born. They are triplets, 2 girls and a boy, Ava, Ellie and Andrew. They are now 5 years old and very active. Lisa is a stay-at-home mom, so when I come over to help her it is because she needs a helping hand or even a break. I do not babysit for them on a regular basis, it is just whenever she needs me. Even though it was never required of me, I would help her by cleaning the house (mostly the kitchen and playroom) because we all know how triplets can be messy! I am a helping hand to Lisa and also a loving, caring, role model to the 3 children at the same time. xx (non-relative): - I started babysitting for the xx in 2009. They have a 2 year old girl named Tessa and a 5 year old boy named Owen with Cerebral Palsy and Spina Bifida. I would nanny for this family every Friday from 8-8. I would nanny Tessa from 8-3 (feed her breakfast, get her dressed, change her diaper, take her to the park, feed her lunch, engage her in developmental activities), then Owen came home from school and I would feed them both snack, take them to the park, play educational games, take them outside to draw on the sidewalk, bake cookies and lots and lots more of exciting and stimulating activities. Owen required a lot more attention and aide so it was a difficult balance but it made me learn time management and prioritizing tasks. I also was responsible for putting them to bed, reading them stories, and making sure that the routine is in accordance with their parents. They are a wonderful family and still keep in contact with them as well. xx: - I started babysitting for the xx in 2010. They have a 5 year old girl named Carly and a 3 year old girl named Ashley. I mostly babysit for them on the weekends usually at night. What I primarily am responsible for is feeding them dinner, having a little playtime after dinner then putting them to bed. They are wonderful energetic children and their eyes just light up when they see me come through the door. xx: - Every Monday I babysit this family for the past couple of months. xx children were in my class at Goddard School and wanted me to do some occasional babysitting. The children are 2 and 4. They are fun energetic and I love spending time with them. It feels good to know that I have formed a good relationship with the children at my school’s family and to know that they want me to be more involved in their children’s development.
Angelita K. - Seeking Work in Chicago

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

As an Executive Nanny, I assist the families I work for by taking care of the children and their surroundings, in and outside of the home. I provide their meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks), do their laundry, pickup and organize their toys, make their beds (cleanup their rooms), plan and implement instructional play for them once they return from school or activities. We go over homework, reading, writing, spelling, and math with them in a "playful" learning environment. We color, draw, paint, finger paint, play with clay and make these wonderful pictures for Mom & Dad and their "wall of fame" as I call it. With the older children, I assist them with bead making (bracelets, necklaces, rings, etc.) that we can show off to their friends and relatives or give away as gifts. We count food items like beans, Popsicle sticks, fruit slices, bake items (like cookies with "silly faces") so the children get an idea of measurements, counting, ingredients, combination's, stirring, utensils (how to handle), the aroma of baking, hot surfaces (what to watch out for in the kitchen), cleaning up (important because we do this together!) and then the end product is when the baked goods come out of the oven and to see the smiles on their faces as they see what they have created. I engage them in that activity until it is time for dinner, baths, reading and bedtime. We perform a great deal of activities outside of the home by taking "nature" walks and "treasure hunts" for the older children so that everything becomes a learning experience and they come home with a rock, leaf, ladybug or something appropriate for the season. I incorporate into my day caring for the family home as well as tending to the bedrooms (making all the beds), cleaning of the bathrooms, the laundry, running the dishwasher, cleaning and sterilizing of bottles, loading diaper bins with diapers, wipes and necessities for such, emptying all the garbage, loading fire wood (if applicable), cleaning out refrigerator, grocery shopping, driving to and from activities, school or play dates, feeding and walking pets, wiping down all counters, sweeping floors and wiping up messes, placing all mail and packages on table for family to go through when they arrive home, picking up/dropping off of dry cleaning, cleaning out of the pantry, closets, drawers and underneath cabinets. My whole goal is to ensure that everything is taken care of so that when Mom & Dad arrive they can enjoy their children!
Kelly S. - Seeking Work in Chicago

11.42 / hour

Hi there! I believe I am the nanny you are looking for! For the past 7 years I have been a nanny for 3 loving families. First, for 4 ½ years for kids ages 3,2, & 1. Then Another family for almost 2 years: Newborn twins and a 3 year old. And most recently, the last 6 months: for 2 lovely girls- 9 and 11. Both very active in dance, gymnastics, sports, games, cooking and play time. Currently, I am open to full or part time work, as I am also a professional children’s dance instructor/choreographer in Chicago, on Thursday’s and Saturday’s. I teach ages 2 through teen in Tap, Ballet and Jazz. I love all things music, dance, tutu’s, wands, dress up, etc. I've been at the same Dance studio for over 8 years, and I am very loyal to all of my employers. I currently reside in the Ravenswood/Lincoln Square area with my Husband. I earned my BFA from Millikin University (Decatur, IL.) in Musical Theatre, with a double minor in Dance & Creative Writing. I come from a big family; my mom also had another baby when I was 16 years old, so you can say I’ve been a little “mother” type since I was very young. My little brother and sister and I are still very close now. I am very comfortable with kids and excellent with newborns as well. I am CPR Certified. I have twin experience, and I know all of the "tricks" for keeping kids happy & comforted. I have experience with sleep training, feeding schedules and making fresh-made baby food. I am extremely punctual, and I have my own new car: very reliable. On the days I am with you- my schedule is flexible. I would love to come in for an interview and see if we could be a good fit. I can provide a nurturing, safe, active and a fun environment, with loving authority for your household. I have a very active imagination. I am creative, and love to read, sing and dance. I have no problems helping with meals—I am a very good cook, and no problem caring for pets. I am very crafty and hands-on. I have wholesome values and a very positive attitude. I am a non-smoker, great driving record. I keep a clean, and organized house and schedule. I am looking for a Full or part time position on the North Side. I also have references upon request. I am available ASAP, and I am looking for about 25-35 hours a week. My rate is $16 an hour (for 1 child), as an experienced nanny in the city. Please consider me as a nanny for your family’s needs. Thank you, Kelly
Charlotte H. - Seeking Work in Chicago

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

Hello! My name is Charlotte and I'd love to work with your family! Born and raised in Tennessee, I graduated from Vanderbilt University in May 2010. Since college I have supplemented my work in higher education and education consulting working as a tutor and nanny. I have recently moved to the Lakeview neighborhood and will be starting my M.Ed. in Counseling at DePaul this fall. I am currently looking for a full-time position as a live-out nanny while I am in school. While my professional training has focused primarily on middle school and high school students, I can do everything from changing dirty diapers to helping with high school homework and college applications. Most recently, I spent two years working for a family of five (3 kids, currently ages 2.5, 9, & 18). I started with them as a tutor and nanny for their daughter, a second-grade student struggling with math. Within a few months, they asked me to come on as full-time family assistant. The majority of my attention was devoted to the two younger kids, caring for the youngest at home during the day and then also for their elementary-age daughter after school. I helped improve academic performance, transported the children to and from activities, and nurtured their growth and development. I also worked extensively with the the oldest, helping him navigate his high school curriculum and, especially, the college application process. Before that, I worked as a part-time live-in nanny for a family with an infant daughter. Both families were an absolute joy to work with. I double-majored in Education and English at Vandy with a minor in Child Development and spent my undergraduate summers as a residential counselor with Vanderbilt Summer Academy. Additionally, I have spent hundreds of hours volunteering as a college counselor and tutor to high school students. These opportunities have provided me great and challenging experiences working with students of all ages and abilities. I'm an experienced educator and nanny who loves sports, has a background in music, and can rock arts & crafts with the best of them. I am responsible, caring, and fun-loving. I know that you wouldn't trust your little ones with just anyone so If there's anything else you'd like to know, I'd welcome the chance to talk--in person or via email, phone, or skype--and tell you more about my experiences and skills, my passion and enthusiasm for the opportunity. References available upon request!
Kerry W. - Seeking Work in Chicago

22.85 / hour

I am currently a high school English teacher in Skokie. I am recently engaged and my fiance and I live in Chicago (Andersonville). We are originally from the Chicago suburbs, but we lived in Charlotte, NC for the past 4 years. I am a certified teacher in 9-12 English and K-12 dance education. In the past, I have been a teacher's assistant at a preschool (3 years), taught swim lessons (10 years), tutored math and reading for elementary through college aged students, and have taught numerous dance classes to children (and adults) of all ages and demographics (10+ years). I also have worked with disabled children as well as children with behavioral disorders. I have nanny experience with four different families ranging in ages 1 1/2-10 (both boys and girls). Please email me for more specifics regarding my work with these families.
Jennifer S. - Seeking Work in Chicago

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

AROUND THE CLOCK NANNY CARE SERVICE!!! New Nanny 24 hour service available! I am an experienced nanny and childcare provider who will provide personal care in my home for your child. Working with children is my passion. I specialize in infants and toddlers and children with special needs. I have many years of experience working with children of all ages. I have an A.A.S degree in Early Childhood Development. I am also certified in CPR and First Aid. I attend childcare trainings and workshops throughout the year. I have no criminal background and excellent professional and personal references. I am registered on the Health Care registry as a Direct Support Professional. I currently have 3 full-time slots available in my home. I offer part-time care as well. I offer healthy meals and snacks, warm & loving environment, kid friendly fieldtrips, playdates, structured play, laundry and dry cleaning service, grocery shopping/errand service, professional staff, small environment for individualized care. Free date night and weekend care program (for those that apply). Perfect for families seeking a long term care nanny, traveling parents, business executives, single parents, nanny share and families of multiple children, familes with newborns and infant/toddlers. Nanny Cam service available also where you watch your child throughout the day while you are at work. I am also willing to travel to your home during my free time for temporary care, short notices and etc. Minutes from downtown and Hyde Park area. Close to highways and public transportation. Reasonable Hourly Rates. Discounts are available fore nanny share and families of more than one child. To register your child today, please contact Jennifer.
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The Reed Family - Hiring in Chicago
Anastacia Lucas - Nanny Share Member

with Anastacia L.
17.00 / hour
Full-time hours
1 child

Our son, Cole, is 11.5 months old. He’s a happy baby and loves to interact. We’ve had our nanny since he was 3 months. Our last family moved so we are looking for a new family to join us!

Our nanny, Stacy, is simply exceptional. She has her masters in childhood development and psychology and has over a decade of experience. Her expertise and knowledge has been such a piece of mind and she has taught me so much! She is very passionate about her job, hands on, interactive, and is excellent at keeping the babies on a routine. She communicates with text updates and pictures through out the day, always check-ins, and clears anything in question before proceeding.

We’re looking for a family M-F, ~7:30a-5:30p (can be a little flexible with this). The cost is $8.50 an hour per family. We set up a contract with vacation and sick days, expectations, family responsibilities, etc. that all parties are comfortable with.

Our home is very safe. We live in a gated town home community and have a security camera for our front entrance. There is a spacious grass area with in the complex which is perfect for baby pools, bubbles, and fun outdoor activities. There is also a park with in 100 yards.

We’ve enjoyed being the host house and would love to continue in this role. Can discuss if it's a deal-breaker!

We’re excited to welcome a new family to our childcare dynamic!
The Steimel-Clair Family - Hiring in Chicago
None At this time - Nanny Share Member

with None A.
17.00 / hour
Full-time hours
2 children

We are a Lakeview/Lincoln Park Family in search of a nanny share!
Looking for another family in the area to share with - starting end of May. Already have a trusted nanny? Great! Don’t? We can look for one together.
We are a pretty flexible family - exact start/stop time can be flexible, and have paired up with families needing only 30hrs/wk in the past.
Right now, we currently need 4 days/40 hours a week, prefer to host full time, and are located near southern end of Southport corridor and close to Wrightwood Park. We have a 16mo girl and 7yo girl, so could ideally partner up with another young toddler or 1st/2nd grade school age children. Also open to a short term summer share. Please reach out if interested!
The Richardson Family - Hiring in Chicago
Kate Williams - Nanny Share Member

with Kate W.
17.00 / hour
Full-time hours
1 child

We are currently looking for a new family to join our awesome share in Wicker Park/ Ukrainian Village. Ideally, around Damen and Augusta. Our current Nanny Kate Thompson has been with us since our little one was 3 months and has been amazing. We are looking for a family with a little one around 10 months but are definitely flexible. They will be joining a little girl who is 10 months. Nanny rate will be $8.50 per family M-F. Our share family's last day is Friday, May 25th. If interested or if you know anyone in need of daycare, please DM me or make a comment.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Chicago, 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 Chicago’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 Chicago 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 Chicago?
  • 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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